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he Cottrell Ranch, located in beautiful Northern California, covers 14,000 acres of privately owned timber and grazing land. Oak woodlands and Willow tree ditches are abundant on the ranch and are full of deer. The ranch has been family owned and operated since the 1870's. Today, fifth generation family members operate and reside on the ranch. We focus on herd management by carefully selecting which Deer to harvest. Our goal is to allow the better Bucks to grow to their full potential before harvesting them.

In addition to being a working cattle ranch, we offer unique hunting opportunities. We are committed to sound game management practices while striving to provide a high quality hunting experience for our clients.

Hunting Packages: Offered for both Blacktail Deer Hunting and Black Bear Hunting in California.

Accommodations: You will be housed in our hunting cabin. Meals are served in the dining room of the main ranch house. Modern accommodations include a heated swimming pool, hot tub and television. Bedding and linens are furnished. Alternate housing includes a quaint old homestead house.

Extras: There is an excellent opportunity for wildlife and scenic photography. Top quality taxidermy and game processing are available locally. Upon request, we provide delivery of trophies and meat to these businesses.

Wayne Hurst, Georgetown, TX

Ray Gigliati, San Francisco CA

Private Lands Management: - Loss of habitat is the single most important challenge facing wildlife populations today. In response to this problem the Cottrell Ranch has enrolled in the California Department of Fish and Game Private Lands Management Program. We are now consulting with biologist to make biologically sound habitat improvements that will benefit wildlife, like providing new water sources, clearing oak woodlands, planting native plants for food and making brush piles for cover. Enrolling in the PLM program will help to achieve our goal to conserve and maintain our wildlife for future generations to enjoy as we do today.

  • There are currently 90 PLM properties.
  • The program encompasses more than 895,640 acres of wildlife habitat.
  • California has about 101 million acres of land, about half of which is privately owned.
  • Cottrell Ranch is 14,000 acres of which 7,000 are PLM acres.
  • The largest PLM property is 270,000 acres; the smallest property is 340 acres.
  • The average PLM size is about 9,952 acres; half have fewer than 4,500 acres.
  • Participation in the program requires submission and acceptance of a sound    management   plan. PLM areas are licensed for 5-year periods; annual reviews ensure
       that agreed-upon habitat improvements are made.
  • Cottrell Ranch now offers expanded hunting dates. Dates are August 1st - November 30th.
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    Wes & Leslie Moore
    Phone: (707) 777-3687

    Cottrell Ranch
    29565 Highway 36
    Bridgeville, CA 95526

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