SHARE fall elk hunts access permit applications accepted after June 16, 2018
California big game hunters can apply for 48 SHARE fall elk hunts after June 16, 2018. The deadline for submitting an application for an access permit is July 24, 2018. Hunters are limited to one application per hunt.
The winners of an access permit will be determined by a computerized random drawing on July 28, 2018. Applicants can check whether they are among the few lucky winners on the same date. You will not receive a notice from CDFW if your name was not drawn.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife together with the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) scheduled 48 fall elk hunts on SHARE properties in the state. The applications are for access permits to private properties participating in 32 fall elk hunts.
The private properties slated for these elk hunts are located in the northern part of California. However, SHARE hunts for other big game, such as deer, bear and upland game, also offer access permits to hunters in the south of California. We have reported on and will report on all SHARE hunts as soon as details become available. Hunters find a list of our articles on SHARE hunts in previous years right here.
Meanwhile, interested hunters for the fall elk hunts can submit their applications in 2018 for a non-refundable application fee of $ 11.62. You can submit your applications for SHARE fall elk hunts and any other SHARE online at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Online-Sales.
Your local license sales office or agent will also accept access permit applications. And lastly, if you so please you can submit your application by snail mail.
For the official SHARE fall elk hunt rules and some details go to https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=100240&inline. Additional information is at http://www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/.
Some big game hunts organized by CDFW are held on semi-public land with limited access except for special hunts. Please note that lead-free ammunition is required to hunt on these properties as well as for SHARE hunts. After July 2019 non-lead ammo must be used by hunters for all hunts regardless of public or private land hunts.
Hunters can find a list of officially approved non-lead ammunition right here: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Nonlead-Ammunition/Certified.
Furthermore, CDFW offers special hunts for apprentice hunters, find much useful information on special hunts at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/ApprenticeHunts/Default.aspx. The group of apprentice hunters besides new and young hunters also women hunters, mobility-impaired hunters and other individuals who have limited experience or opportunity to hunt on their own.