Lake Sonoma Pig and Deer Hunting
Pig hunting season will once again begin in November and continue to late March, 2019. Hunting is limited to specific areas of the park and is self-guided. Only archery and crossbow hunting is allowed. Special credentials are needed to hunt pigs at Lake Sonoma. Hunters with a valid California hunting license and pig tags can purchase credentials at the following locations:
Lake Sonoma Marina (open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Milt Brandt Visitors Center at Lake Sonoma (open Wednesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Turra's Backroom Archery Shop, 3325 Regional Parkway, Santa Rosa
West Coast Archery Shop, 2040 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma
The permit fee is $35. A valid drivers license, hunting license and pig tag must be provided at the time of purchase. Permits are available now. For more information, call the Milt Brandt Visitors Center at Lake Sonoma at 707-431-4533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided Pig Hunts
Jayson Collard, avid hunter and the director of the Friends of Lake Sonoma hunting program, will once again offer guided pig hunts for the 2018-2019 season. Cost for the a guided pig hunt is $350. Reservations should be made with Jayson at 707-293-6410 or via email at email@example.com.
Guided Deer Hunting
Deer hunting is allowed at Lake Sonoma on a limited basis to help control the deer population. Each year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife conducts a survey of the of the herd at Lake Sonoma to determine the maximum number of bucks that can be taken. Areas of the park that have been closed for decades are now open only for deer hunting.
The season begins each year in mid-July and runs through mid-September.
Deer hunting is by archery or crossbow only and is semi-guided by Jayson Collard, a volunteer and member of the Friends of Lake Sonoma Board of Directors.
Hunters must have a California A-zone deer tag and a pig tag.
Deer hunts are $700 for one day and $1,000 for two days. Each hunter is allowed to take a pig as well as a deer.
NOTE: 2019 DEER HUNTS ARE SOLD OUT. If you would like to reserve a hunt for 2020. please contact Jayson Collard at 707-293-6410 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All fees associated with the pig and deer hunts are donated to the Friends of Lake Sonoma for park maintenance and programs. We greatly appreciate your support!