The Department of Fish and Game has recognized the Alameda and San Joaquin County tule elk herd by creating a new elk zone and allocating one tag for the 2010 season. The zone is bounded by I580, I5, the San Joaquin-Stanislaus County line, the Alameda-Santa Clara County line and I680.
Here’s the map:
There is no public land in this unit, so you may want to ask around to see about getting permission. On the other hand, if you draw the tag, there won’t be much competition.