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.