Spring Pig Hunts Offered in Yolo County

Contacts: Victoria Barr, CDFW Wildlife Branch, (916) 445-4034
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958

The Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will conduct eight permit-only wild pig hunts on Bobcat Ranch in Yolo County.

These opportunities are being offered between April 3 and May 22, 2013 through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program. A total of 24 SHARE Access Permits will be provided to wild pig hunters through a random drawing for eight general method hunts. Three permits will be issued per hunt period. Successful applicants will be allowed to bring a hunting partner or a non-hunting partner.

Located in Yolo County’s Vaca Mountain foothills just west of Winters, hunters will have access to approximately 4,000 acres of the ranch’s rolling blue oak woodland. Hunting under the SHARE Program will help achieve the ranch’s long-term conservation management objectives, including providing public hunting opportunities and controlling the wild pig population.

Hunters with a valid California hunting license may apply through the Automated License Data System (ALDS). 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: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/ols/.

This opportunity was made possible by the SHARE Program, which offers incentives to private landowners who allow wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities on their property. Participating landowners receive liability protection and will 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. For more information about Bobcat Ranch hunts or the SHARE program please go to: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/share/.