Morro Bay Special Management Area

The Waterfowl Zone in which you are hunting determines the seasons, bag limits, and possession limits. One of the zones has several Special Management Areas. On this page, we’ll cover special rules when hunting within the Morro Bay Special Management Area (SMA).

Area Boundaries

Morro Bay Special Management AreaThe area boundaries are listed below. See 14 CCR § 502(b)(6)(D).

Beginning at a point where the high tide line intersects the State Park boundary west of Cuesta by the Sea; northeasterly to a point 200 yards offshore of the high tide line at the end of Mitchell Drive in Baywood Park; northeasterly to a point 200 yards offshore of the high tide line west of the Morro Bay State Park Boundary, adjacent to Baywood Park; north to a point 300 yards south of the high tide line at the end of White Point; north along a line 400 yards offshore of the south boundary of the Morro Bay City limit to a point adjacent to Fairbanks Point; northwesterly to the high tide line on the sand spit; southerly along the high tide line of the sand spit to the south end of Morro Bay; easterly along the Park boundary at the high tide line to the beginning point.

Daily Bag and Possession Limits

Brant hunting in the Morro Bay Special Management Area.In general, daily bag and possession limits are the same the regular seasons for Ducks and Geese in the Balance of State Waterfowl Zone. However, the daily bag limit for black brant is two. The possession limit is triple the daily bag limit.

Seasons

All waterfowl seasons for Ducks and Geese open with the brant season and continues until the end of waterfowl season. See 14 CCR § 502(d)(6)(B)(4).

Waterfowl Zone

Morro Bay Special Management AreaThe Morro Bay Special Management Area is located within the Balance of State Waterfowl Zone and Balance of State Brant SMA. See our custom map.

Wildlife Areas

The Morro Bay Wildlife Area is located within this SMA. For the link for local hunting rules and procedures. For other hunting areas in the regions, see our custom Google map.

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