YOUNTVILLE – Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in the Suisun Marsh of Solano County will be open for falconry hunting of pheasants, rabbits and black-tailed hares this year according to the California Department of Fish and Game. The season will be open Saturday, February 3, 2001 and continue through Wednesday, February 28, 2000. Hunting will only be allowed on the Grizzly Island Unit Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Falconry hunt hours for pheasants are sunrise to sunset and falconry hunt hours for rabbits are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
Hunters are required to register in the booth at the wildlife area headquarters. It is located approximately 10 miles south of Highway 12 on Grizzly Island Road in Suisun. There is no daily use fee. A valid California hunting license must be in possession and the Upland Game Bird Stamp is required for the hunting of pheasants. Open areas for hunting will be shown on a map at the registration booth.
Bag limit for pheasants is three per day, either sex, and six in possession after the first day. There is no limit for jackrabbits (black-tailed hares). For cottontails, the bag limit is five per day, ten in possession after the first day.
For information, call the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area at (707) 425-3828.