California Hunting Seasons

See our comprehensive list of hunting seasons for animals of all types and all areas of California. We’ve made it easier than ever to find the dates you can hunt, length of the season, what type of hunting is allowed and other important details. Plus, check out hunting resources and direct links to California state resources.

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California State Hunting Season 2022 - 2023

The information below provides a comprehensive list of California’s hunting seasons for various animals such as deer, bear, pronghorn, elk, bighorn sheep, wild pig, waterfowl, upland game birds, small game mammals and turkey. This helps hunters plan their trips in advance and ensure that they are hunting within legal limits. It also allows them to take advantage of the best possible hunting conditions for each type of animal. This information is critical to help California hunters enjoy a successful and safe hunting experience.

Interactive California Hunting Season Discovery

Use the forms below to filter by game, type of hunting, time of year, bag / tag limits and much more. We’ve gone through the state of California Hunting Seasons’s hunting season data and simplified it so you can easily find what you’re looking for. Please note, that information realated California state hunting is subject to change so be sure to check the state resources linked below the table before heading out to hunt.

California Hunting Seasons & Requirements

For the most accurate information on California Hunting Seasons, along with the state’s requirements for tag and bag limits, it’s a good idea to check with the California DNR.  We’ve provided their contact information below, along with links to helpful resources, including licensing.

California DNR

1416 9th Street
12th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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