County California Hunting Areas and Local Rules

County California hunting areas and California hunting forests.

On this page, you’ll find all County California Hunting Areas, including National Wildlife refuges, State Wildlife Areas, State ecological reserves. Follow the links to local rules related to authorized species, shoot hours, shell restrictions, reservation requirements, boats, bicycles, camping, and more.

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Alameda County California Hunting Areas

  1. Albany Mudflats Ecological Reserve
  2. Don Edwards S.F. Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  3. Eden Landing Ecological Reserve

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Alpine County California Hunting Areas

  1. Fay Canyon Wildlife Area (Type C)
  2. Heenan Lake Wildlife Area (Type C)
  3. Hope Valley Wildlife Area (Type C)
  4. Red Lake Wildlife Area (Type C)

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Butte County California Hunting Areas

  1. Apricum Hill Ecological Reserve
  2. Butte Creek Canyon Ecological Reserve
  3. Butte Creek House Ecological Reserve
  4. Coastal counties Ecological Reserve
  5. Coon Hollow Wildlife Area (Type C)
  6. Gray Lodge Wildlife Area (Type A)
  7. North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve
  8. Offshore Rocks and Pinnacles Del Norte County Ecological Reserve
  9. Oroville Wildlife Areas, including the Thermalito Afterbay Management Unit Wildlife Area (Type C)
  10. Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge, Pine Creek Unit, Dead Man’s Reach Unit, North Llano Seco Island 1 & 2 Units, and Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit (Type C)
  11. Sacramento River Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  12. Stone Ridge Ecological Reserve
  13. Upper Butte Basin, including the Little Dry Creek and Llano Seco management units Wildlife Area (Type A)

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Colusa County California Hunting Areas

  1. Colusa Bypass Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  2. Colusa National Wildlife Refuge (Type A)
  3. Delevan National Wildlife Refuge (Type A)
  4. Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge (Type A)
  5. Sacramento River Wildlife Areas (Type C)

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Contra Costa County California Hunting Areas

  1. Clifton Court Forebay Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  2. Point Edith Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  3. Rhode Island Wildlife Areas (Type C)

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Del Norte County California Hunting Areas

  1. Crescent City Marsh
  2. Elk Creek Wetlands
  3. Waukell Creek Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  4. Lake Earl Wildlife Areas (Type C)

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Eldorado County California Hunting Areas

  1. Pine Hill Ecological Reserve, including the Salmon Falls Unit
  2. Leek Springs Ecological Reserve

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Fresno County California Hunting Areas

  1. Alkali Sink Ecological Reserve
  2. Big Table Mountain Ecological Reserve
  3. Kerman Ecological Reserve
  4. Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area (Type C)
  5. Mendota Wildlife Areas (Type A)
  6. San Joaquin River Ecological Reserve
  7. Panoche Hills Ecological Reserve
  8. Pleasant Valley Ecological Reserve

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Glenn County California Hunting Areas

  1. Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge (Type A)
  2. Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge, including McIntosh Landing North and South Units, Capay Unit, Phelan Island Unit, Jacinto Unit, Ord Unit, Ord Bend Unit, South Ord Unit, Hartley Island Unit, Sul Norte Unit, Codora Unit, Packer Unit, Afton Unit, North Drumheller Slough Unit, and Drumheller Slough Unit (Type C)
  3. Sacramento River Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  4. Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Areas, including the Howard Slough and Llano Seco management units Wildlife Area (Type A)

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Humboldt County California Hunting Areas

  1. Big Lagoon Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  2. Eel River Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  3. Elk River Wildlife Area(Type C)
  4. Fay Slough Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  5. Headwaters Forest Ecological Reserve
  6. Humboldt National Wildlife Refuge
  7. Mad River Slough Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  8. Owl Creek Ecological Reserve
  9. South Spit Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  10. Table Bluff Ecological Reserve

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Kern County California Hunting Areas

  1. Buttonwillow Ecological Reserve
  2. Canebrake Ecological Reserve
  3. Fremont Valley Ecological Reserve
  4. Kern National Wildlife Refuge (Type A)
  5. Lokern Ecological Reserve
  6. Semitropic Ecological Reserve
  7. South Fork Wildlife Area (Type C)

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Imperial County California Hunting Areas

  1. Cibola National Wildlife Refuge
  2. Imperial Wildlife Areas, including the Wister Unit (Type A) and Finney-Ramer Unit (Type C)
  3. Imperial National Wildlife Refuge
  4. San Felipe Creek Ecological Reserve
  5. Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge (Type A)

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Inyo County California Hunting Areas

  1. Buttermilk Country Wildlife Area (Type C)
  2. Cartago Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  3. Indian Joe Springs Ecological Reserve
  4. Saline Valley Ecological Reserve
  5. Fish Slough Ecological Reserve

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Lake County California Hunting Areas

  1. Boggs Lake Ecological Reserve
  2. Cache Creek, including the North Fork Cache Creek and Harley Gulch management units Wildlife Area (Type C)
  3. Clear Lake Wildlife Areas, including the Rodman Slough Unit (Type C)
  4. Indian Valley Wildlife Area (Type C)
  5. Loch Lomond Vernal Pool Ecological Reserve

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Lassen County California Hunting Areas

  1. Ash Creek Wildlife Areas (Type B)
  2. Bass Hill Wildlife Areas, including the Egan Management Unit (Type C)
  3. Biscar Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  4. Doyle Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  5. Hallelujah Junction (Lassen and Sierra counties) Wildlife Area (Type C)
  6. Honey Lake Wildlife Areas (Type B)
  7. Silver Creek Wildlife Area (Type C)
  8. Willow Creek Wildlife Areas (Type B)

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Los Angeles County California Hunting Areas

  1. Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve

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Madera County California Hunting Areas

  1. Kinsman Flat Wildlife Area (Type C)
  2. San Joaquin Ecological Reserve

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Marin County California Hunting Areas

  1. Corte Madera Marsh Ecological Reserve
  2. Marin Islands Ecological Reserve
  3. Petaluma Marsh Wildlife Areas, including the Black John Slough, Burdell, and Petaluma River units (Type C) and Bahia, Day Island, Green Point, Novato Creek, Point Sonoma, and Rush Creek management units
  4. San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Type C)
  5. San Pablo Bay Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  6. Tomales Bay Ecological Reserve

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Mariposa County California Hunting Areas

  1. Limestone Salamander Ecological Reserve

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Mendocino County California Hunting Areas

  1. Little Butte Ecological Reserve
  2. Mattole River Ecological Reserve
  3. Little Red Mountain Ecological Reserve
  4. Yorkville Ecological Reserve

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Merced County California Hunting Areas

  1. Cottonwood Creek, including the Upper Cottonwood and Lower Cottonwood management units Wildlife Area (Type C)
  2. Los Banos Wildlife Areas (Type A)
  3. Merced National Wildlife Refuge (Type A)
  4. North Grasslands Wildlife Areas, including the China Island, Gadwall, and Salt Slough units (Type A)
  5. O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area (Type C)
  6. San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, including the San Luis, Kesterson, West Bear Creek, Freitas North, Freitas South, and Blue Goose Units (Type A)
  7. San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area (Type C)
  8. West Hilmar Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  9. Volta Wildlife Area(Type A)

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Modoc County California Hunting Areas

  1. Ash Creek Wildlife Areas (Type B)
  2. Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  3. Dutch Flat Wildlife Area (Type C)
  4. Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
  5. Pine Creek Wildlife Area (Type C)
  6. Surprise Valley Wildlife Area (Type C)
  7. Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Mono County California Hunting Areas

  1. By-Day Creek Ecological Reserve
  2. East Walker River Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  3. Fish Slough Ecological Reserve
  4. Fitzhugh Creek Wildlife Area (Type C)
  5. Green Creek Wildlife Area (Type C)
  6. Pickel Meadow Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  7. River Springs Lakes Ecological Reserve
  8. Slinkard-Little Antelope Wildlife Area (Type C)
  9. West Walker River Wildlife Area (Type C)

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Monterey County California Hunting Areas

  1. Big Sandy Wildlife Area (Type C)
  2. Del Monte Dunes Ecological Reserve
  3. Moro Cojo Ecological Reserve
  4. Joshua Creek Canyon Ecological Reserve
  5. Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve (National Estuarine Research Reserve) Ecological Reserve
  6. Moss Landing Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  7. Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge (Type C)

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Napa County California Hunting Areas

  1. Cedar Roughs Wildlife Area (Type C)
  2. Fagan Marsh Ecological Reserve
  3. Knoxville Wildlife Area (Type C)
  4. Lake Berryessa Wildlife Area (Type C)
  5. Napa River Ecological Reserve
  6. Rector Reservoir Wildlife Area (Type C)
  7. Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Areas, including the American Canyon, Coon Island, Dutchman Slough, Huichica Creek, Napa River, Putah Creek (Solano County) (Type C)
  8. Quail Ridge Ecological Reserve

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Nevada County California Hunting Areas

  1. Macklin Creek Ecological Reserve
  2. Spenceville Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  3. Truckee River Wildlife Areas, including the Boca, Polaris, Union Ice, and West River management units (Type C)

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Orange County California Hunting Areas

  1. Coal Canyon Ecological Reserve
  2. Laguna Laurel Ecological Reserve
  3. Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve
  4. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

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Placer County California Hunting Areas

  1. Truckee Rive Wildlife Areas, including the Boca, Polaris, Union Ice, and West River management units (Type C)

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Plumas County California Hunting Areas

  1. Crocker Meadow Wildlife Area(Type C)
  2. Warner Valley Wildlife Area (Type C)

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Riverside County California Hunting Areas

  1. Carrizo Canyon Ecological Reserve
  2. Coachella Valley Ecological Reserve
  3. Estelle Mountain Ecological Reserve
  4. French Valley Wildlife Area (Type C)
  5. Lake Mathews Ecological Reserve
  6. Hidden Palms Ecological Reserve
  7. Magnesia Spring Ecological Reserve
  8. Oasis Springs Ecological Reserve
  9. Peninsular Ranges Ecological Reserve
  10. Perris Reservoir State Recreation Area, area day use fee (Type C)
  11. Palo Verde Ecological Reserve
  12. San Jacinto Wildlife Areas, including the Davis Road Unit, and the Potrero Unit (Type A)
  13. Santa Rosa Wildlife Area (Type C)
  14. Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve
  15. Sycamore Canyon Ecological Reserve
  16. Sky Valley Ecological Reserve

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Sacramento County California Hunting Areas

  1. Cosumnes River Ecological Reserve
  2. Lower Sherman Island Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  3. Phoenix Field Ecological Reserve
  4. Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge (Type A)

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San Bernardino County California Hunting Areas

  1. Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve
  2. Baldwin Lake Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  3. Camp Cady Wildlife Area (Type C)
  4. Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
  5. Kelso Peak and Old Dad Mountains Wildlife Area (Type C)
  6. King Clone Ecological Reserve
  7. Marble Mountains Wildlife Area (Type C)
  8. Piute Creek Ecological Reserve
  9. West Mojave Desert Ecological Reserve

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San Diego County California Hunting Areas

  1. Agua Hedionda Lagoon Ecological Reserve
  2. Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve
  3. Blue Sky Ecological Reserve
  4. Boden Canyon Ecological Reserve
  5. Boulder Creek/Rutherford Ranch Ecological Reserve
  6. Buena Vista Creek Ecological Reserve
  7. Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve
  8. Carlsbad Highlands Ecological Reserve
  9. Crestridge Ecological Reserve
  10. Del Mar Mesa/Lopez Ridge Ecological Reserve
  11. Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area (Type C)Lake Hodges Ecological Reserve
  12. McGinty Mountain Ecological Reserve
  13. San Diego River Ecological Reserve
  14. San Dieguito Lagoon Ecological Reserve
  15. San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
  16. San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area (Type C)
  17. San Luis Rey River Ecological Reserve
  18. Sycuan Peak Ecological Reserve
  19. Walker Canyon Ecological Reserve
  20. Meadowbrook Ecological Reserve
  21. Otay Mountain Ecological Reserve
  22. Pilgrim Creek Ecological Reserve
  23. Plaisted Creek Ecological Reserve
  24. Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, including the Headquarters Unit

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San Joaquin County California Hunting Areas

  1. Corral Hollow Ecological Reserve
  2. White Slough Wildlife Area (Type C)
  3. Woodbridge Ecological Reserve

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San Luis Obispo County California Hunting Areas

  1. Big Sandy Wildlife Area (Type C)
  2. Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve, including the American, Panorama, Elkhorn Plain, North Chimineas, and South Chimineas Units
  3. Chorro Creek Ecological Reserve
  4. Morro Bay Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  5. Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve, including the Bayview Unit
  6. Morro Rock Ecological Reserve
  7. San Luis Obispo

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San Mateo County California Hunting Areas

  1. Bair Island Ecological Reserve
  2. Redwood Shores Ecological Reserve
  3. San Bruno Mountain Ecological Reserve

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Santa Barbara County California Hunting Areas

  1. Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve
  2. Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve

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Santa Clara County California Hunting Areas

  1. Canada de los Osos Ecological Reserve
  2. San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area (Type C)

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Santa Cruz County California Hunting Areas

  1. Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve
  2. Quail Hollow Ecological Reserve
  3. Watsonville Slough Ecological Reserve
  4. Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Ecological Reserve

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Shasta County California Hunting Areas

  1. Battle Creek
  2. Cinder Flats Wildlife Area (Type C)
  3. Clover Creek Ecological Reserve
  4. Fall River Mills Ecological Reserve
  5. Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area(Type C)

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Sierra County California Hunting Areas

  1. Antelope Valley Wildlife Area (Type C)
  2. Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area (Type C)
  3. Smithneck Creek Wildlife Area (Type C)

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Siskiyou County California Hunting Areas

  1. Butte Valley Wildlife Areas (Type B)
  2. Cantara/Ney Springs Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  3. China Point Ecological Reserve
  4. Grass Lake Wildlife Area (Type C)
  5. Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area (Type C)
  6. Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
  7. Mud Lake Wildlife Area (Type C)
  8. Shasta Valley Wildlife Areas (Type B)
  9. Sheepy Ridge Wildlife Area (Type C)
  10. Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Solano County California Hunting Areas

  1. Calhoun Cut Ecological Reserve
  2. Decker Island Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  3. Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, including the Garibaldi, Crescent (Type A), Gold Hills (Type B), Goodyear Slough (Type B), Grey Goose (Type C), Grizzly Island (Type A), Island Slough (Type B), Joice Island (Type A), West Family (Type B) and Montezuma Slough units
  4. Hill Slough
  5. Miner Slough Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  6. Napa-Sonoma Marshes, including the American Canyon, Coon Island, Dutchman Slough, Huichica Creek, Napa River, Putah Creek (Solano County) Wildlife Area (Type C), Ringstrom Bay, Sonoma Creek, Tolay Creek, and Wingo management units Wildlife Area (Type C) and Green Island, Southern Crossing, and White Slough units
  7. Peytonia Slough Ecological Reserve

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Sonoma County California Hunting Areas

  1. Atascadero Creek Marsh Ecological Reserve
  2. Harrison Grade Ecological Reserve
  3. Laguna Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  4. Petaluma Marsh Wildlife Areas, including the Black John Slough, Burdell, and Petaluma River management units (Type C) and Bahia, Day
  5. San Pablo Bay Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  6. Napa-Sonoma Marshes, including the American Canyon, Coon Island, Dutchman Slough, Huichica Creek, Napa River, Putah Creek (Solano County) Wildlife Area (Type C)
  7. Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area (Type C)
  8. Theiller Sebastopol Meadowfoam Ecological Reserve
  9. Santa Rosa Plain Vernal Pool Ecological Reserve, including the Hall Road, Todd Road, Wikiup and Yuba Drive Units

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Stanislaus County California Hunting Areas

  1. North Grasslands Wildlife Areas, including the China Island, Gadwall, and Salt Slough units (Type A)
  2. West Hilmar Wildlife Areas (Type C)

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Sutter County California Hunting Areas

  1. Bobelaine Ecological Reserve
  2. Collins Eddy Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  3. Feather River Wildlife Areas, including the Abbott Lake, Lake of the Woods, Marysville, Morse Road, Nelson Slough, O’Connor Lakes, Shanghai Bend, and Star Bend units (Type C)
  4. Gray Lodge Wildlife Areas (Type A)
  5. Sutter National Wildlife Refuge (Type A)
  6. Sutter Bypass Wildlife Areas (Type C)

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Tehama County California Hunting Areas

  1. Battle Creek
  2. Butler Slough Ecological Reserve
  3. Dales Lake Ecological Reserve
  4. Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  5. Merrill’s Landing Wildlife Area (Type C)
  6. Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge, including the La Barranca Unit, Blackberry Island Unit, Mooney Unit, Ohm Unit, Flynn Unit, Heron Island Unit, and Rio Vista Unit (Type C)
  7. Tehama Wildlife Area (Type C)
  8. Thomes Creek Ecological Reserve

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Tulare County California Hunting Areas

  1. Allensworth Ecological Reserve
  2. Blue Ridge Ecological Reserve
  3. Springville Ecological Reserve
  4. Kaweah Ecological Reserve
  5. Monache Meadows Wildlife Area (Type C)
  6. Stone Corral Ecological Reserve
  7. Yaudanchi Ecological Reserve

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Ventura County California Hunting Areas

  1. Coldwater Canyon Ecological Reserve

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Yolo County California Hunting Areas

  1. Collins Eddy Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  2. Fremont Weir Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  3. Knoxville Wildlife Area (Type C)
  4. Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Areas (Type C)
  5. Yolo Bypass Wildlife Areas

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Yuba County California Hunting Areas

  1. Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area (Type C)
  2. Feather River Wildlife Areas, including the Abbott Lake, Lake of the Woods, Marysville, Morse Road, Nelson Slough, O’Connor Lakes, Shanghai Bend, and Star Bend units (Type C)
  3. Spenceville Wildlife Areas (Type C)

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