Deer Hunting

New Deer Harvest Reporting Requirement

A law passed in the 2015-2016 season that required EVERY purchaser of a deer tag(s) to report their harvest, even if they were unsuccessful, or if they did not hunt.

For successful hunters, the report must be made within 30 days of harvesting a deer or by January 31, whichever date is first. Unsuccessful hunters (or those who did not hunt) must report no harvest or did not hunt, respectively, by January 31.

Harvest reports can be submitted ONLINE, or by mail to the address printed on the tag. Watch this video for more information on how to report your deer tag (YouTube).

Tag holders who do not report will be charged a non-reporting fee of $21.60 (added to future year license purchases).

Deer Hunts and Hunting Zones

A Zone

Info Map
A-Zone (PDF) A-North Zone (PDF)
A-South Zone (PDF)

B Zones

Info Map
B-1 Zone (PDF) B-1 Zone (PDF)
B-2 Zone (PDF) B-2 Zone (PDF)
B-3 Zone (PDF) B-3 Zone (PDF)
B-4 Zone (PDF) B-4 Zone (PDF)
B-5 Zone (PDF) B-5 Zone (PDF)
B-6 Zone (PDF) B-6 Zone (PDF)

C Zones

Info Map
C-1 Zone (PDF) C-1 Zone (PDF)
C-2 Zone (PDF) C-2 Zone (PDF)
C-3 Zone (PDF) C-3 Zone (PDF)
C-4 Zone (PDF) C-4 Zone (PDF)

D Zones

Info Map
D-3 Zone (PDF) D-3 Zone (PDF)
D-4 Zone (PDF) D-4 Zone (PDF)
D-5 Zone (PDF) D-5 Zone (PDF)
D-6 Zone (PDF) D-6 Zone (PDF)
D-7 Zone (PDF) D-7 Zone (PDF)
D-8 Zone (PDF) D-8 Zone (PDF)
D-9 Zone (PDF) D-9 Zone (PDF)
D-10 Zone (PDF) D-10 Zone (PDF)
D-11 Zone (PDF) D-11 Zone (PDF)
D-12 Zone (PDF) D-12 Zone (PDF)
D-13 Zone (PDF) D-13 Zone (PDF)
D-14 Zone (PDF) D-14 Zone (PDF)
D-15 Zone (PDF) D-15 Zone (PDF)
D-16 Zone (PDF) D-16 Zone (PDF)
D-17 Zone (PDF) D-17 Zone (PDF)
D-19 Zone (PDF) D-19 Zone (PDF)

X Zones

Info Map
X-1 Zone (PDF) X-1 Zone (PDF)
X-2 Zone (PDF) X-2 Zone (PDF)
X-3a Zone (PDF) X-3a Zone (PDF)
X-3b Zone (PDF) X-3b Zone (PDF)
X-4 Zone (PDF) X-4 Zone (PDF)
X-5a Zone (PDF) X-5a Zone (PDF)
X-5b Zone (PDF) X-5b Zone (PDF)
X-6a Zone (PDF) X-6a Zone (PDF)
X-6b Zone (PDF) X-6b Zone (PDF)
X-7a Zone (PDF) X-7a Zone (PDF)
X-7b Zone (PDF) X-7b Zone (PDF)
X-8 Zone (PDF) X-8 Zone (PDF)
X-9a Zone (PDF) X-9a Zone (PDF)
X-9b Zone (PDF) X-9b Zone (PDF)
X-9c Zone (PDF) X-9c Zone (PDF)
X-10 Zone (PDF) X-10 Zone (PDF)
X-12 Zone (PDF) X-12 Zone (PDF)

Area-Specific Archery Hunts

Info Map
  A-1 (PDF)
  A-3 (PDF)
  A-4 (PDF)
  A-5 (PDF)
  A-6 (PDF)
  A-7 (PDF)
  A-8 (PDF)
  A-9 (PDF)
  A-11 (PDF)
  A-12 (PDF)
  A-13 (PDF)
  A-14 (PDF)
  A-15 (PDF)
  A-16 (PDF)
  A-17 (PDF)
  A-18 (PDF)
  A-19 (PDF)
  A-20 (PDF)
  A-21 (PDF)
  A-22 (PDF)
  A-24 (PDF)
  A-25 (PDF)
  A-26 (PDF)
  A-27 (PDF)
  A-30 (PDF)
  A-31 (PDF)
  A-32 (PDF)
  A-33 (PDF)

Additional Hunts

Info Map
  G-1 (PDF)
  G-3 (PDF)
  G-6 (PDF)
  G-7 (PDF)
G-8 (PDF) G-8 (PDF)
  G-9 (PDF)
  G-10 (PDF)
  G-11 (PDF)
  G-12 (PDF)
  G-13 (PDF)
  G-19 (PDF)
  G-21 (PDF)
  G-37 (PDF)
  G-38 (PDF)
  G-39 (PDF)
  M-3 (PDF)
  M-4 (PDF)
  M-5 (PDF)
  M-6 (PDF)
  M-7 (PDF)
  M-8 (PDF)
  M-9 (PDF)
  M-11 (PDF)
  MA-1 (PDF)
  MA-3 (PDF)

Apprentice Hunts

Info Map
J-1 Lake Sonoma Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt (PDF) J-1 (PDF)
J-3 Tehama Wildlife Area Apprentice Buck Hunt (PDF) J-3 (PDF)
J-4 Shasta-Trinity Apprentice Buck Hunt (PDF) J-4 (PDF)
  J-7 (PDF)
J-8 Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt (PDF) J-8 (PDF)
J-9 Little Dry Creek Apprentice Shotgun-Only Either-Sex Deer Hunt (PDF) J-9 (PDF)
J-10 Hunter Liggett Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt (PDF) J-10 (PDF)
  J-11 (PDF)
  J-12 (PDF)
  J-13 (PDF)
  J-14 (PDF)
J-15 Anderson Flat Apprentice Buck Hunt (PDF) J-15 (PDF)
  J-16 (PDF)
  J-17 (PDF)
Excludes Alpine County J-18 (PDF)
  J-19 (PDF)
  J-20 (PDF)
  J-21 (PDF)

Hunting Regulations

Prevent the spread of CWD! When hunting outside California, remember import restrictions (CCR Title 14, Section 712) and declaration requirements (Section 2353 Fish & Game Code) for bringing any harvested cervid (deer and related mammals) parts back to California.

Mammal Hunting

Regulations for taking big and small game mammals, furbearers and nongame

 

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