Starting July 1, 2015, nonlead ammunition will be required when hunting on any wildlife areas or ecological reserves as described in sections 551, 552, and 630 (T14, CCR) and when hunting Nelson bighorn sheep anywhere in the state. It is also unlawful to possess lead projectiles with a firearm capable of firing such projectiles while hunting on wildlife areas or ecological reserves or while hunting Nelson bighorn sheep.
Existing lead restrictions in the California condor range remain in effect. Nonlead projectiles are required when taking big game or nongame species in the condor range. Existing regulations also prohibit the possession of lead projectiles with a firearm capable of firing such projectiles when hunting for big game or nongame species within the existing California condor range.
Hunters are reminded to be familiar with all property boundaries and hunting regulations before going into the field. See Regulations for specific CDFW wildlife areas and ecological reserves.
See boundaries using the CDFW Lands Viewer.
Download Google Earth™ map of Ridley-Tree Condor Preservation Act range and deer hunt zones (KML file).