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    Default 2013 – 2014 Lake Sonoma Archery/Crossbow Pig Hunt Information & Hunt Map

    Hello LS Pig Hunters!!!

    **Please see the attached PDF 2013 hunt map for complete information**

    There will be no shotgun hunting this season- Archery and Crossbow Hunting Only.


    Hunting dates are as follows:


    Archery and Crossbow Only November 23, 2013- March 27, 2014

    Hunters will initially be required to register with the park staff. The newly renovated Visitor Center is now open! Hunters may register in person Weds- Sun, 9AM to 3 PM only.

    Be advised there will be no on-site registration Mondays or Tuesdays. Please plan your visit accordingly. Also note there are other ways to register- online, by FAX or mail- see instructions below.


    Previous years’ hunters must still register for the 2013-2014 season. The Friends of Lake Sonoma non-profit group will be coordinating hunt registration and will charge $30 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. They will then be issued a hunting pass and given a brief orientation on hunting at the park. In-person registration will begin September 26th. There is no maximum number of hunters for this hunt.

    To register long distance for Lake Sonoma Hunting Tags
    Fax, email or mail a copy of your Drivers License, Hunting License and Pig Tag to our Visitor Center. These three items will fit on one 8 ½” by 11” paper. Include your telephone and fax numbers on the page.

    Phone 707-431-4534
    Fax 707-431-1031
    Email: Rachel Mack – rachel.e.mack@usace.army.mil

    As always, any questions please feel free to PM, email or call

    Good Luck This Season,
    ~Rachel Mack
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    Thanks VC Girl...
    Pig is what i do very well...cuz my only question is...how many do u want me to leave???

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    Thanks so much for this and everything you do!

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    Moderator,
    Can this thread be moved up into the sticky section and the2012-13 sticky be deleted?
    Joel Miller
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    Thanks Joel :))

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    It looks like Lake Sonoma will be open to the public for 6more days before it’s affected by the government shutdown so VCGirl will be handlingpig hunt registration. Hopefully everything will be sorted out by opening dayon November 23rd, if not, you will still be able to access the park via the LakeSonoma marina. Just be prepared to pay for parking as well.

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    Thanks Joel

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    Joel,

    Just to clarify if the park closes next week we could still access to hunt through the Marina for Pig or with our A25 tags?

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    Please bear with us as the park access issue is fluid. As of this morning (Monday) Lake Sonoma is closed to hunting or any other form of shoreline or water access during the government shutdown.This includes the special Department of Fish and Wildlife lottery draw hunts.

    All water and shoreline access to the park will be closed until further notice.
    Joel
    Last edited by Rangerjoel; 10-07-2013 at 02:50 PM. Reason: updated information

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    Hey Joel, Thanks fo the updates. I was curious if we already have our parking pass and check in pass with pig tags. Will be able to to access the park for scouting prior to nov 23 without paying addt'l fees?

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    The last I saw on this all shoreline areas are off limits, boat access only through the marina.
    That being said you can do a bit of scouting by boat, just no hiking

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    I heard they got 3 patrol boats, to make sure no one is using the lake. I might be wrong.

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    My god it's not Fort Lake Sonoma u guys....lol
    I'll be digging out my gear today getting ready for the L.S. hunt season, as soon as we get the green light it will be here piggy piggy time again, no mercy even if its a 5 pound dinker!
    Been pounding the pavement and hills on my road bike every week to make the assents and descents on the lake a cake walk, when u put a full day of hunting at that lake u better be shape! Respirator please!...lol.....tra
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    Hello LS Pig Hunters!

    Here is the latest news: As of right now No Name parking lot, Little Flat parking lot, Yorty Creek, Public Boat Ramp and Marina, Lone Rock, Warm Springs Rec Area are all open. No camping at Lake Sonoma – no boat-in, hike-in or drive-in. If I did not state a specific parking lot or building in this message then that means it is still closed as of right now. Joel and I will try to keep you updated with all of the current changes in the park.

    I am still getting hunters registered for the upcoming hunt and if you have any questions please feel free to email or call me.

    ~Rachel Mack
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    gah..didnt realize i forgot to buy some pig tags. duh!!

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    Thanks so much for the info!!

    Man I really gotta get up there one year for this hunt :-/

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    correct me if im wrong but crossbows are not permitted for hunting in california
    Well all righty then

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    Yes it's legal for pigs, hunted many times at lake Sonoma with it....tra
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbcaptain11 View Post
    correct me if im wrong but crossbows are not permitted for hunting in california
    Its legal for lots of things at certain times. You just need to be able to read the regs.

    Glad I got into archery hunting, never expected little bonuses like this archery only areas

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    Thirty days left until the Lake Sonoma pig hunt opener on November 23rd. Timeto start scouting and getting those game cameras set up! Money is tight thisyear in the park so be prepared for “pack it in pack it out” , which nearly allof you folks do anyway, but may come as a shock to more casual visitors! Looking forward to seeing all of the trucks parked along Rockpile.
    Good luck guys!!!


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    "Money is tight this year in the park so be prepared for 'pack it in pack it out'" Can you elaborate on this, Rangerjoel? What will be different from previous years?

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    Is camping allowed yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TraditionalGuy View Post
    "Money is tight this year in the park so be prepared for 'pack it in pack it out'" Can you elaborate on this, Rangerjoel? What will be different from previous years?
    hmm..maybe no garbage cans left out this year?

    sub'd for an explanation.

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    dsp: as of right now, camping is still closed.

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    Thanks Vc how about day use boating?

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    Day use is open. It's just any camping that is closed.

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    So if you plan to hunt for several days what is the best arrangement? Is there somewhere nearby to stay or somewhere nearby to set up a tent? I live in Bakersfield and would love to go on this hunt but cant go home every night after hunting.

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    Huntarch, I think the camping will be available by hunt time.

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    Ok, great so we will be able to spend the night in the field. That's a relief.

    Does anyone know if ATV use is allowed?

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    i have been there a few times no on atv bring a boat

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