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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 11/17/09
Contacts: Bill Kuntz , (530) 224-2157  
  Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-10-12

Special Junior Pheasant Hunts Planned for Sacramento River Bend Area


Young bird hunters will test their skills in special pheasant hunts planned for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22, on public land in the Sacramento River Bend Area north of Red Bluff.

About 100 participants are expected for the hunts that begin at 8 a.m. and end at sunset each day.  Most permits have been issued by drawing, but organizers said there may some openings for hunters up to age 16.  For information on available space, contact the California Department of Fish and Game, (530) 597-2201.  Participants must have proof that they completed a state certified hunter safety course.
 
The hunts are sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California Department of Fish and Game and the Shasta County Sportsmen’s Association.  The sportsmen’s group obtained and planted the birds on BLM-managed lands in the Paynes Creek wetland area.
 
The junior hunt area has been posted, and organizers asked those not associated with the event to stay out of the area while the junior hunts are underway.




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