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Cosumnes River Preserve Waterfowl Hunt Opportunity

man shooting a rifleRequest for Proposals (RFP) for the Adminstration of Waterfowl Hunts at the Cosumnes River Preserve Cougat Wetland Unit

Image of Cougar Wetlands at the Cosumnes River Preserve

The BLM is seeking a qualified organization to administer waterfowl hunting for youth, women and mobility impaired hunters on its Cougar Wetland Unit at the Cosumnes River Preserve (CRP). The organization selected will receive a Special Recreation Permit (BLM Form 2930­2) from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to administer waterfowl hunts on the Cougar Wetland during the 2015­2016 waterfowl hunting season. The BLM alternatively may choose to issue a multi­year Permit for the administration of these hunts based on the pool and qualifications of the applicants.

The 154­-acre Cougar Wetland Unit is a series of three seasonally managed ponds largely free of visual intrusions located approximately 3 miles west of the city of Galt CA. The BLM, in cooperation with a variety of organizations has managed hunts on the area for youth, women, and mobility impaired hunters for over 10 years. Hunter success at the Cougar Wetland is variable, with an overall average of a little over 1 bird per hunter day, however the area has the potential to provide a quality hunting experience and is big enough for 3­4 groups with 2­4 hunters each to hunt on a given day.

To be considered, all interested individuals or organizations must submit a detailed, written proposal that include at a minimum:

  • A primary point of contact for the proposal including, name, address, phone number(s), and email address
  • A statement on why the interested party wants to administer the hunt program.
  • An explanation of the individual or organization’s qualifications, capabilities, and past performance administering a successful hunting program (or a program of similar
  • A General Hunting Plan that includes details on: 1) recruitment and participant selection strategy that ensures equitable representation of women, youth and mobility impaired hunters, 2) hunting schedule, 3) safety and emergency protocols, 4) demonstrable cost­ benefit to the Government, 5) logistics and maintenance strategy (e.g., blind maintenance, trash collection, portable toilet facilities, etc.), and 6) reporting strategy
  • List of three references


Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Water Resources, California State Lands Commission, Ducks Unlimited, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks, Sacramento Valley Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, U.S.D.A Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This is a competitive process! All proposals must contain enough details to allow the BLM to conduct an objective analysis of the proposal. 

Proposals will be ranked numerically on the following factors:

  1. Qualifications, capabilities, and past performance administering a successful hunting program (or a program of similar complexity) (25 points)
  2. General Hunting Plan (50 points)
  3. References and Reputation for providing high quality hunting opportunities (25 points)

Proposals are due no later than July 20, 2015

Proposal packages must be submitted prior to close of business on July 20, 2015  to:
BLM, Cosumnes River Preserve, ATTN: Mark Ackerman, 13501 Franklin Blvd., Galt CA 95632.

Please direct your questions regarding this request for proposal to:
Mark Ackerman at 916-­202­- 2066 or via email at

News Release - BLM Seeks Organization to Administer Cougar Wetland Hunts (6-23-2015)