California Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 11 – January 30, 2022

Resident License Fees:

$52.66

Non-Resident License Fees:

$183.60
1-Day $25.10
2-Day $52.66

Special Permits:

Upland Game $10.54

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

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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.



Blue Grouse

California Blue Grouse Season

September 11 – October 11, 2021

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


Ruffed Grouse

California Ruffed Grouse Season

September 11 – October 11, 2021

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 13 – December 26, 2021

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


Mountain Quail

California Mountain Quail Season

September 11 – October 15, 2021

Zone Q1

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession.


California Quail

California Quail Season

Zone Q1: October 16 – January 30, 2022

Zone Q2: September 25 – January 30, 2022

Zone Q3: October 16 – January 30, 2022

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession.


Upland Bird Conservation Quail

California Gambel’s Quail Season

Zone Q1: October 16 – January 30, 2022

Zone Q2: September 25 – January 30, 2022

Zone Q3: October 16 – January 30, 2022

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession.


Chukar

California Chukar Season

October 16 – January 30, 2022

Limits: 6 per day, 18 possession


White-Tailed Ptarmigan

California White-Tailed Ptarmigan Season

September 11 – September 19, 2021

Limits: 2 per season