2017 Sharing the Tradition Junior Hunts

Free Deer and Hog Hunts for Juniors

Ten lucky junior hunters will be selected in a free, random drawing for either one of five guided antlerless deer hunts or one of five guided hog hunts at the famous Tejon Ranch for the 2017 season. Once again the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) in cooperation with the Tejon Ranch will sponsor the 14th Annual “Sharing the Tradition” junior hunts. “These hunts are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for juniors to experience a free guided hunt on the famous Tejon Ranch and to receive great hunting products,” according to hunt director Jerry Springer.

The 10 junior hunters will be drawn at random for a free one-on-one guided antlerless deer hunt or one-on-one guided hog hunt on the 270,000-acre Tejon Ranch, located in Southern California. These are no ordinary hunts, thanks to the generous sponsorships of Tejon Ranch, Mule Deer Foundation, Barnes Bullets LLC, Alpen Optics, and Birchwood Casey. First-class lodging on the ranch is included and each junior hunter will receive ammunition from Barnes Bullets, a pair of high-quality binoculars from Alpen Optics, plus hunting and shooting equipment from Birchwood Casey.

To date, 222 junior hunters have participated in these hunts with a 98% success rate on deer and 80% success rate on hogs.

The deadline to apply for this year’s drawing is October 16, 2017. Hunts will take place during the week of December 11th. The entry form can be found on the DFW website at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting under the Section “Places to Hunt” at the link Sharing the Tradition application (PDF) or at the link 2017 Application or requested by emailing Jerry Springer at Jerry@WesternHunter.com.


Rules and Requirements
• Only one hunt can be won per junior hunter.
• Limit of one entry per junior hunter (list
hunt dates in order of preference).
• Applicant must possess a valid 2017/2018
California Junior Hunting License.
• Applicant must possess a valid unfilled
2017 California deer tag (any zone) or deer
tag application to exchange for the Tejon
Ranch PLM deer tag. Hog hunters must have
a pig tag.
• Listed hunt dates cannot be changed.
• Hunts are nontransferable.
• Hunt acceptance must be confirmed by
November 1, 2017.
•Applicant must be accompanied on the hunt
by an adult. (Space limitations limit this to
one adult only.)
•Transportation to the Tejon Ranch is not
included and is the responsibility of the
winner and his/her accompanying adult.
• Only winners will be notified by telephone.
• Incomplete entries will not be included in
the drawing