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Junior License Holders can now apply for a fall apprentice deer hunt at the Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve.
The Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve is a challenging environment for any big game hunting. When I was there years ago for a wild pig hunt, we did not see any feral pigs but impressive elk herds and, of course, plenty of snakes.
CDFW in cooperation with the California Deer Association is no offering Junior License holders to enter into a drawing for s junior license apprentice deer hunt at the Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve.
This twoday buck hunt will take place on September 16 and September 17 on the 30,000-acre reserve. The hunt is for Junior License holder only and limited to the Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve.
Apprentice deer hunt CDFW stock picture.
Where did they find the water, the pond?
The California Deer Association will hold a mandatory hunter orientation on Friday, September 15, 2017. Participants get to stay overnight in the main ranch house at the reserve on Friday and Saturday night.
CDA will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
The organizers will choose three junior license holders by lottery. Each applicant must hold an A zone deer tag and must be accompanied by an adult.
Successful applicants must participate in classroom, range, and field training in safe gun handling and general safety techniques, deer hunting, and game care. A CDA volunteer will lead hunts.
Applicants must apply online using their GO ID number through the automated ALDS system (Automated License Data System) at www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales.
Application deadline is Monday, August 21, 2017. Successful applicants will receive a phone call with additional information, maps, and special regulations.
Please note that this option can only be viewed using the GO ID of a junior license holder.