Sara Holm, CDFW Wildlife Program, (530) 346-6305
CDFW North Central Region Hunter Information Line, (916) 358-2839
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958
Hunters seeking opportunities during the upcoming spring turkey season can visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Upland Game Bird Stamp Program’s webpage to apply online.
The CDFW webpage lists numerous hunts statewide, including opportunities in the department’s North Central Region, which includes Plumas, Sierra, Butte, Glenn, Lake, Colusa, Yolo, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, Amador, Alpine, Calaveras and San Joaquin counties.
The North Central Region will offer wild turkey hunts at the following locations: Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area, Spenceville Wildlife Area, Oroville Wildlife Area, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, Cosumnes River Preserve and the Bureau of Land Management’s Kanaka Valley in El Dorado County. Applications and information are available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/hunting.
Hunters must create an account using a valid e-mail address and submit an application for their choice of hunts. Hunters may apply only once for each hunt, either as an applicant or as a guest. Submitting multiple applications will result in disqualification. To apply online requires a valid e-mail address, the hunter’s name, address and phone number, and a current hunting license GO ID. Hunters will be selected by a computerized drawing for only one hunt and only successful applicants will be notified.
Special hunts are provided in cooperation with volunteer organizations. The purchase of an Upland Game Bird Stamp supports these special hunts and other programs that provide additional Upland Game Bird hunting opportunities. All upland game bird hunters, except those with Junior hunting licenses, must purchase an Upland Game Bird Stamp.