Welcome, Humboldt hunter! Below is a quick reference list of when the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says it’s OK to hunt various beasts. For more detailed and complicated regulations, go here:

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Deer
Zone B-1
General Season: Third Saturday in September extending 37 days.
Archery Season: Third Saturday in August extending 23 days.
Limit: One buck, forked horn or better.
Zone B-2
General Season: Third Saturday in September extending 37 days.
Archery Season: Third Saturday in August extending 23 days.
Limit: One buck, forked horn or better.
Zone B-4

General Season: Fourth Saturday in August extending 37 days.
Archery Season: Fourth Saturday in July extending 23 days.
Limit: One buck, forked horn or better. 
Number of tags for all zones: 35,000.  

Elk 
(For region boundaries, go here)
Siskiyou Season: Wednesday before the second Saturday in September for 12 days.
Big Lagoon Season: Last Wednesday in August for 10 days. 
Northwestern California Season: First Wednesday in September for 12 days. 
Klamath Season: First Wednesday in September for 10 days.
Del Norte Season: Last Wednesday in August for 10 days. 
Marble Mountain Season: Wednesday before the second Saturday in September for 12 days. 

Bear
Season: Opens same day as deer season through last Sunday in December.
Limit: One adult (cubless) bear. 

Wild Pig
Season: All year!
Limit: None! 

Turkey
GENERAL SEASON:
Spring Season: Last Saturday in March for 37 days.
Fall Season: Second Saturday in November for 30 days.
ARCHERY SEASON:
Spring Season: Last Saturday in March for 51 days.
Fall Season: Second Saturday in November for 30 days.
Limit: 1 either-sex; 2 per season; Possession Limit: 2 in the fall, 3 in the spring 

Quail
(Mountain Quail ONLY) 
Season: Second Saturday in September through Friday prior to the third Saturday in October.
Daily Limit: 10; possession limit triple.
(ALL Quail)
Season: Third Saturday in October through last Sunday in January.
Daily Limit: 10; possession limit triple. 

Dark Geese (Canada, Aleutian)
Season: First Saturday in October for 100 days.
Daily Limit: 10 (not more than 2 large Canada geese); possession limit triple. 

White Geese
Season: Last Friday in October for 73 days.
Daily Limit: 15; possession limit triple. 

Black Brant
Season: Second Saturday in November for 30 days.
Daily Limit: 2; possession limit triple.

Ducks
Season: Third Saturday in October for 100 days.
Daily Limit: 7 birds which can include 7 mallards (but not more than 2 females), 2 pintail, 1 canvasback, 2 redheads and/or 3 scaup; possession limit triple.

Rabbits (Brush, Cottontail and Pigmy)
Season: July 1 through the last Sunday in January.
Limit: Five per day, 10 in possession.

Beaver
Season: November 1 through March 31
Limit: None!

Tree Squirrels
Season: Second Saturday in September through the last Sunday in January. 
Limit: Four per day, four in possession.

Jack Rabbits
Season: All year!
Limit: None!

Fisher, Marten, River Otter, Desert Kit Fox and Red Fox
Don’t even think about it!

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Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days
(Youngsters 15 years of age and younger get their own special bird bagging window.)
Season: Saturday following the closing of waterfowl season for 2 days. 


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