California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area - Siskiyou County

Wildlife Viewing Deer Hunting Allowed Quail Hunting Allowed Turkey Hunting Allowed
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Location: North of Yreka between Interstate 5 and Iron Gate Reservoir

Phone Number: (530) 459-3926

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Special Restrictions: All authorized methods of take except during the spring turkey season when only shotguns and archery equipment are permitted.

Access: Take the Hornbrook exit off Interstate 5 and proceed east (right) on Copco Road for 10 miles to the confluence of Scotch and Camp creeks; turn left into the entrance of the Wildlife Area.

Description: This Wildlife Area is comprised of 5,017 acres of CDFW property, supplemented by an additional 4,000 acres Bureau of Land Management lands. Formerly a working cattle ranch, the terrain consists of rolling to steep hills of shrubs, oaks, and conifers surrounding Scotch Creek and several of its tributaries.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area

  • Wildlife viewing and camping permitted. Bobcats, coyotes, red-tailed hawks, and golden eagles, are among the many species that can be seen here.

Hunting: Dove, quail, turkey, and deer are among the upland game species available during those seasons.

Facilities: None

PLEASE NOTE: Area regulations are subject to change. Special restrictions on recreational uses, hunt days and methods of take are listed in the current year's issue of Hunting and Other Public Uses on State and Federal Areas, available at CDFW offices and places where licenses are sold.


KC/WLB 02/09