Mojave National Preserve and Safari Club International, Orange County Chapter Youth Quail Hunt

2012 Youth Quail Hunt participants gather near Hole-in-the-Wall.

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This year's hunt is now over. Next year's hunt will be Oct. 5 - 6, 2019.

Registration will open for the 2019 hunt in July of 2019.

Beginning in 2016, non-lead ammunition is required for all upland game hunting in Mojave National Preserve.

Who can participate?

- All youth 10-17 years old who have or can successfully complete a hunter's safety education course and possess a California Junior Hunting license by September 15th are eligible to register.

- Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend but cannot hunt.

- Youth will be paired with an experienced hunter who will guide youth in tracking and harvesting these elusive game birds.

What activities are included?

- Hunt with a guide all day Saturday: exact schedule to be determined. Sunday hunting is on your own.

- Practice hunting and wilderness safety.

- Learn more about Gambel's quail and apply this knowledge in the hunt.

- Learn field care and dressing of harvested game.

- Tour the Safari Club International's Sensory Safari exhibit trailer.

- Rangers will provide talks, tours, and camp activities.

What about meals?

- Meals are provided for Saturday breakfast and dinner.

- Bring your own lunch for Saturday and all meals for Sunday.


- Black Canyon Group Campground at Hole-in-the-Wall, Mojave National Preserve

- Directions: 20 miles north of I-40 on Essex and Black Canyon Roads.

- No hookups. Water and vault toilets are available.

How do I sign up?

-Registration for the 2019 hunt will begin in July of 2019. Check back here for more information.

- Space is limited to the first 50 youth to register. Late registrants will be placed on a waiting list.

- Additional information will be sent to successful registrants.

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Last updated: October 5, 2018

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