The California Deer Association (CDA) is proud to be one of a select few conservation organizations to auction big game fundraising tags in California. CDA received four Golden Opportunity Deer Tags and two Open Zone Deer Tags, which allow for special hunting opportunities throughout the year.
The Golden Opportunity Deer Tag allows the high-bidder the prospect of hunting one buck deer throughout California, in any zone, from the second Saturday in July through Dec. 31, using any legal method of take. The Open Zone Deer Tag allows the high-bidder to hunt any open zone using the specific method of take within the specific zone dates.
“CDA has been fortunate to provide these opportunities to conservation-minded sportsmen and women for several years,” notes Jerry Springer, President of CDA. “We are honored to have been selected once again to help raise money for our deer herds. With six tags again this year, we hope to exceed our 2011 efforts.”
In 2011, CDA raised $135,000 by auctioning fundraising tags at our various chapter banquets statewide. This year’s tags will be auctioned at the following banquets:
Golden Opportunity Deer TagChapter/Location Date Contact/Status
Redding Chapter January 20, 2012 Sold for $22,000!!!
Chico Chapter March 24, 2012 Kurt Steindorf (530) 570-5229
Salinas Valley March 31, 2012 Clem Albertoni (831) 678-3297
Open Zone Deer TagChapter/Location Date Contact/Status
Gridley Chapter March 3, 2012 Mark Dalrymple (530) 531-5437
Mt. St. Helena Chapter April 27, 2012 Rick Sereni (707) 291-5407
“Fundraising tags allow for a unique experience for the hunter, as well as tax deduction considerations. Plus, CDA returns all money raised by each tag back to the DFG for species management,” adds CDA Past President, Matt Rogers. “We are glad to be able to continue to help out our wildlife.”