California SHARE Hunting Program

California SHARE Hunting Program waterfowl

SHARE CWA

On this page, you’ll find info about the California SHARE Hunting Program about a program offered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. It’s called the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement, or CDFW SHARE program. Under the program, the CDFW pays private landowners to let the public hunt on their land, and protects participating landowners from liability in case something goes wrong.

In partnership with organizations like the California Waterfowl Association (“CWA”), the CDFW offers hunting opportunities for wild game like:

  • Pheasant (link to hunting opportunities below)
  • Turkey (link to hunting opportunities below)
  • Waterfowl (link to hunting opportunities below)

There are special hunts for disabled hunters, juniors, and military personnel. To participate in the California SHARE Hunting Program, hunters need a California Hunting License and a permit, which is issued through a random drawing. To submit an application, you either go to CDFW’s webpage for online sales or directly to a partner. (For game birds, you might also need an Upland Game Bird Stamp, HIP Validation, Federal Duck Stamp, and/or California Duck Stamp.) There’s typically a non-refundable application fee. If selected, you’ll be notified by mail. Warning shot!!!  You usually have to use non-toxic ammo (i.e. no lead).


#pheasant hunting opportunitiesPheasant Hunting

Click here for information about special hunts for pheasant.


Turkey Hunting

Click here for information about special hunts for turkey.


#waterfowl hunting opportunities on private land through the California SHARE Hunting Program, including ducks and geese.”>Waterfowl Hunting


Alphabetical List

  1. Bird Haven Ranch
  2. CICC Outdoor Adventures
  3. Closed Zone Farms
  4. Delta King Ranch
  5. Denverton
  6. Fagundes Ranch Duck Club
  7. Family Club
  8. Fowl Pursuer Outdoor Adventures & Northwinds Outfitters
  9. Fowl Weather Guide Service
  10. Glide Ranch
  11. Goose Lake
  12. Grizzly Ranch
  13. Little Dry Creek Farms
  14. Live Oak Duck Club
  15. Merced Wildlife Management Area
  16. Mom’s Duck Club
  17. Mound Farms
  18. Mulberry
  19. O’Brien Ranch
  20. Office Club
  21. Ramona Hunt Club
  22. Rancho Caleta / Triple B
  23. Rancho De Los Patos
  24. Rancho Esquon
  25. Reclamation District 833
  26. Sebia Duck Club
  27. Senator Outing
  28. Stone Creek Duck Club
  29. Tanglefree Properties, LLC
  30. Upper Valley Ranch 
  31. Whiffle Master Guide Service

County / State

Click here for more information about hunting in California by county location.

Butte County

  1. CICC Outdoor Adventures
  2. Fowl Weather Guide Service
  3. Mom’s Duck Club
  4. Rancho Esquon
  5. Reclamation District 833

Colusa County

  1. Little Dry Creek Farms
  2. Sebia Duck Club
  3. Stone Creek Duck Club
  4. Tanglefree Properties, LLC
  5. Whiffle Master Guide Service

Glenn County

  1. Bird Haven Ranch

Kern County

  1. Goose Lake
  2. Rancho De Los Patos

Merced County

  1. Fagundes Ranch Duck Club
  2. Merced Wildlife Management Area
  3. Office Club

Northern California

Riverside County

Solano County

  1. Delta King Ranch
  2. Denverton
  3. Family Club
  4. Grizzly Ranch
  5. Mulberry

Sutter County

  1. Live Oak Duck Club
  2. Rancho Caleta / Triple B

Yolo County

  1. Closed Zone Farms
  2. Glide Ranch
  3. Mound Farms
  4. Senator Outing

Yuba County

  1. O’Brien Ranch
  2. Upper Valley Ranch 

Disabled / Mobility-Impaired

Click here for more information about hunting in California with a disability or mobility impairment.

  1. Denverton
  2. Goose Lake
  3. Grizzly Ranch

Guided Hunts

Click here for more information about hunting guides.

  1. Closed Zone Farms
  2. Fowl Pursuer Outdoor Adventures & Northwinds Outfitters
  3. Little Dry Creek Farms
  4. Mom’s Duck Club
  5. Whiffle Master Guide Service

Junior Hunts

Click here for more information about hunting as a junior in California.

  1. Bird Haven Ranch
  2. Closed Zone Farms
  3. Fowl Pursuer Outdoor Adventures & Northwinds Outfitters
  4. Little Dry Creek Farms
  5. Live Oak Duck Club
  6. Mom’s Duck Club
  7. Mound Farms
  8. O’Brien Ranch
  9. Rancho Esquon
  10. Sebia Duck Club
  11. Stone Creek Duck Club
  12. Whiffle Master Guide Service

Military Veterans

Click here for more information about hunting on military bases, and here for disabled veteran hunting licenses.

  1. Denverton
  2. Goose Lake
  3. Grizzly Ranch

Party Size

Click here for more information about hunting as a party in California.

Three Hunters

  1. Denverton
  2. Goose Lake

Four Hunters

  1. CICC Outdoor Adventures
  2. Whiffle Master Guide Service

Bird Haven Ranch Duck Club

Location

The Bird Haven Ranch Duck Club junior waterfowl hunt is located in Glenn County near Afton, CA by the Howard Slough Unit & Little Dry Creek Unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area.

Juniors

The Bird Haven Ranch Duck Club junior waterfowl hunt accommodates one junior & one adult.

Hunt Dates

The Bird Haven Ranch Duck Club hunts are scheduled for November 14, 2015 and January 2, 2016.

Notes

The Bird Haven Ranch Duck Club junior waterfowl hunt includes transportation to and from a stand up blind.

Links

Hunt Description: Bird Haven Ranch

Here’s a map of the Bird Haven Ranch Duck Club junior waterfowl hunt


CICC Outdoor Adventures

Location

The CCIC Outdoor Adventures waterfowl hunt is located in Butte County by the Delevan National Wildlife Refuge.

General Hunt

The CCIC Outdoor Adventures waterfowl hunt is for the general public and accommodates four (4) hunters.

Guides

The waterfowl hunt will be guided by CCIC Outdoor Adventures.

Hunt Dates

The CCIC Outdoor Adventures waterfowl hunt will be in January 2016, with the date to be determined.

Links

Hunt Description: CICC Outdoor Adventures


Closed Zone Farms Duck Club

Location

The Closed Zone Farms Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts are located in Yolo County near Yolo Bypass in the Upper Butte Basin by the Little Dry Creek Unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (next to closed zone).

Juniors

The Closed Zone Farms Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts accommodate one junior & one adult

Guided

The Closed Zone Farms Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts will be guided.

Notes

The Closed Zone Farms Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts include breakfast, lunch & transportation to stand up blinds.

Hunt Dates

The Closed Zone Farms Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts are scheduled for December 12, 2015 and February 6, 2016.

Links

Hunt Description: Closed Zone Farms

For more information about the Closed Zone Farms Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts, visit them on Facebook and YouTube.


Delta King Ranch Duck Club

Location

The Delta King Ranch Duck Club waterfowl hunt is located in Solano County near Suisun City, CA in the Suisun Marsh by the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area.

General Hunt

The general waterfowl hunt accommodates two (2) hunters

Hunt Dates

The Delta King Ranch Duck Club waterfowl hunt is scheduled for January 13, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Delta King Ranch

Here’s a map of the Delta King Ranch Duck Club waterfowl hunt.


Denverton

Location

The Denverton waterfowl hunts are located in Solano County near Denverton, CA in the Suisun Marsh.

General Hunt

The Denverton waterfowl hunts for the general public accommodate up to three (3) hunters.

Disabled / Mobility-Impaired Hunters

The Denverton waterfowl hunts accommodate disabled / mobility-impaired hunters (MIH) hunters.

Military Veteran Hunters

The Denverton waterfowl hunts accommodate military veteran hunters.

Hunt Dates

The Denverton waterfowl hunts are typically held every week between October 2015 and January 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Denverton 

Here’s a map of the Denverton waterfowl hunts.


Fagundes Ranch Duck Club

Location

The Fagundes Ranch Duck Club waterfowl hunt is located in Merced County near Los Banos, CA in the South Grasslands of the San Joaquin Valley.

General Hunt

The Fagundes Ranch Duck Club waterfowl hunt is for the general public and accommodates up to two (2) hunters.

Hunt Dates

The Fagundes Ranch Duck Club waterfowl hunt is scheduled for January 13, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Fagundes Ranch Duck Club


Family Club

Location

The Family Club waterfowl hunts are located in Solano County near Suisun City in the Suisun Marsh by Goodyear Slough.

General Hunt

The Family Club waterfowl hunt accommodates an unspecified number of hunters.

Hunt Dates

The Family Club waterfowl hunts are scheduled for December 19 and 26, 2015.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Family Club


Fowl Pursuer Outdoor Adventures & Northwinds Outfitters

Location

The Fowl Pursuer Outdoor Adventures & Northwinds Outfitters waterfowl hunts are located in Northern California near in the Sacramento Valley, San Francisco Bay & Delta.

General Hunt

The Fowl Pursuer Outdoor Adventures & Northwinds Outfitters waterfowl hunts are for the general public and accommodate up to two (2) hunters.

Hunt Dates

The Fowl Pursuer Outdoor Adventures & Northwinds Outfitters waterfowl hunts are typically held each week between November 2015 and February 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Fowl Pursuer Outdoor Adventures & Northwinds Outfitters


Fowl Weather Guide Service

Location

The Fowl Weather Guide Service junior waterfowl hunt is located in Butte County by the Howard Slough Unit & Little Dry Creek Unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Areas.

Juniors

The Fowl Weather Guide Service junior waterfowl hunt accommodates up to two juniors & two adults.

Guided

The Fowl Weather Guide Service junior waterfowl hunt is guided.

Notes

You will be driven to and from the blinds; calling and retrieval are provided; and your shotgun must be 12-gauge or smaller.

Hunt Dates

The Fowl Weather Guide Service junior waterfowl hunts are scheduled between December and January on a mutually agreeable date.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Fowl Weather Guide Service


Glide Ranch Duck Club

Location

The Glide Ranch Duck Club waterfowl hunts are located in Yolo County near Davis, CA in the Sacramento Valley by the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area.

General Hunt

The Glide Ranch Duck Club waterfowl hunts are for the general public and accommodate one (1) hunter.

Hunt Dates

The Glide Ranch Duck Club waterfowl hunts are scheduled for January 13 and 16, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Glide Ranch


Goose Lake

Location

The Goose Lake waterfowl hunts are located in Kern County near Wasco, CA by the Kern National Wildlife Refuge.

General Hunt

The Goose Lake waterfowl hunts accommodate up to three (3) hunters.

Disabled / Mobility-Impaired Hunters

The Goose Lake waterfowl hunts accommodate disabled / mobility-impaired hunters (MIH).

Military Veterans

The Goose Lake waterfowl hunts accommodate military veteran hunters.

Hunt Dates

The Goose Lake waterfowl hunts are typically held each week between October and January, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Goose Lake

Click here for a map of the Goose Lake waterfowl hunt area(s).


Grizzly Ranch

Location

The Grizzly Ranch waterfowl hunts are located in Solano County near Suisun City in the Suisun Marsh by the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area.

General Hunt

The Grizzly Ranch waterfowl hunts accommodate up to two (2) hunters.

Disabled / Mobility-Impaired Hunters

The Grizzly Ranch waterfowl hunts accommodate disabled / mobility-impaired hunters (MIH).

Military Veterans

The Grizzly Ranch waterfowl hunts accommodate military veteran hunters.

Notes

Overnight loding is usually provided, plus decoys and transportation to/from blinds.

Hunt Dates

The Grizzly Ranch waterfowl hunts are scheduled monthly between October 2015 and January 2016 (2 -3 per month).

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Grizzly Ranch

Click here for a map of the Grizzly Ranch waterfowl hunt areas.


Little Dry Creek Farms Duck Club

Location

The Little Dry Creek Farms Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts are located in Colusa County in the Upper Butte Basin by the Little Dry Creek Unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area.

Juniors

The Little Dry Creek Farms Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts accommodate one junior & one adult.

Guided

The Little Dry Creek Farms Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts are guided.

Notes

The Little Dry Creek Farms Duck Club waterfowl hunts include breakfast, lunch & transportation.

Hunt Dates

The Little Dry Creek Farms Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts are scheduled for December 12 and February 6, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Little Dry Creek Farms


Live Oak Duck Club

Location

The Live Oak Duck Club junior waterfowl hunt is located in Sutter County near Live Oak, CA in the Butte Sink.

Juniors

The Live Oak Duck Club junior waterfowl hunt accommodates one junior & a non-shooting chaperone.

Hunt Dates

The Live Oak Duck Club junior waterfowl hunt is scheduled for February 6, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Live Oak Duck Club 


Merced Wildlife Management Area

Location

The Merced Wildlife Management Area waterfowl hunts are located in Merced County near Merced, CA.

General Hunt

The Merced Wildlife Management Area waterfowl hunts are for the general public and accommodate up two (2) hunters.

Hunt Dates

The Merced Wildlife Management Area waterfowl hunts are scheduled on a weekly basis.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Merced Wildlife Management Area


Mom’s Duck Club

Location

The Mom’s Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts are located in Butte County near Willows, CA in the Upper Butte Basin by the Little Dry Creek Unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (next to closed zone).

Juniors

The Mom’s Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts accommodate one junior & one adult.

Guides

The Mom’s Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts are guided.

Notes

The Mom’s Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts include breakfast, lunch & transportation.

Hunt Dates

The Mom’s Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts are scheduled for December 12, 2015 and February 6, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Mom’s


Mound Farms

Location

The Mound Farms junior waterfowl hunts are located in Yolo County near Davis, CA in the South Yolo Bypass.

Juniors

The Mound Farms junior waterfowl hunts accommodate one junior & one adult.

Notes

The Mound Farms junior waterfowl hunts include pit and stand-up blinds.

Hunt Dates

The waterfowl hunts are scheduled for November 30 and December 30, 2015.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Mound Farms


Mulberry Duck Club

Location

The Mulberry Duck Club waterfowl hunts are located in Solano County near Suisun City in the Suisun Marsh next to a private sanctuary.

General Hunt

The Mulberry Duck Club waterfowl hunts are for the general public and accommodate an unspecified number of hunters.

Hunt Dates

The Mulberry Duck Club waterfowl hunts are scheduled for December 16, 2015 and January 6, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Mulberry


O’Brien Ranch

Location

The O’Brien Ranch junior waterfowl hunts are located in Yuba County near Marysville, CA in the infamous District 10 near the Howard Slough Unit & Little Dry Creek Unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area.

Juniors

The O’Brien Ranch waterfowl hunts accommodate one junior & one adult.

Note

The O’Brien Ranch waterfowl hunts include stand up blinds & lunch. Warning shot!!! While you cannot bring your own dog, they provide a retriever.

Hunt Dates

The O’Brien Ranch waterfowl hunts are scheduled for November 14, 2015 and January 2, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: O’Brien Ranch


Office Club Duck Club

Location

The Office Club Duck Club waterfowl hunt is located in Merced County near Los Banos, CA in the South Grasslands of the San Joaquin Valley.

General Hunt

The Office Club Duck Club waterfowl hunt is for the general public and accommodates up to two (2) hunters.

Hunt Dates

The Office Club Duck Club waterfowl hunt is scheduled for January 20, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Office Club


Ramona Hunt Club

Location

The Ramona Hunt Club waterfowl hunt is located in Riverside County near San Jacinto, CA in the San Jacinto Valley.

General Hunt

The Ramona Hunt Club waterfowl hunt is for the general public and accommodates one (1) hunter.

Notes

No shells larger than three inches are allowed at the Ramona Hunt Club watefowl hunt (i.e. 3 1/2 inch shells are prohibited).

Hunt Dates

The waterfowl hunt is scheduled for December 19, 2015.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Ramona Hunt Club


Rancho Caleta / Triple B

Location

The waterfowl hunt is located in Sutter County near Live Oak, CA in the Sacramento Valley by the Little Dry Creek Unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area.

General Hunt

The Rancho Caleta / Triple B waterfowl hunt is for the general public and accommodates up to two (2) hunters.

Hunt Dates

The Rancho Caleta / Triple B waterfowl hunt is scheduled in January 2016 on a mutually agreeable date.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Rancho Caleta / Triple B

Here’s a map of the Rancho Caleta / Triple B waterfowl hunting area.


Rancho De Los Patos

Location

The Rancho De Los Patos waterfowl hunt is located in Kern County near Bakersfield, CA by the Wister Unit of the Imperial Wildlife Area.

General Hunt

The Rancho De Los Patos waterfowl hunt is for the general public and accommodates one (1) hunter.

Hunt Dates

The Rancho De Los Patos waterfowl hunt is scheduled for date to be determined.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Rancho De Los Patos

Click here for a map of the Rancho De Los Patos hunting area.


Rancho Esquon

Location

The Rancho Esquon junior waterfowl hunts are located in Butte County near Durham, CA in the Upper Butte Basin by the Delevan National Wildlife Refuge.

Juniors

The Rancho Esquon junior waterfowl hunts accommodate up to two juniors & and a non-shooting adult chaperone.

Notes

The Rancho Esquon waterfowl hunts includes transportation to and from the blinds, which are located in rice fields, plus a stool and decoys.

Hunt Dates

The Rancho Esquon junior waterfowl hunts are scheduled for November 21, 2015, December 19, 2015 and and January 16, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Rancho Esquon


Reclamation District 833 Duck Club

Location

The Reclamation District 833 Duck Club waterfowl hunt is located in Butte County near Gridley, CA in the Sacramento Valley by the Bean Field Sanctuary of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

General Hunt

The Reclamation District 833 Duck Club waterfowl hunt is for the general public and accommodates up to two (2) hunters.

Guides

The Reclamation District 833 Duck Club waterfowl hunt is guided.

Hunt Dates

The Reclamation District 833 Duck Club waterfowl hunt is scheduled in January on a mutually agreeable date.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Reclamation District 833


Sebia Duck Club

Location

The Sebia Duck Club junior waterfowl hunt is located in Colusa County near Colusa, CA by the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge.

Juniors

The Sebia Duck Club junior waterfowl hunt accommodates up to two juniors & and a non-shooting adult that is at least 21 years old.

Notes

No shotgun shells larger than three inches are allowed for the Sebia Duck Club junior waterfowl hunt (i.e. 3 1/2 inch shells are prohibited).

Hunt Dates

The Sebia Duck Club junior waterfowl hunt is scheduled for February 2, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Sebia Duck Club

For more information, visit the Sebia Duck Club on Facebook.


Senator Outing Duck Club

Location

The Senator Outing Duck Club waterfowl hunts are located in Yolo County near Davis, CA in the Sacramento Valley by the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area.

General Hunt

The Senator Outing Duck Club waterfowl hunts are for the general public and accommodates one (1) hunter.

Hunt Dates

The Senator Outing Duck Club waterfowl hunts are scheduled for November 5, December 3, and December 10, 2015.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Senator Outing


Stone Creek Duck Club

Location

The Stone Creek Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts are located in Colusa County near Williams, CA in the Sacramento Valley.

General Hunt

Some of the Stone Creek Duck Club waterfowl hunts are for the general public and accommodate one adult and/or one junior.

Juniors

The Stone Creek Duck Club junior waterfowl hunts accommodates one junior & one adult.

Notes

The Stone Creek Duck Club waterfowl hunts include transportation to and from stand up blinds, plus overnight lodging and food.

Hunt Dates

The Stone Creek Duck Club junior waterfowl hunt is scheduled for January 2, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Stone Creek Duck Club


Tanglefree Properties, LLC

Location

The Tanglefree Properties, LLC waterfowl hunts are located in Colusa County near Lambertville, CA in the Sacramento Valley by the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge sanctuary.

General Hunt

The Tanglefree Properties, LLC waterfowl hunts accommodate up to two (2) hunters.

Hunt Dates

The Tanglefree Properties, LLC waterfowl hunts are scheduled for January 8 and 9, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Tanglefree Properties, LLC


Upper Valley Ranch

Location

The Upper Valley Ranch waterfowl hunts are located in Yuba County near Marysville, CA in the Sacramento Valley.

General Hunt

The Upper Valley Ranch waterfowl hunts accommodate up to two (2) hunters.

Notes

The Upper Valley Ranch waterfowl hunts include overnight lodging, food, culinary cooking, and cocktails.

Hunt Dates

The Upper Valley Ranch waterfowl hunts are scheduled for December 2, 2015 and January 6, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Upper Valley Ranch 


Whiffle Master Guide Service

Location

The Whiffle Master Guide Service junior waterfowl hunts are located in Colusa County near Maxwell, CA.

General Hunt

The Whiffle Master Guide Service junior waterfowl hunts accommodate up to four (4) hunters.

Juniors

The Whiffle Master Guide Service junior waterfowl hunt accommodate up to two juniors & one adult.

Guided

The Whiffle Master Guide Service waterfowl hunts are guided.

Hunt Dates

The Whiffle Master Guide Service general waterfowl hunts are scheduled for December 2015 and January 2016 with the dates to be determined. The junior waterfowl hunt is scheduled for February 6, 2016.

Links

CWA / SHARE Hunt Description: Whiffle Master Guide Service

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