Hunters seeking opportunities during the upcoming pheasant season can visit the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Upland Game Bird Stamp Program’s webpage to apply online. It lists numerous hunts statewide, including opportunities in DFG’s North Central Region, which includes Plumas, Sierra, Butte, Glenn, Lake, Colusa, Yolo, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, Amador, Alpine, Calaveras and San Joaquin counties.
DFG’s North Central Region will offer two pheasant apprentice youth hunts at Highland Springs and Headwater’s Honker Preserve, one wild bird apprentice youth and one wild bird family pheasant hunt at Little Dry Creek (Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area), and eight apprentice women, youth or mobility impaired pheasant hunts at Nelson Slough in the Feather River Wildlife Area. Applications and information are available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/uplandgame/gamebird.
Hunters must create an account using a valid e-mail address and submit an application with their choice of hunts listed in order of preference. Hunters may apply only once for each hunt, either as an applicant or as a guest. Submitting multiple applications will result in disqualification.
To apply online you will need a valid e-mail address, hunter’s name, address and phone number, 2011-2012 hunting license GO ID and, if applicable, information about mobility impairment and special accommodations needed.
Hunters will be selected by a computerized drawing for only one hunt, and only successful applicants will be notified.
Special hunts are provided in cooperation with many volunteer organizations. The purchase of an Upland Game Bird Stamp supports these special hunts and other programs that provide additional Upland Game Bird hunting opportunities. All upland game bird hunters, except those with Junior hunting licenses, must purchase an Upland Game Bird Stamp.