Youth Hunt Opportunities?

Hooops

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Nov 26, 2005
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If anyone knows/has and youth bird hunt options/intel - please reach out or share.

I have 2 sons 12 and 14 that have their Hunters licenses. They've shot sporting clays for years - but we are somewhat new to the bird hunt game.

Live in HB and willing to drive 2-3hrs or so.
 
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mark johnsen

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Its not too late to put in reservation applications for the youth waterfowl hunt Feb 6-7.
Both wister and SJ put on a nice event for the kids. Not sure what impact covid will have on the festivities this year.
 
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Arima-bob

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Now would be a good time to get ready for spring turkey as well. Then rabbit, dove, and other upland game.
 
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Arima-bob

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I'm a fishing dad - I'm a total greenhorn to this bird hunting world.

Thanks for any/all info - will research spring turkey

Look up the NWTF. They have a chapter in San Diego area, and I believe they are working on an Orange County chapter as well.
 
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duckdog

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Join California Waterfowl Association
CWA has many junior hunts also a great way to support the waterfowl and hunters of California
 
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Dragon

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Don't forget Fish and Wildlife website they also have youth hunts, Dove, Quail, Etc...
 
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Rubberhook2

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I took my son to Cibola for his youth hunt at 13. Never saw another group of hunters as we had it to ourselves. No hunt pressure meant decoying opportunities. He crushed em...

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DOGHOUSE26

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Feb 22, 2004
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Don't think so. His kid is old now. I know some guys that hunted Cibola this year and it was a bust.
I hunted there in the late 90s for 3-4 years when steel was first required and we had Bismuth; it was pure murder when Rick Francis was the guide. It was great hunting from Thanksgiving to the end of January. Rarely a great day there now and you're right, once they added the South Ranch it was downhill from there.
 
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DOGHOUSE26

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