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 provides public access for hunting, fishing, and other recreational actives on private land. 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 $12.45 application fee is charged for each Access Permit application.
  • Access Permits are issued by random draw.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email 15 days before each hunt.

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 "2021 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 $12.45)
  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

New Fall 2021 Hunts

Lake Berryessa Wild Pig Hunts - Napa County New Property

East Park Wild Pig Hunts - Colusa County

Rush Ranch Wild Pig Hunts - Solano County

River Ridge Ranch - Tulare County

Scott River Ranch - Siskiyou County B6 Deer Hunts

Harrington Farms - Santa Barbara County D13 Deer Hunts

Jones Ranch - Santa Barbara County

Reed Ranch - Santa Barbara County - D13 Deer Hunt

Hart Ranch - Tulare County

Sleepy Creek Ranch - Santa Barbara County - A and MA3 Deer Hunts

McArthur Swamp - Shasta County A3 and X1 Deer Hunts

Fall River Ag Unit - Shasta County A3 Deer Hunts NEW 2021

Merced Wildlife Area - Merced County

Elk Hunts

Hunts By Property

Fishing Opportunities

New for 2021

We are developing the fishing component of the SHARE program and expect to offer angling opportunities in 2021! Events will be posted to this page as they become available.

Attention landowners and land keepers

The goal of SHARE Fishing is to provide unique angling opportunities across the state through partnerships with private landowners. We are currently looking for a variety of water types to enroll in the program that can serve the diverse interests and skills of recreational anglers.

As a partner with SHARE Fishing, you will:

  • Receive financial compensation and complete liability coverage for every day access is allowed
  • Determine the number of anglers, method of catch, and all other conditions for each day's experience
  • Gain access to our fisheries and wildlife specialists for support with fishery enhancements or habitat improvements
  • Foster an important connection for people with the outdoors through sport fishing
  • Invest in California's enjoyment of fish and wildlife resources

If you own or manage private lands that have potential recreational opportunities and are interested in partnering with the SHARE program, please contact the Fisheries Coordinator or fill out the landowner enrollment form (PDF Form).

Flower Moye, SHARE Fisheries Coordinator
jessica.moye@wildlife.ca.gov