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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.

General Drawing Info

  • A non-refundable $11.62 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 "2018 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 $11.62)
  8. Check out

Drawing Results

General SHARE Hunts:

  • Draws are performed 16 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.

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

Scott River Ranch- Siskiyou County B6 Deer Hunts

Jones Ranch - Santa Barbara County

Sleepy Creek Ranch - Santa Barbara County

Rush Ranch Wild Pig Hunts- Solano County- Coming Aug 2018

East Park Wild Pig Hunts- Colusa County- Coming Aug 2018

Merced Wildlife Area- Merced County- Coming Aug 2018

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


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