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Apply Now For Pig, Deer Hunts
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Deer and/or wild pig hunters wanting to hunt in the Upper Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area during opening weekend of the Zone A Deer Season will need to make an application for a reservation.

The number of hunters will be limited to approximately 50 reservation holders on Aug. 13 and 14, the first two days of the regular Zone A deer season. Reservations will be selected in a computerized drawing open to the public. Hunters will be allowed to apply for a one-day hunt. The permits will state which day a hunter may hunt.

A valid 2005-06 hunting license is required for all persons applying for the drawing. Persons drawn for permits who want to hunt deer are required to possess a valid Zone A deer tag. Those who are drawn and want to hunt wild pig are required to have a valid wild pig tag. Those desiring to hunt both deer and wild pig are required to have both tags. Pig hunters will be restricted to one wild pig during the two-day hunt period.

The area will be closed to all persons not holding the special permit except that each permit holder may be accompanied by no more than one observer. The observer may not possess any weapon.

Application should be made on a standard postcard listing the hunter's name, complete mailing address, 2005-06 hunting license number and the preferred day to hunt, either Saturday or Sunday. Junior license holders must submit with an adult hunter. Up to four persons may apply as one party by including all the required information on one postcard. Only postcard applications will be accepted. Multiple applications in an envelope will be rejected. A person's name may appear in the drawing only once.

Mail postcards to: Department of Fish and Game, 18110 W. Henry Miller Ave., Los Banos, CA 93635. Postcards must be in the Los Banos DFG office by Wednesday, July 6, 2005, 10 a.m. The drawing will be held at that time and is open to the public. Only successful applicants will be notified by return mail.

Additional information is available by calling the Los Banos Complex office, 826-0463, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.