California Big Game Draw Applications

California Division of Fish & Game, Bear Hunting Magazine

California DFG announced that hunters can now apply for the 2011 Big Game Drawing online through their new Automated License Data System (ALDS). This should help make the application process more simplified and streamlined.

"ALDS offers tremendous improvements that hunters have been anticipating for many years," said DFG License and Revenue Branch Chief James Fong. "For those applying for the annual Big Game Drawing, there is no longer a need to fill out multiple forms and manually mail them to a single DFG office."

Hunters can now apply for the Big Game Drawing at any DFG license sales office, license agent or online. When the transaction is complete, the customer will receive a receipt to show their hunt choices have been entered in the drawing.

To qualify for the Big Game Drawing, an application must be submitted and the sales transaction completed before midnight on June 2, 2011. Mail-in applications are no longer accepted.

The implementation of ALDS also means:
• Hunters can obtain bear tags at the time of purchase from a local license agent.
• Hunters who purchase big game tags online will receive them in the mail within 15 days.

For more information on the Big Game Drawing application process, please view the 2011 California Hunting Digest (2011 Big Game) at California Big Game Draw

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