California Department of Fish and Game offers wild pig-hunting clinic
The topics covered will 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. They will also be field dressing and skinning a pig during the clinic.
Wild pig-hunting season 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 those wanting to learn more about the quarry.
The cost is $45 and space is limited, 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 e-mail or call DFG Lt. Dan Lehman at (916) 358-4356.
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo: Wild pig. Credit: Department of Fish and Game