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Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby BishopC4 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:29 am

Hey All,
I am considering moving to California, more specifically the San Diego area. I am just wondering how far I would have to drive to get into some good duck hunting areas. Would appreciate any help.
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Re: Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby pork4life » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:18 am

Where in San Diego? North County, East County or down by the city.
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Re: Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby BishopC4 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:25 am

Specifically El Cajon
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Re: Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby pork4life » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:35 am

Well from there you have both San Jacinto and Wister in a 2 hour drive and that is about it for duck hunting places near San Diego.......Of course you can go out and try to find places on other public land and private land
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Re: Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby hntndux » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:51 am

Mazatlan would be a better choice for hunting...From San Diego
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Re: Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby BishopC4 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:57 am

Are these places reservoirs?
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Re: Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby Sgtstadanko707 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:03 am

If you are moving to ca and looking for outdoors let alone any ducks sd is not for you my friend. 2-3 hr drives for 2 not so good refuges. Then you will also have to deal with the rest of the guys from the lower half of the state doing the same thing.
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Re: Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby BishopC4 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:20 am

i figured this much but asking cant hurt. Not a for sure thing anyways
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Re: Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby speczilla » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:11 pm

You can hunt the Colorado River, too. But you need a boat and it is a good 2:30 drive from El Cajon. A couple of the local lakes in SD county have hunting on them - Henshaw and another one. Regardless, all of your options are very limited and I wouldn't consider any of them good.

SD is a great place with lots to do but if you are going there to duck hunt, unfortunately that isn't one of them.
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Re: Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby pork4life » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:44 pm

The two lakes are Barrett Resivoir and Lake Henshaw........ Henshaw costs 25 bucks per hunt day and 35 for a boat, plus you have to get your decoys washed.

San Jacinto and Wister are both public wildlife area that are open to hunting, do a search on the internet for both and you will find more info on them.
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Re: Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby mudpack » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:34 pm

BishopC4 wrote:Hey All,
I am considering moving to California, more specifically the San Diego area. I am just wondering how far I would have to drive to get into some good duck hunting areas. Would appreciate any help.

Five years ago I moved AWAY from San Diego (Poway, actually) so I could live in the middle of good duck hunting. I got tired of driving 4 hours one way to the Colorado River for decent hunting.
Wister is not decent hunting.
Salton Sea is not decent hunting.
Otay and Henshaw were not decent hunting.
San Jacinto was definitely not decent hunting.
You might try the Camp Pendleton hunting program, if you want to jump through all sorts of hoops. I didn't.

Or, join the Greenhead Club. :thumbsup:

BTW, C4 doesn't refer to your ride, does it?
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Re: Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby berdnird » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:19 pm

To answer the original post....6 hours.
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Re: Possibly Moving to Cali

Postby fish dog » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:09 pm

Sorry to hear that. You may want to avoid moving at all costs if possible. Most of us would probably move out of Commiefornia if our circumstances permitted it.
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