California Elk Seasons, Laws, and Hunting Locations on Public Land

California elk tags for tule elk, etc.

Here, we fetch up California elk seasons, laws, and hunting locations on public land. The CDFW has the seasons listed by hunt number. We’ve got them for tule, roosevelt, and rocky mountain elk. We also have them listed for archers, juniors, muzzleloaders, and military personnel. For topics like shooting hours, hunting methods, and bag limits, see our page with deer hunting rules. Also see our page for tag rules and procedures.

General California Elk Seasons

Follow the links below for California elk seasons, bag limits, hunting areas, and any special conditions during the general season for hunting the following subspecies of elk:

  1. Apprentice Elk Hunts (Juniors).
  2. Rocky Mountain Elk Hunts.
  3. Roosevelt and Tule Elk Hunts.
  4. Siskiyou Roosevelt Elk Hunts.California Elk Seasons Mu

Special California Elk Seasons

Follow the links below California elk seasons, bag limits, hunting areas, and any special conditions during the special seasons for archery, muzzleloaders, fundraising, and military personnel:

  1. California elk seasons, including Rocky Mountain ElkArchery Elk Hunts.
  2. Archery/Muzzleloader Elk Hunts.
  3. Fundraising Elk Hunts.
  4. Military-ONLY Hunts.
  5. Muzzleloader Elk Hunts.

Siskiyou Roosevelt Elk Hunts

California elk seasons for Roosevelt elk.
Roosevelt Elk Hunts

Here’s a list of hunts for Roosevelt elk during the California elk seasons.

  1. Big Lagoon Roosevelt Elk Hunt.
  2. Del Norte Roosevelt Elk Hunt.
  3. Klamath Roosevelt Elk Hunt.
  4. Marble Mountains Roosevelt Elk Hunt.
  5. Northwestern California Roosevelt Elk Hunt.
  6. Siskiyou Roosevelt Elk Hunt.

Rocky Mountain Elk Hunts

California elk seasons for Rocky Mountain Elk Hunts
Rocky Mountain Elk Hunts

Here’s a hunt for Rocky mountain elk during the California elk seasons.

  • Northeastern California Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt.

Roosevelt/Tule Elk Hunts

California elk seasons for Roosevelt and Tule Elk Hunts
Roosevelt and Tule Elk Hunts

Here’s one where you can hunt either Roosevelt or Tule elk during the California elk seasons.

  • Mendocino Elk Hunt.

Tule Elk Hunts

California elk seasons for Tule Elk Hunts
Tule Elk Hunts

Here’s a map for places you can hunt Tule elk in California.

  1. Alameda Tule Elk Hunt.
  2. Bear Valley Tule Elk Hunt.
  3. Bishop Tule Elk Hunt.
  4. Cache Creek Tule Elk Hunt.
  5. Fort Hunter Liggett General Public Tule Elk Hunt.*
  6. Grizzly Island Tule Elk Hunt.
  7. Independence Tule Elk Hunt.
  8. La Panza Tule Elk Hunt.
  9. Lake Pillsbury Tule Elk Hunt.
  10. Lone Pine Tule Elk Hunt.
  11. Park Reservoir Tule Elk Hunt.
  12. San Luis Reservoir Tule Elk Hunt.
  13. Santa Clara Tule Elk Hunt.
  14. Tinemaha Mountain Tule Elk Hunt.
  15. Tinemaha Tule Elk Hunt.
  16. West Tinemaha Tule Elk Hunt.
  17. Whitney Tule Elk Hunt.

* There were no elk hunts in 2016 at Fort Hunter Liggett, but follow the link for other things you might be able to hunt there.


General Methods Apprentice Elk Hunts

Here’s a list of apprentice hunts for firearms and other authorized methods of hunting elk.

  1. California Elk Seasons, including Roosevelt Elk
    Roosevelt Elk

    Bishop Tule Elk Apprentice Hunt.

  2. Cache Creek Tule Elk Apprentice Hunt.
  3. Fort Hunter Liggett General Public Tule Elk Apprentice Hunt.*
  4. Grizzly Island Tule Elk Apprentice Hunt.
  5. La Panza Tule Elk Apprentice Hunt.
  6. Marble Mountains Roosevelt Apprentice Elk Hunt.
  7. Northeastern California Rocky Mountain Apprentice Elk Hunt.

* There were no elk hunts in 2016 at Fort Hunter Liggett, but follow the link for other things you might be able to hunt there.


Archery Only Elk Hunts

Here’s a list of hunts that are only for archery during the California elk seasons.

  1. Archery for California elk seasons.Fort Hunter Liggett General Public Tule Elk Archery Only Hunt.*
  2. Lone Pine Tule Elk Archery Only Hunt.
  3. Northeastern California Rocky Mountain Archery Only Elk Hunt.
  4. Owens Valley Multiple Zone Tule Elk Archery Only Hunt.
  5. Tinemaha Tule Elk Archery Only Hunt.
  6. Whitney Tule Elk Archery Only Hunt.

* There were no elk hunts in 2016 at Fort Hunter Liggett, but follow the link for other things you might be able to hunt there.


Muzzleloader Only Elk Hunts

Here’s a list of hunts for muzzleloaders during the California elk seasons.

  1. Muzzleloaders for California elk seasonsBishop Tule Elk Hunt Muzzleloader-Only Hunt.
  2. Fort Hunter Liggett General Public Tule Elk Muzzleloader-Only Hunt.*
  3. Independence Tule Elk Muzzleloader-Only Hunt.

* There were no elk hunts in 2016 at Fort Hunter Liggett, but follow the link for other things you might be able to hunt there.


Muzzleloader/Archery Only Elk Hunts

Here’s an elk hunt for either muzzleloaders or archers.

  • Marble Mountains Roosevelt Elk Muzzleloader/Archery Only Elk Hunt.

Fundraising Elk Tags

Here’s a few elk hunts that are designed as fundraisers.

  1. Grizzly Island Fundraising License Tag.
  2. Multi-zone Fundraising License Tag.
  3. Owens Valley Fundraising License Tag.

Military Only Elk Tags

Here’s a list of hunts for military personnel only.

  1. Fort Hunter Liggett Military Apprentice Tule Elk Hunt.*
  2. Fort Hunter Liggett Military Archery Only Tule Elk Hunt.*
  3. Fort Hunter Liggett Military General Methods Tule Elk Hunt.*
  4. Fort Hunter Liggett Military Muzzleloader Only Tule Elk Hunt.*

* There were no elk hunts in 2016 at Fort Hunter Liggett, but follow the link for other things you might be able to hunt there.

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