7th Big Valley Coyote Drive starts Feb. 8
By Frank Galusha
01/21/13 – Coyotes will be the target on February 8, 9 and 10 when the Pit River Rod and Gun Club holds its Seventh Annual Coyote Drive. Hunters will fan out from the small town of Adin into public and private lands of northeastern Shasta County, Siskiyou, Modoc and Lassen Counties in an attempt to reduce the number of coyotes threatening wild game, livestock and pets in that region or what is called Big Valley.
The Pit River Rod and Gun Club and Adin Supply Outfitters encourage Junior Hunters to participate in the event. Junior Hunters are the future. This drive is a great time to teach quality ethics and outdoorsman ship to young hunters.T-Shirts bearing the above logo will be available a first-come, first-served basis and as sizes are available -- and they go fast.
The cost to participate in the drive is $50. There is no preregistration. Sign up begins Friday night Feb. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Adin Community Hall or Saturday morning from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Adin Supply Company in Adin. There will be a banquet as usual on Saturday night in the Hall. Cost per meal is $15. Bob and Stacey Watkins of Precision Lube Express in Burney and friends will serve up another great meal and there will lots of drawing prizes.
Drive rules will be strictly enforced and are as follows:
1. All Hunters will abide by California Department of Fish and Game rules and regulations
2. All hunters will practice Safe, Fair and Ethical hunting
3. As Sportsmen we ask all participants to respect the honor system
4. Please gain permission to access private property and be respectful of the landowners.
5. The intent of this event is to manage coyote populations in the Big Valley area. Although no geographic boundaries have been made, it is our hope that this goal can be reached.
6. Teams will consist of up to two adult hunters and/or up to two Junior hunters (Junior hunters will be considered 15 years old or younger.)
7. Check in time will start at 5:00 p.m. on Friday night February 8th at the Adin Community Hall. This year hunters will register on this Friday Night – There is no pre-registration! Check-in will last until 9:00 p.m. on Friday night. If hunters cannot check-in on Friday night, they can call and make arrangements for check-in on Saturday morning, Feb 9 at Adin Supply Co from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
8. The Pit River Rod & Gun Club annual Banquet will be on Saturday night February 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Adin Community Hall in Adin. Please add any additional meal reservations to your entry form. $15 per meal.
9. New check-out is on Sunday February 10th at 2:00 p.m. across the street from Adin Supply. Don’t be late. A gun will be given away on Sunday to eligible hunters. Check-in packet will have Sunday Gun Raffle tickets for each hunter which can only be turned in on Sunday at the Checkout. Hunters must be present to win.
10. Tie Breaker format - In the event of a tie, we will keep track of the times that each team checks out. The tied team that checked out first wins!
Hotel Accommodations include the Last Resort in Adin, 530-299-3300 Free WiFi , the Bieber Motel 530-294-5454. RV Accommodations are available at the Butte Creek RV Park in Adin 530-299-3409. Gas is available at Juniper Junction in AdinDining is available at the Adin Supply Co. – Great Pizza and sandwiches --, at The Oney Frosty in Town and at the Big Valley Market in Bieber. Groceries are available at Adin Supply Co and at Juniper Junction.
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