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Feature Article: 2019-2020 CA Hunting Calendar

2019-2020 CA Hunting Calendar

BY BILL KARR/WON Staff WriterPublished: Oct 30, 2019

BEAR HUNTING SEASON: General Bear Season Opening in Select Deer Zones. General black bear season will open concurrently with the general deer hunting season in deer zones A, B, C, D, X8, X9A, X9B, X10 and X12 and extend through Dec. 29. Deer zones A, B, C, D, X8, X9A, X9B, X10 and X12 have different deer season opening dates depending upon the deer zone. General season for black bears opens in deer hunting zones X-1 through X-7b on Oct. 12, and extends through Dec. 29. DFW shall close the season earlier if 1,700 bears have been reported taken. For daily updates on reported bear harvest, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/bear or call toll free (888) 277-6398. Please visit www.fgc.ca.gov/regulations/current/mammalregs.aspx for a description of the current mammal hunting regulations.

NOVEMBER


Nov. 2: Opening general deer season Zones D12.


Nov. 3: Closing general deer season Zones D3-D7, D17 and D19.


Nov. 3 : Closing of archery only pheasant season first half.


Nov. 7: Stockton Ducks Unlimited Stockton Banquet beginning at 5:30 at Stockton Golf and County Club, 3800 Country Club Blvd., Stockton. Cocktails at 5:30. Contact Leslie at (209) 607-0145, Jimmy at (209) 610-5335, Frank at (209) 403-8720 or Demetri at (209) 607-7776.


Nov. 9: Opening day of general statewide pheasant season with 2 males per day first 2 days of season, then 3 males per day. Opening day of wild turkey fall season with 1 either sex per day and 2 per season. Opening day of second half of mourning dove and white-winged dove season statewide, with 15 daily limit of which no more than 10 may be white-winged doves. Possession is triple the daily bag.


Nov. 10: Closing of general deer season Zones D11, D13-D15 and X9c.


Nov. 15: Yuba-Sutter Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1425 Veterans Circle, Yuba City. Contact Marci at (530) 301-8834 or Brian at (530) 300-3570 or Frank at (916) 984-3073 or email fleonardi@ducks.org.


Nov. 15: Merced Ducks Unlimited Banquet at 5 p.m. at 5614 Lake Rd., Merced. Auction, raffles and banquet. Contact John at (510) 331-8971 or Kera (408) 763-1656.


Nov. 24: Closing of general deer season Zone D16.


DECEMBER


Dec. 1: Closing day of first half of white goose and speck season northeastern zone.


Dec. 7: West Sacramento Ducks Unlimited 32nd Annual Dinner beginning at 5:30 at VFW Hall, 905 Drever St., West Sacramento. Quality artwork, decoys, trips, getaways, wall of guns with auctions and raffles. Contact Jack at (916) 952-8321 or Frank (916) 98-3073.


Dec. 8: Closing day of wild turkey fall season.


Dec. 10: Ducks Unlimited Gridley Banquet at the Gridley Moose Lodge in Gridley beginning at 6 p.m. Games, raffles, dinner & auction. Early Bird drawing if purchased before Nov. 23. Special door prize. Reservations limited to 200. For tickets, call Scott at (530) 682-0269.


Dec. 21: Opening day of band-tailed pigeon season south zone, 2 per day, triple that in possession after first two days.


Dec. 22: Closing day of statewide general pheasant season.


Dec. 23: Closing day of second half of dove season.


Dec. 23: Opening of second half of archery only pheasant season. Two pheasants per day first 2 days of season, 3 pheasants per day after the first two days. Not more than 1 female pheasant per day.


Dec. 29 : Closing day of band-tailed pigeon season southern zone. Closing of black bear season statewide unless the quota of 1,700 bears is reached, in which case the season sill close early.


2020

JANUARY


Jan. 4: Opening second half of white goose and speck season northeastern zone.


Jan. 10: Oakdale Ducks Unlimited Banquet at 5 p.m. at FES Hall, 190 N. Lee Ave., Oakdale. Contact Kera Giampaolo at (408) 763-1656.


Jan. 12: Closing of regular Canada goose season northeastern Zone.


Jan. 17: Closing day duck season Northeastern Zone, closing day of second half of white goose and speck season northeastern zone.


Jan. 19: Closing day of second half of archery only pheasant season.


Jan. 26: Closing day of Zones Q1, Q2 and Q3 all quail seasons, closing of chukar season.


Jan. 26: Closing day of duck and goose season in the Colorado River Zone, and Balance of State Zone.


Jan. 31: Closing day of duck and goose season Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone and Southern California Zone.


FEBRUARY


Feb. 2 : Closing day of statewide general snipe season.


Feb. 7: Opening day of late goose season northeastern zone for white geese and specks.


Feb. 8: Opening day of late goose season for white geese and specks in the Balance of State Zone, limit 30 per day which may include 20 white geese and 10 dark geese.


Feb. 12: Closing day of late goose season for white geese and specks in Balance of State Zone.


Feb. 22: West Side Ducks Unlimited Dinner at 5 p.m. at 15101 W. Kearney Blvd., Kerman. Auction, raffles and dinner. Contact Bryan Dillard at (559) 360-7836 or Kera Giampaolo at (408) 763-1656.


Feb. 29: Closing of seasons for falconry-only pheasant, quail, chukar, ptarmigan and sooty (blue) grouse/ruffed grouse seasons open.


MARCH


March 10: Closing day of late goose season for white geese and specks in northeastern zone.


March 28: Opening of spring general wild turkey season, one bearded turkey per day, 3 per season.


MAY


May 3: Closing of spring wild turkey season.


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