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06-27-2002, 04:05 PM
This will be my first rabbit season and I was wondering if any one had any tips on how or where to hunt. ###I have a rem 10/22 and a 12 gauge and a 20 gauge.
06-27-2002, 04:08 PM
I live in the Thousand Oaks area near ventura.
06-27-2002, 04:11 PM
The south section of Los Padres National Forest is not too far from Ventura. Sorry I don't know much more about that area. I'm sure others will chime in; in the meantime, check with the DFG or the Ranger in that district. Good luck and happy hunting!
07-15-2002, 02:41 PM
Any body have any ideas for local Rabbit hunting in the Vista,Escondidio area?
07-15-2002, 02:59 PM
HackneyBob, Welcome to Jesse's the best place on the web. We gota lot of great peeps on here with all kinds of info on all sorts of stuff. ###I don't hunt down that way just thought I would pop in and give a welcome aboard, so hang on a few and someone will have some info for you. Good Luck
07-15-2002, 11:02 PM
Hey there HackneyBob, Thonz is right about this website on all counts. Welcome!
I'm not familiar with your area, but Cleveland National Forest comes to mind... I believe Hwy 74 runs through the middle of one of its districts but that's about all I can come up with. There are most likely plenty of folks in your local area that use the board here and it's just a matter of time before they find this thread and chime in.
In the meantime, grab a seat and join us in our discussions and bs'ing :smile-big-blue:
07-16-2002, 07:15 AM
Thanks for the welcome This is my fisrt Hunting Forum and I belive I have been blessed with a good one. I'm just getting back in to hunting after about 10 years off most of that time spent over seas in the USMC. Any way thanks again and I look forward to hearing from all of you.
07-16-2002, 07:56 AM
Try heading out into the Nat'l Forest and look for some of the dirt forest service roads. ###Make sure you scout the first and last hour or so of the day... other times they just seem to disappear.
We have a lot of fun up this way walking these same roads late in the afternoon with a bow and arrow for the cottontails. ###You'll probably run across some nice deer and quail territory while doing this too.
07-16-2002, 08:01 AM
Thanks Songdog, Me and my buddy are going this weekend ###again last weekend we did get one Cotton however this weekend I was thinking about Lake Perris State Recreation Area? Any body tryed it?
07-16-2002, 08:06 AM
Welcome to the forum. You've come to the right place. regarding Lake Perris I went there a few years ago for quail but didn't seen a damn thing. All I saw was a dove. Lots a squirrls though. Good luck.
(Edited by Qbn Hunter at 5:45 pm on July 16, 2002)
07-16-2002, 10:09 AM
I live in Vista, but I usually head out to El Centro (to brave the heat). ###The rabbit hunting there is outstanding, but requires some long shots due to the flat terrain. ###There are a couple of areas though where you could spot and stalk. ###I think WildBirdHunter and I will be heading out there this weekend. ###If you and your buddy want to tag along, I'm reasonably sure it wouldn't cause any heartburn with WBH. ###We'll also be meeting up with AMMOe, who's feeling the need to blood his new (to him) 5mmm Craig Rem. 592. ###Should be a good time if you're interested, but it is a loooooong day. ###Let me know...
(Edited by MarinePMI at 10:10 am on July 16, 2002)
07-16-2002, 10:26 AM
Unless Perris has changed their rules, I believe you can't hunt there except from the first Saturday after Labor Day thru January 31. ###Last number I had for them is: (909) 654-0580. ###San Jacinto WA is open as far as I know, shotgun only. ###Good luck.
07-16-2002, 11:09 AM
I've been hearing alot about San Jacinto. I think I might want to try that area. Does anyone know how to get there. I'm in the Long Beach area.
07-16-2002, 11:44 AM
MarinePMI ###hey I noticed your tag line. Are you still in the USMC and are they open yet for Hunting?
07-16-2002, 11:50 AM
SoCalxJR You are right about Perris however I found out that we can Hunt the Wild Life area off Davis @miles back by the Permit station.
07-16-2002, 11:56 AM
Nope, just the reserves now. ###No, the base isn't open to civies yet, but there's a new CG (Commanding General) who's supposed to be an "avid outdoorsman". ###It may change soon, and be open to the public in the near future. ###Too bad they don't allow predator hunting, 'cause there are a boat load of coyotes there, as well as some gigantic bobcats!
07-16-2002, 12:16 PM
I know I was on the base from 1998 to 1996 with 3rd tracks. I havn't hunted Coyotes yet but sounds fun. What about Pig? I have up in the Bay area anything down here?
07-16-2002, 03:46 PM
Ok lake perris is open for upland game hunting during season for rabbits, quial, pheasents and dove. Firearem arms may only be discharged from sept 1 till jan 31. This is the same for the San Jacinto Wild Life area off Davis . So it is bow hunting only right now.
07-16-2002, 04:33 PM
Where did you get that info? ###I'm not doubting you, but I didn't get that from the public land hunting booklet. ###Was wondering why that isn't printed or maybe your source is making up the rules as he goes. ###Again, not questioning what you said I just find it interesting when agencies mix their stories. ###Thanks for the information. :)
07-17-2002, 02:20 PM
I found this out after I pulled up at the wild life station and singed in. I was carrying my shot gun up to the fence a saw a sign that stated that. So since the dfg station is right there I drove up. the doors were locked but there was a printed page of the regs. the regs said nothing about the dates for firearms. When I got home a called the office and they indeed told me that firearms were not allowed till Sept 1..
(Edited by coveybustinchris at 2:22 pm on July 17, 2002)
07-17-2002, 02:26 PM
Very good Coveybustin, you may have just saved me a long disappointing drive.
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