Tejon Ranch, located about an hour north of Los Angeles, encompasses 270,000 acres of native grasslands, pine forests, and oak and Joshua tree woodlands, representing some of the most spectacular and ecologically important wildlands found in California. A 2008 landmark conservation agreement between the ranch’s owner, the Tejon Ranch Company (TRC), and several leading conservation and environmental groups, permanently protected 240,000 of Tejon’s 270,000 total acres from proposed development.
The conservation agreement created the Tejon Ranch Conservancy that works to protect an area 8 times the size of San Francisco that has been heralded as the “holy grail of conservation” in California by Joel Reynolds of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Located squarely in the heartland of southern California, the ranch is perhaps best known for the wildflowers that blanket its hills and valleys in the springtime, but it is also home and habitat to a host of other plants and animals, including sweeping stands of oaks, golden eagles, herds of antelope and elk, and several iconic endangered animals like the California Condor.
Somewhat less iconic are the herds of wild pigs that annually leave wide swaths of churned up soil and muddy pools from their rooting and wallowing behavior. With the right amount of food and water, pig populations have the potential to triple every year with a sow birthing two litters of five to six piglets each.
In order to manage pig populations on the Ranch, the Tejon Ranch Company operates a premier pig hunting program that is known throughout the state. The hunting takes place under safe and controlled access and includes big game guided hunts, group hunts, and corporate and seasonal memberships.
"The Tejon Ranch Conservancy was created to protect and implement science-based stewardship and provide public enjoyment of conserved areas of the historic Tejon Ranch and Tehachapi Range. Our vision is to protect, explore, understand, enhance and restore the incredible biodiversity found on the Ranch."