Category Archives: Upland Birds

Details of lead ammunition ban for hunting blow up on Internet

This wasn’t a surprise, yet the hunting/shooting community is acting like it has just discovered all lead ammunition will be banned for hunting in California by July 1, 2019. It’s an Internet revelation with the accompanying outrage. At the end … Continue reading

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DOVE OPENER SEPT 1

DOVE OPENER SEPT. 1  DFW MUM: The Arizona Game and Fish Department has launched a major public information campaign about this year’s dove hunting season opener on Sept. 1 (Go to this link for the Arizona information: http://www.azgfd.gov/h_f/hunt-info/dove/dove.shtml). The big … Continue reading

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New Bakersfield-region chapter of Quail Forever to repair Carrizo guzzlers

A new Quail Forever Chapter has formed in the southern San Joaquin Valley with a stated mission of repairing small game guzzlers and other water sources throughout the region. The primary focus will be in the Temblor and Caliente mountain … Continue reading

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DFW supports lead ammunition ban for all hunting in state

The new, kinder, gentler Department of Fish and Wildlife has proved it is an acrobatic agency. It stabbed both hunters and itself in the back Monday this week when Chuck Bonham, the vegetarian DFW director, sent a letter to Assemblyman … Continue reading

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Dove hunters will have increased possession limits, more opportunity

When dove season opens on September 1, California hunters will have more liberal possession limits, an expanded season on Eurasian doves in Imperial County, and better public land hunting opportunities for this year’s season. The possession limit will be increased … Continue reading

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Registration is open for Mojave youth bird hunt

Registration is open for a special junior bird hunt that will take place later this fall on the Mojave National Preserve. Conducted by the National Park Service, Water For Wildlife, and Rob Blair’s 7IL Ranch, the hunt will be held … Continue reading

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DFW Rancho Jamul dove hunt application deadline is Aug. 14

A limited opportunity dove hunt will be held on the Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve in eastern San Diego County. The Department of Fish and Wildlife manages this hunt through it Upland Game Bird Stamp Program, and hunters must submit their … Continue reading

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Rancho Cucamonga, Ventura seminars on public land dove, upland bird hunting

Feel like you need a little help finding doves, quail, and chukar for the upcoming fall hunting seasons? I’m conducting a series in-depth, where-to-go, public land bird hunting seminars throughout Southern California. This coming week I have a pair of … Continue reading

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DFW TAKES LEAD IN EFFORT TO BAN HUNTING ON PUBLIC LANDS

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is actively working to ban hunting on vast areas of Southern California’s deserts under the guise of mitigating for energy development projects taking place on public lands in this region. Here’s an example of … Continue reading

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Upland bird hunting season prospects are mostly gloomy

Field reports from across Southern California paint a moderate to gloomy picture for this fall’s upland bird hunting seasons that kick off Oct. 20. Quail and chukar production was very low in most desert and foothill regions from Bakersfield to … Continue reading

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