California Department of Fish and Wildlife

How to Apply for a Sage Grouse Permit

To apply for a sage grouse permit go to the Online License Sales site and select “License Sales”. Enter your information as it appears on your hunting license. Use your GO ID to bring up your customer record. Complete each step as though you are making a purchase. The sage grouse drawing application will be displayed as a free item under the drawings section in the 2014 hunting items selection page.

Applying as a Party

Party applications can be made up of up to four applications submitted in the same sales transaction or through several transactions. Hunters can submit their drawing applications online or at any CDFW license sales office. When applying for a sage grouse permit you will be prompted as to whether you are:

  1. Applying alone or creating a new party (party leader); or,
  2. Joining an existing party.

The first member of the party to apply should indicate they are applying as the leader. They will be prompted for their hunt choice(s) and issued a Party Identification Number (printed on their Drawing Receipt at the end of the transaction). Note: Every applicant will receive a Party Identification Number printed on their Drawing Receipt.

Applying in the Same Transaction

If purchasing drawing applications in the same transaction, the Party Identification Number is not required. After the party leader applies, the party members must indicate that they are joining an existing party and select the existing application when prompted.

Applying in Separate Transactions

The party leader must provide the party identification number to additional members to authorize them to join the party. When prompted, the party members should select “Join Existing Party” and enter the Party Identification Number. When the Party Identification Number is entered in the drawing application screen, it will bring up the hunting party information. Confirm that this is the correct party with the purchaser. If this is not the correct party, the sales clerk can cancel and re-enter the party identification number. If correct, the sales clerk can confirm and this will link the new member to the party. (Note: If applying online, the confirmation screen will display for the customer with options to cancel or confirm).

Hunters joining an existing party will be assigned the same hunt choice as the party leader and all party members will be linked in the drawing together.

After you have made your selections, go to the cart and complete your transaction. Make sure you complete the transaction by selecting check out and select “submit payment” even if there is no fee for the items you have selected. You will not be charged for the sage grouse drawing application, but you will be charged for any other items you purchase in the same transaction.

Apply for a Sage Grouse Permit Online