California Bowmen Hunters / State Archery Association

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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.


Julie Horenstein

Ecological Reserve Coordinator

Advertising with CBH/SAA

In an effort to streamline our Event Flyer and Advertising submission process, we have a new form located on the Newsletter Page of our website. When you are ready to send us your Ad, click the “Submit your Ad” above or you can go to the newsletter page and click the “Submit your Ad” button, fill out the information on the form and attach your advertising layout (PDF Only) and click the Submit button. The next thing you will see is the instruction for sending your payment to CBH/SAA.

What happens next? There are Three of us involved. Treasurer, Newsletter and Website. When you send in your Ad, the system sends the information and the flyer to all three of us simultaneously so we all have a copy. When Terry receives payment for the Ad, she notifies both Lori and I. Lori adds your flyer to the Newsletter and I add it to the CBH Event calendar.

Our goal is to make this process as seamless as possible but it all hinges on you. Please make sure the payment for your advertising is sent to the Treasurer as soon as possible. The sooner we have it, the faster we can complete the process and get your Ad where it can be seen.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at cbhsaa@outlook.com or give me a call at 909-217-4441.

Thank you,

David Bacon

CBH/SAA Web Admin


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California Bowmen Hunters/State Archery Association (CBH/SAA) is dedicated to Promoting and Protecting Archery & Bowhunting Rights in California. This statewide non-profit organization, speaks for California Archers and Bowhunters in matters concerning legislation and regulation since 1943.