California Department of Fish and Game offers clinic on hunting wild pigs


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The next advanced hunting clinic offered by the California Department of Fish and Game will focus on wild pigs.

Co-hosted by the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Assn., the class will take place Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Russian River Sportsmen’s Club in the Sonoma County town of Duncan Mills.


Topics to be covered include the biology of wild pigs, techniques for locating the animals, methods of take, how to handle and properly care for the game, plus recipes for preparing wild pig. Instructors will also be field dressing and skinning a pig during the clinic.

Hunting season for wild pigs is open year-round in California for licensed hunters, with no daily bag or possession limit, so this clinic seems well worth the registration cost for anyone wanting to learn more about the quarry.

The cost is $45, and space is limited to 30 participants, so those interested are advised to register early. A barbecue lunch is available for an additional $10.

Those 16 or younger will be admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. Registration, including fee payment, closes two weeks before the workshop date and can be completed online. For more information, email or call DFG Lt. Dan Lehman at (916) 358-4356.

If you miss this one, there will be one more DFG clinic this year on wild-pig hunting: July 30 at Tejon Ranch.

-- Kelly Burgess