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Blue
10-02-2005, 9:51 PM
I live in San Jose, is there anywhere near by to get out and shoot some ground squirrels or coyotes? There's got to be some land in Gilroy or somewhere near by that I can shoot on.

C.G.
10-02-2005, 10:48 PM
Originally posted by Blue84s10:
I live in San Jose, is there anywhere near by to get out and shoot some ground squirrels or coyotes? There's got to be some land in Gilroy or somewhere near by that I can shoot on.
According to StillBigMac Panoche BLM.

socalguns
10-03-2005, 12:30 AM
PanocheHills looks interesting

since the blm website is offline, google cache
http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:U2jDqQVtiJgJ:www.ca....Hills+huntin g+&hl=en (http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:U2jDqQVtiJgJ:www.ca.blm.gov/caso/panoche_caso.html+Panoche+Hills+hunting+&hl=en)
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/er/region4/panoche.html
http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/3Dbayarea/html/PanocheHills.htm

Blue
10-06-2005, 6:01 PM
Panoche might work http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I want to try my new 17HMR out!!!! Does Panoche have alot of squirrels? I notice that it says I need a hunting license for hunting, does that matter if it's non game?

C.G.
10-06-2005, 6:50 PM
Originally posted by Blue84s10:
Panoche might work http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I want to try my new 17HMR out!!!! Does Panoche have alot of squirrels? I notice that it says I need a hunting license for hunting, does that matter if it's non game?

You still need a hunting license even for squirrels. But it is only $33; you do have to pass a hunter's course to be able to get one.

Blue
10-06-2005, 8:53 PM
Why do I need a license for squirrels? Is it because its BLM/GOV land? I thought anything nongame didn't need a license.

C.G.
10-06-2005, 9:05 PM
Originally posted by Blue84s10:
Why do I need a license for squirrels? Is it because its BLM/GOV land? I thought anything nongame didn't need a license.

I am not sure how you got the idea that you do not need a license for hunting, but you do, seeFish and Game Code (partial) (http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=fgc&group=03001-04000&file=3031-3039).

joel1316
10-07-2005, 7:29 AM
I passed my Hunter's Safety Course a while back and never bought a license since then. I knew I wanted to hunt, I had the time for the class, but havn't actually gone hunting yet.... Do I just take my Saftey Course "card" and buy a hunting license so that I can hunt for squirrels and rabbits? I know I need tags for other types of game.

stillbigmac
10-07-2005, 7:32 AM
You are going to find paoche is TOUGH for squirrel. There are definetly burowing rodents there. The baldings ground squirrels are very hard to find in a legal hunting area. They are much more likely to be found right next to the road or traveling with the dang grazing cows.

I know it is a little odd that I sugest that the squirrels are traveling with the cows, but I swear thats the only place I see them. They eat their feed and drink at their watering holes.

I haven't looked while using a topo map but you may want to look along panoche creek. If water and grass are present you may just find active squirrels.

You need a license in CA to kill anything or take anything with fur or feathers.
Before hunting rabbit, check the regs for season info. Cotton tail is seasonal. Jack rabbit is all year long.

C.G.
10-07-2005, 8:15 AM
Originally posted by Joel1316:
I passed my Hunter's Safety Course a while back and never bought a license since then. I knew I wanted to hunt, I had the time for the class, but havn't actually gone hunting yet.... Do I just take my Saftey Course "card" and buy a hunting license so that I can hunt for squirrels and rabbits? I know I need tags for other types of game.
Yes, take your card to Fish and Game (or some stores sell licenses as well), for non-game animals you do not need tags, for just about anything else you do.

joel1316
10-07-2005, 8:55 AM
Originally posted by cg:
Yes, take your card to Fish and Game (or some stores sell licenses as well), for non-game animals you do not need tags, for just about anything else you do.
Great! Thanks!

pieeater
10-31-2005, 3:42 PM
I live in San Jose, is there anywhere near by to get out and shoot some ground squirrels or coyotes? There's got to be some land in Gilroy or somewhere near by that I can shoot on. We'll go kill some yotes I've just been busy lately. Its getting late for ground squirrels.

wolfsong
10-31-2005, 7:11 PM
BTW, it's legal to "shine" coyotes at night, using spot-lights, with your calls, on private property. Just make sure you have a hunting license AND written permission from the land owner. It's a good idea to let Fish and Game know that you will be shining, and where. I hate including them in on any of my hunting plans, but by letting them know, you can avoid complaints from adjoining landowners, and avoid potentially tense situations with F & G wardens (darkness, guns, etc). It's alot of fun, and very challenging. Just be careful, you never know what will show up when you call. Peace and God bless, Wolfsong.