Earliest deer seasons in the nation
Forested rugged terrain in the northwest, fertile valleys, deserts, mountains, and dry barren terrain
Government Lands %
Private Lands %
- Total mule deer Boone and Crockett records for California: 40
Deer Hunt Zones
General bear season closes on December 30, 2018, or earlier, if the Department determines that 1,700 bears have been reported taken.
- Total black bear Boone and Crockett records for California: 164
- Total elk Boone and Crockett records for California: 227
Elk Hunt Zones
- Total desert bighorn sheep Boone and Crockett records for California: 46
Sheep Hunt Zones
2 males per day for the first two days of the season; 3 males per day after the first two days of the season.
7/day, which may include: 7 mallards (no more than 2 females), 1 pintail, 2 canvasback, 2 redheads, and/or 3 scaup. Possession limit triple the daily bag.
Bag limit 30 per day, which may include: 20 white geese, 10 dark geese, and no more than 2 Large Canada geese. Possession limit triple the daily bag.