Hunting is a seasonal activity, and the rules are simple: Follow the state laws and regulations pertaining to hunting, including seasons, dates and licensing. Forests and grasslands may place some areas as off limits to hunting. So check in with your local Forest Service ranger to be sure you are following all the rules.

Hunting is permitted during hunting seasons designated by the California State Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Licenses are available Online, at any CDFW License Sales Office or License Agent.

Hunting is not permitted in those areas where the discharge of firearms is prohibited by County Ordinance, California State law or Federal regulations and hunters must follow all laws, including no hunting within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site or occupied area. A valid California hunting license is required.

Bow hunting may be permitted in some firearm closure areas during legal hunting seasons. No bow hunting is permitted within designated recreation areas. Please check with the State of California Department of Fish and Game, or a local Forest Service office for information on additional areas where bow hunting is permitted. A valid California hunting license and appropriate tag must be in possession. 

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Know Before You Go!