16 Central California Wildlife Areas That Allow Hunting

On this page, you’ll find 16 Central California Wildlife Areas and units that allow hunting but only for “authorized species.” For each one, we specify its county and designation as a Type AType B, and Type C area. Finally, we provide a list of counties in Central California, which is Region 4 of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Click here for other Regions.


Central California Wildlife Areas

This Section includes a list of 16 Central California Wildlife Areas and units that allow hunting, as well as links to our hunter-friendly pages for each location. There, you’ll find practically everything you need for hunting, including what, when, where, and how you can hunt there. In addition to direct links to supporting laws, we include general hunting regulations for each species. We also provide area contact info, driving directions, custom maps, and local rules for using bikes, boats, campers, firearms, lotteries, permits, reservations, and much more!!

Central California Wildlife Areas, including the Kern National Wildlife Refuge
Kern National Wildlife Refuge
  1. Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area (Merced County, Type C)
  2. Kern National Wildlife Refuge (Kern County, Type A)
  3. Kinsman Flat Wildlife Area (Madera County, Type C)
  4. Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area (Fresno County, Type C)
  5. Los Banos Wildlife Area (Merced County, Type A)
  6. Mendota Wildlife Area (Fresno County, Type A)
  7. Merced National Wildlife Refuge (Merced County, Type A)
  8. Monache Meadows Wildlife Area (Tulare County, Type C)
  9. Morro Bay Wildlife Area (San Luis Obispo County, Type C)
  10. Moss Landing Wildlife Area (Monterey County, Type C)
  11. North Grasslands Wildlife Area (Merced County and Stanislaus County, Type A)
  12. O’Neil Forebay Wildlife Area (Merced County, Type C)
  13. San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Merced County, Type A)
  14. San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area (Merced County, Type C)
  15. Volta Wildlife Area (Merced County, Type C)
  16. West Hilmar Wildlife Area (Merced County and Stanislaus County, Type C)

Counties in CDFW Region 4, Central California Wildlife Areas

Central California Wildlife Areas are in Region 4 of the Department of Fish and Game, and include the following counties:

Central California Wildlife Areas in Region 4 California hunting seasons
CDFW Region 4, Central California Counties
  1. Fresno County
  2. Kern County
  3. Kings County
  4. Madera County
  5. Mariposa County
  6. Merced County
  7. Monterey County
  8. San Benito County
  9. San Luis Obispo County
  10. Stanislaus County
  11. Tulare County
  12. Tuolumne County

HELP!! While we do our best to include all Central California Wildlife Areas, we might miss some or make a typo. If so, please leave a reply in the comment box below.

Leave a Reply