Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Announcing the 2013 Spring Turkey Tune Up

With Spring right around the corner that can only mean one thing for California hunters - time to get ready for turkey season! The lottery for turkey hunts at Sutherland are being held at San Vicente Reservoir on February 23rd, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. (Schedule of events at the end of this post.)

Location: San Vicente Reservoir, 12375 Moreno Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040

It is sponsored by The City of San Diego Public Utilities Department and The San Diego Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

There is a $10 entry fee that gives you access to seminars, vendor booths, raffle chance for prizes and entry into the lottery draw for the Turkey Hunts!

Rules and Requirements:

Only one entry per person, duplicates will disqualify your entry. Winners may register one partner who must be present to register, both parties must have a valid California hunting license when applying.

General Reservation lottery entries will only be issued to those of an age to purchase a hunting permit (8 years of age or older).

Hunts will be on each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday during the Spring season. Lake gates will open at 4:00 am and all hunters must exit by sundown each day.

Fees to be paid upon winning are: rowboat and blind area reservation $20.00, adult hunting permit $10.00 and youth permit (8-15 years of age) $5.00. Motorboats may be purchased on the day of the hunt and paid for at the reservoir for $29.50 each.

There are no refunds, switching of dates, name changes or exchanging of permits allowed!

Draws will be occur in the following order:

1 spot for a Wounded Warrior, youth season then general season

Undrawn Wounded Warrior and youth tickets will be added back in to the general season draw

First drawn will have first pick of date and location, second drawn second pick until all hunts are taken.

*This announcement is for general information only; events and schedule may change without prior notice.

Schedule of Events:
8:30 a.m. Gates and vendor booths open
9:00 a.m. Warden Speaks
9:30 a.m. Seminar: “Spring Turkey Hunting Tips”
10:00 a.m. “The Well Prepared Hunter”
10:30 a.m. Raffles, Vendor Displays, Demonstrations
11:20 a.m. Deadline for entry into all draws
11:30 p.m. Hunt draws: 1 Wounded Warrior, Youth, General Season

Sutherland Reservoir and its surrounding property (located just north-east of Ramona) offers some of the best turkey hunting in the County of San Diego.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please email Lori Felchin. If you have questions on hunting, licensing or areas to hunt, please check out the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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