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Hunter capacity?

Postby #1wingnut » Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:17 pm

OK I have a delema
who can help me out?

the regs tell me that on Sutter NWR the capacity is 70 hunters including juniors.

they let out 34 resi's 2 people per resi = (34 x 2 = 68 hunters)

I called the sac. national wildlife refuge head quarters to get a clarification
as to how many people can get in on my resi.
(by the way she is vary nice and willing to help :smile: )

Edwina said that the card is good for 2 adult hunters AND each hunter can
bring 2 JR. this does not sound right to me but she assured me that it is correct. and she also asked several people in the office when I questioned
it. and she got a concensis that the card is good for up to 6 people.

Anyone here have any insight with this?
I'd like to bring Bro. and my son but would hate to have a problem in the morning :help: :help: :help: :help:
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:02 pm

I'm sure everyplace is a little different, but if she says so then go with it. Do you have a Regs book? It should say in there. Most places will allow at least two adults and 2 juniors on with a draw, at least most I hunt. 4 juniors sounds like a lot to me.'ve got to ask yourself a question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?

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Postby worknem » Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:41 pm

She's steering you correct. In the Hunting and Other Uses on Public Areas Regulation book it describes the different scenarios for number of hunters per rezzi. Sutter does not fall under any of the Areas with special considerations, and it states that the card is good for the holder + 1 adult hunter and each may have 2 jrs with them for the total of 6.

It gets confusing and some of the Areas have different rules regarding this. Best bet when you draw is to do exactly as ya did Dan, call to confirm. The Public Areas Regs can be found under Regulations in the DFG site for further clarification.

Hope this helps.

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Postby Mattquack » Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:56 pm


I think that sac, yolo, and delevan you can have 4 adult hunters per res or lottery draw. I could be wrong about delevan, and possibly yolo too. I did read the regs a couple weeks ago and remember seeing the specifics, but after searching for about 20 minutes today I couldn't find it. I'm sure that they're listed where Rel said. :thumbsup:
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Postby #1wingnut » Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:54 am

the regs do not specify how many people per resi

if they let 6 per resi it would fill with like the 1st 12 resi's
the gave out 34 resi's

regs do say JR included in the count
you would think they would spell it out a little better :pissed:

Per the, Waterfowl Hunting Upland Game Hunting state and federal Areas 2005 regulation booklet

Sec. 551. subsection (5) [page 28]

(5) Except as provided for in subsections

551(j)(6) or 551(q), or Section 552,
a reservation

shall assure entry for up to six persons. No

more than two may be adult (see subsection

551(h)(2)) hunters who have valid resident or

nonresident licenses and no more than two may

be persons 16 or 17 years of age in possession

of a valid resident or nonresident hunting license

(see subsection 551(h)(2)). Each adult may be

accompanied by up to two hunters holding junior

licenses or two non-shooters irrespective of age,

or one of each. Non-shooters are defined as

persons who wish to accompany a permittee in

the field or remain at a designated parking space.

Non-shooters shall not discharge or possess

ammunition or a firearm on the area.

Sutter NWR is listed in section 552 [page 62] as noted below

Section 552
(8) Sutter National Wildlife Refuge.

Type A area

Location and Access: Area is twelve miles

southwest of Yuba City. From Yuba City travel

south on Highway 99 for 6 miles to Oswald

Road, turn west, proceed for 5-1/2 miles to

Schlas Road, turn south and proceed 1/2 mile,

then turn left to the checking station. Caution:

Chest waders are highly recommended.

Reservations: Available during the waterfowl

and pheasant season. Checking Station:

During waterfowl season the checking station

will open at least two hours before shooting

time and begin issuing permits to reservation

holders. Reservations must be presented at

the checking station at least one hour before

shooting time. Hunters without reservations may

obtain a first-come, first-served number starting

at 6:00 p.m. on the afternoon before the hunt

day. Parking area gates and checking station

will open at 6:00 p.m. the day before the hunt.

Hunters must be present when numbers are

called. Daily Hunter Capacity: Waterfowl and

pheasants: 70 including juniors.
Juniors need

not be present to receive a first-come, firstserved

number. During waterfowl and pheasant

seasons, no permits will be issued after 3:00

p.m. For information call (530) 934-2801.

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