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CDFW, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, is conducting the annual Joice Island Wild Pig Hunts in March and April of 2018. Apply now for one of the necessary limited-entry permits.
These popular boar hunts will take place in March and April of the year at the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County. The Joice Island wild pig hunts are intended to control a small population of feral pigs that call the Joice Island Unit of the larger Grizzly Island Area their home. The Joice Island hunts take place on 2,150 acres of wetland that is overgrown with thick cattails, tules, brush interspersed with standing water.
A total of 24 hunters, three for each of the eight consecutive weekends, get exclusive access to the wildlife area for the wild pig hunts.
Apprentice hunters between the ages of 12 and 17 holding a junior license start the hunts on the first weekend on March 3 -4, 2018. Thereafter, the remaining seven weekends of the Joice Island wild pig hunts are open for adult license holders and junior licensees.
Hunters can apply for these special hunts free of charge by visiting the CDFW webpage Apprentice Hunts. You can log in with your existing account or create a new account.
Navigate the drop-down menus to apply for the weekend of your choice. All applications are due by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Successful applicants will receive their permit, maps, and additional information by email.
Applicants are allowed to bring one non-hunting partner. However, juniors with a permit must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
Only shotguns firing lead-free slugs and archery equipment can be used during the special hunts. Sorry, dogs and bicycles are not allowed. Finally, CDFW may cancel any of the hunts without prior notice and also close the area to the public.
Contact CDFW at 707 425 3828 for further detailed information.