California Public Hunting

California public huntingOn this menu, you’ll find links to summaries of general and area-specific rules, regulations, and procedures for California public hunting.  Those pages also include useful hunting formation like hunting tips, blogs, maps, and driving directions.

The three most commonly known areas include:

  1. National Wildlife Refuges: managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW).
  2. Wildlife Areas: organized by geographical regions determined by the CDFW.
  3. Ecological Reserves: organized by geographical regions determined by the CDFW

Less commonly known areas include conservation areas, forests, management areas, mountains, monuments, navigable waters (e.g. lakes and rivers), parks, planning units, recreation areas, recreation trails, valleys, and wilderness areas.  We’ve organized them in the following categories:

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