Current Club Access

By now everyone is well-aware of COVID-19 and how local and State restrictions have changed the operations for many businesses.  As of this writing, the State and Solano County are moving in the direction of allowing businesses to relax some of those restrictions.  We are lucky that hunting occurs in our spacious, outdoor fields and that outdoor activities have few restrictions, beyond proper physical distancing.

As we move toward Fall and Winter, we have concern about certain restrictions being loosened for a period of time, only to be reintroduced a few weeks later.  Therefore, we are choosing to take a cautious approach, driven by both regulatory and operational considerations.

We require that a face covering be used while in the Clubhouse, unless you are sitting at a table, actively eating or drinking.  We respect everyone’s feelings on this issue, both pro and con.  Nevertheless, if you want to enter the Clubhouse, you need to wear a face covering.

Hunting:  We will be open for the same days and hours as we have been in past years – essentially 7:00am to 4:30pm, every day of the week except Tuesdays.

Bird Cleaning:  We will be open for the same days and hours as we have been in past years – essentially 7:00am to 4:30pm, every day of the week except Tuesdays.  When your birds are ready to be picked up, we will call your number over the loudspeaker.  Please wait outside, until you hear your number called and then you may come into the Clubhouse to pick up your birds.

Clubhouse:  The Clubhouse is only open during hunting hours.  Unlike past years, it will be locked after hours, daily from 4:30pm to 7:00am and on Tuesdays.  We will be restricting the number of people allowed in the Clubhouse at any one time.  If you are not actively doing something in the Clubhouse, please wait outside.

Front Counter:  We have three designated “lanes” at the front counter, one for general transactions, one for the sale of ammunition and one for picking up birds from the cleaning room.  We ask that you approach each of these “lanes” one at a time, and not crowd the front counter.  Please keep a safe distance apart, while waiting to approach the front counter.

Coffee Shop:  Although Solano County currently approves of limited dine-in service, the Coffee Shop will be operating with a limited menu, for take-out style service only, and on Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 2:00pm.  We will have a very limited number of tables available in the dining room.  In addition, we have set up additional tables outside on the porch and in the picnic area for you use for meal service.

Just as with the Front Counter, please approach the Coffee Shop Counter one at a time to place your order.

Coffee, tea and sweet rolls will be available at the front counter, from 7:00am to 10:00am, each day that we are open.  The Coffee Shop remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.  We also have vending machines that dispense soda and snack items.

As always, you are welcome to bring your own food to the Club and use the areas that we have set up for dining.

Fishing:  We are a hunting club that also has fishing access.  We are not a fishing club.  Fishing from our banks, or in the surrounding sloughs via our boat ramp, remains available during regular hunting hours only.  You may not fish “overnight” from 4:30pm to 7:00am.  If you are fishing, you need to sign-in and sign-out in our “fishing book”, as well as using the regular sign-in and sign-out sheet.

Boat Ramp and Duck Hunting:  This Season the Boat Ramp will only be available for use during the Club’s normal hunting hours – 7:00am to 4:30pm, every day of the week except Tuesdays.  The exception to this will be during Duck Season (October 24th to January 31st), when those wishing to duck hunt in the waters surrounding the Island may sign-in at the Clubhouse and launch their boats before 7:00am (except on Tuesdays or any other day when the Club is closed to all activity).  Although the Clubhouse will be locked each night, a sign-in sheet will be available on the Front Porch of the Clubhouse.  When you return from duck hunting, you will need to return to the Clubhouse to sign-out.

Trailer Park:  The Trailer Park remains open for those renting a trailer space, but Trailer Park “residents” are limited to accessing the other Club facilities, just as any other member would be.

Overnight Camping in our parking lot and Dry Storage Area:  We are not currently able to accommodate overnight camping at Hastings Island.  We need to be able to control access to the Clubhouse, its restrooms, etc., to ensure that they are regularly sanitized.  Unfortunately, overnight camping is not compatible with achieving that goal.  If you want to spend the night in the area, there are a number of hotels and motels nearby that can meet your needs for overnight accommodations.

General:  Everyone (employees and members) is expected to practice physical / social distancing (a minimum of 6′ between all persons) while at the Club and to use PPE (ie. masks, etc) as appropriate and as required by law.

We are attempting to have a Season that maximizes safety for our members and employees, and provides you with a consistent level of service.  While we understand that you may have different ideas about how we should be operating our business, we have given lots of thought to the foregoing and created a plan that takes into consideration numerous factors.

We appreciate your patience and understanding, as all of us navigate this unusual and sometimes challenging period, and we look forward to returning to full and normal operations in the future.