Safari Club Orange County Chapter members, Lisa McNamee and Ron Mizrahi, presented each hunter with backpacks and vests.¬† Attendees toured and enjoyed the SCI Sensory Safari van that Lisa and Ron arranged to be at the hunt.
Safety was the main focus and the 22 volunteer guides did a great job.¬†There have been no accidents during the three events.
Kudos to California Fish & Wildlife for their support and for allowing the season to be opened two weeks early for this youth hunt.
Riverside chapter of Quail Unlimited furnished T-shirts, California Deer Association along with Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation furnished hats for all the young hunters.
Thanks to the Mojave National Preserve and staff, with special mention of Neal – Wildlife Biologist, Dora – Park Ranger¬†and Kirk – Law Enforcement.¬† Hats off to all the volunteers who made this happen: Rob, Toni, John C., John N., Frank, Jim, BJ, Shell & Sandy, Bob & Teresa, Tom & Debra, Lyle & Marie, Joel & Christine, Alex, Russ & Marilyn,¬†Hamilton, Dave, Doug and Duke.
Donations from organizations and companies: Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation/John Nelson Safari Club Orange County, Hunter Safety Instructors of Southern California, Society for the Protection and Care of Wildlife/Water for Wildlife, Alpen Optics, Del Taco, Barstow Vik's Janitorial Service/Las Vegas Hampton Inn, Barstow Culligan Water, Barstow H2Oasis Mohave Valley, AZ Colorado River Distributors, Needles Southern California Friends of the NRA, California Deer Association, Quail Unlimited/ Craig Riedel, Quail Forever, Predator Callers of Orange County, Channel Island Sport Fishing, Ventura Sport Fishing.– Cliff McDonald