California Joice Island Pig Hunt Applications Due Feb. 10th

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The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will hold a permit-only hunt to control a small population of wild pigs on Joice Island Unit in Solano County. Joice Island, which is part of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, is a 2,150-acre wetland area consisting of thick cattails, tules, brush and standing water.

The first weekend of this hunting opportunity has been reserved for apprentice hunters. Two-day pig hunt permits will be issued by drawing only for the following weekends:

Apprentice Hunters (12 and over with Junior License):

  • March 5-6

General (Adults or Apprentice hunters may apply):

  • March 12-13
  • March 19-20
  • March 26-27
  • April 2-3
  • April 9-10
  • April 16-17
  • April 23-24

Application cards must be received by close of business on Feb.10 and the drawing for the 24 two-day permits will be held on Feb. 11. Three hunters will be drawn for each of the eight weekends, for a total of 24 hunters. 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 DFG. Hunters may use dogs but only shotguns using slugs and archery equipment will be allowed for this hunt.

To apply for a permit, send a standard postcard with the following information: Hunter's name (apprentice hunters must also provide name of adult chaperone), valid hunting license number, address including city, state, zip code, telephone number and requested hunt date.

Each hunter may apply only one time and for only one date. Applications will be accepted for parties of up to two hunters, but the card must contain all information for both hunters. Incomplete cards and multiple entries will not be accepted. There is no fee to apply.

Please mail the application postcard to: Joice Island Pig Hunt, 2548 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun, CA 94585.

DFG 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.