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CA Hunting Calendar 2015-16

BY BILL KARR/WON Staff WriterPublished: Jul 02, 2015

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.


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 at the writing of this, with no season or limits, but there might be changes coming with coyote regulations. A hunting license is required.


Bear season opens concurrently with general deer seasons in the A, B, C, D, X8, X9A, X9B, X10 and X12 deer hunting zones. Remaining X zones open Oct. 10.


DFG rules and handbooks can be found or downloaded on the DFG website at www.wildlife.ca.gov.


Here’s the dates for hunting seasons in California for 2015-2016:


July 11: Opening day of archery deer season Zone A (South Unit 110 and North Unit 160).


July 25: Opening day of archery deer season Zone B-4.


Aug. 2: Closing day of archery season Zone A (South Unit 110 and North Unit 160).


Aug. 8: Opening day of general deer season Zone A (South Unit 110 and North Unit 160).


Aug. 15: Opening dates of archery season for zones B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, D-3 through D10 zones.


Aug. 16: Closing day of archery deer season in Zone B-4.


Aug. 22: Opening day of general deer season Zone B-4.


Sept. 1: Opening day of dove season, 15 bird limit, no limit or season on Eurasian doves.


Sept. 5: Opening day of archery season in zones D-11, D-13, D-14, D-15, D-16, D-17 and D-10.


Sept. 6: Closing day of archery season in zones B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, D-3 through D10 zones.


Sept. 12: Opening day general tree squirrel season, daily bag 4, possession limit 4.


Sept. 15: Last day of first half of dove season. 15 bird limit, no limit or season on Eurasian doves.


Sept. 19: Opening day of general deer season for zones B1, B2, B3, B-5, B-6, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, D-6, D-7, X-9a, X-9b and X-12.


Sept. 20: Closing day of general deer season Zone A (South Unit 110 and North Unit 160).


Sept. 26: Opening day of general deer season in zones D-3, D-4, D-5, D-8, D-9, D-10, X-8, and X-10.


Sept. 27: Closing day of general deer season in Zone B-4, and archery seasons in zones D-11, D-13, D-14, D-15, D-16, D-17 and D-19.


Oct. 3: Opening day of archery deer season in Zone D-12 and opening of general deer seasons in zones D-19, X-1, X-2, X-3a, X-3b, X-4, X-5a, X-5b, X-6a, X-6b, X-7a, and X-7b.


Oct. 4: Closing day of general deer season Zone C-4.


Oct. 10: Opening of bear season in X zones not opened earlier. Opening day general deer season in zones D-11, D-13, D-14, D-15, and D-17.


Oct. 11: Closing day of general deer season for zones X-8 and X-10.


Oct. 12: Closing day of deer season for zones X-9a, X-9b and X-12.


Oct. 17: Opening day of general deer season for Zone X9c.


Oct. 18: Closing day of general deer season in zones B-6, C-1, X-1, X-2, X-3a, X-3b, X-4, X-5a, X-5b, X-6a, X-6b, X-7a and X7b.


Oct. 24: Opening day of general deer season in zone D16.


Oct. 25: Closing day of general deer season in zones B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, C-2, C-3, D-8, D-9 and D-10, and archery season Zone D-12.


Nov. 1: Closing day of general deer season zones D-3, D4, D-5, D-6, D-7, D-17 and D-19.


Nov. 7: Opening day of general deer season in Zone D12.


Nov. 8: Closing day of general deer season in zones D-11, D-13, D-14, D-15, and X-9c.


Nov. 22: Closing day of general deer season in Zone D-16.


Nov. 29: Closing day of general deer season Zone D12.


Dec. 27: Closing of bear season statewide, or earlier determined by DFW bear harvest count. Season closes when 1,700 bears have been taken.


2016

Jan. 31, 2016: Closing day of general tree squirrel season, cottontail rabbit and varying hare seasons.




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