2018 BCCER Turkey Hunt Lottery

The Big Chico Ecological Reserve contains 3,950 acres of diverse canyon and ridge habitats, including 4.5 miles of Big Chico Creek, and is home to many species of plants and animals. The BCCER is owned by the California State University, Chico, Research Foundation. As part of the purchase agreement for the BCCER, the Research Foundation has cooperatively developed a program with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to allow hunting on a limited permit basis. This program provides a unique opportunity to gain access to property that would otherwise be closed to the general public for hunting. 


All hunters must have a valid California hunting license and appropriate tags for any hunt on the BCCER.

The hunt zone is divided into two general hunt areas, Zones A and B, with a maximum of 4 hunt parties allowed on the BCCER, for each period. Each hunter is allowed one application as the primary applicant per hunt period and may include 1 guest hunter. Primary applicant will be drawn for no more than one hunt period per season. Each entry is $10, all proceeds from the hunt go to habitat restoration efforts at the Reserve. If drawn, there will be an additional $50.00 per hunter trespass fee. Please, be aware that the primary applicant will be the primary contact and is responsible for all correspondence and paperwork for the hunt party.

Applications must be submitted no later than March 12th, to be included in the drawing.

To purchase Hunt Periods, please, email Shawna Walker at swalker@caldeer.org

The following information is required, please, have ALL things listed before emailing. 

Primary Hunter: Name, Last Name, Mailing Address, Email, Phone Number and Payment Information (Card Number, Expiration Date, 3-Digit Code) NO AMERICAN EXPRESS 

Guest Hunter: Name, Last Name, Mailing Address, Email, Phone Number and Payment Information 


General Season Turkey Hunt 

Period 1: 4/1 – 4/2 (Sun, Mon)

Period 2: 4/8 – 4/9 (Sun, Mon)

Period 3: 4/13-4/14 (Fri, Sat)

Period 4: 4/22-4/23 (Sun, Mon)


Period 5: 5/11-5/12 (Fri, Sat)

Period 6: 5/18-5/19 (Fri, Sat)




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