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Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area

Description

The Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area is comprised of approximately 5,000 acres of CDFW property, supplemented by an additional 4,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management lands. Formerly a working cattle ranch, the terrain consists of rolling to steep hills of shrubs, oaks, and conifers surrounding Scotch Creek and several of its tributaries. Bobcats, coyotes, red-tailed hawks, and golden eagles are among the many species that can be seen here.

For more information, call the area at (530) 459-3926 or the Northern Region's Redding office at (530) 225-2300.


Recreational Opportunities

wildlife viewing camping quail hunting turkey hunting deer hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing, camping, and hunting

Passes: A CDFW Lands Pass must be carried by each visitor who is 16 years of age or older, however, visitors who are carrying a valid California hunting or fishing license in their name are exempt from this requirement. Lands passes may be purchased on-line, by phone at (800) 565-1458, or in-person at locations wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Lands passes cannot be substituted for Wildlife Area Hunting Passes, which are required for adult hunters on Type-A and Type-B wildlife areas.
School and organized youth groups, including accompanying adults, are exempt from the lands pass requirement, but need to contact the area to schedule a field trip.

Hunting:Type C Wildlife Area. Dove, quail, turkey, and deer may be present

Facilities: None

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands please refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations booklet. Scroll to the Table of Contents. Locate the page number for general regulations for public uses on all Department lands. For additional regulations that apply only to certain properties, check the Table of Contents for sections that refer to additional or property-specific regulations for wildlife areas or ecological reserves. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following the general and property-specific regulations.

Area History

Beginning around 1908, through and until the early 1970s, Horseshoe Ranch was a working cattle ranch. The property includes a significant part of the winter range of the Jenny Creek deer herd and provides good habitat for many upland game and nongame wildlife species. It was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1977.


Last update : 7/20/2017 3:03:20 PM


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


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Location

Northern Region (Region 1)

Siskiyou County

North of Yreka between Interstate 5 and Iron Gate Reservoir

Access: Take the Hornbrook exit off Interstate 5 and proceed east (right) on Copco Road for 10 miles to the confluence of Scotch and Camp creeks; turn left into the entrance of the Wildlife Area.

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