Mendocino National Forest

General Info

  • CDFW Region: Region 1 (Northern) and Region 2 (North Central)
  • County: Lake County, Glenn County, Mendocino County, Tehama County, Trinity County, and Colusa County
  • Location: Willows, California
  • Phone: (530) 934-3316
  • Website: Mendocino National Forest


  • Authorized Species: all legal species, but the following are emphasized:
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    Wild Turkey Hunting

    Big Game: black bear, deer, and wild pig

  2. Small Game: rabbit and tree squirrel
  3. Upland Game Birds: California quail, mountain quail, blue grouse, dove, and Turkey
  • Hunt Areas: everywhere except on private property or the State Game Refuge (see below)–
  1. Grizzly Flat Dispersed Campground: Big Game
  2. Lower Nye Campground: Big Game
  3. Private Property: identified on the map by white sections (see map)
  4. State Game Refuge: straddling the boundary line of the Stonyford and Upper Lake Districts in the southern part of the Forest
  • Regulations: all Federal, State, and local law.  Warning shot!!!  Click here for a summary of general USFS regulations.
  • Shotgun restrictions
    Use of shotguns

    Shooting: NO shooting withing 150 yards of a campground or inhabited area or from a road, across a road, or across a body of water.

  • Target Shooting: do NOT shoot trees, signs, cans, or glass objects for targets
  • Webpage: hunting

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