Small Game Mammal Hunting



  • Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease
    A new disease that is highly lethal to all rabbit species which can readily be spread by hunters has been detected in southern California. Hunters in affected counties should take the extra precautions described in the Department’s Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease FAQ sheet (PDF).


2024 - 2025 Seasons and Limits

Species Season/Area Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Tree Squirrel
Zone Map (PDF)
General Sep 14 - Jan 26 4 4
Archery/Falconry Only Aug 3 - Sep 13
Rabbits & Varying Hare General July 1 - Jan 26 5 10
Falconry Only Jan 27 - March 16
Jackrabbit General Open all year No limit No limit

Requirements for Hunting Small Game Mammals

  • Hunting License

Purchasing Licenses or Validations