From California Deer Association
-- The California Deer Association (CDA) will give away 25 junior deer hunts in a drawing to be held in October.
The lucky juniors who are drawn will have one-on-one guided antlerless deer hunts on the 270,000-acre Tejon Ranch in Southern California. Lodging will be included and each junior hunter will receive Federal Premium ammunition loaded with non-lead Barnes copper bullets from Federal Cartridge Company, a pair of high-quality binoculars from Alpen Optics, plus hunting and shooting equipment from Hunter's Specialties and Birchwood Casey.
This is the fifth year in which CDA and the Tejon Ranch have held these "Sharing the Tradition" hunts. To date, 65 junior hunters have participated in the hunts and 64 have taken home a deer to share with their family. For over 90 percent of these juniors, this was their first deer.
In addition, while hunting deer these juniors and their accompanying adult will have an opportunity to see elk, wild hogs, bears, turkeys, bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions, quail, squirrels, hawks and condors as well as learn about the largest private ranch in California.
The deadline to apply for the drawing is Oct. 15, 2008. Hunts will take place during the second half of December.
Entry forms can be found on the CDA website at www.caldeer.org or requested by e-mailing the hunt coordinator, Jerry Springer at Jerry@WesternHunter.com.