Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE)

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Program Information

Program Overview

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s SHARE program is designed to provide the public with increased opportunities for unique experiences in hunting, angling, and other recreational activities. With 101 million land acres in California, half of which are privately owned, SHARE aims to improve public access to private or landlocked public land through collaborative partnerships with landowners. The program provides economic incentives and liability protection to landowners and is funded with SHARE Access Permit application fees. SHARE recognizes the important contributions made by these landowners and appreciates their investment in California's enjoyment of fish and wildlife resources.

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.

General Drawing Information

  • A non-refundable $11.88 application fee is charged for each Access Permit application.
  • One application may be submitted for each event, duplicate entries for the same event will be disqualified.
  • Access Permits are issued by a random draw.

Applications

SHARE Access Permit applications can be purchased:

Online Access Permit 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 "2019 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 $11.88)
  8. Check out

Drawing Results

General SHARE Hunts:

  • Draws are performed 16 days before each hunt.
  • Successful applicants will receive an email when they are drawn.
  • Successful applicants will be able to download their hunt information from their ALDS profile.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.
  • Applicants can look up their drawing results online two days after the application deadline.

SHARE Elk Hunts:

  • Applications go on sale the second week in June.
  • Draws are performed the third week in July.
  • Applicants can look up their drawing results online four days after the application deadline.
  • Successful applicants will be able to download their hunt information from their ALDS profile.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

Landowner Enrollment Form

General Hunts

Reed Ranch - Santa Barbara County - D13 Deer Hunt

Trestle Ranch - Modoc County - X3A Deer Hunt

Anderson Ranch - Shasta County - New Junior Only Deer Hunts

Scott River Ranch - Siskiyou County B6 Deer Hunts

Harrington Farms - Santa Barbara County D13 Deer Hunts

Jones Ranch - Santa Barbara County

Sleepy Creek Ranch - Santa Barbara County

Rush Ranch Wild Pig Hunts - Solano County

East Park Wild Pig Hunts - Colusa County

River Ridge Ranch - Tulare County

Hart Ranch - Tulare County

Merced Wildlife Area - Merced County

Sierra Valley Preserve - Plumas County

Elk Hunts

Please click on each property for property specific information.

Hunt Name Tags 2019 Season Dates
link opens in new windowBarlow Ranch (PDF) (5 days of Hunt access) NEW property
Antlerless- Muzzleloader Only
1  8/17 - 9/22
Antlerless- Muzzleloader Only
1  9/23 - 10/30
link opens in new windowDash Ranch (PDF) (5 days of Hunt access) NEW property
Bull
1  8/30 - 12/1  
Either-sex - Apprentice Only
1  8/30 - 12/1
link opens in new windowRickert Ranch (PDF) (3 days of Hunt access) NEW property
Bull
1  9/25 - 10/20
Antlerless - Apprentice Only
1  9/25 - 10/20
link opens in new windowCopher Ranch (PDF)
Antlerless
2  9/14 - 10/14
Bull
1  8/17 - 9/29
link opens in new windowDel Norte North Side (PDF)
Antlerless - Period 1
3  9/28 - 10/4
Antlerless - Period 2
3  10/12 - 10/18
Antlerless - Period 3
3  10/26 - 11/1
Antlerless - Period 4
3  11/9 - 11/15
Antlerless - Period 5
2  12/7 - 12/13
Bull - Period 1
1  9/28 - 10/4
Bull - Period 2
1  10/26 - 11/1
Bull - Period 3
1  12/7 - 12/13
link opens in new windowDel Norte South Side (PDF)
Antlerless - Period 1
2  9/21- 9/27
Antlerless - Period 2
2  10/5 - 10/11
Antlerless - Period 3
3  10/19 - 10/25
Antlerless - Period 4
3  11/2 - 11/8
Antlerless - Period 5
3  11/16 - 11/22
Antlerless -  Period 6
2  11/30 - 12/6
Antlerless -  Period 7
1  12/14 - 12/20
Bull Period 1- < 6 points
1  9/21 - 9/27
Bull Period 2- < 4 points
1  10/5 - 10/11
Bull Period 3- < 6 points
1  10/19 - 10/25
Bull Period 4- < 4 points
1  11/2 - 11/8
Bull Period 5- No point restriction
1  11/2 - 11/8
Bull Period 6- < 4 points
1  11/16 - 11/22
Bull Period 7- No point restriction
1  11/16 - 11/22
Bull Period 8- No point restriction
1  11/30 - 12/6
Bull Period 9- No point restriction
1  12/14 - 12/20
link opens in new windowEast Park Reservoir - Muzzleloader Only (PDF)
Antlerless
1  10/14 - 10/17
Bull
1  10/7 - 10/10
link opens in new windowHolzhauser Ranch (PDF) (5 days of Hunt access)
Antlerless
1  9/17 - 11/3
Bull
1  9/17 - 11/3
link opens in new windowKeegan Ranch (PDF)
Antlerless
1  11/9 - 11/13
Bull
1  10/26 - 10/30
link opens in new windowMagruder Ranch (PDF) (5 days of Hunt access)
Antlerless
2  9/14 - 10/30
Bull
1  8/14 - 9/14
link opens in new windowSibley Ranch (PDF) (5 days of Hunt access)
Antlerless - Apprentice Only
2  8/31 - 10/30
Bull
1  8/14 - 9/14
link opens in new windowSylva Ranch SHARE (PDF) (5 days of Hunt access)
Antlerless
1  9/20 - 11/3
Bull
1  9/20 - 11/3
link opens in new windowSmith River PLM - Antlerless (PDF) 5  10/1 - 10/7
link opens in new windowStover Ranch PLM - Antlerless Apprentice Only (PDF) 1  10/1 - 10/31
link opens in new windowWiggins Ranch PLM - Antlerless Apprentice Only (PDF) 1  10/1 - 10/31

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