|Permits will be issued for a special Youth Gamebird Heritage Program event at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County, southwest of Fairfield. The youth pheasant hunt permits will be offered to junior hunters on a first-come, first-served basis for four special pheasant hunts. To be eligible, youths must have successfully completed a hunter education course and possess a valid 2002-03 California Junior Hunting License at the time of application. The hunts are scheduled as follows:
Hunt #1 November 16, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Hunt #2 November 16, 1:00 p.m. to 4:56 p.m.
Hunt #3 November 17, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Hunt #4 November 17, 1:00 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.
Junior hunters interested in a permit must apply in writing with the following information: name, complete mailing address, telephone number, 2002-03 Junior Hunting license number, name of adult chaperone, and 1st and 2nd choice hunt number. If the first choice has been filled, applicants will be assigned to the 2nd choice hunt if it has not yet been filled. A minimum of one non-hunting adult, 18 years of age or older, is required to accompany and supervise every two junior hunters. Up to four junior hunters may apply as a group if complete information for each hunter is included.
Submit written applications to: Grizzly Island Junior Pheasant Hunt, Department of Fish and Game, 2548 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun, CA 94585-9539, or Fax (707) 425-1403.
Applications will be accepted until the hunt periods have been filled.
A total of 160 permits will be available for the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area junior pheasant hunts. Each of the hunt periods will be limited to 40 youths. All successful applicants will be notified by mail. Each junior hunter will be limited to the taking of two rooster pheasants.
Questions concerning these special youth pheasant hunts should be directed to the Department of Fish and Game at (707) 425-3828.
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