Southern California Waterfowl Zone Map

Southern California Waterfowl Zone MapOn this page, you’ll find general seasons for ducks, scaup, and geese in the Southern California Waterfowl Zone Map (pictured right). You’ll also find a list of California Public Hunting Areas located within this zone.

Southern California Waterfowl Zone Seasons

The general seasons for ducks and geese open on October 22, 2016. Scaup season, however, is delayed until November 5. All three seasons close on January 29. For late season hunts and other methods (e.g. archery and falconry), see our pages for ducks and geese or use our calendar. On those pages, you’ll also find bag limits, hunting methods, hunting tips, blogs, and much more. For other zones and special management areas, see our page for other waterfowl zones.


Public Hunting Areas

In this Section, we have a list of public hunting areas in the Southern California Waterfowl Zone Map. For more hunting opportunities, see our summaries for California Public Hunting and California Hunting Private Land.

National Wildlife Refuges

There’s at one refuge located within the Southern California Waterfowl Zone. Follow the link(s) to our summary of local rules and procedures for each refuge. There, you’ll find basic info about the refuge like contacts, website, and hours. You’ll also find any relevant info about passes, permits, lotteries, camping, boats, bicycles, shells, etc.. You’ll also find refuge maps, hunting tips, and a blog.

State Wildlife Areas

There are at least six areas located within the Southern California Waterfowl Zone. Follow the link(s) to our summary of local rules and procedures for each refuge. There, you’ll find basic info about the refuge like contacts, website, and hours. You’ll also find any relevant info about passes, permits, lotteries, camping, boats, bicycles, shells, etc.. You’ll also find refuge maps, hunting tips, and a blog.

  1. Cartago Wildlife Area.
  2. East Walker River Wildlife Area.
  3. Green Creek Wildlife Area (limited).
  4. Imperial Wildlife Area.
  5. Pickel Meadow Wildlife Area.
  6. San Jacinto Wildlife Area.

Ecological Reserves

There are at three reserves located within the Southern California Waterfowl Zone. Follow the link(s) to our summary of local rules and procedures for each refuge. There, you’ll find basic info about the refuge like contacts, website, and hours. You’ll also find any relevant info about passes, permits, lotteries, camping, boats, bicycles, shells, etc.. You’ll also find refuge maps, hunting tips, and a blog.

  1. Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve.
  2. Fish Slough Ecological Reserve.
  3. River Springs Lake Ecological Reserve.

Other Areas

There are at three other public areas located within the Southern California Waterfowl Zone. Follow the link(s) to our summary of local rules and procedures for each refuge. There, you’ll find basic info about the refuge like contacts, website, and hours. You’ll also find any relevant info about passes, permits, lotteries, camping, boats, bicycles, shells, etc.. You’ll also find refuge maps, hunting tips, and a blog.

  1. Baldwin Lake Wildlife Area.
  2. Camp Pendleton.
  3. Perris Reservoir State Recreation Area.

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