Junior hunters can apply for an apprentice deer hunt on a section of the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Fish and Wildlife will offer a drawing for an apprentice deer hunt for junior license holders on the Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plains. The junior hunters chosen must have an "A" zone deer tag and be accompanied by an adult.
The two-day buck hunt will be on Sept. 15 and 16. The department says mandatory hunter orientation will take place the evening before, on Sept. 14. That orientation will include classroom, range and field training in gun-handling techniques and safety, as well as deer hunting and game care resources.
The department is doing this in cooperation with the Avenales Sportsmen’s Club (ASC) and the Chimineas Ranch Foundation (CRF).
The hunters will have the option of lodging at the main ranch house on the ecological reserve both nights. The organizers will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, as well as breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
The application deadline is Aug. 20. Junior hunters can apply using their GO ID number on this website. The hunt is listed as Carrizon Plain ER – Chimineas Unit Apprentice Deer Hunt.