The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering wild pig hunting at Joice Island inside the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County.

CDFW will be holding a limited-entry, permit-only pig hunt to control a small population of wild pigs. Three hunters will be drawn for each of the eight weekends, for a total of 24.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 7 and the drawing will be held on Feb. 8.

Two-day pig hunt permits will be issued for the following weekends:

Junior License Holders (12 & over)

  • Mar. 2-3

General (adults or youth may apply)

  • Mar. 9 -10
  • Mar. 16-17
  • Mar. 23-24
  • Mar. 30-31
  • Apr. 6-7
  • Apr. 13-14
  • Apr. 20-21

To apply, send a standard postcard (available from your local post office) to:

Joice Island Pig Hunt
2548 Grizzly Island Road
Suisun City, CA 94585

Please include the name of the hunter (junior license holders must also provide name of adult chaperone), his or her mailing address (including ZIP code), a phone number, the 2012-13 hunting license number and the desired hunt date. Each hunter may apply only once and for only one date.

Application cards must be received by close of business on Thurs., Feb. 7 and will be accepted for parties of up to two hunters. Each card must contain all information for both hunters. Incomplete cards and multiple entries will not be accepted. There is no fee to apply.

Permits with maps and additional information will be mailed to successful applicants. A permit holder may bring one non-hunting partner. Additional guests must be approved by CDFW. NOTE: Only shotguns using slugs and archery will be allowed on this hunt.

CDFW reserves the right to cancel this hunt and close the area to all public users without prior notification due to unforeseen circumstances or emergency situations.

Image courtesy California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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