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Here is a little bit of what the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) has been doing:

http://www.outdoorheritage.org/administrative.php

Here is one topic from the link:

SHARE Pilot Program

Last winter, California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) staff initiated the first of many private land hunts for waterfowl and upland game birds under the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program. The hunts, which began in December, were finally completed in early March when a special late season for Aleutian geese closed in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties.

The SHARE Program was authorized in 2003 through California Waterfowl Association (CWA)-sponsored legislation, AB 396 (Harman). As required by the legislation, a pilot program was implemented to determine overall landowner and hunter interest. Should the pilot program be ultimately approved by the California Fish and Game Commission, the Department of Fish and Game would be authorized to take the program statewide in subsequent years.

The main objective of California's program is offer low-cost private land hunting opportunities in an effort to retain existing hunters and encourage other individuals to take up hunting for the first time. Other goals include fostering improved relations between hunters and landowners, financially supporting farmers and other landowners who provide public access for hunting and encouraging responsible hunter behavior in the field.

A maximum total of 592 hunters participated in the SHARE Pilot Program (assuming that all hunters showed up on their hunt days). Hunters were required to submit a small application fee for each hunt date and property, and were then selected randomly via lottery. No additional entrance or other fees were imposed but every participant was also required to submit a signed liability waiver.

In response to the high demand for the Aleutian goose hunts, those hunters who were drawn but could not attend their hunt(s) were encouraged by the SHARE administrators via mail to donate their hunts to others who were not selected in the lottery. This effort allowed an additional two dozen or so hunters to participate, while helping landowners keep depredating geese out of their pastures.

13 total landowners participated in the SHARE Pilot Program. Total private land acreage made available through the program was 6,335 acres. A small portion of the hunts (2 total properties) were limited to junior and/or first time women hunters in an effort to encourage new individuals into the field.

Feedback from participating hunters via phone calls, letters and e-mail was excellent, with generally good to fair hunting success reported with overall high quality experiences. Many hunters have additionally urged that the program continue in future years. However, some who were not drawn for the program have recommended changes to the lottery system in order to ensure greater hunter participation. COHA staff members are currently evaluating these recommendations.

Interaction between hunters and landowners also appears to have been very positive with no major incidents reported, helping to achieve an important goal of improving landowner/sportsmen relations. Many landowners have also commented that the program has helped to achieve their depredation control or financial objectives, and that they would like to enroll their lands again into the SHARE Program for the 2007-08 hunting season. COHA staff believes that this feedback, along with the landowner and user data provided above, demonstrates that a private lands access program can indeed work in California.

In November, COHA presented all of this information and other relevant data to the Fish and Game Commission for their review, which was very well received by Commission members. In response, the Commission voted 3-0 to direct the Department of Fish and Game to dedicate $100,000 to support the Program. COHA staff subsequently met with the Director of Fish and Game to help determine an appropriate source of funding, which the Department should finalize in the next few months.
 

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I posted another reply related to Tom's link in another thread...the fees are last year's information. They now charge an additional trespass fee of $40 per hunter for each hunt you get drawn. It's an interesting program, and like the BCS series in college football, I feel they will tweak it every year.
 
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