On this page, you’ll find just about everything you need to know about hunting at the Pine Creek Wildlife Area (WLA), including driving directions, hunting maps, local rules, links to general rules, photos and trout fishing info. Warning shot!!! You definitely need a truck to drive in the area and 4-wheel is highly recommended.
About the Area
Pine Creek is about 6 miles southeast of Alturas off Highway 395 in Modoc County, California. The telephone number is (530) 225-2300. Use our custom map to find the exit road, hunting boundaries, and northeastern waterfowl zone.
Pine Creek is a Type C wildlife area located within the CDFW Northern Region (Region 1). For disabled hunters, there is wheelchair access to the restrooms and fishing platforms. It’s about 2,000 acres that includes a 25-acre reservoir. See 14 CCR § 551(b)(77).
The rules and procedures cited on this page for the WLA either add to or further restrict general federal and State hunting rules, and general use rules for visiting wildlife areas.
Warning shot!!! Pay special attention to rules for Type C wildlife areas. You might need to carry a permit to hunt here. If so, you’ll see a self-registration booth. There may be additional rules posted at the Area, like information kiosks and road signs.
Authorized Species for Hunting
Warning shot!!! The CDFW has a webpage, but it’s a bit misleading when it comes to what you can hunt and how you can hunt them. See Don’t be misled by CDFW webpage hunting symbols! and https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Lands/Places-to-Visit/Pine-Creek-WA.
All Legal Species
You’re allowed to hunt all legal species at the Pine Creek WLA. See 14 CCR 551(e)(3) re Type C wildlife areas. Follow the links for general federal and State hunting rules like seasons, bag limits, shooting hours, and hunting methods. In addition to Deer, Doves, Grouse, Quail, Rabbits, and Antelope.
In this Section, you’ll find rules that apply to hunting at the Pine Creek Wildlife Area. Warning shot!! Don’t forget to review the general use rules for Type C wildlife areas, like this one.
You can hunt anywhere within the legal boundaries of the Pine Creek Wildlife Area. Use the map below to get into the Pine Creek Wildlife Area. When leaving, you should find yellow signs like the one pictured to the right.
Pine Creek is open daily for hunting during open seasons.
There’s no quota on the numbers of hunters that can enter the Pine Creek Wildlife Area.
You don’t need a permit to hunt at the Pine Creek Wildlife Area, just cross the cattle grate.
The Pine Creek Wildlife Area is located in the Northeastern Waterfowl Zone, which determines the seasons and bag limits for ducks and geese.
You can fish for wild trout at the Pine Creek Reservoir. It’s also stocked with hatchery-raised trout. For disabled visitors, there’s wheelchair access restrooms and fishing platform.