Local deer season opens Oct. 9

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Deer season will open in the Anza public lands Saturday, Oct. 9. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Crisp October mornings will bring large game hunters to the forest and wildlands with the annual deer season opening from sunrise to dusk beginning Oct. 9. The D-19 General Deer hunt begins at dawn Saturday, Oct. 9 and ends at sunset Sunday, Oct. 31. Zone D-19 encompasses an enormous area, including portions of Riverside, San Diego and Imperial counties. Its borders are defined by County Road R-3, Hwy. 79, Hwy. 78, Hwy. 111, and Interstate 10. However, most of the area within this zone is not available to hunt. Wildlife preservation areas, refuges, state parks, cities, towns and reservations are off-limits to hunters. Most hunting takes place on private or federal lands. There are a limited number of tags available for hunters to purchase for this zone. State biologists report
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