Hunting events to remember in March 2019
Hunting in March 2019 is turning into a busy month. Many of the hunting related hunting events are recurring annually but that makes them also easy to forget or to overlook.
Just remember, there are two advanced hunting classes this month. Both are timed to prepare for the turkey hunting season that opens in March. If you want to brush up on your turkey hunting skills, March is the time to do it.
The two clinics are scheduled for March 2, 2019, and March 16, 2019. Registration for both is closed but there is always a chance to get admitted by putting your name on the waiting list. Contact Alan Gregory by sending an email to Alan.Gregory@wildlife.ca.gov.
Junior hunters can take advantage of an extended turkey season until March 24, 2019.
Cute sea otters and less desirable reptiles
Curious about elusive reptiles, amphibians, and cute sea otters?
The place to learn about them is the Elkhorn Slough Reserve, 5:30 p.m., Elkhorn Slough Reserve, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville (95076).
This free event open to the public teaches about some of the most elusive Californian animals. No registration required for this event.
For detailed information visit www.elkhornslough.org.
I have another suggestion that can replace Jerry Springer and use as programs to rest your brain.
Just relax and watch one of the two otter cams showing adorable otters do their thing. It is relaxing and fun to watch
Spring turkey season opener
The wild turkey spring hunting events open on March 30 and extend to May 5, 2019. Junior hunters get a shot at this hunting event from March 24, 2019. Archery only hunters will take their turn between May 6 and May 19, 2019.
Send an email to Alan Gregory requesting detail for turkey hunting and general upland game bird hunting events at Alan.Gregory@wildlife.ca.gov.
Here is the schedule for the wild turkey hunting event in 2019:
|Season / Area||Season Dates||Daily Bag Limit||Possession Limit|
|Fall||Nov 10 – Dec 9||1 either sex||2 per season|
|Spring||General||Mar 30 – May 5, 2019||1 bearded||3 per season, combined|
|Archery Only||May 6 – May 19, 2019|
|Additional Junior||Mar 23 – 24, 2019 &
May 6 – 19, 2019
Finally, one word of caution: If you want to test your new and improved knowledge about turkey hunting and other topics in the field, keep in mind that there is a good chance that you will meet the slithering enemy of hunters. Snakes do not really hibernate, they brumate instead.
Brumation is the process of reptiles lowering their body temperature, heart rate, breathing, and their metabolism to adapt to cold winter weather. But they will come out during the day to warm up on rocks. As ambush hunters, they try to blend in with their environment while lying in ambush.
Do not become one of their victims.