California Hunting Dates 2016 for Birds & Mammals

On this page is our California hunting dates 2016 for all birds and mammals, including general seasons and alternative hunting methods (e.g. trapping). We also have a calendar for juniors.

General Seasons

Hunting Methods

  • Archery for small game (e.g. fox squirrels and rabbits); furbearing and nongame (e.g. beaver, bobcat, and crows); upland game birds (e.g. pheasant); and migratory game birds except ducks and geese (e.g. pigeon and white-winged doves).
  • Falconry for small game (e.g. gray squirrels and hares); upland game birds (e.g. grouse); all migratory game birds except ducks and geese (e.g. snipe and mourning doves); and nongame birds (e.g. crow).
  • Trapping, including badger, beaver, gray fox, mink, muskrat and raccoon.

California Archery Season Dates 2016 For Upland Game Birds, Small Mammals, Fur, and Nongame

California hunting dates 2016, including Archery for California hunting seasons.In this calendar, you’ll find California archery season dates 2016 for general and archery-only hunts, including daily bag limits and hunting zones. First, you’ll find upland game birds, including chukardovesgrousepheasantpigeonptarmiganquailsnipe,  and turkey. Second, you’ll find seasons for small game mammals, including tree squirrelsrabbits, jackrabbits, and hares (snowshoe). Third, you’ll find seasons for furbearing and nongame mammals and birds, including badger, beaver, bobcat, coyote, crowgray fox, mink, muskrat, and raccoon. (For waterfowl, archery seasons are the same as ducks and geese, so see those calendars.)

It’s important to review the “hunting methods” allowed for each species. Most migratory game birds like pigeon, for example, require flu-flu fletching. It’s also important to review our page for archery laws. You should also double-check the CDFW webpage and legal references noted in the events.

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California Bird Hunting Seasons 2016 for Upland Game

California hunting dates 2016, including California bird hunting seasons 2016In this upland game bird calendar, you’ll find California bird hunting seasons 2016 for upland game, including chukar, doves, grouse, pheasant, pigeon, ptarmigan, quail, snipe, and turkey. Each event has bird species, bag and possession limits, and hunting zones.

It’s important to review the “hunting methods” allowed for each species. Most upland game birds like pigeon, for example, require flu-flu fletching. You should also double-check the CDFW webpage and legal references noted in the events.

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California Falconry Season Dates 2016 for Small Game Birds and Mammals

California hunting dates 2016, including falconry for California hunting seasons.In this calendar, you’ll find California falconry season dates 2016 for game birds and mammals for small game birds and mammals, including chukar, crowdovesgrousepheasantpigeonptarmiganquailrabbitssnipesquirrels, and turkey. You’ll also find falconry seasons for ducks and geese, including scaup and brant.

It’s important to review the “hunting methods” allowed for each species. Most migratory game birds like pigeon, for example, require flu-flu fletching. It’s also important to review our page for falconry laws. You should also double-check the CDFW webpage and legal references noted in the events.

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California Duck Season Dates 2016

California hunting dates 2016, including California duck season dates 2016On this calendar, you’ll find California duck season dates 2016. We have them listed by waterfowl zones and special management areas. Each event includes bag and possession limits. For everything else you need to know about duck season, see our duck hunting page. There, you’ll find general rules like which species you can hunt and how you can hunt them. You’ll also find hunting areas with local restrictions related to ammo, bikes, boats, campers, firearms, and more.

NOTE: You might wish to double check our calendar against the CDFW webpage and 14 CCR Section 502.

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California Goose Season Dates 2016

California hunting dates 2016, including California goose season dates 2016On this calendar, you’ll find California goose season dates 2016. We have them listed by waterfowl zones and special management areas. Each event includes bag and possession limits. For everything else you need to know about goose season, see our goose hunting page. There, you’ll find general rules like which species you can hunt and how you can hunt them. You’ll also find hunting areas with local restrictions related to ammo, bikes, boats, campers, firearms, and more.

NOTE: You might wish to double check our calendar against the CDFW webpage and 14 CCR Section 502.

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California Hunting Dates for Furbearers and Nongame 2016

California hunting dates 2016, including california hunting dates for furbearers 2016In this calendar, you’ll find California hunting dates for furbearers and nongame 2016 , including including badgerbeaverbobcatcoyotecrowgray foxminkmuskrat, and raccoon.

It’s important to review the “hunting methods” allowed for each species. Crows, for example, may not be taken with a rifle or pistol. You should also double-check the CDFW webpage and legal references noted in the events. Also see our calendar for trapping.

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California Junior Season Dates 2016

California hunting dates 2016, including California junior hunting opportunities 2016On this calendar, you’ll find California junior season dates 2016. For waterfowl, we have them listed by hunting zones and special management areas. Second, you’ll find junior seasons for turkey, quail, and more. For all birds and mammals, we have bag, possession limits, and hunting zones.

For everything else you need to know about junior hunting season, see our junior hunting page. There, you’ll find general rules like which species you can hunt and how you can hunt them. You’ll also find hunting areas with local restrictions related to ammo, bikes, boats, campers, firearms, and more. For junior / youth hunts, see the Juniors calendar below.

NOTE: You might wish to double check our calendar against the CDFW webpages and 14 CCR Sections 300 [upland game] and 14 CCR Sec. 502 [ducks, geese, coot, and moorhen].

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 California Small Game Dates 2016

California Hunting Dates 2016, including California small game dates 2016.On this calendar, you’ll find general hunting seasons for tree squirrels and rabbits, including cottontail, brush, pigmy and hare (snowshoe).

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California Trapping Season Dates 2016

California hunting dates 2016 including trapping.On this calendar, you’ll find California trapping season dates 2016, including badgerbeaver, black bear (limited), coyotegray foxminkmuskrat, rabbits (limited), and raccoon, plus other other nongame mammals, nongame birds, and for animal control.

It’s important to review our pages trapping laws and follow the links to each species above. You should also double-check the CDFW webpage and legal references noted in the events.

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