2018 Big Game Hunting Digest
Hunting Digest - Printable Version (PDF)
Please note: the 2017 Pronghorn Drawing Statistics on page 51 of the printed version of the digest has incorrect numbers in the statistics table. The web version of the digest has been updated with the correct information.
The California Big Game Hunting Digest contains hunt seasons, tag quotas and tag drawing information for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep. Also included: bear and wild pig hunting information; other hunting related regulations.
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Images considered for publication in the California Hunting Digest include high resolution TIFF or JPEG files, or prints that have been produced by a commercial quality photo processor. For big game photos, the animal must be in a natural setting (not in the bed of a pickup, for example) and properly tagged. Photos of non-tagged animals will not be considered.
Images may be sent via email to Publications@wildlife.ca.gov or via mail to:
California Hunting Digest
1416 9th Street, 12th Floor
Sacramento CA 95814.
Images will not be returned unless requested.
Alternate formats of these documents will be made available upon request. If reasonable accommodation is needed, call CDFW at (916) 322-8911. The California Relay Service for the deaf or hearing-impaired can be utilized from TDD phones at (800) 735-2929.