Wildlife Area Regulation 14 CCR Section 551 for Hunting

Wildlife Area Regulation 14 CCR Section 551 for Type A, Type B, and Type C Areas
14 CCR § 551

On this page, you’ll find a copy of subsections from California Wildlife Area Regulation 14 CCR Section 551. The Section applies to what hunters commonly know as State Wildlife Areas (e.g. Mendota Wildlife Areas) and Ecological Reserves. It also applies to National Wildlife Refuges the California Department of Fish and Wildlife designates as “wildlife areas” because of it’s involvement with the hunting program. When helpful, we include notes of explanation and links to our pages with definitions and relevant summaries (e.g. Type A Wildlife Areas).

Warning shot!!! Always check the California Code of Regulations’ website for updates to Section 551. Also, see our pages for Section 550, Section 550.5, Section 552, and Section 630 [ecological reserves].


Subsections

  • 14 CCR Sec. 551(a) Purpose, legal boundaries, applicable Sections, entry permit incorporation, and responsibility to know all the regulations
  • 14 CCR Sec. 551(b) List of Areas the CDFW owns, including county and recreational type
  • 14 CCR Sec. 551(c) List of Areas federal agencies own (e.g. National Wildlife Refuges) but the CDFW administers the hunting program
  • 14 CCR Sec. 551(d) List of Areas the CDFW operates with other federal or State agencies
  • 14 CCR Section 551(e) defines Type A, B, and C Area definitions, pass and permit requirements, waterfowl reservations, species allowed for hunting, shoot days, and closures.
  • 14 CCR Section 551(f) General shooting hours for waterfowl and other species
  • 14 CCR Section 551(g) Deferred openings to protect agricultural crops from waterfowl
  • 14 CCR Section 551(h) Assigned Hunting Zones for hunter dispersal and safety
  • 14 CCR Section 551(i) Areas where the CDFW allows dog training and field trials and permit requirements. NOTE: See 551(o) for Area-specific restrictions and 551(n) for general use of dogs
  • 14 CCR Section 551(j) Bicycles prohibition, exceptions for waterfowl season, and restrictions. NOTE: Also, see 550(bb).
  • 14 CCR Section 551(k) Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) prohibition, exceptions, and restrictions. NOTE: Also, see 550(z) re boats and 550(o)
  • 14 CCR Section 551(l) Boats, horses, and pack animals allowances and restrictions. NOTE: Also, see 550(z) re boats and 550(o)
  • 14 CCR Section 551(m) Camping, camp trailers, and motorhomes prohibition, exceptions, and restrictions. NOTE: Also, see 550(p)
  • 14 CCR Section 551(n) Fires prohibition and exceptions (e.g. portable gas stoves)
  • 14 CCR Section 551(o) Closures (e.g. access points, boundaries, entry, Fish & Game Refuge, holidays, hunting, levees, ponds, restoration projects, units, and visitors), restrictions (Archery Equipment, boats, dogs for hunting, dog training, dog trials, Firearms, shell count, and water activities), and exceptions (drawings / lotteries, fishing, permits, shooting areas, species, viewing, water ways, waterfowl season, and youth days). NOTE: for concealed weapons, see 550(cc)(1).
  • 14 CCR Section 551(p) Type A and Type B Area restrictions during waterfowl season relating to hunting, permit requirements (e.g. deer, pig, and turkey seasons), species allowed, shoot days (e.g. holidays), and hunting hours (e.g. dove, quail, rabbit, pheasant, and snipe)
  • 14 CCR Section 551(q) Type C Area restrictions relating to access (e.g. boat-in only), blinds, closures, drawings / lotteries (e.g. spring turkey season), hunting in general, drawings / lotters, permit requirements (e.g. deer season), seasons, and shoot days. NOTE: Also, see 551(o).
  • 14 CCR Section 551(r) Type C Area prohibitions, restrictions, and exceptions relating to use of Firearms, Archery Equipment, specific Firearms (e.g. no pistols or rifles), other weapons and ammunition (e.g. Air Guns and pellet size) in specific Areas, ponds, shooting areas, units, and Fish and Game Refuges, and during special hunts and seasons (e.g. deer and spring turkey seasons). NOTE: These are in addition to regulations in Section 550(o). Also, see exception for concealed weapons in Section 550(cc)(1).
  • 14 CCR Section 551(s) Type A and Type B hunting opportunities by special drawings / lotteries and restrictions relating to hunt days, registration, species (e.g. big game, crow, deer, dove, pheasant, pig, quail, rabbit, raccoon, turkey, and waterfowl), people (e.g. youth), and tags
  • 14 CCR Section 551(t) Type C Areas restrictions relating to species (e.g. big game, crow, dove, pheasant, quail, rabbit, small game, snipe, turkey, upland game, and waterfowl), hunt days, and permits
  • 14 CCR Section 551(u) Type A archery exception and restriction
  • 14 CCR Section 551(v) Shooting areas (e.g. target ranges) and restrictions relating to use of Firearms, Archery Equipment, ammunition, shoot days, permits, supervision, and target material and cleanup
  • 14 CCR Section 551(w) Permits and fees for wildlife viewing and other uses. NOTE: Also, see Section 550.5(c)(5)
  • 14 CCR Section 551(x) Additional regulations for Waterfowl Reservations, including ADA blinds, party size, expiration, order of entry, and restrictions relating to check stations and hunting areas
  • 14 CCR Section 551(y) Fishing allowances and restrictions for specific Areas relating to boats, closures, fees, fishing days, fishing hours, and permits
  • 14 CCR Section 551(z) Woodcutting prohibition and exceptions

14 CCR Section 551.

Additional Visitor Use Regulations on Department Lands Designated as Wildlife Areas.

14 CCR Section 551(a)

 

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14 CCR Section 551(b)

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14 CCR Section 551(c)

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14 CCR Section 551(d)

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14 CCR Section 551(e)

For definitions of Type A, Type B, and Type C wildlife areas in Section 551(e)(b)-(d), see our page for Hunting Definitions.

Types of Wildlife Areas:

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551(e)(4) For Perris Reservoir State Recreation Area, the fee to obtain an entry permit for hunting shall be the day-use fee determined by the California Department of Parks and Recreation (www.parks.ca.go v).


14 CCR Section 551(f)

Shooting Hours:

(1) Waterfowl:

Except as provided in subsections 551(p) and 551(q), waterfowl shooting hours on all wildlife areas shall be from one half-hour before sunrise to sunset (pursuant to Section 506 of these regulations).

(2) Other Species:

Except as provided in subsections 551(p), 551(q), and 551(s), species other than waterfowl may be taken where authorized only during the legal shooting hours for the taking of each species as specified in sections 250.5, 310, 310.5, 352, and 474 of these regulations.


14 CCR Section 551(g)

Deferred Openings:

When the department considers such deferral desirable to protect agricultural crops from waterfowl, it may defer opening a wildlife area to visitor access until, in the opinion of the department, the danger of crop damage in the immediate region is abated.


14 CCR Section 551(h)

Assigned Hunting Zones:

In order to assure proper hunter dispersal and promote safety, the department may subdivide the open hunting portion of any wildlife area into zones, assign hunters to zones and/or designate where hunters shall park.


14 CCR Section 551(i)

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14 CCR Section 551(j)

Bicycles:

Except for their use on roads or levees for transportation between parking lots and hunting areas during the waterfowl season on Type A or B wildlife areas, or as provided in this subsection, the use of bicycles by visitors is prohibited on wildlife areas (also see subsection 550(bb) of these regulations).

AREA BICYCLES
(1) Cache Creek Wildlife Area Allowed only on the Harley Gulch Unit from the third Saturday in April through the third Saturday in November.
(2) Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area Allowed only on the Daugherty Hill Unit from May 10 through September 15. Prohibited on other units.
(3) Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area Allowed only on designated trails or routes.
(4) Oroville Wildlife Area Allowed only on roads open to vehicles.
(5) San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area Allowed only on designated trails or routes.
(6) San Jacinto Wildlife Area (Potrero Unit) Allowed only on designated trails.
(7) Spenceville Wildlife Area Allowed only on designated trails and roads.
(8) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Allowed only from one week after the end of waterfowl season until two weeks prior to opening of waterfowl season.
(9) Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Allowed only in designated areas.

14 CCR Section 551(k)

Off-Highway Vehicles:

Except as provided in this subsection, off-highway vehicles are prohibited on wildlife areas.

(1) Eel River Wildlife Area.

Off-highway vehicles are allowed only for commercially licensed anglers who are utilizing the wave-slope for fishing access.

(2) South Spit Wildlife Area.

Off-highway vehicles are allowed only on the west side of South Jetty on designated access corridors and wave-slope.


14 CCR Section 551(l)

Wildlife Areas with Boat and/or Horse and Pack Stock Restrictions:

Per subsections 550(z) and 550(o), the use of boats or horses is allowed on wildlife areas except as restricted in this subsection. See subsection 550(z) of these regulations for additional regulations about the use of boats.

AREA
BOATS
HORSES AND PACK STOCK
(1)
Big Lagoon Wildlife Area
Speed restricted to 5 mph for motorized vessels.
(2)
Butte Valley Wildlife Area
Prohibited from March 1 through September 1. Motors are prohibited.
(3)
Cache Creek Wildlife Area
Allowed only on the Harley Gulch Unit from the third Saturday in April through the third Saturday in November.
(4)
Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area
Prohibited.
(5)
Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area
Allowed only on the Daugherty Hill unit from May 10 through September 15.
(6)
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Allowed only on the east side from July 1 through August 31.
(7)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area
The use of boats is prohibited on all management units, except the Grey Goose Unit and the portion of the Goodyear Slough Unit to the south of Lake Herman Road and east of the eastern-most railroad tracks. Access to those two areas is by boat only. There is no foot access. Launching of boats at the Montezuma Slough unit for access to Montezuma Slough is allowed. Boats less than eight feet in length may be used to transport decoys and/or blind materials.
Allowed only during department-authorized dog trials.
(8)
Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area
Prohibited.
(9)
Heenan Lake Wildlife Area
Prohibited except during controlled entry fishing events (see subsection 551(y)).
(10)
Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area
Allowed only on designated trails or routes. Horse trailers are permitted within the designated parking area if space is available.
(11)
Imperial Wildlife Area (Finney-Ramer Unit)
Required for waterfowl hunting. Only non-motor driven boats or boats with electric motors may be used.
(12)
Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit)
Only hand-portable boats that are non-motorized or use an electric motor are allowed.
(13)
Laguna Wildlife Area
Prohibited.
(14)
Lake Earl Wildlife Area
Motors prohibited during waterfowl season.
(15)
Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area
Only non-motorized boats or boats with electric motors may be used.
Allowed only during department-authorized dog trials.
(16)
Mendota Wildlife Area
Allowed only during department-authorized dog trials.
(17)
North Grasslands Wildlife Area
Horseback riding is allowed only during department-authorized dog trials.
(18)
O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area
Allowed only during department-authorized dog trials.
(19)
Oroville Wildlife Area
Motorized boats are subject to 5 mph speed limit except on the southern portion of the Thermalito Afterbay Unit (those portions of the water surface south of Highway 162), where motorized boat speeds may exceed 5 mph.
Allowed only on roads open to vehicles or within 25 feet of the exterior boundary fences. Horse drawn carriages are only allowed on roads open to vehicles.
(20)
Perris Reservoir State Recreation Area
Only motorized boats may be used.
(21)
Sacramento River Wildlife Area
Boat-in Only Access Units: Colusa South, Colusa North, Moulton South, Moulton North,Stegeman, Princeton South, Beehive Bend, Oxbow, Jacinto, Ord Bend, Shannon Slough, Pine Creek North, Wilson Landing, Dicus Slough, and Merrills Landing. Walk-In or Boat-In Access Units: Princeton Southeast, Princeton East, Princeton North, Site 21, Pine Creek West, Pine Creek East.
Prohibited.
(22)
San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area
Allowed only on designated trails or routes.
(23)
San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area
Prohibited.
(24)
Shasta Valley Wildlife Area
Only non-motorized boats or boats with electric motors may be used.
(25)
South Spit Wildlife Area
Allowed only on west side of South Jetty Road.
(26)
Spenceville Wildlife Area
Allowed only on designated trails and roads.
(27)
Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area
Prohibited.
(28)
Volta Wildlife Area (US Bureau of Reclamation Lands)
Boat trailers allowed beyond the checking station only to launch boats. Vehicles may be driven past Parking Lot 1 to launch boats.
(29)
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
No boats or flotation devices allowed.
Prohibited.

14 CCR Section 551(m)

Wildlife Areas with Camping, Camp Trailers and Motorhomes as a Designated Use:

Unless permitted in this subsection, camping and the use of camp trailers and motorhomes are prohibited on wildlife areas. For additional rules about camping on department lands, see subsection 550(p) of these regulations.

AREA
CAMPING
(1)
Antelope Valley Wildlife Area
No motorhomes or camp trailers permitted. Camping allowed only from May 1 through October 31.
(2)
Ash Creek Wildlife Area
Allowed.
(3)
Butte Valley Wildlife Area
Allowed.
(4)
Cache Creek Wildlife Area
No motorhomes or camp trailers permitted. No camping within 1/4 mile of designated parking areas.
(5)
Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area
Allowed only in the Upper Cottonwood Creek Unit parking lot.
(6)
Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area
No tent camping. Overnight parking with camp trailers allowed only in designated parking lots.
(7)
Gray Lodge
Wildlife Area
Allowed only during waterfowl season. Camp trailers or motorhomes may be placed in the designated camp trailer area no sooner than one week before the opening of waterfowl season and must be removed from the wildlife area no later than one week after the end of the regular waterfowl season. All campers, defined as a shell or shelter made to be mounted on a pickup truck must remain attached to a registered vehicle when on the area. All camp trailers and motorhomes must be registered at the checking station.
(8)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area
Not allowed except with prior written permission from the area manager during the tule elk season.
(9)
Honey Lake Wildlife Area (Fleming and Dakin Units)
Allowed.
(10)
Hope Valley Wildlife Area
Backpack camping allowed east of Highway 89 only.
(11)
Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area
Allowed.
(12)
Imperial Wildlife Area (Finney-Ramer Unit)
Allowed only in designated area at Finney Lake.
(13)
Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit)
Allowed only in designated area. Campers must obtain an entry permit pursuant to subsection 551(w)(3). No unattached trailers or tents allowed in the checking station parking lot.
(14)
Indian Valley Wildlife Area
Camping allowed, but camp trailers and motorhomes are prohibited.
(15)
Knoxville Wildlife Area
Primitive camping is allowed beyond 1/4 mile from Berryessa-Knoxville Road.
(16)
Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area
Allowed only in Army Corps of Engineers-designated campgrounds.
(17)
Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area
Allowed only in parking lot, except during authorized dog trials when participants must adhere to conditions of Special Use Permit issued per subsection 550(n)(2) of these regulations.
(18)
Los Banos Wildlife Area
Allowed only in the main office parking area, and only during waterfowl season.
(19)
Mendota Wildlife Area
Allowed only in checking station parking lot, and only during waterfowl season.
(20)
North Grasslands Wildlife Area
Allowed only in checking station parking lot, and only during waterfowl season.
(21)
O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area
Allowed only in parking lot, except during authorized dog trials when participants must adhere to conditions of Special Use Permit issued per subsection 550(n)(2) of these regulations.
(22)
Oroville Wildlife Area
Allowed only in designated camping sites by permit issued from the Oroville CHP office at (530) 538-2700.
(23)
San Luis Obispo Wildlife Area
Allowed only in the parking lot and no more than 30 vehicles are allowed without a Special Use Permit.
(24)
San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area
Allowed only in parking lot.
(25)
Shasta Valley Wildlife Area
Allowed.
(26)
Spenceville Wildlife Area
Allowed in designated campsites from September 1 through the end of spring turkey season.
(27)
Surprise Valley Wildlife Area
Allowed only in south parking area, except from April 1 through August 15 when camping is prohibited.
(28)
Tehama Wildlife Area
Allowed.
(29)
Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area
Allowed only in the checking station parking lots on the night before a shoot day during the waterfowl season.
(30)
Volta Wildlife Area (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Lands)
Allowed only in checking station parking lot.

14 CCR Section 551(n)

Additional Fire Restrictions on Wildlife Areas:

The fire restrictions included below are in addition to the regulations regarding fire on department lands included in subsection 550(q) of these regulations.

(1) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

(A) Fires are prohibited except for the use of portable gas stoves in designated parking areas and sites.

(2) Hope Valley Wildlife Area

(A) Fires are prohibited except for the use of portable gas stoves.

(3) Knoxville Wildlife Area

(A) Fires are prohibited except for the use of portable gas stoves.

(4) Oroville Wildlife Area

(A) Fires are prohibited except for the use of portable gas stoves within designated campsites.

(5) Spenceville Wildlife Area

(A) Fires are prohibited except for portable gas stoves within designated campsites.


14 CCR Section 551(o)

Designated Closures and Restrictions on Wildlife Areas:

Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the lawful possession of a concealed firearm as provided in subsection 550(cc)(1) of these regulations.

AREA
DESCRIPTION OF CLOSURE OR RESTRICTION
(1)
Ash Creek Wildlife Area
Portions of the area may be closed to all visitor entry from March 1 through August 15.
(2)
Antelope Valley Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting from February 1 through June 30.
(3)
Baldwin Lake Wildlife Area
A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field.
(4)
Battle Creek Wildlife Area
No hunting or possession of firearms or archery equipment. Dog training and trials are prohibited.
(5)
Butte Valley Wildlife Area
Closed to boating and water-related activity from March 1 through September 1.
(6)
Cache Creek Wildlife Area
The use of dogs for pig hunting is prohibited.
(7)
Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting after the last Sunday in January to the opening of Zone A archery deer season. Dog training and trials are prohibited. The use of dogs for pig hunting is prohibited.
(8)
Crescent City Marsh Wildlife Area
No hunting or possession of firearms or archery equipment.
(9)
Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting February 1 through June 30 except for the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted. Closed to all visitor entry during the first nine days of the spring turkey season except for special turkey permit holders.
(10)
Eel River Wildlife Area
Portions of the area are closed to vehicle entry from March 1 through September 15. Cannibal Island Unit is closed to all visitor use from the Monday following youth hunting days (subsection 502(e)(1)(B)(5) of these regulations) through April 1.
(11)
Elk Creek Wetlands Wildlife Area
No hunting or possession of firearms or archery equipment.
(12)
Elk River Wildlife Area
Closed to all visitor use from the Monday following youth hunting days (subsection 502(e)(1)(B)(5) of these regulations) through April 1.
(13)
Fay Slough Wildlife Area
Closed to all visitor use from the Monday following youth hunting (subsection 502(e)(1)(B)(5) of these regulations) through April 1.
(14)
Feather River Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting February 1 through June 30 except for the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted. The Shanghai Bend Unit is closed to hunting. No person shall enter that portion of the O’Connor Lakes Management Unit marked as closed to entry from March 1 through June 30.
(15)
Fremont Weir Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting February 1 through June 30 except for the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted.
(16)
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Closed to all non-hunting uses from two weeks prior to opening of waterfowl season through one week after end of waterfowl season except those areas designated for wildlife viewing purposes. The west side of the area is closed to falconry. Dove hunting allowed only in designated areas.
(17)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Garibaldi Unit)
Closed to the public.
(18)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Gold Hills, Goodyear Slough, Island Slough, West Family and Grey Goose Units)
A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field during waterfowl season. Closed to all public use from the end of waterfowl season to September 30. Access to the Grey Goose Unit and the Goodyear Slough Unit to the south of Lake Herman Road and east of the eastern most railroad tracks is by boat only. Gold Hills and Island Slough units are open to hunting on Christmas Day when Christmas falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday.
(19)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Joice Island Unit)
Closed to public use except when permits are issued for waterfowl hunting and during the special season open to fishing from mid-May to mid-August (contact area headquarters for details).
(20)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Cordelia and Montezuma Slough units)
No hunting or possession of firearms or archery equipment.
(21)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Grizzly Island Unit)
Dogs are prohibited from March 1 to June 30, all of August, and during the tule elk hunting season in September. Dogs may be used to assist in the take of game which is in season, authorized by area regulations and in portions of the area open to such take. Dogs are otherwise prohibited during October and through the end of waterfowl season. Closed to uses other than hunting from the last Monday in July to the end of the Grizzly Island tule elk season and from October 1 through the end of waterfowl season.
(22)
Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area
Closed to all visitor use from February 1 through June 30. Dogs are prohibited except for hunting.
(23)
Hill Slough Wildlife Area
No hunting or possession of firearms or archery equipment.
(24)
Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area
Hunting is allowed in designated areas only. Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31.
(25)
Honey Lake Wildlife Area (Fleming and Dakin Units)
Portions of the area may be closed to all visitor use from March 1 through August 15.
(26)
Hope Valley Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting from February 1 until the opening of archery deer season.
(27)
Imperial Wildlife Area (Finney Ramer Unit)
A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field during waterfowl season. Waterfowl hunting allowed only from boats and islands. Closed to hunting from February 1 through June 30.
(28)
Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit)
Closed to all non-hunting public uses from one week before the opening of waterfowl season through the end of waterfowl season, except for designated wildlife viewing sites and designated fishing areas.
(29)
Laguna Wildlife Area
The Timber Hill, Blucher Creek, and Cooper Road units are closed to hunting. Only the wetland portions of the Occidental Road Unit associated with the Laguna de Santa Rosa are open to hunting, and hunting is allowed only when the Laguna de Santa Rosa is navigable and the wetlands are accessible by boat. Foot or terrestrial access to the Occidental Road Unit is prohibited because there is no visitor right-of-way. Dogs are prohibited from March 2 through June 30.
(30)
Lake Berryessa Wildlife Area
Dogs are prohibited from February 15 through July 15.
(31)
Lake Earl Wildlife Area
Bush Creek public access is closed to all visitor use from the Monday following youth waterfowl hunting days (subsection 502(e)(1)(B)(5) of these regulations) through April 1. Dogs are prohibited except for hunting.
(32)
Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting except through special drawings. The portion of the area posted as “Critical Habitat” is closed to all visitor use and entry from February 1 through August 1. Dogs are prohibited.
(33)
Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area
The use of dogs for pig hunting is prohibited.
(34)
Los Banos Wildlife Area
Closed to all visitor uses from September 15 until the opening of waterfowl season. Closed to non-hunting uses during the waterfowl season on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays. A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field during waterfowl season, except on days when only upland game may be taken, and on special “youth only” waterfowl hunt days when there shall be no restrictions on the number of shot shells taken into the field. Dogs are prohibited in the interpretive viewing area.
(35)
Mad River Slough Wildlife Area
Closed to all visitor use from the Monday following youth hunting days (subsection 502(e)(1)(B)(5) of these regulations) through April 1. Dogs are prohibited except for hunting.
(36)
Mendota Wildlife Area
Closed to all visitor uses from September 16 until the opening of waterfowl season except for the designated tour route and fishing site. Closed to non-hunting uses during the waterfowl season.
(37)
Morro Bay Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting from the day after the end of waterfowl season until the opening day of brant season. A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field.
(38)
Moss Landing Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting on New Year’s Day. The Salt Ponds are closed to hunting.
(39)
Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area
The White Slough Unit is closed to all hunting, firearms and archery use. The portion of the American Canyon south of the PG&E lines is closed to all hunting, firearm and archery use. The Green Island and Southern Crossing units are closed to all visitor uses during restoration. Dogs are prohibited from March 2 through June 30.
(40)
North Grasslands Wildlife Area
A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field during waterfowl season, except on days when only upland game may be taken and on special “youth only” waterfowl hunt days when there shall be no restrictions on the number of shot shells taken into the field.
(41)
O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area
Closed to all visitor use the day of and day after designated special apprentice pheasant hunts except for special apprentice pheasant hunt permit holders.
(42)
Oroville Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31 except during the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted through a special drawing. Dogs are prohibited from March 2 through June 30.
(43)
Perris Reservoir State Recreation Area
Shore hunting for waterfowl, coots, and moorhens is prohibited. Upland game may be taken only in designated areas. Fishing is permitted in the designated waterfowl hunting area only on non-shoot days.
(44)
Petaluma Marsh Wildlife Area
The Bahia, Day Island, Green Point, Novato Creek, Point Sonoma, and Rush Creek units are closed to hunting, firearms, and archery use. Dogs are prohibited on all units from March 2 through June 30.
(45)
Putah Creek Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting February 1 until the opening weekend of Zone A deer archery season which is defined in Section 360 of these regulations.
(46)
Rector Reservoir Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting from the day after spring turkey season closes to the opening of archery deer season.
(47)
Red Lake Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31 except during archery deer season.
(48)
Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31.
(49)
Sacramento River Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31 except during the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted. Boat-in Only Access Units: Colusa South, Colusa North, Moulton South, Moulton North, Stegeman, Princeton South, Beehive Bend, Oxbow, Jacinto, Ord Bend, Shannon Slough, Pine Creek North, Wilson Landing, Dicus Slough, Merrills Landing.
(50)
San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31 except during the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted. D-16 general deer zone tags may not be used west of Highway S-2.
(51)
San Jacinto Wildlife Area (Davis Road Unit)
Upland game (doves, pheasants, quail, snipe, and rabbits) may be taken only in designated areas. A self-issued permit, acquired on-site, is required to enter the upland game hunting area.
(52)
San Jacinto Wildlife Area (Potrero Unit)
Only upland game birds and resident small game within designated areas may be taken, unless otherwise restricted or limited within the unit.
(53)
San Luis Obispo Wildlife Area
Closed to all visitor uses except for the shooting area/range.
(54)
San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area
The use of dogs for pig hunting is prohibited. Motor vehicles are allowed in the parking lot only.
(55)
Santa Rosa Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting on the portion of the area that lies within Fish and Game Refuge 4D (see Fish and Game Code Section 10837).
(56)
Spenceville Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31 except during the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted. Closed to all visitor entry during the first nine days of the spring turkey season except for special turkey permit holders. The posted area around the Spenceville Mine is closed to visitor entry.
(57)
Sutter Bypass Wildlife Area
Those portions of the east and west levees of the area adjacent to the Sutter National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR) are closed to hunting. The west levee of the area is closed to hunting from the northern boundary of the SNWR south to Oswald/Hughes Road. The east levee of the area is closed to hunting from the northern boundary of the SNWR south to the SNWR checking station parking lot. The remaining portion of the east levee from the SNWR parking lot south to the southern boundary of the SNWR is closed to hunting pursuant to Section 625 of these regulations.
(58)
Tehama Wildlife Area
The portion of the area south of Antelope Creek is closed to all visitor use and entry from the first Monday in December through the last Friday in March. The use of dogs for pig hunting is prohibited.
(59)
Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area
Closed to all non-hunting uses from two weeks prior to opening of waterfowl season through one week after the end of waterfowl season. Dogs are prohibited except for hunting.
(60)
Volta Wildlife Area (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Lands)
Closed to all visitor uses from August 15 until the opening of waterfowl season except that fishing in the Volta Wasteway Channel is allowed. Fishing is restricted to the Volta Wasteway Channel for a distance of one mile downstream from the Ingomar Grade from September 15 until the end of waterfowl season. Closed to non-hunting uses during the waterfowl season. A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field during waterfowl season, except on days when only upland game may be taken and on special “youth only” waterfowl hunt days when there shall be no restrictions on the number of shot shells taken into the field.
(61)
White Slough Wildlife Area
Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31.
(62)
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
Closed to all non-hunting uses from two weeks prior to opening of waterfowl season through one week after the end of waterfowl season except those areas designated for wildlife viewing purposes. Pheasant hunting is prohibited in assigned blind areas.

14 CCR Section 551(p)

Type A or Type B Wildlife Areas with Shoot Day or Shooting Hours Restrictions During the Waterfowl Season:

AREA
DESCRIPTION OF RESTRICTION
(1)
Butte Valley Wildlife Area
Pheasant hunting is allowed only on Sundays during pheasant season. Dove may be taken daily during the September dove season, and only on waterfowl hunt days during the late dove season.
(2)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Joice Island Unit)
After the department determines fall flight forecast and/or numbers in the Suisun Marsh warrant opening this unit to hunting, it will be open only on Sundays.
(3)
Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit)
Pheasant, quail and rabbit hunting is allowed only on Mondays and Thursdays. Dove may be taken daily during the September dove season. After the September dove season, dove may be taken only on pheasant hunt days. Snipe may be taken only on waterfowl and pheasant hunt days.
(4)
Kern National Wildlife Refuge
Hunting of waterfowl, coots, moorhens and pheasants is allowed only on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Pheasant hunting is only allowed during the pheasant season. Snipe hunting is prohibited.
(5)
Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Hunting for waterfowl, coots, and moorhens is allowed only on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
(6)
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Bear Creek Unit)
Entry permits must be returned to the check station by 3:00 p.m. Hunting on the West Bear Creek portion is prohibited until the third Saturday in November.
(7)
San Jacinto Wildlife Refuge (Davis Road Unit)
Hunting for waterfowl, coots and moorhens is allowed only on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Pheasant hunting is allowed only on Mondays during pheasant season. All other upland game hunting is allowed only in designated areas from July 1 through January 31. A self-issued permit, acquired on-site, is required to enter the upland game hunting area.
(8)
San Jacinto Wildlife Area (Potrero Unit)
Unless otherwise restricted by the department, hunting is allowed daily only for upland game birds and resident small game in designated areas. A self-issued permit, acquired on-site, is required to enter the designated hunting area.
(9)
Shasta Valley Wildlife Area
Pheasant hunting is allowed only on Sundays during the pheasant season. Quail and snipe may be taken only on waterfowl hunt days. Dove may be taken daily during the September dove season, and only on waterfowl hunt days during the late dove season.

14 CCR Section 551(q)

Type C Wildlife Areas with Shoot Day Restrictions and/or Special Drawing Requirements:

Unless identified with specific shoot days, seasonal closures or special drawing requirements below, or with closures identified in subsection 551(o), Type C wildlife areas are open daily. Information about special drawings is available at www.wildlife.ca.go v.

AREA
DESCRIPTION OF RESTRICTION OR REQUIREMENT
(1)
Baldwin Lake
Hunting is allowed only during waterfowl season and only on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Hunting is allowed only from a boat. Special draw entry permits are required for the first seven hunt days of waterfowl season.
(2)
Clifton Court Forebay
Hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays and only during waterfowl season. Self-registration is required.
(3)
Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area
Special draw entry permits are required for all visitor entry during the opening weekend of the Zone A general deer season. Self-registration required all other times of year.
(4)
Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area
Special draw entry permits are required for the first nine days of the spring turkey season.
(5)
Fay Slough Wildlife Area
Hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays and only during waterfowl season.
(6)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Gray Goose Unit)
Hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays and only during waterfowl season.
(7)
Imperial Wildlife Area (Finney Ramer Unit)
A daily entry permit and self-registration are required. Entry permits are available at self-registration booths at Finney and Ramer lakes on a first-come, first-served basis.
(8)
Laguna Wildlife Area (Occidental Road Unit)
Hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays and only during waterfowl season.
(9)
Lake Berryessa Wildlife Area
Special draw entry permits are required.
(10)
Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area
Hunting is only allowed during department-authorized special hunts for deer, turkey and wild pigs. For deer hunting, a deer tag is required through the big game drawing as provided in subsection 360(c) of these regulations.
(11)
Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area
Self-registration is required on site.
(12)
Morro Bay Wildlife Area
Shooting hours are from 7:00 a.m. until sunset.
(13)
Moss Landing Wildlife Area
Hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays and only during waterfowl season. Closed to hunting on New Year’s Day.
(14)
Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area
Hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays during open season for authorized species except that dove and rabbits may be hunted daily during the September dove season.
(15)
O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area
Self-registration is required at the parking lot except for junior pheasant hunts and the day following junior hunts when entry is controlled through special drawings.
(16)
Oroville Wildlife Area
Special draw entry permits are required for the spring turkey season.
(17)
Perris Reservoir
Hunting for waterfowl is allowed until noon on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Hunting is daily for upland game from the first Saturday after Labor Day through January 31.
(18)
San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area
Special draw entry permits are required for all visitor entry during the opening weekend of the Zone A deer season. Self-registration is required at the parking lot on Dinosaur Point Road at all other times of year.
(19)
San Pablo Bay Wildlife Area
Blinds shall be available on a first come-first served basis.
(20)
Spenceville Wildlife Area
Special draw entry permits are required for the first nine days of the spring turkey season.

14 CCR Section 551(r)

Firearm Restrictions on Type C Wildlife Areas:

The regulations in this subsection are in addition to the regulations regarding firearms in subsection 550(cc) of these regulations. The restrictions in this subsection do not prohibit the lawful possession of a concealed firearm as provided in subsection 550(cc)(1) of these regulations.

AREA
DESCRIPTION OF RESTRICTION
(1)
Baldwin Lake
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(2)
Bass Hill Wildlife Area
Only shotguns, archery equipment, or muzzle loaders may be used on the Egan Management Unit.
(3)
Battle Creek Wildlife Area
All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited.
(4)
Big Sandy Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(5)
Clifton Court Forebay
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(6)
Collins Eddy Wildlife Area
Rifles, pistols, and archery equipment are prohibited.
(7)
Colusa Bypass Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(8)
Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area (Lower Cottonwood Creek Unit)
Only shotguns and archery equipment may be used. Only archery equipment may be used from the start of the Zone A archery deer season until the start of Zone A general deer season.
(9)
Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area (Upper Cottonwood Creek Unit)
Firearms may be used or possessed only from the opening of the Zone A general deer season through the last Sunday in January. Only archery equipment may be used from the start of the Zone A archery deer season until the start of the Zone A general deer season.
(10)
Crescent City Marsh Wildlife Area
All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited.
(11)
Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area
During spring turkey season, only shotguns, archery equipment, and air rifles firing pellets of a minimum 0.177 caliber and powered by compressed air or gas may be used.
(12)
Decker Island Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(13)
Eel River Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(14)
Elk Creek Wetlands Wildlife Area
All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited.
(15)
Elk River Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(16)
Fay Slough Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(17)
Feather River Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(18)
Fremont Weir Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(19)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Grey Goose Unit)
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(20)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Cordelia and Montezuma Slough Units)
All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited.
(21)
Hill Slough Wildlife Area
All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited.
(22)
Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(23)
Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area
During spring turkey season only shotguns and archery equipment may be used.
(24)
Imperial Wildlife Area (Finney-Ramer Unit)
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(25)
Kinsman Flat Wildlife Area
During spring turkey season only shotguns and archery equipment may be used.
(26)
Laguna Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(27)
Lake Berryessa Wildlife Area
Firearms are allowed only for special hunts.
(28)
Lake Earl Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited. Possession of firearms or archery equipment for waterfowl hunting is permitted only during waterfowl season and only within the first 100 feet inland from the shoreline and on the water surface of Lake Earl and Lake Talowa.
(29)
Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area
Firearms are allowed only for special hunts.
(30)
Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(31)
Lower Sherman Island Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(32)
Mad River Slough Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(33)
Miner Slough Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(34)
Morro Bay Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(35)
Moss Landing Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(36)
Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(37)
Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited. All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited on the White Slough Unit.
(38)
O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area
Rifles, pistols, and shotgun slugs are prohibited.
(39)
Oroville Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited except at the portion of the area designated as a shooting range.
(40)
Perris Reservoir
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(41)
Petaluma Marsh Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited. All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited on the Bahia, Day Island, Green Point, Novato Creek, Point Sonoma, and Rush Creek units.
(42)
Point Edith Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(43)
Rhode Island Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(44)
Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area
Rifles, pistols, and archery equipment are prohibited. Buckshot and slugs are prohibited.
(45)
Sacramento River Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(46)
San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited in designated areas.
(47)
San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(48)
San Pablo Bay Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(49)
Santa Rosa Wildlife Area
All firearms, archery equipment, air and gas guns, spear guns, and other propulsive devices are prohibited on the portion of the area that lies within Fish and Game Refuge 4D (see Fish and Game Code Section 10837).
(50)
South Spit Wildlife Area
Rifles, pistols, and archery equipment are prohibited.
(51)
Sutter Bypass Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(52)
Truckee River Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(53)
West Hilmar Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(54)
White Slough Wildlife Area
Rifles and pistols are prohibited. All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited in the portion of the area designated as Pond 9.

14 CCR Section 551(s)

Additional Hunter Opportunities on Type A and Type B Wildlife Areas:

Information about the special drawings and big game drawings referred to in this subsection is available at www.wildlife.ca.go v.

AREA
SPECIES
HUNT REQUIREMENTS
(1)
Ash Creek Wildlife Area
Pronghorn antelope
Allowed only with an Apprentice Zone 5 – Big Valley tag from the big game drawing.
(2)
Butte Valley Wildlife Area
Pronghorn antelope
Allowed only with an apprentice tag from the big
game drawing.
(3)
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Deer
Allowed only with a G-12 deer tag from the big game drawing.
(4)
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Pheasant
Pheasant hunting open daily for the first nine days of the pheasant season and on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season.
(5)
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Quail and Rabbit
Allowed only on pheasant hunt days.
(6)
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Turkey
Allowed only through a special drawing during the spring season.
(7)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area
Pheasant
Pheasant hunting open daily for the first twelve days of the pheasant season and on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season.
(8)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area
Tule elk
Allowed only with a special tag available through the big game drawing.
(9)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Crescent and Grizzly Island units)
Rabbits
Allowed daily in July and on pheasant hunt days.
(10)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area
Pigs
Allowed only with a tag obtained through a special drawing.
(11)
Honey Lake Wildlife Area
Quail and rabbit
Allowed only on waterfowl shoot days that occur during the pheasant season.
(12)
Imperial Wildlife Area
Quail
Allowed only on pheasant hunt days.
(13)
Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit)
Rabbits
Allowed daily during the rabbit season except during the waterfowl season, when rabbits may be taken only on pheasant hunt days.
(14)
Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit)
Raccoons
Allowed daily from August 1 through one week before opening of waterfowl season.
(15)
Los Banos Wildlife Area
Pheasant
Pheasant hunting is open daily for the first nine days of the pheasant season, on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season and on the day after Thanksgiving.
(16)
Los Banos Wildlife Area
Raccoons and rabbits
Self-registration is required. Raccoons may not be taken during waterfowl season.
(17)
Mendota Wildlife Area
Pheasant
Pheasant hunting is open daily for the first nine days of the pheasant season, on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season and on the day after Thanksgiving.
(18)
Mendota Wildlife Area
Raccoons, rabbits, and crows
Self-registration is required. Raccoons may not be taken during waterfowl season.
(19)
North Grasslands Wildlife Area
Pheasant
Pheasant hunting is open daily for the first nine days of the pheasant season, on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season and on the day after Thanksgiving.
(20)
North Grasslands Wildlife Area
Raccoons and rabbits
Self-registration required. Raccoons may not be taken during waterfowl season. Rabbits may be hunted daily from July 1 through September 15 and from the day after the end of waterfowl season until the end of the rabbit season. During the waterfowl season, rabbit hunting is allowed only on waterfowl and pheasant hunt days.
(21)
Shasta Valley Wildlife Area
Quail
Self-register at area. Quail shoot days are limited to waterfowl shoot days only.
(22)
Tehama Wildlife Area
Deer
During the G-1 deer season, only persons with department issued entry permits may enter.
(23)
Tehama Wildlife Area
Deer
Allowed only with a J-3 apprentice tag from the big game drawing
(24)
Tehama Wildlife Area
Pigs
Allowed only with a tag obtained through a special drawing, no dogs permitted.
(25)
Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area
Rabbits
Allowed only during the September dove season, and on waterfowl or pheasant hunt days during the late dove season.
(26)
Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (Little Dry Creek Unit)
Deer
Allowed only with a J-9 apprentice tag from the big game drawing
(27)
Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area
Pheasant
Pheasant hunting is open daily for the first five days of the pheasant season and on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season.
(28)
Volta Wildlife Area
Rabbits
Allowed except during waterfowl season. Self-registration required.
(29)
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
Pheasant
Pheasant hunting is open daily for the first nine days of the pheasant season and on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season.

14 CCR Section 551(t)

Species Restrictions for Hunting on Type C Wildlife Areas:

Only the species listed for each of the wildlife areas in the table below may be hunted on those areas.

AREA
SPECIES
(1)
Baldwin Lake Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(2)
Clifton Court Forebay
Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(3)
Collins Eddy Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, moorhens, and upland game only.
(4)
Eel River Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, snipe, and pheasant only.
(5)
Elk River Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, and snipe only.
(6)
Fay Slough Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, and snipe only.
(7)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Grey Goose Unit)
Waterfowl, snipe, coots, moorhens, and pheasants only on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays and only during open seasons.
(8)
Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area
Crow, coyote, upland game birds, and resident small game only.
(9)
Laguna Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(10)
Lake Earl Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, snipe, and moorhens only.
(11)
Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area
Deer, pigs, and turkeys only. May require a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
(12)
Lower Sherman Island Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, moorhens, pheasant, dove, and rabbits only.
(13)
Mad River Slough Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, and snipe only.
(14)
Miner Slough Wildlife Area
Waterfowl only.
(15)
Moss Landing Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(16)
Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, moorhens, snipe, rabbits, quail, pheasants, and dove only.
(17)
O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, pheasants, quail, dove, rabbits, and crows only.
(18)
Perris Reservoir
Waterfowl, coots, moorhens, dove, pheasants, quail, and rabbits only.
(19)
Petaluma Marsh Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, moorhens, and rabbits only.
(20)
Point Edith Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(21)
Rhode Island Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(22)
Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area
All legal species except big game.
(23)
San Pablo Bay Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(24)
Santa Rosa Wildlife Area
Deer, rabbits, and quail only.
(25)
South Spit Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, coots, and snipe only.
(26)
West Hilmar Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, quail, doves, pheasants, and rabbits only.
(27)
White Slough Wildlife Area
Waterfowl, pheasants, quail, and dove only.

14 CCR Section 551(u)

Type A Wildlife Areas Which Allow Archery

Equipment During Waterfowl and Pheasant Season per subsection 550(cc)(4): (1) Los Banos Wildlife Area


14 CCR Section 551(v)

Shooting Areas.

This subsection identifies wildlife areas, pursuant to subsection 550(cc) of these regulations, with designated shooting areas (i.e., ranges) and additional regulations for each designated shooting area

(1) Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the lawful possession of a concealed firearm as provided in subsection 550(cc)(1) of these regulations.

(2) Oroville Wildlife Area

(A) All legal firearms and archery equipment may be possessed and discharged at the target practice area, which is open year-round. Only paper and clay targets may be used and must be removed by the user when leaving the area.

(3) San Luis Obispo Wildlife Area

(A) No person shall enter the San Luis Obispo Wildlife Area except that portion of the area designated as a public shooting facility under supervision of the authorized rangemaster or with written authorization from the department.

(B) No firearms or other propulsive devices of any kind may be possessed or discharged except at the designated public shooting facility under the direction and control of the authorized rangemaster.

(C) The public shooting facility is open Wednesday through Monday, from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour before sunset, except for the lighted ranges which are open from one-half hour before sunrise until 10:00 p.m.

(D) Daily range fees are required and to be paid at the facility.

(E) Alcoholic beverages may not be possessed or consumed on any part of the San Luis Obispo Wildlife Area by any any authorized rangemaster, or by any person who discharges or attempts to discharge a firearm or propulsive device, or shoot an arrow.

(F) Full metal jacket bullets are not allowed.

(4) Spenceville Wildlife Area

(A) All legal firearms and archery equipment may be possessed and discharged at the target practice area, which is open year-round. Only paper and clay targets may be used and must be removed by the user when leaving the area.


14 CCR Section 551(w)

Wildlife Areas That Require Entry Permits and Fees for Wildlife Viewing or Other Visitor Uses (pursuant to sections 550.5(c)(5) and 699 of these regulations and Fish and Game Code sections 713 and 1765):

(1) Gray Lodge Wildlife Area

(2) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

(3) Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister and Finney-Ramer units)

(4) Los Banos Wildlife Area

(5) San Jacinto Wildlife Area


14 CCR Section 551(x)

Additional Waterfowl Reservation Regulations:

Area
Number of Hunters
Per Reservation
Reservation Expires
(1)
Colusa National Wildlife Refuge
Four persons, but not more than two junior hunters or non-shooters.
One hour before shoot time.
(2)
Delevan National National Wildlife Refuge
Four persons, but not more than two junior hunters or non-shooters.
One hour before shoot time.
(3)
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two nonshooters or one of each.
One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(4)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area
Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two nonshooters or one of each. Reservation numbers are not used at Grizzly Island to determine the order in which entry permits are issued.
One hour before shoot time.
(5)
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Joice Island Unit)
Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two nonshooters or one of each.
One hour before shoot time.
(6)
Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit)
Six people, but no more than four adults. Blinds at the Union Tract and Hazard Unit are limited to four individuals. Waterfowl hunters must hunt from within 100 yards of assigned blind sites.
One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(7)
Kern National Wildlife Refuge
Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two nonshooters or one of each but may not exceed capacity of spaced blinds.
One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(8)
Los Banos Wildlife Area
Blinds – Two persons. Free roam – Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two nonshooters or one of each.
One hour before shoot time.
(9)
Mendota Wildlife Area
Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two nonshooters or one of each.
One hour before shoot time.
(10)
Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Two persons in the two-person blinds, three persons in the three-person blinds (from 1 to 3 three-person blinds available).
One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(11)
North Grasslands Wildlife Area (China Island Unit)
Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. Check in at the Kesterson Unit.
One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(12)
North Grasslands Wildlife Area (Gadwall Unit)
Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two nonshooters or one of each. Check in at the Salt Slough Unit.
One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(13)
North Grasslands Wildlife Area (Salt Slough Unit)
Free roam – two adults; each adult may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. Zone 13 – Four blinds; up to 4 persons per blind. Field 50 – One disabled access blind; up to 3 persons. One general blind – up to 3 persons
One hour before shoot time.
(14)
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
Four persons, but not more than two junior hunters or non-shooters
One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(15)
San Jacinto Wildlife Area
Two adults and two junior hunters.
3:00 a.m. or until last reservation is called.
(16)
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Bear Creek Unit)
Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two nonshooters or one of each. For East Bear Creek, three persons per reservation. Check in at the Salt Slough Unit.
One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(17)
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Blue Goose Unit)
Three persons in the three-person blinds. Two persons in the two-person blinds.
One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(18)
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Freitas North Unit)
One boat with up to four people. Check in at Kesterson Unit.
3:00 a.m.
(19)
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Freitas South Unit)
One boat with up to four people. Check in at Salt Slough Unit.
3:00 a.m.
(20)
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Kesterson Unit)
Three persons in the three-person blinds (16 blinds). Two persons in the two-person blinds (15 blinds)
One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(21)
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (San Luis Unit)
Blinds – Two persons in the two person blinds, three persons in the three person blinds. Free roam – two adults; each adult hunter may bring up two junior hunters or two nonshooters or one of each.
One hour before shoot time.
(22)
Sutter National Wildlife Refuge
Four persons, but not more than two junior hunters or non-shooters.
One hour before shoot time.
(23)
Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (Howard Slough Unit)
Up to three hunters.
One hour before shoot time.
(24)
Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (Little Dry Creek Unit)
Up to three persons.
One hour before shoot time.
(25)
Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (Llano Seco Unit)
Up to three persons.
One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(26)
Volta Wildlife Area
Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two nonshooters or one of each.
One hour before shoot time.
(27)
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
Blinds – up to four hunters. Free roam – two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two nonshooters or one of each.
One and one-half hours before shoot time.

14 CCR Section 551(y)

Fishing Regulations on Wildlife Areas pursuant to subsections 550(c)(2)(C) and 550(h) of these regulations:

The property-specific fishing regulations in this subsection are in addition to the general regulations regarding fishing and the hours of operation of department lands located in Section 550 of these regulations.

(1) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Montezuma Slough Unit)

(A) Fishing access along Montezuma Slough is open all year, no hour restrictions.

(2) Heenan Lake Wildlife Area

(A) Permits for lake fishing shall be issued pursuant to the general fishing regulations in subsection 7.50(b)(76) of these regulations and shall only be issued to holders of a valid sport fishing license for persons 16 years of age or older. Persons under 16 years of age shall be accompanied by an adult who is legally responsible for him or her and that adult shall list each person under 16 years of age on the adult’s permit.

(B) Fishing permits shall be issued by department offices in Redding, Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, Yountville, Fresno, Los Alamitos, and at designated license agents in Markleeville.

(C) A fee of $3.00 per person shall be charged for each three-day weekend period for all persons 16 years of age or older.

(D) Only boats propelled by oars or electric motors may be used.


14 CCR Section 551(z)

Woodcutting.

Woodcutting is prohibited on all department lands except as provided in this subsection. Where permitted, woodcutting requires written authorization from the regional manager or his designee and may occur only between September 16 and February 28 on the following areas:

(1) Eel River Wildlife Area

(2) South Spit Wildlife Area


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