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Feature Article: 2017-18 CA Hunting Calendar

2017-18 CA Hunting Calendar

By BILL KARR/WON Staff WriterPublished: Aug 11, 2017

Western Outdoor News provides this California Hunting Calendar, 2017-2018, as a service to our readers. Hunters should check the Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations before hunting.

AUGUST


Aug. 12: OPENING OF GENERAL A ZONE DEER : Opening day general deer season A Zone South Unit 110 and North Unit 160. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Aug. 13: CLOSING ARCHERY DEER ZONE B-4: Closing of archery deer season in zone B-4. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Aug. 19: OPENING ARCHERY DEER B, C, D ZONES : Opening day of archery deer season in zones B1-B3, B5-B6 and D3-D10. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Aug. 26: OPENING GENERAL DEER SEASON ZONE B-4 : Opening general deer season zone B4. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


SEPTEMBER


Sept. 1: OPENING DAY DOVE SEASON: Opening day of statewide dove season, with a 15-bird daily limit, and no limit or season on Eurasian doves. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Sept. 2: OPENING ARCHERY DEER SEASON SOME D ZONES : Opening of archery deer season in zones D11 and D13-19. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Sept. 9: OPENING QUAIL SEASON : Zone Q1 Mountain Quail only season opens with a daily bag of 10 and possession of triple the limit. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Sept. 9: OPENING TREE SQUIRREL SEASON: Opening of tree squirrel season in California with 4 per day and 4 in possession. http://www.fgc.ca.gov/regulations/current/mammalregs.aspx#307 .


Sept. 9: OPENING BLUE AND RUFFED GROUSE SEASON : Statewide grouse season opens for blue (sooty) and ruffed grouse with limit of 2, and triple the bag limit. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Sept. 10: CLOSING ARCHERY DEER SOME B, C, D ZONES: Closing day of archery deer season in zones B1-B3, B5-6 and D3-10. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Sept. 15: CLOSING DOVE SEASON: Closing of first dove season statewide. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Sept. 16: OPENING GENERAL DEER SOME B, C, D AND X ZONES : Opening day of general deer season in B1-B3, B5-B6, C1-C4, D6-7 and X9a, X9b and X12. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Sept. 16: OPENING BANDTAILED PIGEON SEASON : Opening day of bandtailed pigeon season north zone with 2 per day limit and triple in possession. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds . See zone map at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=110415&inline .


Sept. 23: OPENING GENERAL DEER SOME D, X ZONES : Opening of general deer season zones D3-D5, D8-D10 and X8. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Sept. 23-24: YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS: Two-day season for youth waterfowl hunters only in the Northeastern Zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Sept. 24: CLOSING BANDTAILED PIGEON: Closing of the northern zone bandtailed pigeon season. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Sept. 24: CLOSING A ZONE GENERAL DEER: Closing day of the general deer season in A Zone, South Unit 110 and North Unit 160. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Sept. 24: CLOSING ARCHERY DEER SOME D ZONES : Closing of archery deer season in zones D11 and D13-19. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Sept. 30: OPENING GENERAL DEER ZONE X10: Opening of general deer season Zone X10. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Sept. 30: OPENER EARLY CANADA GOOSE SEASON: Opening day of the large Canada goose season in the Balance of the State zone. Limit 10 per day. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Sept. 30: QUAIL SEASON OPENS ZONE Q2: Opening day of quail season in the Q2 zone with daily bag of 10 and possession is triple. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


OCTOBER


Oct. 1: CLOSING GENERAL DEER SEASON ZONE B-4, C-4 : Closing of general deer season zones B4 and C4. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Oct. 4: CLOSING EARLY CANADA GOOSE SEASON: Closing day of the early large Canada goose season in the Balance of the State zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Oct. 7: WATERFOWL SEASON NORTHEASTERN OPENS: Opening day of the Northeastern Zone waterfowl season. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Oct. 8: CLOSING GENERAL DEER ZONE X8: Closing general deer season Zone X8. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Oct. 9: CLOSING BLUE AND RUFFED GROUSE SEASON : Statewide grouse season closes for blue (sooty) and ruffed grouse. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Oct. 14: OPENING GENERAL DEER D11, D13, D14, D15, D17 : Opening general deer season D11, D13, D14, D15 and D17. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Oct. 15: CLOSING GENERAL DEER SEASON B6, C1 AND X10 : Closing of general deer season in zones B-6, X-10 and C-1. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Oct. 21: WATERFOWL SEASON OPENS: Waterfowl season opens in the Balance of the State zone, the Colorado River zone, Southern California zone and the Southern San Joaquin Valley zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Oct. 21: QUAIL SEASON OPENING DAY : General quail season opens statewide with limit of 10 and possession of triple that. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Oct. 21: CHUKAR SEASON OPENS STATEWIDE : The general chukar season opens with limit of 6 per day and triple that in possession. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Oct. 21: OPENING GENERAL DEER SEASON ZONE X9c: Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Oct. 22: CLOSING GENERAL DEER SOME B, C, D AND X ZONES : Closing of general deer season in zone B1-B3, B5, C2-3, D8-10 and X1-X7b. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Oct. 28: OPENING GENERAL DEER SEASON D-16 : Opening of general deer season zone D16. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Oct. 29: CLOSING GENERAL DEER SOME D ZONES: Closing general deer season D3-D7. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Oct. 29: CLOSING ARCHERY DEER D-12 ZONE: Closing of archery deer season D-12 zone. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


NOVEMBER


Nov. 4: OPENING DAY WHITE GOOSE IMPERIAL VALLEY: Opening day of white goose season in the Imperial Valley with 20 per day. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Nov. 4: OPENING GENERAL DEER SEASON ZONE D-12: Opening of general deer season in zones D-12 . Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Nov. 5: CLOSING GENERAL DEER ZONES D-17 AND D-19 : Closing of general deer season zones D-17 and D-19. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Nov. 7: OPENING DAY CANADA GOOSE SEASON NORTH COAST: Opening day of the Canada goose season in the North Coast, with limit of 10, but only one (1) may be a large Canada goose. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Nov. 8: OPENING BLACK BRANT SEASON NORTHERN AREA: Opening day of the black brant season in the Northern Brant zone with 2 per day limit. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Nov. 9: OPENING DAY BLACK BRANT BALANCE OF STATE BRANT ZONE : Opening day of black brant season in the Balance of the State brant zone with 2 per day. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Nov. 11: DOVE SEASON OPENS: Opening day of the second half of dove season statewide with 15 bird limit, not to include more than 10 whitewings, and no limit on Eurasians. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Nov. 11: PHEASANT SEASON OPENS : General statewide pheasant season opens with 2 males per day for first two days of the season and 3 males after that. Possession is triple. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Nov. 11: WILD TURKEY SEASON OPENS: Fall wild turkey season opens with a daily bag limit of one turkey either sex, two per season. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Nov. 12: CLOSING GENERAL DEER SOME D, X ZONES : Closing general deer season D11, D14, D15 and X9c zones. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


Nov. 26: CLOSING GENERAL DEER SOME D ZONES: Closing of general deer season zone D12 and D16. Info at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=122279&inline .


DECEMBER


Dec. 3: CLOSING DAY OF WHITE GOOSE NORTHEASTERN: White goose season closes in the Northeastern Zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Dec. 10: CLOSING DAYWILD TURKEY SEASON OPENS: Fall wild turkey season closes. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Dec. 14: CLOSING DAY BLACK BRANT SEASON NORTHERN AREA : Closing day of the black brant season in the northern brant zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Dec. 15: CLOSING DAY BLACK BRANT BALANCE OF STATE: Closing day of the black brant season in the Balance of the State Brant zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Dec. 16: OPENING DAY BANDTAILED PIGEON: Opening of the southern zone bandtailed pigeon season with limt of 2 per day, triple the bag limit. Zone map at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=110415&inline . More info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Dec. 21: CLOSING WHITEFRONT GOOSE IN SACRAMENTO VALLEY: Closing of the whitefront goose season in the Sacramento Valley Special Management area. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Dec. 24: PHEASANT SEASON CLOSES : General statewide pheasant season closes. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Dec. 24: CLOSING DAY BANDTAILED PIGEON SEASON: Closing day of the southern zone bandtailed pigeon season. More info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


Dec. 25: CLOSING DAY DOVE SEASON: Closing of the second half of dove season. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


JANUARY 2018


Jan. 6: OPENING DAY WHITE GOOSE NORTHEASTERN : Opening day of the second white goose season in the Northeastern Zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Jan. 14: CLOSING DAY OF DARK GOOSE NORTHEASTERN: Dark goose season closes Northeastern Zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Jan. 19: WATERFOWL SEASON NORTHEASTERN CLOSES: Closing day of the Northeastern waterfowl season. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Jan. 28: WATERFOWL SEASON CLOSES : Waterfowl season closes in the Balance of the State zone, Colorado River zone, Southern California zone, and Southern San Joaquin Valley zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Jan. 28: CLOSING CANADA GOOSE SEASON NORTH COAST: Closing day of the Canada goose season on the North Coast. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Jan. 28: CLOSING WHITE GOOSE IMPERIAL VALLEY: Closing of white goose season in the Imperial Valley. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Jan. 28: CLOSING RABBIT SEASON: Closing day of cottontail, varying hare and pygmy rabbits statewide. Jackrabbit hunting is allowed year ‘round with no limit. http://www.fgc.ca.gov/regulations/current/mammalregs.aspx#307 .


Jan. 28: CLOSING TREE SQUIRREL SEASON: Closing day of tree squirrel season in California. http://www.fgc.ca.gov/regulations/current/mammalregs.aspx#307 .


Jan. 28: CLOSING QUAIL SEASON: Closing day of quail season in California. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Bird ,


Jan. 28: CLOSING CHUKAR SEASON: Statewide chukar season closes. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


FEBRUARY


Feb. 3: OPENING LATE WHITE GOOSE IMPERIAL VALLEY: Opening of the late white goose season in the Imperial Valley, limit of 20 per day. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Feb. 3-4: YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT DAYS : Youth Waterfowl hunt days in the Balance of the State zone, Southern San Joaquin Valley zone, Southern California zone and Colorado River Zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Feb. 6: OPENING DAY LATE WHITE GOOSE SEASON NORTHEASTERN : Opening day of the late white goose season in the Northeastern Zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Feb. 10: OPENING DAY LATE SEASON WHITE GOOSE/WHITEFRONT SEASON: Opening day of the late white goose and whitefront goose season in the Balance of the State Zone, except in the Sac. Valley Special Management Area. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Feb. 14: CLOSING DAY LATE SEASON WHITE GOOSE/WHITEFRONT SEASON: Closing day of the late white goose and whitefront goose season in the Balance of the State Zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Feb. 17: OPENING DAY LATE CANADA GOOSE SEASON NORTH COAST: Opening of late small Canada goose season on the North Coast, limit 10, butt only 1 large Canada goose allowed. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


Feb. 19: CLOSING DAY WHITE GOOSE SEASON IMPERIAL COUNTY: Closing day of the late white goose season in Imperial Valley. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


MARCH


March 3: OPENING DAY LATE WHITEFRONT GOOSE NORTHEASTERN: Opening day of the late whitefront goose season in the Northeastern Zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


March 7: CLOSING DAY LATE WHITEFRONT GOOSE NRTHEASTERN: Closing day of the late whitefront goose season in the Northeastern Zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


March 10: CLOSING DAY LATE WHITE GOOSE SEASON NORTHEASTERN : Closing day of the late white gooses season in the Northeastern Zone. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


March 10: CLOSING DAY CANADA GOOSE SEASON NORTH COAST: Closing day of the late small Canada goose season on the North Coast. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl .


March 24-25: WILD TURKEY JUNIOR ONLY OPENS : Spring wild turkey season for junior hunters opens. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


March 31: SPRING WILD TURKEY OPENS: Spring wild turkey season opens with a limit of 1 bearded bird and 3 per season. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .


MAY


May 6: CLOSING DAY WILD TURKEY SEASON : Closing day of the spring wild turkey season. Info at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Upland-Game-Birds .




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