All California Hunting Species of Birds and Mammals

On this menu, you’ll find links to our summaries of hunting rules for all California hunting species. For each species of game and nongame bird and mammal, you’ll find seasons, shooting hours, methods of hunting, bag limits, possession limits, and hunting zones, as well as hunting license, permits, validations, stamps, and tag requirements. You’ll also find places to hunt, local rules, custom maps, forums, hunting tips, photos, and practically everything else you need to hunt them on public and private land.

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Big Game Mammals

California Hunting Species for Big Game Mammals.There are six mammals classified under California hunting laws as “Big Game Mammals.” Follow the links below to seasons, bag limits, and shooting hours, plus hunting methods, tags, public land, and much more.

  1. Antelope.
  2. Bear.
  3. Deer.
  4. Elk.
  5. Pig.
  6. Sheep.

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Furbearing Mammals

California Hunting Species for Furbearing Mammals.There are six mammals classified under California hunting laws as “Furbearing Mammals.” Follow the links to definitions, seasons, bag limits, and shooting hours, plus hunting methods, public, trapping, and much more.

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

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Migratory Game Birds

California Hunting Species for Migratory Game Birds.There are seven birds classified under federal and California hunting laws as “Migratory Game Birds.” Follow the links below to seasons, bag limits, and shooting hours, plus hunting methods, license, stamps, zones, public land, and much more.

  1. Coots.
  2. Doves.
  3. Ducks.
  4. Geese.
  5. Moorhens.
  6. Pigeon.
  7. Snipe.

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Nongame Birds

California Hunting Species for Nongame Birds.There are at least three birds classified under California hunting laws as “Nongame Birds.” Follow the links below to seasons, bag limits, and shooting hours, plus hunting methods, maps, public land, and much more.

  1. Crow.
  2. Sparrows.
  3. Starlings.

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Nongame Mammals

California Hunting Species for Nongame Mammals, including predators.There are at least nine mammals classified under California hunting laws as “Nongame Mammals.” Follow the links below to seasons, bag limits, and shooting hours, plus hunting methods, license, tags, public land, and much more.

  1. Bobcat.
  2. Coyote.
  3. Deer (e.g. Sika).
  4. Goats.
  5. Opossum.
  6. Moles.
  7. Rodents.
  8. Skunks.
  9. Weasels.

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Small Game Mammals

California Hunting Species for Small Game Mammals.There are at least three mammals classified under California hunting laws as “Small Game Mammals.” Follow the links below to seasons, bag limits, and shooting hours, plus hunting methods, zone maps, public land, and much more.

  1. Jackrabbits.
  2. Rabbits.
  3. Tree Squirrels.

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Upland Game Birds

California Hunting Species for Upland Game Birds.There are at least seven birds classified under California hunting laws as “Upland Game Birds.” Follow the links below to seasons, bag limits, and shooting hours, plus hunting methods, stamps, permits, zone maps, public land, and much more.

  1. Chukar.
  2. Doves.
  3. Grouse.
  4. Pheasants.
  5. Ptarmigan.
  6. Quails.
  7. Turkey.

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Waterfowl

Waterfowl is defined under the law to include only Ducks and Geese. (See Migratory Game Birds above.)

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