The Department of Fish and Game, (DFG), and the California Waterfowl Association (CWA) are offering new hunting opportunities through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program. Through this unique partnership 70 individual landowners who collectively own more than 50,000 acres have allowed access to their respective properties, previously closed to the public, for hunting opportunities. More than 400 hunters will be able to hunt on lands for waterfowl, pheasant, dove, turkey, and wild pigs.
Read more about it here.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program will offer its popular Turkey Hunting Clinic on March 2 at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area near Gridley.
The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $45 for adults. Hunters 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All necessary class equipment and materials will be provided.
Space is limited so early registration is encouraged.
The Lake Sonoma Turkey Hunt program consists of non-fee, limited-permit hunts that are open ONLY to successful applicants on specific dates during the appropriate hunt season.
The Turkey Hunt includes both a Junior Hunt Period and a General Hunt Period. Fifteen hunt parties of 2 hunters will be drawn for the Junior Hunt and again for the General Hunt.
Junior Turkey Hunt is held March 23-24, 2013.
General Turkey Hunt is held March 30-31, 2013
National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, September 28, 2013.
This year, National Freshwater Hall of Fame member Bill Dance will serve as the 2013 Honorary Chairman of National Hunting and Fishing Day.
Congress established this day to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in fish and wildlife conservation.
Dance is one of Americas 34 million hunter and anglers. Together, their licenses, permits and special taxes contribute more that $4.7 million each day for fish, wildlife and habitat programs. Read More Here
The Department of Fish and Wildlife offers local Hunter Education Classes.
Classes are offered in Cotati (2-day course) and Sonoma (3-day course).
Cotati Classes are taught by Tom Henderson at the Rancho Adobe Fire Dept. Parent participation is encouraged. Classes are $20
Cotati Classes: April 5-6, May 10-11, June 21-22, July 26-27, Aug. 9-10
Sonoma Classes are taught by Sam Grow a the Valley of the Moon Gun Club. Classes are 6-9pm. Must attend each day.
Sonoma Classes: April 15,17,19, June 17,19,21, Aug. 19,21,23,
Oct. 21,23,25, Dec. 16,18,20