California Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 8 – 
January 27, 2019

California Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$48.34

Non-Resident License Fees:
$169.05
1-Day $22.4
2-Day $4.34

Special Permits:
Upland Game $9.72

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

California Quail

California Quail Season

September – January dates

*depending on area

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession (in aggregate with other quail)

Gambel's Quail

California Gambel’s Quail Season

September – January dates

*depending on area

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession (in aggregate with other quail)

Mountain Quail

California Mountain Quail Season

September 8 – October 19, 2018

*Q1 Area only

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession (in aggregate with other quail)

Ring-Necked Pheasant

California Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 10 – December 23, 2018

 Limits: 2-3 per day 6-9 possession

*depending on area

Blue Grouse

California Blue Grouse Season

September 8 – October 8, 2018

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession (in aggregate with Ruffed)

Ruffed Grouse

California Ruffed Grouse Season

September 8 – October 8, 2018

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession (in aggregate with Blue)

Sage Grouse

California Sage Grouse Season

September 8 – September 9, 2018

Limits: 1 per season 

*by permit in select areas

Chukar

California Chukar Season

October 20 -January 27, 2019

Limits: 6 per day, 18 possession

White-Tailed Ptarmigan

California White-Tailed Ptarmigan Season

September 8 – September 16, 2018

Limits: 2 per season

 
 
Lab in a Watering Hole

Getting to Know the Rubys a Foot at a Time

Going from barely above sea level to over 8,000 feet in the span of a few days is challenging. So I’ve elected to start this hunt just focusing on the next step.  Sure I’m here to bird hunt. But right now we just have to get  legs and lungs acclimated to this new environment. I … Read more

Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more