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Deer Hunting

New Deer Harvest Reporting Requirement

Beginning with the 2015-2016 season EVERY purchaser of a deer tag(s) must 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.

Tag holders who did not report will be charged a non-reporting fee of $21.60 (added to license purchases beginning with the 2017-2018 season).


Deer Hunts and Hunting Zones

Zone / Hunt Info Map
A Zone link opens in new tab or windowA-Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowA-North Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowA-South Zone (PDF)
B Zones link opens in new tab or windowB-1 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowB-1 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowB-2 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowB-2 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowB-3 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowB-3 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowB-4 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowB-4 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowB-5 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowB-5 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowB-6 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowB-6 Zone (PDF)
  Info Map
C Zones link opens in new tab or windowC-1 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowC-1 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowC-2 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowC-2 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowC-3 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowC-3 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowC-4 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowC-4 Zone (PDF)
  Info Map
D Zones link opens in new tab or windowD-3 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-3 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-4 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-4 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-5 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-5 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-6 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-6 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-7 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-7 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-8 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-8 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-9 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-9 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-10 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-10 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-11 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-11 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-12 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-12 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-13 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-13 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-14 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-14 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-15 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-15 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-16 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-16 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-17 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-17 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowD-19 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowD-19 Zone (PDF)
  Info Map
X Zones link opens in new tab or windowX-1 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-1 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-2 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-2 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-3a Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-3a Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-3b Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-3b Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-4 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-4 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-5a Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-5a Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-5b Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-5b Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-6a Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-6a Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-6b Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-6b Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-7a Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-7a Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-7b Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-7b Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-8 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-8 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-9a Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-9a Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-9b Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-9b Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-9c Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-9c Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-10 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-10 Zone (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowX-12 Zone (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowX-12 Zone (PDF)
  Info Map
Area-Specific Archery Hunts   A-1 (see individual c-zone maps)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-3 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-4 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-5 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-6 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-7 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-8 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-9 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-11 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-12 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-13 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-14 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-15 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-16 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-17 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-18 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-19 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-20 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-21 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-22 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-24 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-25 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-26 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-27 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-30 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-31 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-32 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowA-33 (PDF)
  Info Map
Additional Hunts link opens in new tab or windowG-1 Application Instructions (PDF) | link opens in new tab or windowG-1 Application (PDF)
           
link opens in new tab or windowG-1 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-3 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-6 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-7 (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowG-8 (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowG-8 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-9 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-10 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-11 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-12 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-13 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-19 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-21 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-37 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-38 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowG-39 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowM-3 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowM-4 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowM-5 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowM-6 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowM-7 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowM-8 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowM-9 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowM-11 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowMA-1 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowMA-3 (PDF)
  Info Map
Apprentice Hunts link opens in new tab or windowJ-1 Lake Sonoma Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowJ-1 (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowJ-3 Tehama Wildlife Area Apprentice Buck Hunt (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowJ-3 (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowJ-4 Shasta-Trinity Apprentice Buck Hunt (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowJ-4 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowJ-7 (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowJ-8 Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowJ-8 (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowJ-9 Little Dry Creek Apprentice Shotgun-Only Either-Sex Deer Hunt (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowJ-9 (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowJ-10 Hunter Liggett Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowJ-10 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowJ-11 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowJ-12 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowJ-13 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowJ-14 (PDF)
link opens in new tab or windowJ-15 Anderson Flat Apprentice Buck Hunt (PDF) link opens in new tab or windowJ-15 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowJ-16 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowJ-17 (PDF)
2016 Excludes Alpine County link opens in new tab or windowJ-18 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowJ-19 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowJ-20 (PDF)
  link opens in new tab or windowJ-21 (PDF)

Hunting Regulations

Mammal Hunting

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

 

link opens in new tab or window2016-2017 Mammal Hunting BOOKLET (PDF)

link opens in new tab or window2016-2017 Mammal Hunting Regulations (HTML)
includes regulations for
 • hunting small and big game mammals
 • trapping furbearers (fox, badger, beaver and raccoon, etc.)
 • hunting nongame animals (bobcat, coyote, weasel, etc.)

Effective July 2016

Hunting Licenses and Tags



Wildlife Branch - Game Management
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411