Hunting elk on SHARE properties this fall
So, you like to murder cute elk living on private SHARE lands? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) together with the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) has some sweet deals for hunting elk on SHARE properties to offer this fall.
Hunts on SHARE properties are immensely popular last but not least because success rates for SHARE hunts are better than average. Hunting elk is no exception. Serious big game hunters should take advantage of the application period for SHARE elk hunts that opens Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Only 47 opportunities for hunting elk on SHARE properties are scheduled for this fall. CDFW will accept applications for these elk hunts for adults and juniors beginning June 16, 2019. The application process will end on July 24, 2019, Wednesday.
A total of 47 elk hunting opportunities are open for grabs by purchasing an application for an elk hunt on a SHARE property starting this Sunday. A total of 72 elk on SHARE land tags will be available for elk hunts between August 15 and Dec. 24, 2019, on 31 select properties in Colusa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Shasta and Siskiyou counties. Six of the hunts are designated junior elk hunts.
The opportunities for SHARE elk land include 16 hunts on three new properties.
Elk hunters can harvest only one elk per year. However, big game hunters may submit more than one application for hunting elk on SHARE properties. Thus, SHARE hunts offer additional chances to obtain an elk tag if a hunter was unsuccessful through the general Big Game Drawing.
To apply for one of these special SHARE hunts in fall 2019, a hunter must be 12 years or older of age and possess a valid California hunting license. Each application submitted also requires payment of a non-refundable fee of $ 11.88 at the time of the application.
Successful applicants will be determined by a random computerized draw process after July 24, 2019, the end of the application period.
For drawing results, applicants can check www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/ by entering their customer information on this website. Successful applicants have access to downloading their hunt package on July 29, 2019, and thereafter from the same site.
For specific information about hunting elk on SHARE properties in fall 2019 go to www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/. For additional hunting, fishing, and other recreational activities on SHARE properties search the web. The California Hunting Post also published articles on the purpose of the SHARE program and the benefits for landowners and outdoor lovers of participating in the program.