California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Bay Delta Region

Hunt Programs

Main Office
  7329 Silverado Trail
  Napa, CA 94558
  (707) 944-5500

Stockton Office
  2109 Arch Airport Rd
  Stockton, CA 95206
  (209) 234-3420

Regional Manager: Scott Wilson

Lake Sonoma Turkey Hunt Program

View of Lake Sonoma
CDFW logo      United States Army Corps of Engineers logo

Online Registration is Now Open for the Lake Sonoma Youth (Junior) Spring Turkey Hunt and the Lake Sonoma General Spring Turkey Hunt.

Hunt Hunt Dates Applications Accepted
Lake Sonoma
Spring Youth (Junior) Hunt
March 29-30, 2014  Through
midnight, March 11, 2014  
Lake Sonoma
General Spring Hunt
April 5-6, 2014

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is pleased to offer springl and Spring turkey hunts held on USACE property at Lake Sonoma, Sonoma County.

The Lake Sonoma Turkey Hunt Program consists of non-fee, limited-permit hunts that are open ONLY to successful applicants on specific dates during the appropriate spring and fall turkey hunt seasons. The Lake Sonoma Turkey Hunt Area is not open to the public for turkey hunting except for this special hunting opportunity.

The Lake Sonoma Turkey Hunt Program includes both a Youth (Junior) Hunt Period and a General Hunt Period. Drawn hunt parties will be allowed to hunt the Lake Sonoma Turkey Hunt Area during the range of dates specified in the hunt period.

Thirty hunters total in hunt party sizes of no more than two (2) hunters will be drawn each for the Youth (Junior) Hunt Period and the General Hunt Period. For the Youth (Junior) Hunt, one hunter must possess a valid California Junior hunting license and may include either another licensed Junior hunter or a licensed Adult hunter on the hunt party application. Two Junior hunters must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult.

Applications MUST be received on or before the application deadline date. Applicants may only submit once per Hunt Period. Multiple applications from any party for a particular Hunt Period will result in disqualification from the drawing. Successful applicants will be selected by random drawing and notified approximately 10-15 days prior to the hunt by electronic mail.

Important: All hunter names must be included on the on-line application form at the time of submission. Do not include non-hunters on your application. This hunt is non-transferable.

Directions to Apply

Go to the Online Application for Special Hunts (button below). If you have not already done so, create a CDFW web account. Once logged in, return to the Online Application.

  • Click "Select and Register for Hunts"
  • Select the following options:
    • Select Hunt Species: Wild Turkey
    • Select Hunt Type: Jr. Required, Wild Bird for Youth Hunt, OR Wild Bird for the General Hunt
    • Select Desired Hunt Party Size: “2”
    • Click the check box next to the Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area Hunt
  • Follow the instructions through the rest of the application process

Online Application for Special Hunts

Questions about the hunt application? Contact askbdr@wildlife.ca.gov.