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).


2023 - 2024 Seasons and Limits

Species Season/Area Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Tree Squirrel
Zone Map (PDF)
General Sep 9 - Jan 28 4 4
Archery/Falconry Only Aug 5 - Sep 8
Rabbits & Varying Hare General July 1 - Jan 28 5 10
Falconry Only Jan 29 - March 17
Jackrabbit General Open all year No limit No limit

Requirements for Hunting Small Game Mammals

  • Hunting License

Purchasing Licenses or Validations