Friday, June 17, 2016

SHARE Program Offers Elk Hunts in Northern California, Including New Properties

Who wants to hunt elk in California? This is a great opportunity.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program is now taking applications for 37 elk hunting opportunities. The hunts will take place August 15 through December 13, 2016 on 21 properties in Colusa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Siskiyou counties. Applications go on sale Friday, June 17 through July 25.

The goal of the SHARE Program is to provide additional hunting, fishing and other recreational access on private lands in California. CDFW is excited to be offering elk hunts on 15 new properties for 2016. The specifics for all 28 elk hunts can be found at www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/SHARE#elk

All elk tags will be distributed through a random draw process. These hunts are in addition to those issued through the big game drawing and no preference points will be considered or used. Applications can be purchased by anyone with a valid California hunting license from any CDFW license office or online at www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales

An $11.37 non-refundable application fee will be charged for each hunt application. Successful applicants will be notified on July 29.

Elk hunters are reminded it is legal to take only one elk in California per year. 

These opportunities are made possible by the SHARE Program, which offers incentives to private landowners who allow wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities on their properties. Participating landowners receive liability protection and 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.

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