California Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 12 – January 31, 2021

Resident License Fees:
$51.02

Non-Resident License Fees:
$178.20
1-Day $24.33
2-Day $51.02

Special Permits:
Upland Game $10.29

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*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.

 


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Blue Grouse

California Blue Grouse Season

September 12 – October 12, 2020

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


Ruffed Grouse

California Ruffed Grouse Season

September 12 – October 12, 2020

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


Sage Grouse

California Sage Grouse Season

Closed 2019

September 8 – September 9, 2018

Limits: 1 per season

*by permit in select areas


Ring-Necked Pheasant

California Ring-necked Pheasant Season

November 14 – December 27, 2020

Limits: 2 per day first two days of the season, 3 per day after. 6-9 possession.


Mountain Quail

California Mountain Quail Season

September 12 – October 16, 2020

Zone Q1

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession.


California Quail

California Quail Season

Zone Q1: October 17 – January 31, 2021

Zone Q2: September 26 – January 31, 2021

Zone Q3: October 17 – January 31, 2021

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession.


Upland Bird Conservation Quail

California Gambel’s Quail Season

Zone Q1: October 17 – January 31, 2021

Zone Q2: September 26 – January 31, 2021

Zone Q3: October 17 – January 31, 2021

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession.


Chukar

California Chukar Season

October 17 – January 31, 2021

Limits: 6 per day, 18 possession


White-Tailed Ptarmigan

California White-Tailed Ptarmigan Season

September 12 – September 20, 2020

Limits: 2 per season