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CDFW to Offer Wild Pig Hunting Clinic in Monterey County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program and the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association will jointly offer a wild pig hunting clinic on Saturday, April 12. The clinic will be held in Lockwood in Monterey County.

Designed for all skill levels, the clinic will cover wild pig biology, methods for locating wild pigs, laws and regulations for pig hunting, hunting and field dressing techniques and the care of wild game.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults. Youths 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a registered parent or guardian. CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment.

An optional $10 barbecue lunch (country ribs, salad, beans and a drink) will be available for purchase from the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association the day of the clinic.

Space is limited and preregistration is required. Registration forms can be found online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/index.aspx. After registering, participants will receive an email with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.

Media Contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Advanced Hunter Education Program, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8988

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Wild Pig Hunts Offered in Southern California

Public Contact: Victoria Barr, SHARE Program Coordinator, (916) 445-4034
Media Contact: Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for four upcoming wild pig hunts at Tejon Ranch in Southern California. The hunts are offered through CDFW’s Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program.

Six SHARE access permits will be offered through a random drawing for each hunt. Successful applicants will be allowed to bring a hunting partner.

For the first time, two of the SHARE wild pig hunts will be semi-guided. These group tours span two nights and two and a half days and include lodging, meals and guides to advise hunters and share techniques for a successful hunt.

The other two hunts will be self-guided and will include use of a camping area.

Hunt dates:
Dec.13-15, 2013 (self-guided)
Jan. 17-19, 2014 (semi-guided)
Feb. 14-16, 2014 (self-guided)
March 14-16, 2014 (semi-guided)

Hunters with a valid California hunting license may apply online through CDFW’s website. A $10.25 non-refundable application fee (plus any applicable license agent handling fees) will be charged for each hunt choice. Applicants may apply for multiple hunt periods but only once per period. To apply for these hunts please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/ols/.

SHARE offers incentives to private landowners who allow wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities on their property. Participating landowners receive liability protection and may receive compensation for providing public access to or through their land for wildlife-dependent recreational activities. The goal of SHARE is to provide additional hunting, fishing and other recreational access on private lands in California. For more information about the Tejon Ranch wild pig hunts or SHARE, please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/share/.

About Tejon Ranch
Located in Kern County, Tejon Ranch consists of approximately 270,000 acres and is the largest working ranch in California. Located 100 miles north of Los Angeles and 25 miles southeast of Bakersfield, hunters will have access to approximately 100,000 acres of the ranch for these hunts.

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CDFW to Offer Wild Pig Hunting Clinic in Monterey County

Media contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Education and Outreach, (916) 322-8988

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program and the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association will offer a wild pig hunting clinic on April 6. The clinic will be held in Lockwood (Monterey County).wild pig

Designed for all skill levels, the clinic will cover will pig biology, hunting techniques, legal requirements, methods for locating wild pigs, locations to hunt, hands-on field dressing and care of wild game.

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults. Youths 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited, so advance online registration is required. The registration form is available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/wildpig_salinas.aspx.

CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment. Meals are not included but lunch can be purchased from the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association for $10 on the day of the clinic. Lunch includes country ribs, salad, beans and a drink.

Registered participants will receive an e-mail with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.

DFG Partners with California Waterfowl Association to Offer SHARE Hunts

Through a unique partnership with landowners, The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is opening up additional hunting opportunities on private lands previously closed to the public.

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DFG and the California Waterfowl Association (CWA) are offering hunting opportunities through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program.

DFG was awarded a grant through the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP) in 2011. The grant is designed to assist states and tribal governments by encouraging owners and operators of privately held farm, ranch, and forest land to make that land available for public access to hunting.

Beginning this month DFG and CWA will institute a three-year effort allowing hunters of all ages the ability to hunt on lands otherwise unavailable for public use. These opportunities are offered through CWA’s Hunt Program and will increase land owner participation in offering public hunter access.

Through the partnership 70 individual landowners who collectively own more than 50,000 acres have allowed access to their respective properties for hunting opportunities. More than 400 hunters will be able to hunt on lands for waterfowl, pheasant, dove, turkey, and wild pigs. In addition to providing hunts to the general hunting public, the program will host specialty hunts that cater to all hunters. Hunt locations range from the Klamath Basin to southern California.

Please visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/share or http://www.calwaterfowl.org for more information.

Contacts:
Victoria Barr, DFG Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement Program Coordinator (916) 445-4034
Jeff Smith, California Waterfowl Association Hunt Program Coordinator, (530) 305-9234
Kyle Orr, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8958

DFG Offers Wild Pig Hunts at Tejon Ranch in Southern California

Contact:
Victoria Barr, DFG Wildlife Branch, (916) 445-4034
Media Contact:
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.

Hunt dates:
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/.

Applications for Deer and Pig Hunting Open up in Western Merced County

Media Contact: Loni Hext, DFG’s Los Banos Wildlife Area, (209) 826-0463

Opening weekend requires tags, access permit and reservations

Applications are being accepted for a limited number of deer and pig hunt access permits on opening weekend, August 11-12, of the Zone A season. Specific locations for this huntn include Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife area.

Interested parties will need to fill out an application for an access permit which can be obtained by calling the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Los Banos office at (209) 826-0463 between 8 – 4:30 p.m. or online at www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region4/cottonwoodcreek.html. The application can be submitted via e-mail to lhext@dfg.ca.gov or mailed to DFG’s Los Banos office at 18110 W. Henry Miller Ave. Los Banos, CA 93635.

Applications must be received before 4:30 p.m. on July 5.  The drawing will be held July 6 at 11 a.m. at the Los Banos office and is open to the public. Successful applicants will be notified by mail within five working days of the lottery. Applicants may not apply for both days or for multiple areas.

Reservations are required for access to the wildlife areas and only 45 permits will be issued for each day. Reservations will be selected via a computerized drawing. Applicants will be allowed to apply for a one-day hunt on one area only and successful candidates will receive special permits in the mail stating what area and day they may hunt.

Junior license holders must apply with an adult hunter. Up to three persons may apply as one party by including all the required information on the 2012 Zone A application form. Only official applications will be accepted. An individual’s name may appear in the drawing only once and multiple applications received will be rejected.

DFG Offers One-day Wild Pig Hunting Clinic in April

Media Contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, Advanced Hunter Education Program Coordinator, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8988

Wild boarThe California Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Advanced Hunter Education Program will offer a pig hunting clinic in King City on Saturday, April 21.

The clinic, which is co-sponsored by the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association, will be held at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 and space is limited. Youths 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The clinic will cover will pig biology, hunting techniques and requirements, methods for locating wild pigs, locations to hunt, and field dressing and care of game.

DFG’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment. Meals are not included but a barbecue lunch can be purchased from the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association for $10 on the day of the clinic.

Registration forms are available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/index.aspx. After registering, participants will receive an e-mail with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.

DFG Holds Wild Pig Hunts in Yolo County

Media Contacts: 
Janice Mackey, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8908
Victoria Barr, DFG Wildlife Branch, (916) 445-4034 

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will hold eight limited wild pig hunts at Bobcat Ranch in Yolo County from March13 – May 2, 2012.

Offered through DFG’s Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program, a total of 48 hunters will be selected through a random drawing for an access permit to the private Bobcat Ranch property.

Each of the eight hunts will be two days and offered in the following methods:

  • One archery hunt
  • One apprentice hunt
  • Six general methods hunts

Permit applications will be accepted for parties of up to two licensed hunters for the archery and general periods. Applicants may apply for more than one period but will ultimately only be drawn for one. Apprentice hunters must have a 2011/2012 junior hunt license to apply for the apprentice hunt.

The Bobcat Ranch is located in Yolo County’s Vaca Mountain foothills, west of Winters. Hunting under the SHARE Program helps achieve the ranch’s long-term conservation management objectives, including providing public hunting opportunities and controlling the wild pig population.

Applications for the apprentice hunt must be received by 3 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2012. For general and archery hunts, applications must be received by 3 p.m. Feb. 29, 2012. More information and applications are available at: http://1.usa.gov/yhDJhD

This opportunity was made possible by the SHARE Program, which 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.

DFG Announces Drawing for Joice Island Pig Hunt at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

Contact:
Patrick Graham, DFG Bay Delta Region, (707) 425-3828
Eric Larson, DFG Bay Delta Region, (707) 944-5528
Janice Mackey, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8908
Public Contact: 
(707) 425-3828 or (707) 944-5500

The application deadline is fast approaching for hunters who wish to enter the permit drawing for the Joice Island pig hunts. The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will be accepting application cards through close of business Feb. 10, 2012. The drawing will be held on Feb. 14, 2012.

A total of 24 two-day permits will be issued. DFG will be holding these limited-entry, permit-only hunts to control a small population of wild pigs on the Joice Island Unit of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County. Joice Island is a 2,150-acre wetland area consisting of thick cattails, tules, some brush and standing water.

The first weekend of this hunting opportunity has been reserved for apprentice hunters. Two-day pig hunt permits will be issued by drawing only for the following weekends:

Apprentice Hunters (12 years of age and older with Junior Hunting License)

  • March 3-4

General (Adults or apprentice hunters may apply)

  • March 10-11
  • March 17-18
  • March 24-25
  • March 31-April 1
  • April 7-8
  • April 14-15
  • April 21-22

Three hunters will be drawn for each of the eight weekends, for a total of 24. Permits with maps and additional information will be mailed to successful applicants. A permit holder may bring one non-hunting partner. Only shotguns using slugs and archery will be allowed as well as dogs. In addition to a hunting license, participants must also possess a valid California pig tag.

To apply for a permit drawing, please send a standard postcard with the hunter’s name (apprentice hunters must also provide name of adult chaperone), valid hunting license GO-ID number, address, telephone number and desired hunt date.

Mail the application card to Joice Island Pig Hunt, 2548 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun City, CA  94585. Each hunter may apply only one time and for only one date. Applications will be accepted for parties of up to two hunters, but the card must contain all information for both hunters. Incomplete cards and multiple entries will not be accepted. There is no fee to apply.

DFG reserves the right to cancel this hunt and close the area to all public users without prior notification due to unforeseen circumstances or emergency situations.

For more information, please contact DFG at (707) 425-3828.

Fall Pig Hunts Offered in Yolo County

Media Contacts:
Victoria Barr, DFG Wildlife Branch, (916) 445-4034
Dana Michaels, DFG Communications, (916) 322-2420

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will conduct eight permit-only wild pig hunts on Bobcat Ranch in Yolo County between Oct. 24 and Nov. 18. A total of 64 wild pig hunters will

Tree-covered ravine between two hills, in fall colors
Wild pig habitat in Yolo County.

have access to the private property during two archery hunts, two apprentice hunts and four general method hunts. All are two-day hunts.

Applications will be accepted for parties of up to two licensed hunters for the archery and general periods. Apprentice hunters must have a 2011/2012 junior hunt license, and must each fill out a separate application. Applicants may apply for more than one period but will ultimately only be drawn for one.

The Bobcat Ranch is located in Yolo County’s Vaca Mountain foothills, west of Winters. Hunting under the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program will help achieve the ranch’s long-term conservation management objectives, including controlling the wild pig population.

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2011. More information and applications are available at: www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/share/index.html.

This opportunity was made possible by the SHARE Program, which offers incentives to private landowners who allow hunts on their property. Participating landowners receive liability protection and may receive 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.

In July, DFG secured a $500,000 federal grant to support the creation of additional public hunting and fishing opportunities through the SHARE Program. This hunt is one of the new game bird and big game hunting opportunities expected to happen statewide as a result of that grant. More information on the grant can be found here: http://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/dfg-receives-federal-grant-to-support-share-program/.