- Delta Island Hunts
- Cañada de los Osos Hunts
- Eden Landing Waterfowl Hunts
- San Antonio Valley Apprentice Hunts
- Lake Sonoma Turkey Hunts
7329 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
2109 Arch Airport Rd
Stockton, CA 95206
Regional Manager: Carl Wilcox
Cañada de los Osos Apprentice Hunt Program
A non-fee hunt
CDFW is pleased to provide limited-permit apprentice deer, pig and upland game bird hunting opportunities at Cañada de los Osos Ecological Reserve near Gilroy. The hunts are conducted in coordination with volunteers from the Friends of Cañada de los Osos who operate the program.
Hunts are scheduled throughout the spring and fall seasons and applicants may only apply with the on-line registration link at the bottom of this page. Paper or any other electronic applications are no longer accepted. Due to the high demand, hunters who are unable to attend the hunt for which they are drawn must notify our office within 5 days of being notified that they were successfully drawn. Please only apply for hunt dates you can attend.
Successful applicants will be assigned a volunteer from the Friends of Cañada de los Osos who will act as their guide for the duration of the hunt. Canada de los Osos falls within the Ridley-Tree Condor Preservation Area and non-lead ammunition is required for all big game hunts.
Individuals interested in applying must use the online registration by the appropriate due dates listed below. Hunt applications will become available approximately 45 days prior to their due date. Successful applicants will be selected by random drawing and notified at least two weeks prior to the hunt date.
|Species||Hunt Date||Application Start Date||Application Due Date|
|Spring Turkey I||March 23-24, 2013||Jan. 15, 2013||March 1, 2013|
|Spring Turkey II||April 13-14, 2013||Feb. 5, 2013||March 22, 2013|
|Spring Pig||May 18-19, 2013||March 12, 2013||April 26, 2013|
|Deer||Sept. 14-15, 2013||July 9, 2013||Aug. 23, 2013|
|Fall Pig||Oct. 26-27, 2013||Aug. 20, 2013||Oct. 4, 2013|
|Upland Game Bird||Nov. 16-17, 2013||Sept. 10, 2013||Oct. 25, 2013|
- If you have not already done so, create a CDFW web account. Once you have an account...
- Go to the Special Hunts Registration page, and Login as a registered user.
- Click Select and Register for Hunts
- Follow the instructions through the rest of the application process.
Do not include non-hunters on your application