Small Game Mammal Hunting

Notice Regarding 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).


2020 - 2021 Seasons and Limits

Species Season/Area Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Tree Squirrel
Zone Map (PDF)
General Sep 12 - Jan 31 4 4
Archery/Falconry Only Aug 1 - Sep 11
Rabbits & Varying Hare General July 1 - Jan 31 5 10
Falconry Only Feb 1 - March 21
Jackrabbit General Open all year No limit No limit

Requirements for Hunting Small Game Mammals

  • Hunting License

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