Bag a SHARE elk on existing and new SHARE land in 2017

Throw your hat into the ring and take part in the new SHARE elk hunt drawing. Thirty-one elk hunts throughout are up for grabs in 2017. Two new properties added to list.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting applications for 31 SHARE elk hunting opportunities. The Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program and CDFW offer these special hunts.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is now accepting applications for the drawing of special SHARE elk hunts during the rest of 2017. Hunters now also have a number of new elk properties available.

The hunts will take place on 28 select properties in Colusa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Siskiyou counties between August 15 sand December 24, 2017.

Apply for your SHARE elk hunt now

To apply for a SHARE elk hunt, hunters must enter a random drawing through Monday, July 24, 2017, and pay a non-refundable application fee of $ 11. 37. Applicants also must have a valid California hunting license.

Big game hunters can only harvest one elk per year in California.The SHARE elk hunts offer more opportunities to bag your SHARE elk.

CDFW started the SHARE program to convince private landowners to allow hunting, fishing, and recreational access to their properties. Participating property owners benefit from insurance that covers any liability issues that could arise. It also regulates access conditions and hunter behavior while hunting on SHARE properties.

The program is quite successful and popular with big game hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts. The number of elk hunts now stands at 31, including the two new properties in  Colusa County, the other in Siskiyou County.

Visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/SHARE#elk for more detailed information on this special elk hunting opportunity.

Participants in the random drawing my look up the results on July 28, 2017, by entering their customer information at www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales.

CDFW has been working to increase private lands access for California hunters. In the last year, we’ve enrolled two new elk hunting properties — one in Colusa County, the other in Siskiyou County,” said Victoria Barr, CDFW’s SHARE program coordinator. “We’re now up to 31 different elk hunts, which demonstrates great progress for the program.”

So, grab your well-worn hat and sling it in the ring. Get yourself a magnificent SHARE elk like the one below.

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