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California Hunt Zone D16 Deer

  • ID:D16
  • State:CA
  • Species:Deer
  • Area:4,479 square miles
  • Elevation:-200 ft - 6,600 ft
  • Public Lands:1,749 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:40%
  • Campgrounds:37
  • Fishing Access Sites:1
  • Trailheads:9
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:7,747 acres
  • National Forests:Cleveland National Forest
  • Lat-Long:32.946515, -116.527857

Zone D16 regulates hunting opportunities for deer in California and covers 4,479 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,749 square miles (40%) of the total land covered by this hunt zone. The greater region is best serviced by Oceanside, Escondido, and El Cajon. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of -200 feet to a high of 6,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 7,747 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 37 campgrounds, and 1 public fishing access sites. There are 9 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Cleveland National Forest, Agua Tibia Wilderness, Agua Tibia Wilderness Study Area, Beauty Mountain G Wilderness Study Area, Carrizo Gorge Wilderness, Coyote Mountains Wilderness, Fish Creek Mountains Wilderness, Hauser Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Hauser Wilderness, Jacumba Wilderness, Otay Mountain Wilderness, Pine Creek Wilderness, San Felipe Hills Wilderness Study Area, San Ysidro Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Sawtooth Mountains A Wilderness Study Area, Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness.

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