The Stockton Sportsmen's Club, in cooperation with Manteca land owners, has operated its pheasant hunting program since 1950.
Approximately 3700 hunters use the fields each year.
8 week old pheasant chicks are raised by club members and released into the fields on Plant days when they are adult roosters.
2021 Season is Saturday, November 13th thru Saturday, December 11th.
Hunt Days = Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, and Thanksgiving day.
Saturday, Sunday, Thanksgiving – sign-up starts at 0630, shoot time 0800.
Wednesday sign-up starts at 0730, shoot time 0900.
$35.00* per day – 2 Bird Limit
*Must purchase $5 season long insurance card and $5 refundable field arm tag each hunt day for ANYONE in the Field. (Adult Hunters, Jr. Hunters, Walkers)
First come, first served. Fields may fill up.
Private hunts on closed days only. Must be booked in advance.
See Event Calendar for other Special Hunts for 2021.
Free* Junior/Women’s hunts Friday, 11/26 (Day after Thanksgiving)
Free* Veterans Hunt TBA
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 shot. Eye protection is also strongly recommended. Non-lead shot is required. (Magnum shells not needed.)
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* with a parent of legal guardian. Junior hunters must have a California Junior Hunting license. No more than two Junior hunters per adult.
Hunt time may be delayed due to the fog or other weather conditions 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: Feb 2021