Greetings from the far north.
I have a few questions about your state. I will be moving to Pasadena, CA from Alaska this December and am interested in finding out what kind of hunting there is in that area. I'm used to spending too much money driving or flying hundreds of miles to get to my current hunting spots and am hoping there will be something closer in California. I'm interested in all kinds of hunting in any terrain (I don't figure you can have anything rougher than dall sheep hunting was in the Wrangells, maybe I'm wrong at least we don't have snakes to look out for
). I grew up in Wisconsin so love deer and duck hunting and got a little taste for pigs when I was in Arkansas a few years too. I don't guess i would care to work too hard for bears as I've gotten my fill of them here. Seems like there are a quite a few coyotes there and I think that might be a lot of fun.I guess I'd like to know what kind of opportunities there are in SoCal. Is it like Alaska where there are miles and miles of public land or is it like Wisconsin and Arkansas where everything is private and if you don't have family land or know someone or lease hunting rights you are pretty much SOL?Is anything (or everything) on a "drawing lotto only" down there or do you just pick up harvest tags and go hunting? Here, the choice areas for moose, sheep, brownies, goat and caribou are all on a drawing permit where you have to put in for areas and it's $5-15 a pop just to try for one.I'm going to be spending about half my time in Alaska (summer/fall) and half in Pasadena (late fall/winter/spring) and want to keep my Alaska residency so will probably only be able to do non-resident qualifying hunts in CA.I'd also really like to get back into bowhunting so any advice in that direction would also be much appreciated. Sorry for all the questions. I've tried to search the internet but haven't had a great deal of luck finding "real" answers. Thanks very much!