By-Day Creek Ecological Reserve

On this page, you’ll find area-specific regulations that supplement and/or supersede general use regulations, both of which are a condition for use and incorporated by reference into the entry permit. You’ll also find links to supporting law, websites, directions, hunt maps, and a suggestion box.

Warning shot!!! Remember, federal law also applies (link to our summary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.) and additional rules may be located at the Wildlife Area that you can’t find anywhere else (e.g. check station, information kiosks, permits, reservations, road signs, etc.)

General Info

  • By Day Creek ER

    Authorized species: all legal species, but the CDFW emphasizes the following–

  1. Big Game: black bear and deer
  2. Resident Small Game: rabbit
  3. Upland Game Birds: mountain quail and blue grouse

[14 CCR § 630(d)(7)]

  • CDFW symbols: the area webpage only reflects the following activities-

California Department of Fish and Wildlife symbol indicating that deer hunting is authorized on a State wildlife area.California Department of Fish and Wildlife symbol indicating that quail hunting is authorized on a State wildlife area.


  • County: Mono County
  • Directions: Hwy 395 about 4.5 mi west of Bridgeport, follow dirt road west of Bridgeport Ranger Station to the reserve.
  • Habitat:
  • Location: near Bridgeport
  • Phone(909) 484-0167
  • Region 6: Inland Deserts
  • Size:  acres
  • WebsiteBy Day Creek Ecological Reserve

Sport fishing in California

Sport Fishing

Warning shot!!!  Fishing is NOT allowed [14 CCR § 630(e)(7)]

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