99.1% Change for a Deer

The California Deer Association (CDA) recently announced it will hold its 7th Annual “Sharing the Tradition” junior deer hunts at the famous Tejon Ranch. According to CDA Vice President, Jerry Springer, “These hunts are the most successful junior deer hunts in California giving junior hunters a 99.1% chance to take a deer.” [Read more…]

Most Successful Deer Hunt in California


California Deer Association


For the sixth straight year the California Deer Association (CDA) is sponsoring its Sharing the Tradition Junior Deer Hunt. Twenty-five junior deer hunters will have a chance to go on a free, fully-guided antlerless deer hunt on the famous Tejon Ranch. CDA is sponsoring these hunts in cooperation with Tejon Ranch, which at 270,000 acres is the largest privately owned ranch in California. Juniors and their accompanying adult will stay in one of Tejon Ranch’s lodges.

Junior hunters will be selected in a free, random drawing open to any junior hunter with a 2009 California junior hunting license and an unfilled deer tag. In addition, the following sponsors will supply the 25 lucky juniors with ammunition from Federal Premium Ammunition and Barnes Bullets, binoculars from Alpen Optics, and hunting gear from Hunter’s Specialties and Birchwood Casey.

A total of 90 juniors have already participated in the prior year hunts. Over 90% of them had never taken a deer before. Their success rate for these hunts has been an unbelievable 98.8%.

Entry applications must be received by October 14, 2009. Hunts will take place in the second half of December.

The 2009 Sharing the Tradition hunt applications and rules can be found at the following 2 websites:
California Deer Association:   http://www.caldeer.com/tejon-hunts.htm
California Fish & Game:   http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/docs/SharingtheTradition.pdf

About CDA: The California Deer Association was founded in 1996, with its principal goal to improve California deer herds and other wildlife through direct financial support for habitat improvement and research projects. Since its inception, CDA has raised more than $3,000,000 to fund over 300 projects in California. CDA currently has 23 chapters with over 6,000 members. For more information on the California Deer Association, telephone toll free (888) 499-DEER or check their website at www.CalDeer.org.