In a Different Vein

Discussion in 'LOCAL CALIFORNIA TALK' started by plumbertom1, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a place to hunt Rabbits in the San Joaquin Valley either public land or access to private farm land that needs some of the varmints cleared out.
    Now I know some of you catfishers Hunt also and if it's not a too closely guarded secret, give me a PM and clue me in.
     
  2. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Road trip! I got plenty of thumpers. All you need is some rabbit boxes.
    We can build you a canoe while you wait.:smile2:
     

  3. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    2500 miles is a little far to drive just to pop a few bunnies.
    I guess I could just jump on I-40 and head east until the road ends.
    I was thinking about something a little closer to home though.
    My nephew just purchased a new shotgun and .22 and wants to go hunting with me but has no idea where to go.
    All of the places I used to hunt when I was his age are developed now.
    There are plenty of rabbits around the Palo Verde area on the river but most of the farms are corporate owned and they don't allow hunting access.
    Damn the Lawyers.
     
  4. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    go to bakersfield the rabbits are thick just about any farmer there will let you clear them out of there alphalpha fields
     
  5. Fishermen85

    Fishermen85 New Member

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    yea we do have alot of rabbits in bakersfield especially near hart park and the bluffs below there
     
  6. uttatoo

    uttatoo New Member

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    where do you live in bakersfield i used to live in the foot hills above edison
    my uncle smiley lived in cotton wood area
     
  7. vini

    vini New Member

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    Ah poor widdle wabbits :smile2:
     
  8. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, me and Elmer have something in common.
    But I use a .22 with Mini Mag. hollow points instead of a shotgun so I doubt that old Bugs would ever know that I was there before his head exploded.
     
  9. thunderchicken

    thunderchicken New Member

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    Tom, the indian reservations here in Yuma allow hunting. All you need is a reservation permit which is fairly reasonable I think. No state license required. I have thought about hunting there myself. When I inquired about rabbit hunting around here I was told the areas around the river and out near Welton/Mohawk areas would be a good choice

    :cool2:
     
  10. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    Mike, I can't find a web site for the Fort Yuma Reservation other than the casino.
    The Quechan permit still requires a state hunting lic. in AZ. I believe.
    One of the reasons I was looking in Ca. is I can't afford non resident lic.
    I may consider hunting the res. in Ca. though. I can do a little cat-fishing while I'm down there also.
    When hunting The CRIT res. up at Ehrenberg their permit over rode Az. non resident lic. requirements.
     
  11. Guns & Cockpits

    Guns & Cockpits New Member

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    Tom, head on over to the Palos Verde dam area. Between there and Twin Palms. There's rabbit all over the place there, that's where I do a great deal of my rabbit hunting through the year. Especially in that mid-morning when it's just starting to get real hot.
     
  12. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    Eric, y problem with that is that I know that part of the CRIT reservation extends onto the Ca. side of the rive but I don't know where the reservation Boundries are.
    Also how much of that land is public?
    There seem to be a lot of private residences along the river there.
     
  13. AllenM

    AllenM Guest

    That private owned land is a thorn in my side everywhere I go... Can't even get to the water along the river anyplace that has a good shoreline! Damn those rich people!! LOL!

    Seriously, though, if you go out scouting and knock on a few doors in cattle country, you have a decent chance of finding a cattle rancher willing to let you on his property if you tell him when and where you would like to hunt, offer to give him some identifying info like CDL #, make and model of your vehicle, etc. Used to be, cattle raches south of Porterville, a lot of the land owners had premade slips for this sort of thing and would just have you fill them out with such info. Also, they included a release of liability cl;ause so you couldn't sue them if you got hurt on their proprty. They also usually had premade warning notices that they would put on car windshields informing vehicle owners that the plate and identifying info has been recorded and damage to proprty or lifestock is found they will be held financially responsible and prosicuted criminally, and that they are "on notice" that they are tresspassing and not to return. Found that all out once when I was about 19 and went out hunting rabbits with a pellet rifle on land that a friend of mine claimed he had open ended permission to be on for such purposes. Of course, after puting that notice on my car the landowner came out and found me, leveled a rifle at me and questioned me thuroughly about who I was and WTF I was doing there, LOL! Turned out my friend had lied through his teeth cuz the land owner didn't even know who he was! The friend later claimed that he must have been mistaken about which side of the road his parents friends ranch was on and we'd been on the wrong land when I originally went out there with him. In the end, the land owner told me he didn't mind kids coming out there and clearing out the varmits as long as we let them know first cause they'd had cattle shot with .22 a number of times recently. That's also when he told me about the permission slips and release of liability stuff.

    Anyhow, hope you find someplace to bust some bunnies, and hope this info helps.
     
  14. Guns & Cockpits

    Guns & Cockpits New Member

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    To be honest, I've never hunted right along the river. I usually hunt back in the desert on the other side of the highway. In the mid-morning, you catch them coming out of their brush piles and bushes to go get water.

    And the debate about where that CRIT land begins and ends has been in the courts for YEARS now. Literally decades. It's a mess that I'm sure a lot of you guys who hunt and fish that area are well aware of. You've got to be careful no matter what you do out there, because you never know what "someone" is claiming at any given time on either side of the coin.
     
  15. olefrog

    olefrog New Member

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    Tom if you hunt CRIT in Arizona you do not need a Az Lic.
    If you hunt CRIT in California you do need a Cali lic.
    A lot of CRIT land now closed due to high fire danger ,from Tyson Wash south to Ehrenburg .
    Miss Frog sure makes some good Rabbit stew ,contrary to the belief that you can't eat bunnys in the summer here in the desert.They can be comsumed all year,just keep the meat cool.
    Its cooled down here will be only 110 the rest of the week.
    A lady died from the heat at Black Medows last week be careful if hunting in this weather.
    ta ta ole frog