27 North Central California Wildlife Areas That Allow Hunting

North Central California Wildlife Areas for California hunting seasons.

On this page, you’ll find 16 North 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 North Central California, which is Region 2 of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Click here for other Regions.


North Central California Wildlife Areas

This Section includes a list of 27 North 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!!

North Central California Wildlife Areas, including the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
North Central California Wildlife Areas
    1. Antelope Valley Wildlife Area
    2. Cache Creek Wildlife Area
    3. Clear Lake Wildlife Area
    4. Colusa Bypass Wildlife Area
    5. Coon Hollow Wildlife Area
    6. Collins Eddy Wildlife Area
    7. Cosumnes River Ecological Reserve
    8. Crocker Meadows Wildlife Area
    9. Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area
    10. Fay Canyon Wildlife Area
    11. Feather River Wildlife Area
    12. Fremont Weir Wildlife Area
    13. Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
    14. Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area
    15. Heenan Lake Wildlife Area
    16. Hope Valley Wildlife Area
    17. Indian Valley Wildlife Area
    18. Oroville Wildlife Area
    19. Red Lake Wildlife Area
    20. Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area
    21. Sacramento River Wildlife Area
    22. Smithneck Creek Wildlife Area
    23. Spenceville Wildlife Areas
    24. Sutter Bypass Wildlife Area
    25. Truckee River Wildlife Area
    26. Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area
    27. Warner Valley Wildlife Area

Counties in CDFW Region 2, North Central California Wildlife Areas

North Central California Wildlife Areas include those in Region 2 of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The Region includes the 17 counties listed below.

North Central California Wildlife Areas for California hunting seasons.
CDFW Region 2, North Central California Counties
    1. Alpine County
    2. Amador County
    3. Butte County
    4. Calaveras County
    5. Colusa County
    6. El Dorado County
    7. Glenn County
    8. Lake County
    9. Nevada County
    10. Placer County
    11. Plumas County
    12. Sacramento County*
    13. San Joaquin County*
    14. Sierra County
    15. Sutter County
    16. Yolo County*
    17. Yuba County

* Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Yolo counties are split with the Bay Delta Region (Region 3).


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

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