Hunting

Hunting, Target Shooting, and Firearm Use & Safety

Hunting and Target Shooting is a popular activity on the Sierra National Forest and in adjacent areas. Before hunting of any type on the Forest, you will need to have the proper state hunting license. Check with the California Department of Fish and Game for season regulations. The different species that can be hunted include deer, bear, rabbit, quail, turkey, and squirrels.

If you have obtained a D7 tag you may be entering a wilderness area. If you are staying overnight, wilderness camping requires a wilderness permit, these are available at your local ranger stations.

If you plan on having a stove or a open fire in the Sierra National Forest you must obtain a California campfire permit.

These public lands are enjoyed by tens of thousands of people each year in a variety of activities. Regulations for safe shooting are to provide for safety, protection, and enjoyment of all forest visitors and for the natural surroundings. FIREARM USE and SAFETY

Hunting and the Use of Firearms ( pdf)

Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/sierra/recreation/hunting