Friday, February 3rd, 2023
Friday, February 3rd, 2023

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CA: Drawings Planned for 2011 Lake Sonoma Spring Turkey Hunts

The permit drawing application deadline is approaching for two
spring turkey hunts planned for the Lake Sonoma Turkey Hunt
Program. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is providing this
special hunting opportunity in cooperation with the California
Department of Fish and Game (DFG). The hunts will be held on USACE
property surrounding Lake Sonoma in Sonoma County.

The hunts include an Apprentice Spring Turkey Hunt and a General
Spring Turkey Hunt. The Apprentice Spring Turkey Hunt is scheduled
for March 26-27 and the General Spring Turkey Hunt is scheduled for
April 2-3. DFG will accept online applications for both hunts
through March 7.

A total of 15 apprentice hunters will be drawn for the Apprentice
Spring Turkey Hunt and 15 general public hunters will be drawn for
the General Spring Turkey Hunt. Each successfully drawn applicant
may be accompanied by one other hunter. Please note that both
hunters in the hunt party must be listed on the hunt
application.

Apprentice hunters must possess a valid California junior hunting
license. Apprentice hunt parties may also include either another
licensed apprentice hunter or a licensed adult hunter as the second
party member. Two apprentice hunters must be accompanied by a
non-hunting adult. For the General Hunt each hunt party may consist
of up to two licensed hunters.

The application, along with further details, can be found on the
DFG Web site at www.dfg.ca.gov/delta/hunts/turkey/.

The Lake Sonoma Turkey Hunt Program consists of non-fee,
limited-permit hunts that are open only to successful applicants on
specific dates during the appropriate spring and fall turkey hunt
seasons. The Lake Sonoma turkey hunt area is not open to the public
for turkey hunting except for these special hunting
opportunities.

The 2011 spring turkey hunting regulations summary can be found at
www.dfg.ca.gov/regulations/.

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