Beginning March 1, 2024 we will only be releasing hens and as we head into the last month of the 2023-2024 Season, if you have not filled up your birds cards yet, we encourage you to do so sooner rather than later to avoid the hectic last few weekends of the Season.

On February 5, 2024 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay in injunction granted by the Federal District Court in Rhode, et al. v. Bonta.  You can read the California Department of Justice Information Bulletin here.

In short, eligibility (background) checks are once again required to purchase ammunition in the State of California.


During the rainy season and when the levee gates are closed, access to the boat ramp is prohibited and using interior roads to access the levees or boat ramp will result in you membership being revoked.


Established for the 1968-1969 hunting season, Hastings Island Hunting Preserve is a State licensed, Zone B, pheasant club located 70 miles east of San Francisco and 35 miles southwest of Sacramento. Nestled in California’s Sacramento / San Joaquin Delta on Hastings Island, this private ranch contains an expansive 4,700 acres, with over 800 acres dedicated solely to prime upland bird cover. The balance of this family farming operation is occupied by The Hastings Island Land Company, which provides a rich habitat of Delta irrigated alfalfa, corn, wheat and safflower.

Hastings Island is surrounded by river on all sides, providing you with a variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor recreational opportunities. There are activities to keep you and your family busy throughout the year. We have dog training, fishing, trapshooting, and picnicking available to our members and their families. During the spring and summer, several local dog clubs host field events.

Hunter Safety Courses, along with introductory orientation sessions are offered to familiarize new members to the Club.  We encourage and enjoy family participation which support our Junior hunters, by offering activities and safety classes.  Our personable and seasoned staff are dedicated to insuring your success.  Please call for an appointment to meet us, tour our operations, and or ask any questions not covered in our Rules and Regulations. Pheasant-Side2.