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California Hunting Calendar of Events
Published: Jul 14, 2011

2011/12 California Hunting Season Dates


CALIFORNIA HUNTING CALENDAR


UPDATED FOR 2012 Updated California

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2011


July 1: Opening of general rabbit season statewide for brush, cottontail and pigmy Rabbits, and varying hare (snowshoe), limit 5 per day.

July 9: Opening of archery deer season in A zones.

July 23: Opening of archery deer season in zone B4.

July 31: Closing of archery deer season in A zones.

Aug. 13: Opening general deer season in A zones.

Aug. 13: Open black bear season in A zones.*

Aug. 14: Closing of archery deer season in zone B4.

Aug. 20: Opening of archery deer season in zones B1-B3, B5-6, D3-D10.

Aug. 20: Open archery bear season.

Aug. 27: Opening of general deer season in zone B4.

Sept. 1: Opening of dove season statewide, daily limit 10.

Sept. 3: Opening of archery deer season in zones D11 (also valid in Zones D13 and D15), D13 (also valid in Zones D11 and D15), D15 (also valid zones D11 and D13). D14, D16, D17 and D19.

Sept. 10: Open Mountain quail season in zone Q1.**

Sept. 10: Open sage grouse season in east and central Lassen, north and South Mono zones.**

Sept. 10: Open Sooty and Ruffed grouse seasons.**

Sept. 10: Open White-tailed ptarmigan season.**

Sept. 11: Close sage grouse season**

Sept. 11: Closing of archery deer season in zones B1-B3, B5, B6, D3-D10.

Sept. 11: Close archery bear season.

Sept. 15: Close first half of dove season.

Sept. 17: Opening of general deer season in zones B1-B3, B5-B6, C1-C4, D6-D7, X9a-X9b, X12.

Sept. 18: Close White-tailed ptarmigan season.**

Sept. 24: Opening of general deer season in zones D3-D5, D8-D10, X8 and X10.

Sept. 24: Open early coastal quail season in zone Q3.**

Sept. 25: Closing of archery deer season in zones D11, D13-D19. Closing of general deer season in A zones.

Oct. 1: Opening of archery deer season in zone D12. Opening of general deer season in zones D19, X1-X7b.

Oct. 2: Closing of general deer season in zones B4 and C4.

Oct. 8: Opening of general deer season in zones D11, D13-D15 and D17.

Oct. 9: Closing of general deer season in zones X8 and X10.

Oct. 10: Closing of general deer season in zones X9a, X9b and X12.

Oct. 15: Open chukar season.**

Oct. 15: Open general quail season in zone Q1.**

Oct. 15: Open common snipe season.**

Oct. 15: Open quail season in balance of state in zone Q3.**

Oct. 15: Opening of general deer season in zone X9c.

Oct. 16: Closing of general deer season in zones B6, C1, X1-X7b.

Oct. 22: Opening of general deer season in zone D16.

Oct. 23: Closing of archery deer season in zones D12, B1-B3, B5. Closing of general deer season in zones B1-B3, B5, C2-C3, D3-10.

Oct. 30: Closing of general deer season in zones D3-D7, D17 and D19.

Nov. 5: Opening of general deer season in zone D12.

Nov. 6: Closing of general deer season in zone X9c, D11 and D13-15.

Nov. 12: Open pheasant season.**

Nov. 12: Open fall turkey season.**

Nov. 12: Open second half of dove season.**

Nov. 20: Closing of general deer season in zone D16.

Nov. 27: Closing of general deer season in zone D12.

Nov. 27: Close fall turkey season.**

Dec. 25: Close of general black bear season.

Jan. 29: Closing of general rabbit season statewide for brush, cottontail and pigmy Rabbits, and varying hare (snowshoe).

*Note: Seasons for black bear opens with general deer hunting seasons, with the exception of some x zones, which open on October 8.

** Tentative opening and closing dates for upland game birds pending approval from

the California Fish and Game Commission.

*** Waterfowl opening and closing dates are still pending and will be posted when tentative dates become available.



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