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2013-14 California Hunting Calendar

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Sep 19, 2013

SACRAMENTO —The following dates are taken from the regulations of the California Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife, and all hunters are reminded to carefully read the regulations prior to taking to the field for hunting of any species. There are exemptions, prohibitions and sometimes closed areas that require study of the regulation booklet.


Please note the corrected opening dates for general deer zones D3-D5 as Sept. 28.


Wild pig season in California is open year-round, but purchase of a pig tag is required prior to hunting. Public lands hold few pigs, and access to private lands is difficult. Coyote and jackrabbits are fair game year-round, with no season or limits, but a hunting license is required.


DFG rules and handbooks can be found or downloaded on the DFG website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/.


AUGUST


Aug. 24: Opening general deer season in zone B-4.


SEPTEMBER


Sept. 1: Opening dove season statewide.

Sept. 7: Opening archery deer in zones D-11 through D-19.

Sept. 8: Closing archery deer zones B-1 through B3, B-5, B-6, D-3 through D-10.

Sept. 14: Opening day Early Mountain Quail Season in Zone Q1, 10 quail per day, possession limit is double after the first day. Extending to opening regular quail season.

Sept. 14: Opening day of season for Sooty and Ruffed Grouse, 2 per day, or 4 in possession after opening day.

Sept. 14: Opening day for white-tailed ptarmigan, 2 per day, for 9 consecutive days.

Sept. 15: Closing of first half of dove season.

Sept. 21: Opening Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days in Northeastern California Zone.

Sept. 21: Opening general deer season in zones B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, C-1 through C-4, D-6, D-7, X-9a, X-9b and X-12.

Sept. 22: Closing archery deer zones D-11 through D-19, and General deer season A zones South Unit 110 and North Unit 160.

Sept. 22: Closing Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days in Northeastern California Zone.

Sept. 28: Opening general deer season in zones D-3, D-4, D-5, D-8, D-9, D-10, X-8 and X10.

Sept. 28: Opening day Early Coastal Quail Season, Zone Q2.

Sept. 28: Opening day early Canada goose season in Balance of State Zone.

Sept. 29: Closing general deer season in zone B-4 and C-4.


OCTOBER


Oct. 2: Closing of early Canada Goose Season in Balance of State Zone.

Oct. 5: Opening of waterfowl season in the northeastern California Zone and the Southern San Joaquin Zone (split season).

Oct. 5: Opening of early large Canada goose season in Balance of the State Zone except North Coast Special Management Area.

Oct. 5: Opening archery deer zone D-12, opening general deer seasons in zones D-19 and zones X-1 through X7b.

Oct. 6: Closing general deer season in zone X-8.

Oct. 6: Closing general deer season in zones X-9a, X-9b and X-12.

Oct. 9: Closing of early large Canada goose season in Balance of the State Zone.

Oct. 12: Opening general deer season zones D-11, D-13, D-14, D-15 and D-17.

Oct. 12: Opening archery pheasant season, 2 per day for the first 2 days, then 3 per day, no more than 1 hen pheasant in bag. Possession is triple daily bag.

Oct. 13: Closing waterfowl season first half in the Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone.

Oct. 13: Closing general deer season in zones B-6, C-1 and X-10.

Oct. 18: Opening day of waterfowl season in Colorado River Zone.

Oct. 18: Closing day Early Mountain Quail Season in Zone Q1, 10 quail per day, possession limit is double after the first day. Extending to opening regular quail season.

Oct. 19: Opening day General Quail season in Zone Q1 and Q3, daily bag is 10, possession is triple daily bag.

Oct. 19: Opening day of general chukar season, limit of 6, possession is triple daily bag.

Oct. 19: Opening day of goose season the Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone.

Oct. 19: Opening day of waterfowl season in Balance of the State zone and Southern California Zone.

Oct. 19: Opening general deer season in zone X9c.

Oct. 20: Closing general deer season in zone B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, C-2, C-3, D-8, D-9, D-10 and X-1 through X-7b.

Oct. 20: Closing waterfowl season Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone first half.

Oct 26: Opening general deer season in zone D-16.

Oct. 27: Closing archery deer zone D-12, closing general deer season in zones D-3 through D-7.


NOVEMBER


Nov. 2: Opening general deer season in zone D-12.

Nov. 2: Opening waterfowl season in Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone, second half.

Nov. 3: Closing general deer season in zones D-17 and D-19.

Nov. 3: Closing of season for Sooty and Ruffed grouse.

Nov. 3: Closing of archery pheasant season.

Nov. 9: Opening of Pheasant season. Two males per day first 2 days of the season, 3 males per day afterwards. Possession is double the daily bag limit.

Nov. 9: Second dove season opens statewide.

Nov. 9: Opening day of fall turkey season, 1 either-sex turkey per day, 2 per season.

Nov. 10: Closing general deer season in zones D-11, D-13, D-14, D-15 and X9c.

Nov 24: Closing general deer season in zone D-12 and D-16.

Nov. 24: Closing day of fall turkey season.


DECEMBER


Dec. 22: Pheasant season closes.

Dec. 22: Closing of speckled-belly goose season in the Sacra­mento Valley Special Manage­ment Area.

Dec. 25: Second dove season statewide closes.


JANUARY 2014


Jan. 19: Closing of waterfowl season in the North¬eastern California Zone.

Jan. 26: Closing of waterfowl season in the Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone second half, Balance of the State Zone, Colorado River Zone and Southern California Zone.

Jan. 26: Closing of tree squirrel and rabbit seasons.

Jan. 26: Closing of all quail seasons.


FEBRUARY


Feb. 1: Opening Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days in Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone, Balance of the State Zone, Southern California Zone and Colorado River Zone.

Feb. 2: Closing Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days in Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone, Balance of the State Zone, Southern California Zone and Colorado River Zone.

Feb. 8: Special late white goose season in Imperial County.

Feb. 15: Opening of special late season speckled-belly (white-fronted) and white geese season in Balance of the State Zone with the exception of Sacramento Valley Special Management Zone where only white geese may be taken.

Feb. 19: Closing of special late season speckled-belly (white-fronted) and white geese season in Balance of the State Zone.

Feb. 23: Closing of special late white goose season in Imperial Valley.



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