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Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) in cooperation with CDFW has interesting fall SHARE hunts to offer. They include public access to private hunting properties in Colusa, Solana, and Merced counties for this fall.
The hunting program offers nine new archery only wild fall SHARE hunts for wild pigs at the East Park Reservoir in Colusa County. It s located about 45 minutes west of Maxwell.
Share approved hunters have access to 600 acres of oak wood on the south side of the reservoir for these SHARE fall bow hunts.
Fall SHARE hunters have access to a total of 1,000 acres of the ranch. They will be able to camp in a designated area without an extra fee.
Wild pig hunts
The Rush Ranch will hold eight wild pig hunts between November and December. The ranch is in Solano County.
It is the open-space of 2,070 acres of open space on the border to the Suisun Marsh.
The random drawing has two permits (open for two hunters each) for each hunting period.
Fall SHARE hunts will offer eight wild pig hunts from November to December at Rush Ranch, in Solano County. Rush Ranch is a 2,070-acre open-space area bordered by the Suisun Marsh.
Two permits (each good for two hunters) will be randomly drawn for each period. SHARE hunters will have access to 1,000 acres of the ranch for these hunts and will be able to camp in a designated area for no extra fee.
Waterfowl, dove, and pheasant
SHARE hunts also offer waterfowl, dove and pheasant hunts on the wildlife management area at the Wastewater Treatment Plant of the city of Merced. The property is located five miles south of the city of Merced and is tucked between sloughs and agricultural fields. The seasonal pond and wetland on the property give cover and forage for waterfowl, dove, and pheasant. Three hundred acres will be open to hunting.
Successful applicants ca n bring a hunting partner or non-hunting partner.
“Hunters with a valid California hunting license may apply for these hunts through the Automated License Data System (ALDS). The non-refundable application fee is $11.37 for each hunt choice. Application deadlines are 17 days before each hunt.
To apply, visit www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales/, login to your account and select Purchase Licenses. Then select 2017 – Hunting, 2017 – SHARE Hunts Multi Choice Application, then select specific hunt periods.
These opportunities are made possible by the SHARE Program, which offers private landowners liability protection and compensation for providing public access to or through their land for wildlife-dependent recreational activities. The goal of the SHARE Program is to provide additional hunting, fishing and other recreational access on private lands in California. For more information about SHARE opportunities, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/SHARE.