CBH & SAA Small Game Program
CBH & SAA Small Game Program has been around since 1970. CBH uses a one of a
kind small game program. The important point being, is that you learn about each of these
species of pest, game bird, game animal, or fish that you harvest with your bow and arrow.
With knowledge comes responsibility to wisely use your catch and to be aware of the
habitat in which they depend on for space, cover, and food. It is hoped that you will then
help protect this species from unwise use among your hunting group and promote
conservation in your community. As CBH Small Game Coordinator under the office of 2nd
VP of hunting (Craig Fritz) it is my job to record your harvested species and keep a record
for you. Certificates are given for each species turned in and upon harvesting 10 different
species you will get a trophy with all ten species with dates attached. Each group of ten
small game species thereafter will get you another“ten species” plate to add to your trophy.
When you reach 35 different species, you will send your trophy back to the Small Game
Chairman to finish mounting and changing the trophy to then be presented at the next
biannual Big Game Banquet as a “Golden Eagle Award”! When you reach 50 species you
earn a “Double Eagle Award” .
There are also categories for “Big Carp” which is any carp over 10lbs. and “Big Tilapia”
which is any tilapia over 3lbs. These records are kept in categories for State Records that
will be posted in the next Big Game Record Book. The top 3 Carp and Tilapia will also be
eligible for awards during the two year scoring period, to be given out at the biennial Big
Cost to enter small game species is $3.00 each, with $1.00 of that entry fee going to
the legislative team. For youth (17 and under) the cost is $2.00 each with .50c going to the
legislative team. I have a list of small game species available to all current CBH members.
Remember, it is always YOUR responsibility to read and know the current regulations to
take any small game in California.
It is my intent to keep everyone up to date with their certificates, and awards. Look for
monthly articles in the CBH newsletter from myself and my committee members on issues
concerning small game. This program was designed with our Youth in mind to encourage
them to study and learn about the species they want to hunt, and go into the field to
develop good hunting skills. The CBH Small Game awards are acknowledgments of that
You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bret Scott @ (951) 317-3805
Small Game Awards
Big Carp Certification