ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION: 
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY CHAPTER


7870 FAIRCHILD AVENUE, WINNETKA, CA 91306

Junior Elk Hunt



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Each year the SFV chapter hosts the La Panza Aprentice Hunt at the Chimineas Ranch with support from RMEF.  This is a fully volunteer guided and hosted Tule cow elk hunt for a junior hunter (16 thru 12).  The junior hunter and up to 3 family members (maximum of 4 total) stay at the Chimineas Ranch HQ for two nights with all meals provided.  See www.chimineasranchfoundation.org for more info on the location.

Junior hunter families can apply for this hunt in the following way:
Go to www.dfg.ca.gov (or pick up the current year big game hunt regulations publication)
Click on "Fishing & Hunting"
Click on "Regulations"
Select the "Big Game" file pdf
Scroll to "Elk Hunts"
Scroll to "Apprentice Hunts"
Look for "La Panza Period 1"
Follow the instructions for submitting an application.

IN MOST YEARS ONLY 15-20 HUNTERS APPLY FOR THIS HUNT!!!


Conditions related to the hosting of the hunt by RMEF:


  1. parental consent to the RMEF hosting
  2. RMEF and the DFG require a pre-hunt (Friday afternoon) orientation and firearms safety/proficiency demonstration at the ranch (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  3. only parents and immediate family may join the hunter with the maximum family attendance of 4 persons including the hunter
  4. this can be a physically demanding hunt and all participants must be able to perform in the field (that means Dads too!)
  5. each hunter family will recieve a letter from SFV RMEF once the application is selected with the particulars of the hunt and additional information and conditions
  6. this hunt is intended to educate and encourage young hunters and the focus is on skill development, hunting heritage, and introduction to the RMEF
  7. plan on harvesting an elk; we know how to do our job if you are prepared

Good Luck!

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