The Stockton Sportsmen's Club, in cooperation with Manteca land owners, has operated its pheasant hunting program for 60 years.
8 week old pheasant chicks are raised by club members and released into the fields on Plant days when they are adult roosters.
Hunt Days = 7 days a week 8am to 4pm. 2019 Season is Saturday, November 9th thru Saturday, December 7th.
Plant Days = Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thanksgiving day.
Scholarship Hunt on Sunday December 8 (See Scholarship Hunt).
See Event Calendar for other Special Hunts for 2019.
The fields depend on the crops that are rotated by the farmers. Some examples of fields hunted in the past are: mostly alfalfa, cut and uncut corn, pumpkin and sugar beets.
The hunt will be controlled in designated areas by club patrolmen. Anyone in the field must wear a visible blaze orange hat or vest for safety reasons. Blaze vests will be available at the sign-in desk for $2 each. Recommended shell size is 6-7.5 shot. Steel shot is required if hunting on the area known as the “weed patch”. Eye protection is also strongly recommended. Non-lead shot is required. (Magnum shells not needed.)
A suggested donation of $35.00 per day is requested to defray the cost of the birds. There is a $5 deposit for an arm band. The bag limits per hunter are two pheasants.
A $5 All-season “Field Pass” to defray the cost for Insurance will be assessed for ANYONE in the Field. (Adult Hunters, Jr. Hunters, Walkers)
Public Hunter = any adult with a current California Hunting License and Upland Game Stamp.
Walker = anyone not hunting (NO GUN CONTACT) but would like to be in the field to watch. $10 fee and $5 refundable deposit for an arm band.
Junior Hunter = A Junior Licensed Hunter hunts free. There is a $5 deposit for an arm band. Junior hunters must have a California Junior Hunting license and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No more than two Junior hunters per adult.
Hunters may check in between 6:00am - 7:30am the morning of each hunt day. Hunts will begin at 8:00am ending at 4:00pm. Hunt time may be delayed due to the amount of fog in the area.
Trained hunting dogs are encouraged. They must be under control.
Since the hunting fields change daily a map is available each morning at the Sign-in Trailer.
Sign-in Trailer location: The registration desk is located on 3455 McMullin Road in Manteca. Please take Highway 99 or Interstate 5 to Highway 120 Manteca, take Airport road south about 5 miles and turn right on McMullin Road. Follow the signs and you will see the sign-in trailer on the right.
Last Updated: Jan 2019