Special pheasant hunts set for Sacramento River Bend wetland areas


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Femail Pheasant hunter walking away with rifle REDDING, Calif. – Special pheasant hunts designed for beginner hunters will be offered in the Bureau of Land Management’s Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18. 

November 17 is reserved for youth, and Nov. 18 is set aside for women, in the 27th annual event sponsored by the BLM, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Shasta Sportsmen’s Club. Participants must register in advance by calling the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at 530-225-2300. Participants must complete California hunter safety training prior to the hunt.

“We look forward each year to hosting these hunters in the Paynes Creek Wetlands section of the Sacramento River Bend area,” said Field Manager Jennifer Mata, BLM Redding Field Office. “We hope these hunters come away with a new appreciation for the outdoor and sporting access available on our public lands.”

Mata cautions visitors planning to visit the area during the event to be aware of large numbers of hunters.

Experienced hunters from the Shasta Sportsmen’s Club will chaperone the participants in morning and afternoon hunts each day. The sportsmen’s club donated and planted the birds for this event, and they will provide snacks and refreshments at the end of each hunt.   

To get to the Sacramento Bend area, take the Jelly’s Ferry exit from Interstate 5 north of Red Bluff and head east. Turn right on Bend Ferry Road and follow signs to the recreation sites and trailheads. To receive GPS coordinates to the location or to obtain a map, visit https://www.blm.gov/visit/sacramento-river-bend.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.