Victoria Barr, DFG Wildlife Branch, (916) 445-4034
Janice Mackey, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8908
The Department of Fish and Game will hold permit-only wild pig hunts in Southern California from December 2012 to April 2013.
Offered through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program, a total of 50 hunters will be selected to hunt wild pigs through a random drawing for an access permit.
Located 100 miles north of Los Angeles and 25 miles southeast of Bakersfield, hunts will be held at the Tejon Ranch. Hunters will have access to approximately 100,000 acres of beautiful rugged mountains, steep canyons and oak covered rolling hills.
Allowing SHARE hunters to participate in the Tejon Ranch wild pig management hunts helps the ranch achieve long-term conservation management objectives, which include providing public hunting opportunities and controlling the wild pig population.
A total of 5 SHARE access permits will be provided to wild pig hunters through a random drawing for each two day hunt. Successful applicants will be allowed to bring a hunting partner.
Dec 7-9, 2012
Feb 1-3, 2013
Feb 22-24, 2013
March 22-24, 2013
April 19-21, 2013
Hunters with a valid California hunting license may apply through the Automated License Data System. A $10 non-refundable application fee will be charged for each hunt choice. Applicants may apply for multiple hunt periods but will only be drawn for one period per property. To apply for these hunts please go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/ols/. For step by step instructions please go to the SHARE Program link below.
The SHARE Program offers incentives to private landowners who allow wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities on their property. The goal of the SHARE Program is to provide additional hunting, fishing and other recreational access on private lands in California. Participating landowners receive liability protection and compensation for providing public access to or through their land for recreational activities.
For more information about the Tejon Ranch Wild Pig Management Hunts or the SHARE Program please go to: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/share/.