California Bag Limits for Birds and Mammals

On this page, you’ll find quick links to California bag limits for six categories of birds and mammals, as well as species for each category. Should you still have questions, ask our “Legal Labrador” to fetch it up.

Categories & Species

  1. Big Game
  2. Waterfowl
  3. Upland Game Birds
  4. Small Game
  5. Furbearing Mammals
  6. Nongame Birds & Mammals

Big Game Bag & Possession Limits

California bag limits for big game
California bag limits for big game.

In California, there are hunting seasons for six big game mammals, but only for authorized species and methods of take. Link to the species below, and you’ll find daily bag limits, as well as possession limits. In addition, you’ll find practically everything else you need for hunting, like seasonsshooting hourspublic hunting locations, tagging requirements, and much more.

Species

    1. Black Bear
    2. Deer
    3. Elk
    4. Wild pigs
    5. Pronghorn antelope
    6. Bighorn sheep

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Furbearing Mammal Bag & Possession Limits

California bag limits for furbearing mammals
California bag limits for furbearing mammals.

In California, there are hunting seasons for six furbearing mammals, but only for authorized species and methods of take. Link to the species below, and you’ll find daily bag limits, as well as possession limits. In addition, you’ll find practically everything else you need for hunting, like seasonsshooting hourspublic hunting locations, trapping requirements, and much more.

Species

    1. Badger
    2. Beaver
    3. Gray Fox
    4. Mink
    5. Muskrat
    6. Raccoon

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Small Game Mammal Bag & Possession Limits

California bag limits for small game mammals
California bag limits for small game mammals.

In California, there are hunting seasons for small game mammals, but only for authorized species and methods of take. Link to the species below, and you’ll find daily bag limits, as well as possession limits. In addition, you’ll find practically everything else you need for hunting, like seasonsshooting hourspublic hunting locations, and much more.

Species

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Upland Game Bird Bag & Possession Limits

California bag limits for upland game birds.
California bag limits for upland game birds.

In California, there are hunting seasons for nine upland game birds, but only for authorized species and methods of take. Link to the species below, and you’ll find daily bag limits, as well as possession limits. In addition, you’ll find practically everything else you need for hunting, like seasonsshooting hourspublic hunting locations, and much more.

upland game birds

Species

    1. Doves
    2. Pheasants
    3. Quails
    4. Turkey
    5. Snipe
    6. Chukar
    7. Grouses
    8. Band-tailed pigeon
    9. White-tailed ptarmigan

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Waterfowl Bag & Possession Limits

California bag limits for ducks and geese.
California bag limits for ducks and geese.

In California, there are hunting seasons for waterfowl, but only for authorized species and methods of take. Link to the species below, and you’ll find daily bag limits, as well as possession limits. In addition, you’ll find practically everything else you need for hunting, like seasonsshooting hourspublic hunting locations, waterfowl zones, and much more.

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Nongame Bird & Mammal Bag & Possession Limits

California bag limits for nongame birds and mammals
California bag limits for nongame birds and mammals.

In California, there are hunting seasons for nongame birds and nongame mammals, but only for authorized species and methods of take. Link to the species below, and you’ll find daily bag limits, as well as possession limits. In addition, you’ll find practically everything else you need for hunting, like seasonsshooting hourspublic hunting locations, trapping requirements, and much more.

Species

    1. American Crow
    2. Bobcat
    3. Coyote
    4. Jackrabbit

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