2016 Northern California Elk Hunting Private Land for the Public

California elk hunting seasons, California wildlife hunting regulations, and opportunities for California elk hunting private land.

On this page, you’ll find info for California elk hunting private land in Northern California. These special hunts are offered by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) through its SHARE Program. Under the Program, the CDFW partners with private landowners to offer additional hunting opportunities. Landowners receive protection from potential liability. They also get paid for letting the public have access to their land.

For the 2016-2017 season, there were 37 opportunities for California elk hunting private land. Fifteen of the properties are new to the Program this year. Scroll down for application deadlines, specific counties, hunt dates, properties, season limit, tags, and helpful links. For info about elk hunting in general, go to our page for California Elk Hunting Seasons. There, you’ll find useful info about hunting hours, areas, species, bag and possession limits, restrictions, and other tips. You can also participate in our forum and sign up for our blog.



July 25, 2016 is the application deadline for these 37 opportunities for California elk hunting private land.


Opportunities of California elk hunting private land, including Roosevelt Elk, including California Share Hunting for Elk
Roosevelt Elk

To buy an application, you need a California Hunting License. You can purchase applications from a CDFW license sales office or online. Each application will cost $11.37. The fee is non-refundable.


These opportunities for California elk hunting private land are located in the counties listed below.

    • Colusa County.
    • Del Norte County.
    • Humboldt County.
    • Mendocino County.
    • Siskiyou County.


These opportunities for California elk hunting private land are taking place between August 15 and December 13, 2016.


These SHARE elk hunting opportunities will take place on 21 private properties. For more about the SHARE Program, go to our page for CDFW SHARE Program.

Season Limit

You can only kill one elk per year.


California elk hunting private land through the CDFW SHARE program
Tule Elk

You’ll need an elk tag to participate in the hunts. When you apply for the hunt, you’ll be entered into a random drawing .  If selected, you’ll received notice on July 29. Warning shot!!! Don’t confuse these hunts with the Big Game Drawing. If selected for one of the SHARE hunts, you won’t lose any preference points. If you don’t get selected, you won’t earn any preference points. For

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