On this menu, you’ll find info about hunting California forests, including an explanation of hunting rules and links to national and State forests. There are 18 National Forests managed by the United States Forestry Service. There are five forests managed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as “Cal. Fire” demonstration forests.
Rules of Hunting California Forests
Hunting is allowed on most National and State forests. When allowed, you have to follow general hunting rules. However, there are forest-specific rules that either add to or restriction general hunting rules. In addition, you have to comply with more hunting rules set up by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), formerly known as the Department of Fish and Game (DFG).
Hunting California Forests
Follow the links below for info about hunting in California forests, including forest-specific hunting rules and procedures. You’ll also find forest contact info, directions, authorized species to hunt, and local rules related to bicycles, camping, dogs, fishing, horses, hunt days, permits, snowmobiles, and other vehicles.