Mendocino Junior Hunt
Now is the time to apply for the special junior pheasant hunt in Mendocino County. Permits for two special pheasant hunts for licensed junior hunters will be issued by drawing. To be eligible, youths must have successfully completed a hunter education course and possess a valid Resident Junior Hunting License. The junior pheasant hunt will be held at the Shamrock Ranch property, located 4 miles south of Laytonville along Highway 101. The hunts are scheduled as follows:

A.M. Hunt: Saturday, November 19, 2005, 8 a.m. to Noon*
P.M. Hunt: Saturday, November 19, 2005, *1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Junior hunters must apply in writing on a standard Postal Service size postcard listing their:

Mailing Address
Telephone Number
2005-2006 Junior Hunting License Number
Name of Adult Chaperone
Desired Hunt (A.M. or P.M.)
Second Choice

Incomplete applications or applications not following these guidelines will be disqualified from the drawing.

If the first hunt choice has been filled, applicants will be assigned to their second choice (if another choice is indicated and it has not been filled). Two junior hunters may apply together if they want to hunt together. Be sure to complete all the information for each hunter on the postcard.

Submit written applications (postcard) to Bernie Geiger Junior Pheasant Hunt, Department of Fish and Game, P. O. Box 602, Willits, CA 95490. All applications must be received by October 31, 2005, for a drawing on November 1, 2005. A total of 20 permits will be drawn (10 each hunt), and all successful applicants will be notified by mail.

One adult — 18 years of age or older, who may not hunt but must have a hunting license — is required to accompany and supervise every two junior hunters. Any vacancies after the drawing will be filled by first-come, first-served basis through receipt of applications. Questions concerning this special youth pheasant hunt should be directed to Scott Koller, Department of Fish and Game, at (707) 456-0329 or the Wildlife Help Desk at (707) 944-5531.

*A barbeque lunch will be provided beginning at noon for both the morning and afternoon sessions.

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