Turkey Hunt application deadline ends two weeks prior to each hunt date. *Willow Bend hunt application deadline Group 1-3 March 13th.

HOODOO ISLAND

HooDoo Island, a portion of the Little Dry Creek Wildlife Area in Butte and Glenn counties, consists of 130 acres of pristine wetland and riparian habitat. Butte Creek and Howard Slough flow around the island, creating a wildlife corridor teeming with wild turkeys, wood ducks and other wildlife.

Special conditions: At least one hunter must be a junior.

Capacity: Three hunters (two juniors and one non shooting adult on youth weekend, two juniors and one shooting adult on all other weekends).

Applications Closed


BUTTE CREEK ISLAND RANCH

CWA’s Butte Creek Island Ranch sits in the middle of turkey heaven. The property is nestled between Sanborn Slough and Butte Creek, across from the famed Little Dry Creek unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area. 

Special thanks to Closed Zone Farms for providing mowing and discing services to CWA’s Butte Creek Island Ranch and Sanborn Slough properties.

Capacity: Two hunters 

Dates:

  • 3/27
  • 4/4
  • 4/17
  • 5/1
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SANBORN SLOUGH

This 260-acre, newly acquired CWA-owned property sits between Sanborn Slough and Cherokee Channel, across from the famed Little Dry Creek unit of the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area. 

Special thanks to Closed Zone Farms for providing mowing and discing services to CWA’s Butte Creek Island Ranch and Sanborn Slough properties.

Capacity: Two hunters 

Applications Closed

Merlo Waterfowl Company

This turkey hunt will take place on one of many ranches that Merlo maintains. With over 20 ranches in Butte and Glenn counties, finding a turkey hunt should not be a problem. This is a one-day, fully guided hunt.

Capacity: One junior hunter and one shooting adult

Applications Closed

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Willow Bend

Willow Bend, situated in Colusa County along the active floodplain of the Sacramento River, is 175 acres of former agricultural fields that were too flood-prone to turn a profit. In 2009, River Partners acquired the 175-acre preserve, protected it into perpetuity with a conservation easement, and established native grasses across much of the former fields. A total of three groups of two hunters will be drawn for the 2021 spring turkey season. Each group will work with CWA to set mutually agreeable hunt date.

Capacity: Two hunters 

Applications Closed