Pig Hunting Information
Archery and Crossbow Hunting Only
Hunting dates are as follows:
Archery and Crossbow Only November 26, 2015- March 23, 2016
Hunters will be required to register at one of the following sales locations:
Lake Sonoma Marina, Park Visitor Center, Turra’s Back Room Archery Shop or West Coast Archery Shop.
Hunters may register in person seven days a week at visitor center 9am-4pm (707-431-4533) or at the marina from 9am-5pm (707-433-2200). You can also e-mail the visitor center at email@example.com
No registration at Park Headquarters!
Your hunting pass will be honored as a day use pass at Lake Sonoma, meaning you will not pay the day use fee at the park. Campers will be required to pay the camping fee. The privately owned marina fees still apply.
Liberty Glen Campground is available through reservations only. The campground gate is locked at all hours. You will be provided a gate combination when you make reservations at 1-877-444-6777. Walk-in camping is not allowed at this campground, however the Marina has both tent and RV camping available for walk-ins.
Previous years’ hunters must register for the 2015-2016 season. The Friends of Lake Sonoma non-profit group will be coordinating hunt registration and will charge $35 to complete the process. The money will be used for registration and educational material costs and for land stewardship within the park.
Hunters will be required to show a driver’s license, valid CA hunting license, and a pig tag and will then be issued a hunting pass and given a brief orientation on hunting at the park. You will also fill in a hunter check-in form on the days you hunt. Simply drop this in one of the park fee vaults upon arrival. You only need to drop off the second portion of the form if you get a pig. This allows us to keep track of hunting season.
Stay within park boundaries even if an injured animal crosses onto private land. Park rangers may not see you but our neighbors do and they are very vocal in their disapproval of trespassers.
Hunting stands and game cameras are permitted provided that they do not permanently scar the trees.
Hunters are subject to all park rules and regulations as well as all county, state, and local laws, and California Department of Fish & Game regulations
In accordance with California hunting regulations, feeding (baiting) of pigs is strictly prohibited.
Dogs may not be used while hunting.
Hunters may not possess a firearm (including a sidearm) while in the field.
Pigs must be gutted at least 100 yards away from man-made structures, trails or campgrounds. Do not dispose of entrails in garbage cans; leave them in the field to attract other boar.
Hunters are required to carry a valid hunting license and have pig tags with them while hunting.
Frequently asked questions:
Where are the pigs?
A: Signs of pig activity can be seen in all areas of the park but to be successful, you will need to spend time in the field to see for yourself. The hog hunting forum at www.jesseshunting.com is also an excellent source of information from both hunters and park staff.
Can I carry a side arm while hunting?
A: No, you will have to rely on your skill and judgment in making a shot with your bow or cross bow.
Can I use the fire roads and trails in the park?
A: You may hike on any fire road or trail at any time within the park to access hunting grounds. However you may not operate any motorized vehicle or use horses if the trails are closed for the rainy season. Also, you may not follow a fire road onto adjacent private property.
If I’m hunting for several days in a row, do I have to check in every day?
A: No, you only need to check in on the first day of a multi-day hunt. We only ask that you drop your checkout card in a fee vault on the way out of the park so we can keep an accurate tally of how many hunters have participated and success rates.
Questions? Contact Park Ranger Brian Emmons at 707-431-4523.
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