California Quail Hunting Seasons, Laws, and 250+ Public and Private Hunting Locations

California quail hunting seasons

Here, we fetch up California quail hunting seasons, laws, and locations for public and private hunts.

Topics

    1. Seasons.
    2. Bag and possession limits.
    3. Hunting hours.
    4. Species of quail.
    5. Hunting license.
    6. Upland Game Bird Stamp.
    7. Hunting methods.
    8. Hunting areas.
    9. Possession and transport.
    10. Hunting forum and blog.
    11. Regulations.

Regulations & Species

During the California quail hunting seasons, you can hunt the following species:

Species for California quail hunting seasons.
Species for California quail hunting seasons.
    1. California quail, also known as California Valley Quail (all varieties).
    2. Gambel’s quail, also known as California desert quail.
    3. Mountain quail (all varieties).

When hunting quail, you must follow hunting rules for not only quail but also for the following categories:

    1. Birds.
    2. Game Birds.
    3. Resident Game Birds.
    4. Resident Small Game.
    5. Upland Game Birds.

See FGC § 3500(a)(2)-(4) [resident game birds], FGC § 3683(a)(2)-(4) [upland game birds], and 14 CCR § 257 [resident small game].

Field guide for California quail hunting seasons
Field guide for California quail hunting seasons.

* Link to the 2002 California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) Guide to Hunting Quail in California. The guide includes California quail information and images, including California quail identification, hunting tips, images, hunting with dogs, maps for mountain quail and Gambel’s quail, hunting on public lands like BLM, in Northern California, Central California, and Southern California.

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Hunting License

To hunt quail during the California quail hunting seasons, you must a Hunting License from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (“CDFW”). Warning shot!!!  You must have your license in your immediate possession while hunting. See FGC § 3031 and 14 CCR § 700(b).  There are also licenses for disabled huntershunting with a falconguides and outfittershunting clubs, and junior hunters.

Disabled Hunters

Accommodations for disabled hunters during the California quail hunting seasons
California quail hunting seasons for mobility-impaired hunters.

If you’re a disabled hunter and want to hunt quail, you can apply for a Recovering Service Member Hunting LicenseDisabled Veteran Hunting License, or Mobility Impaired Disabled Persons Motor Vehicle License.

Falconry

If you’re going to use a falcon to hunt quail during the California quail hunting seasons, you must have a Falconry License.

Guides and Outfitters

If you’re a commercial guide or outfitter that offers quail hunting, you must get a Guide License.

Hunting Clubs

If you’re a commercial hunting club that offers quail hunting, you must get a Commercial Hunting Club License. Licensed quail clubs are exempt from the requirement to have a domesticated game breeder’s liens. See FGC § 3031FGC § 3200, and 14 CCR § 600.

Non-Residents

Non-residents must have a hunting license to take quail on a licensed shooting areas. See FGC § 3031(5).

Juniors

If you’re a Junior and want to hunt quail, you must get a Junior Hunting License.

Warning shot!!! In addition to a hunting license, you may also need an Upland Game Bird Stamp to hunt quail.


Upland Game Bird Stamp Validation

Upland Game Bird Stamp for California quail hunting seasons
Upland game bird stamp for California quail hunting seasons.

In general, you need an Upland Game Bird Hunting Validation to hunt upland game birds, including quail during the California quail hunting seasons. The only exception is for Juniors hunting with a valid Junior Hunting License.

Warning shot!!! You must carry your license and validation with you while hunting. See 14 CCR § 313.

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Seasons

Hunting zones for California quail hunting seasons.
Quail hunting zones for California quail hunting seasons.

California quail hunting seasons vary by (1) method of hunting, (2) geographical location, (3) species, and the (4) hunter’s age.  There is a general shotgun season for hunting quail in California, as well as separate quail hunting seasons for archery and falconry.  There are three California quail hunting zones established by the CDFW (Zone Q1, Q2, and Q3).  There is a special California quail hunting season for mountain quail.  Finally, there are special opportunities for youth during the California quail season. You can double-check these on the CDFW website.

General Seasons

Zone Q1 – Mountain Quail Only

The California mountain quail season in “Zone Q1” is the second Saturday in September through the Friday before the third Saturday in October (September 10 – October 14). (Expand image of the “California Quail Zone Map” above.)

Zone Q1

The California quail hunting season for all species in “Zone Q1” is the third Saturday in October through the last Sunday in January (October 15 – January 29, 2017). (Expand image above of the California quail zone.)

Zone Q2 (Early Costal Season)

The California quail hunting season for all species in “Zone Q2” is the last Saturday in September through the last Sunday in January (September 24 – January 29, 2017). (Expand image above of the California quail hunting zone map.)

Zone Q3 (Balance of STate)

The California quail hunting season for all species in “Zone Q3” is the third Saturday in October through the last Sunday in January (October 15 – January 29, 2017). (Expand image above of California quail zones.)

Juniors

The was a youth California quail hunting season in the Mojave National Preserve is the first Saturday and Sunday in October (October 1 – 2).  Visit us after July 1, 2015 for additional junior California quail hunting opportunities.  For California youth hunting rules, link to our summary.

Wildlife Areas

In general, quail hunting is authorized on all Type C Wildlife Areas, unless otherwise restricted in Sections 551(q) and (t). [14 CCR § 551(e)].  In general, quail hunting is NOT allowed on Type A and Type B Wildlife Areas unless specifically authorized.  See “Public Hunting Areas” for Wildlife Areas where quail hunting is allowed.

Archery Season

The California archery-only quail season for all species is the third Saturday in August, extending for 21 days (August 20 through September 10). You can also use a bow during the general seasons. (Click here for California quail archery regulations.)

Falconry Season

The California quail season for falconry is the third Saturday in August through the last day in February (August 20 through February 28, 2017). (Click here for falconry regulations.)


Hunting Hours

Shooting Hours

In general, shooting hours for all upland game birds, including quail during the California quail hunting seasons, are from one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise until sunset.  Warning shot!!! Shoot times may be further restricted on public land, e.g. Wildlife Areas and Ecological Reserves, and there are exceptions are for pheasant and spring turkey seasons. See 14 CCR § 310.5.

Hawking Hours

Hawking hours during the falconry season for quail are from sunrise to sunset. See 14 CCR § 300(a)(3)(B).

CDFW Timetables (2015-2016)

Shooting timetables for Northern California quail hunting seasons.
Shooting timetables for Northern California quail hunting seasons.
Shooting timetables for Southern California quail hunting seasons.
Shooting timetables for Southern California quail hunting seasons.

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Bag & Possession Limits

Daily Bag Limit

The daily quota, or daily bag limit, for California quail hunting is ten (10) quail in any combination for the authorized season.

Possession Limit

The possession limit for California quail season is triple the daily bag limit (see above).

These California quail season regulations are located at 14 CCR §§ 300(a).

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Hunting Methods

Methods of take for the California quail hunting seasons.
Methods of take for the California quail hunting seasons.

Quail hunting during the California quail hunting seasons is allowed, but only with the following hunting methods and restrictions: air riflesarcherybaitboatsbow and arrowcallscomputerscrossbowsdecoysdogsfalconryharassmentlightsmotor vehiclesmuzzleloaderspistolsrifles, and shotguns.

Air Rifles

In general, you can use an air rifle to hunt resident small game, including quail during the California quail hunting seasons.  While you can use any caliber of pellet (except for turkey), the air rifle can only be powered by air or gas.  See 14 CCR § 311(f).

Archery

See “Bow and Arrows” and “Crossbows” below.

Bait & Baited Areas

In general, it’s illegal to take any resident game bird, including quail, or any resident game mammal, within 400 yards of a Baited Area. See 14 CCR § 257.5 for any applicable exceptions.

Boats, Kayaks, and Canoes

There used to be a prohibition against shooting resident small game from boats, but the regulation was repealed.  While you can shoot quail from a boat,  it’s illegal to use a motorboat, powerboat, airboat or sailboat to pursue, drive, or herd any bird or mammal in California. When hunting, the the motor has been shut off, all momentum has ended, and the boat is either drifting, beached, moored, resting at anchor, or is being propelled by a paddle, or or pole.

Warning shots!!! There may be area-specific restrictions when hunting on public land, like Wildlife Areas. There are exceptions related to agriculture, landowners, tenants, and depredating animals. See our summary of rules for hunting on navigable watersFGC § 300214 CCR § 251, and 14 CCR § 311.8 [repealed].

Bow and Arrows

Archery California quail hunting seasons
Archery California quail hunting seasons.

In general, Bow and Arrows are allowed for hunting quail in California. Any type of arrow can be used except arrows with (1) lighted nocks with a beam of light, (2) an explosive head, (3) tranquilizers, or (4) poison. See 14 CCR § 311(e) and (k) and 14 CCR § 354(c)-(i) and “Crossbows” below.

Warning shots!!!

    1. Don’t shoot arrows from or across any highway, road, or place open to the pubic for vehicles.
    2. Your bow has to be capable of killing the bird from at least 130 yards.
    3. In general, you’re not allowed to have a firearm while hunting quail during any archery season.
    4. Don’t put a bow in your vehicle if it’s nocked or the end of an arrow is fit to the notch.

NOTES: You only must use flu-flu fletching for migratory game birds and pheasant. In general, archery isn’t allowed on Type A or Type B Wildlife Areas during pheasant (or waterfowl) seasons. The only exception is at the Los Banos Wildlife Area and only as authorized in Section 551(u). See 14 CCR § 550(cc)(4)(F)].

Calls

Calling “devices” are NOT allowed for hunting quail (or any other resident small game). This includes: “Electronic or mechanically-operated calling or sound-reproducing devices.” See 14 CCR § 311(i).

Computer-Assisted Remote Hunting

It’s illegal to hunt quail with a Computer-Assisted Remote or to operate a Computer-Assisted Remote Hunting Site. See 14 CCR § 251.9.

Crossbows

Crossbows for California quail hunting seasons
Crossbows for the California quail hunting seasons.

In general, you can hunt resident small game, including quail, with a Crossbow (which is a type of “firearm”). Any type of crossbow bolt can be used except crossbow bolts with (1) lighted nocks with a beam of light, (2) an explosive head, (3) tranquilizers, or (4) poison.

Warning shots!!!

    1. Don’t shoot from or across any highway, road, or place open to the pubic for vehicles.
    2. Your crossbow has to be capable of casting a legal arrow at least 130 yards.
    3. In general, you’re not allowed to have a firearm during archery season or with an archery-only tag (the only exception is with a Disabled Archer’s Permit).
    4. Don’t put a crossbow in your vehicle if it’s nocked or the end of an arrow is fit to the notch.

See 14 CCR § 311(n)14 CCR § 354(d), (g) and (j), and our summary of archery-specific regulations. NOTE: you only must use flu-flu fletching for migratory game birds and pheasant.

Decoys

Live decoys are NOT allowed for hunting quail or any other resident game bird. See 14 CCR § 311(l).

Dogs

Hunting dogs during the California quail hunting seasons
Hound dogs for the California quail hunting seasons.

In general, you can use dogs to Take and retrieve quail during the California quail hunting seasons. See 14 CCR § 311(o). Click here for California dog hunting laws, including place to hunt.

Falconry

In general, you can use a falcon to hunt quail in California. The same is true for all resident small game. See 14 CCR § 311(d).

Harassment

In general, Animal Harassment is illegal and includes any disruption of the animal’s normal behavior patters (e.g. breeding, feeding, sheltering). There is an exception for landowners and tenants trying to prevent property damage. See 14 CCR § 251.1.

Lights

In general, it’s illegal to use artificial lights to hunt game birds, mammals, and fish.

While in possession of a firearm or weapon, it’s also illegal to use spotlights, headlights, or other lights (1) on a highway, (2) in a field, woodland, or forest where they are commonly found, or (3) on the animal or fish itself–even if you don’t shoot at it.

It’s also illegal to use or possess night vision equipment to help you take any mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, or fish (e.g. infrared and binoculars).

There are exceptions for sport fishing, commercial fishing, animals causing property damage, three-volt flashlights, lamps, lanterns, and farmers).

See 14 CCR § 2005.

Motor Vehicles

California quail hunting seasons for vehicles and ATV / OHV
Motor vehicles for the California quail hunting seasons.

In general, it’s illegal to pursue, drive, or herd any bird or mammal with a motorized vehicle (e.g. airplane, motor vehicle, powerboat, sailboat, snowmobile).   This includes driving them toward another person for the purpose of taking them. Likewise, it’s illegal to shoot any game bird or mammals from from a powerboat, sailboat, motor vehicle, or airplane. The only possible exceptions are with a permit from the CDFW and landowners / tenants to prevent private property damages. See FGC § 3002FGC § 3003.5, and FGC § 3501; and 14 CCR § 251. Also see “Boats, Kayaks & Canoes” above.

Muzzleloaders

Muzzleloaders for California quail hunting seasons
Muzzleloaders for the California quail hunting seasons.

In general, you can use to muzzle-loading shotguns to hunt quail during the general California quail hunting season. The same is true for all resident small game. See 14 CCR § 311(c).

Rifles and Pistols

Rifles and pistols are NOT allowed for hunting quail. (For resident small game, they’re only allowed for hunting squirrels and rabbits everywhere except in Los Angeles County.) See 14 CCR § 311(g).

Shotguns

Firearms and shotguns for California quail hunting seasons
Shotguns for the California quail hunting seasons.

In general, you can use a shotgun to hunt quail, during the California quail hunting season. However, there are restrictions for the shell capacity and type of gauge, plug, and shells. The same is true for all resident small game. See 14 CCR § 311(a) and (b).

Gauge

In general, no shotgun larger than a 10-gauge may be used to hunt quail in California. However, no shotgun larger than a 12-guage may be used on, over, or adjacent to the waters of Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County.  Warning shot!!! There are similar restrictions at California Wildlife Areas. See 14 CCR § 311(a).

Plugs

If a plug is used to reduce the shell capacity, the plug has to one piece that can’t be removed without taking the gun apart.

Shell Capacity

California quail hunting shotguns must be incapable of holding more than three (3) shells in the magazine and chamber combined.

Shell Shot

Shell shot requirements for California quail hunting seasons
Shotgun shell shot restrictions for the California quail hunting seasons.

Whether you can use lead shot depends on your location, what you’re hunting for, and the date.  As of July 1, 2015, it has been illegal to use or possess anything other than non-toxic shot at any California Wildlife AreaEcological Reserve, and the Condor Range.

Since July 1, 2016, you can only use non-toxic shot for hunting any upland game bird (except for dove, quail, snipe, and any game bird taken at a licensed game bird club), resident small game mammal, furbearing mammal, nongame bird or mammals, or any wildlife with a depredation permit).

As of July 1, 2019, it will be illegal to use lead for taking all wildlife in California. See 14 CCR § 250.1.

Shell Size

While quail hunting in California, shot size larger than “No. BB” may not be used or possessed.  All shot shall be loose in the shell. The quail shell size restriction is located at 14 CCR §§ 311(b).

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Possession & Transport

After you kill any bird in California, including quail, it has to be identifiable by the CDFW until reaching your Personal Abode or Commercial Preservation Facility, or is being prepared to eat it right away.  To be “identifiable,” the general rule is that you either must keep a fully feathered wing or head attached. One exception is that for doves, you must keep a fully feathered wing attached. See 14 CCR § 251.7(b).

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Hunting Areas

Public hunting areas for California quail hunting seasons.
Public hunting areas for California quail hunting seasons.

There are many great opportunities for quail hunting in Southern California, Central California, and Northern California. For your convenience, we’ve organized them by the six regions of the CDFW (see below).  Follow the link to our summaries of area-specific quail hunting rules, regulations and procedures.

    • Region 1: Northern California Quail Hunting
    • Region 2: North Central California Quail Hunting
    • Region 3: Bay Delta California Quail Hunting
    • Region 4: Central California Quail Hunting
    • Region 5: South Coast California Quail Hunting
    • Region 6: Inland Desert Quail Hunting

Region 1

Northern California Quail Hunting

CDFW Region 1 for California quail hunting seasons.
CDFW Region 1 for California quail hunting seasons
    1. Alturas (BLM land near Alturas)
    2. Bald Mountain Area (BLM)
    3. Bass Hill Wildlife Area
    4. Biscar Wildlife Area
    5. Black Butte Lake
    6. Cinder Cone Planning Area (BLM)
    7. Doyle Wildlife Area
    8. Dutch Flat Wildlife Area
    9. Fitzhugh Creek Wildlife Area
    10. Fort Sage Special Recreation Management Area (BLM)
    11. Honey Lake Wildlife Area
    12. Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area
    13. Jackson Demonstration State Forest
    14. King Range Wilderness (BLM)
    15. King Range National Conservation Area (BLM)
    16. Klamath National Forest
    17. Lacks Creek Area Management Area (BLM)
    18. Lake Mendocino
    19. Lassen National Forest
    20. Latour Demonstration State Forest
    21. Madeline Planning Unit (BLM)
    22. Merrill’s Landing Wildlife Area
    23. Modoc National Forest
    24. Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area
    25. Pine Creek Wildlife Area
    26. Red Mountain (BLM Unit of the South Fork Eel Rver Wilderness)
    27. Sacramento River Bend ONA (Paynes Creek Recreation Area)
    28. Sacramento River Management Area (BLM)
    29. San Antonio Valley Ecological Reserve
    30. Shasta – Trinity National Forest
    31. Shasta Management Area (BLM)
    32. Shasta Valley Wildlife Area
    33. Sheepy Ridge Wildlife Area (No CDFW webpage)
    34. Silver Creek Wildlife Area
    35. Six Rivers National Forest
    36. Surprise Valley Field Office (BLM)
    37. Surprise Valley Wildlife Area
    38. Susanville (BLM land northeast of Susanville)
    39. Tehama Wildlife Area
    40. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (BLM)

Region 2

North Central California Quail Hunting

CDFW Region 2 for California quail hunting seasons.
CDFW Region 2 for California quail hunting seasons
    1. Antelope Valley Wildlife Area
    2. Auburn State Recreational Area
    3. Black Butte Lake
    4. Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest
    5. Cache Creek Natural Area (BLM)
    6. Cache Creek Wilderness (BLM)
    7. Cache Creek Wildlife Area
    8. Collins Eddy Wildlife Area
    9. Colusa Bypass Wildlife Area
    10. Consumnes River Preserve (BLM)
    11. Coon Hollow Wildlife Area
    12. Cow Mountain Recreation Area (BLM)
    13. Crocker Meadows Wildlife Area
    14. Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area
    15. Eldorado National Forest
    16. Fay Canyon Wildlife Area
    17. Feather River Wildlife Area
    18. Fremont Weir Wildlife Area
    19. Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
    20. Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area
    21. Heenan Lake Wildlife Area
    22. Hope Valley Wildlife Area
    23. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
    24. Indian Valley Wildlife Area
    25. Indian Valley/Walker Ridge Recreation Area (BLM)
    26. Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
    27. Mendocino National Forest
    28. New Hogan Lake
    29. Oroville Wildlife Area
    30. Plumas National Forest
    31. Red Lake Wildlife Area
    32. Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area
    33. Sacramento River Wildlife Area
    34. Smithneck Creek Wildlife Area
    35. Spenceville Wildlife Area
    36. Stanislaus National Forest
    37. Sutter Bypass Wildlife Area
    38. Tahoe National Forest
    39. Truckee River Wildlife Area
    40. Warner Valley Wildlife Area

Region 3

Bay Delta California Quail Hunting

CDFW Region 3 for California quail hunting seasons
CDFW Region 3 for California quail hunting seasons
    1. Canada de los Osos Ecological Reserve
    2. Cedar Roughs Wildlife Area
    3. Knoxville Recreation Area
    4. Knoxville Wildlife Area
    5. Laguna Mountain Recreation Area
    6. Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area
    7. Putah Creek Wildlife Area
    8. Rector Reservoir Wildlife Area
    9. San Antonio Valley
    10. White Slough Wildlife Area

Region 4

Central California Quail Hunting

CDFW Region 4 for California quail hunting seasons
CDFW Region 4 for California quail hunting seasons
    1. Big Sandy Wildlife Area
    2. Camp Roberts
    3. Canebrake Ecological Reserve
    4. Carrizo Plain National Monument
    5. Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve
    6. Chimney Peak Special Recreation Management Area (BLM)
    7. Clear Creek Management Area
    8. Coalinga Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail
    9. Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area
    10. Curry Mountain Recreation Area (BLM)
    11. Domeland Addition Wilderness
    12. Eastman Lake
    13. El Paso Mountain
    14. Fort Hunter Liggett
    15. Griswold Hills Recreation Area
    16. Hensley Lake
    17. Hunter Valley Mountain Recreation Area
    18. Jawbone Canyon/Chuckwalla Mountain
    19. Joaquin Rocks/Ridge Area of Critical Environmental Concern
    20. Keysville/Isabella Lake Special Recreation Management Area
    21. Kiavah Wilderness
    22. Kinsman Flat Wildlife Area
    23. Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area
    24. Los Padres National Forest
    25. Monache Meadows Wildlife Area
    26. Mountain Home Demonstration Forest
    27. New Melones Lake
    28. O’Neil Forebay Wildlife Area
    29. Owens Peak Wilderness (BLM)
    30. Panoche Hills Management Area (BLM)
    31. Pine Flat Lake
    32. Pleasant Valley Ecological Reserve
    33. Rand Mountain Management Area (BLM)
    34. Red Hills Area of Critical Environmental Concern (BLM)
    35. Sacatar Trail Wilderness
    36. San Joaquin River Gorge Special Management Area (BLM)
    37. San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area
    38. Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge
    39. Sequoia National Forest
    40. Sheep Ridge (BLM)
    41. Sierra National Forest
    42. South Fork American River
    43. Stanislaus National Forest
    44. Stockdale Mountain
    45. Temblor/Caliente Mountain Range (BLM)
    46. Tumey Hills Management Area (BLM)
    47. Tuolomne Planning Unit (BLM)
    48. Walker-Monache Pass (BLM)
    49. West Hilmar Wildlife Area

Region 5

South Coast California Quail Hunting

CDFW Region 5 for California quail hunting seasons
CDFW Region 5 for California quail hunting seasons
    1. Angeles National Forest
    2. Boden Canyon Ecological Reserve
    3. Camp Pendleton
    4. Cleveland National Forest
    5. Coal Canyon Ecological Reserve
    6. Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area
    7. Los Padres National Forest
    8. McAlmond Canyon/Hauser Mountain (BLM)
    9. McCain Valley (BLM)
    10. Otay Mountain Wilderness
    11. Otay Mountain Ecological Reserve
    12. Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve
    13. San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area
    14. Walker Canyon Ecological Reserve
    15. Ysidro Mountain Area

Region 6

Inland Deserts California Quail Hunting

CDFW Region 6 for California quail hunting seasons
CDFW Region 6 for California quail hunting seasons.
    1. Adobe Valley Area (BLM) (East of Granite Mountain Wilderness)
    2. Afton Canyon Natural Area (BLM)
    3. Amargosa River/Canyon Natural Area (BLM)
    4. Argus Range Wilderness (BLM)
    5. Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve
    6. Big Maria Mountain Wilderness (BLM)
    7. Bishop Field Office (Inyo National Forest)
    8. Black Mountain Wilderness
    9. Bridgeport Valley
    10. Bristol Mountains Wilderness (BLM)
    11. Buttermilk Country Wildlife Area
    12. By-Day Creek Ecological Reserve
    13. Cadiz Dunes
    14. Camp Cady Wildlife Area
    15. Cartago Wildlife Area
    16. Chemehuevi Mountains Wilderness
    17. Chocolate Mountains, Southeast (BLM)
    18. Coleville Management Area (BLM)
    19. Coxcomb Mountain (BLM) (South of Sheephole Valley Wilderness)
    20. Chuckwalla Mountains (see Jawbone above)
    21. Cibola National Wildlife Refuge
    22. Coso Range Wilderness (BLM)
    23. Crater Mountain Area (BLM)
    24. Eagle Mountain (BLM)
    25. East Mesa Area (BLM)
    26. East Walker Wildlife Area
    27. Fish Slough Ecological Reserve
    28. French Valley Wildlife Area
    29. Granite Mountains Wilderness (BLM)
    30. Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
    31. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
    32. Imperial National Wildlife Refuge
    33. Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit)
    34. Indian Joe Ecological Reserve
    35. Inyo Mountains Wilderness
    36. Jacumba Wilderness, Smuggler’s Cave (BLM) 
    37. Juniper Flats (BLM)
    38. Kelso Peak & Old Dad Mnts Wildlife Area
    39. Kingston Range Wilderness (BLM)
    40. Lake Perris State Recreation Area
    41. Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness (BLM)
    42. Little Maria Mountain, near Palen McCoy Wilderness (BLM)
    43. Long Valley Management Area (BLM)
    44. Lower Centennial Flat (BLM)
    45. Marble Mountains Wildlife Area
    46. Mesquite Wilderness Area (BLM)
    47. Mojave Desert Preserve (BLM)
    48. Mono Lake Basin Area (BLM)
    49. Mule Mountains (BLM)
    50. Nelson Range (BLM)
    51. North Algodones Dunes Wilderness (BLM)
    52. North Mesquite Mountains Wilderness
    53. Oasis Springs Ecological Reserve
    54. Old Woman Mountains Wilderness (BLM)
    55. Ord Mountain Route Network (BLM)
    56. Orocopia Mountains Wilderness
    57. Owens Lake Management Area
    58. Palen/McCoy Wilderness (BLM)
    59. Palo Verde Ecological Reserve (BLM)
    60. Palo Verde Mountains Wilderness (BLM)
    61. Panamint Range (BLM)
    62. Perris Reservoir State Recreation Area
    63. Picacho Peak Wilderness
    64. Picacho State Recreation Area
    65. Pickle Meadow Wildlife Area
    66. Piute Creek Ecological Reserve
    67. Piute Mountains (BLM)
    68. Poppett Flat Area (BLM)
    69. Providence Mountains State Recreation Area
    70. River Spring Lakes Ecological Reserve
    71. Riverside Mountains Wilderness (BLM)
    72. Sacramento Mountain (BLM)
    73. Saline Valley Ecological Reserve
    74. Salt Creek Hills Management Area (BLM)
    75. San Bernardino Mountains
    76. San Felipe Creek Ecological Reserve
    77. San Jacinto Mountains
    78. San Jacinto Wildlife Area (Davis Road Unit)
    79. Santa Rosa Wildlife Area
    80. San Sebastian Marsh, Salton Sea (BLM)
    81. Sierra Nevada Mountains
    82. Slinkard-Little Antelope Wildlife Area
    83. Smuggler’s Cave Area (see Jacumba Wilderness above)
    84. South Benton Area (BLM)
    85. Stateline Wilderness (BLM)
    86. Turtle Mountains Wilderness (BLM)
    87. West Mojave Desert Ecological Reserve
    88. West Owens Valley Area (BLM)
    89. West Panamint Mountains Management Area (BLM)
    90. West Slinkard Valley Management Area (BLM)
    91. West Walker River Wildlife Area
    92. Whipple Mountains Wilderness (BLM)
    93. Whitewater Canyon Area (BLM)
    94. Yuha Desert Recreation Area (BLM)

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