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Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE)

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Program Overview

The SHARE Program is designed to improve public access to private or landlocked public land. Participating landowners will be compensated with monetary payment and liability protection for providing access to or through their land for recreational use and enjoyment of wildlife. SHARE is funded with SHARE Access Permit Application fees.

Recreational users can contribute to the success of the SHARE Program by obeying all CDFW regulations, as well as demonstrating courteous, legal, and ethical behavior.

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SHARE Elk Hunts

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Keegan Ranch - Colusa County - New

Holzhauser Ranch - Siskiyou County - New

Copher Ranch - Humboldt County

Del Norte Group NORTH Side - Del Norte County

Del Norte Group SOUTH Side - Del Norte County

East Park Reservoir - Colusa County

Sibley Ranch - Mendocino County

Magruder Ranch - Mendocino County

Sylva Ranch - Siskiyou County

Smith River PLM Area - Del Norte County

Stover Ranch PLM - Humboldt County

Wiggins Ranch PLM - Humboldt County

SHARE Hunts - New Fall 2017 Hunts

Rush Ranch Wild Pig Hunts- Solano County

East Park Wild Pig Hunts- Colusa County- New

Merced Wildlife Area- Merced County

Scott River Ranch- Siskiyou County New Deer Hunts

Jones Ranch - Santa Barbara County

Sleepy Creek Ranch - Santa Barbara County

Landowner Enrollment Form

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Wildlife Branch - Game Management
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411

Apply for a Permit

General Drawing Information

  • A non-refundable $11.37 application fee will be charged for each hunt choice.
  • Hunters may only apply once for each available hunt date for each area, duplicate entries for the same hunt area and date will be disqualified.
  • Permits are issued by a random draw.


SHARE permit drawing applications can be purchased:

Online Hunt Application Instructions

To apply for a SHARE Access Permit go to the License Sales and Service website and follow these instructions:

  1. Log in
  2. Click "Purchase License"
  3. Click "2015 Hunting" (under menu on the left side)
  4. Scroll down to "Drawings" -- SHARE hunts are here
  5. Click "Add to Cart" -- this will give you a choice of SHARE properties
  6. Click on a property -- this will give you a calendar of dates that are available
  7. Select each date you want to apply for (each selection will cost $11.37)
  8. Check out

Drawing Results

  • Draws are performed 17 days before each hunt.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted by phone once the draw has been completed.
  • Successful applicants will receive their SHARE Access Permit by email or postal mail.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.
  • Applicants can look up their drawing results online four days after the application deadline.


For more information about the SHARE Program, email Victoria Barr, SHARE Program Coordinator,