Expansion of CDFW Land Pass Program
Dear California Bowmen Hunters and State Archery Association,
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is expanding its Lands Pass Program (Program) to include 43 wildlife areas and ecological reserves where visitors must possess a lands pass while on the property, unless they are carrying their valid California hunting or fishing license. We are asking for your help in spreading the word to your members.
CDFW manages over 1 million acres of land, most of which is located on 247 ecological reserves and wildlife areas across the state. The majority of funding to manage these lands comes from hunters and anglers through a variety of federal and state programs.
The State Legislature directed CDFW to develop more income for land management from user fees by expanding the Program, which is currently implemented at six CDFW properties. In August 2016, after a lengthy public review process, the Fish and Game Commission voted to add an additional 37 properties.
In addition to visitors carrying their hunting or fishing license, visitors will be exempt from the lands pass requirement if they are under 16 years of age, or are part of a school or organized youth group field trip. This year, a daily lands pass costs $4.32 and an annual Lands Pass costs $24.33. Please note that a lands pass cannot be substituted for a hunting pass at a Type A or Type B wildlife area.
Lands passes will not be required until the properties have signs posted that explain the requirement. Properties that are new to the Lands Pass Program will be starting to require the passes between this coming November and January. We are preparing additional public outreach to notify the public before the requirement goes into effect.
Would you please distribute this information regarding the expansion of the lands pass requirement to your members? More information about the Lands Pass Program is at www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/Lands-Pass . A hardcopy version of this letter from the CDFW Lands Program Manager should arrive in the mail soon, although there are a few organizations that we were unable to obtain a USPS mailing address for. If you have questions about the Lands Pass Program, please contact me at Julie.Horenstein@wildlife.ca.gov.
Ecological Reserve Coordinator
Message from Kern River Archers
I would like to thank you for attending one or more of the Kern River Archers shoots in the past. We always love having you there. We thought we had lost the lease but we have put in an application to lease directly from the BLM. The Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended our eviction notice to the end of the year to give BLM enough time to go the review process for our lease request. So the High Sierra is on this year. YAY! the event is October 28 and 29 this year. I am attaching the flyer in hopes that you will pre-register so we can get a better head count and be able to prepare better for the event. We look forward to seeing you there this year. If you have any questions you can contact me on my cell at 661-805-7371 or contact Jed Kern whose cell number is on the flyer too. Thank you, Nancy Tidwell
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