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

 
 
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