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PREMIUM DEER ZONES and HUNTS

Applications for premium deer hunt tags awarded through the Big Game Drawing must be submitted to any CDFW license sales office, license agent, online or telephone sales by midnight on June 2, 2017. You must use your First-Deer Tag Drawing Application to apply for a premium deer hunt tag. Exception: junior hunters may use a Second-Deer Tag Drawing Application to apply for Apprentice Deer Hunts, but only one application may be used to apply for Apprentice Deer Hunts.

t – Tag quota filled in the 2016 Big Game Drawing conducted on June 13, 2016. – Tag quota did not fill in 2016.

* Subject to final approval by the California Fish and Game Commission on April 26, 2017. For information on approved tag quotas and season dates, please contact your nearest CDFW license sales office after May 1, 2017; or go online at: www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Deer

Preference Point Only

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2016 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2016 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2017 Proposed Archery Season Dates

2017 Proposed General Season Dates

PD

Preference Point Only – Deer

N/A

To earn a preference point, applications must be submitted before midnight on June 2, 2017.

General Zones

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2016 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2016 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2017 Proposed Archery Season Dates

2017 Proposed General Season Dates

C

General Season Buck in
Zones C1-C4

25

8,150

t

Hunt A1

See C Zone Below

C1

See Hunt A1

Sep 16-Oct 15

C2

See Hunt A1

Sep 16-Oct 22

C3

See Hunt A1

Sep 16-Oct 22

C4

See Hunt A1

Sep 16-Oct 1

D6

9

10,000

7/4/16

Aug 19-Sep 10

Sep 16-Oct 29

D9

9

2,000

7/2/16

Aug 19-Sep 10

Sep 23-Oct 22

D12

19

950

t

Oct 7-29

Nov 4-26

D17

29

500

t

Sep 2-24

Oct 14-Nov 5

X Zones

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2016 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2016 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2017 Proposed Archery Season Dates

2017 Proposed General Season Dates

X1

51

760

t

See Hunt A3

Oct 7-22

X2

70

175

t

See Hunt A4

Oct 7-22

X3a

45

355

t

See Hunt A5

Oct 7-22

X3b

45

795

t

See Hunt A6

Oct 7-22

X4

57

460

t

See Hunt A7

Oct 7-22

X5a

52

75

t

See Hunt A8

Oct 7-22

X5b

84

50

t

See Hunt A9

Oct 7-22

X6a

72

330

t

See Hunt A11

Oct 7-22

X6b

51

310

t

See Hunt A12

Oct 7-22

X7a

49

230

t

See Hunt A13

Oct 7-22

X7b

42

135

t

See Hunt A14

Oct 7-22

X8

27

210

t

See Hunt A15

Sep 23-Oct 8

X9a

38

650

t

See Hunt A16

Sep 16-Oct 9

X9b

37

325

t

See Hunt A17

Sep 16-Oct 9

X9c

32

325

t

See Hunt A18

Oct 21-Nov 12

X10

17

400

t

See Hunt A19

Sep 30-Oct 15

X12

37

680

t

See Hunt A20

Sep 16-Oct 9

General Method Hunts

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2016 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2016 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2017 Proposed Archery Season Dates

2017 Proposed General Season Dates

G1

Late Season Buck in zone C4

31

2,710

t

N/A

Oct 28-Nov 5

G3

Goodale Buck

94

35

t

N/A

Dec 2-Dec 17

G6

Kern River Deer Herd Buck

64

50

t

N/A

Dec 2-Dec 10

G8

Fort Hunter Liggett Antlerless

78

10

t

N/A

Oct 7-9 & 14-15

G9

Camp Roberts Antlerless

N/A

0

N/A

2017 Hunt Canceled Due to Base Operations

G12

Gray Lodge Shotgun Either-sex

44

30

t

N/A

Sep 16-24

G13

San Diego Antlerless

25

300

t

N/A

Oct 28-Nov 19

G19

Sutter-Yuba Wildlife Areas Either-sex

68

25

t

N/A

Sep 23-Dec 31

G21

Ventana Wilderness Buck

4

25

t

N/A

Nov 11-Dec 3

G37

Anderson Flat Buck

96

25

t

N/A

Nov 25-Dec 3

G38

Late season Buck in zone X10

17

300

t

N/A

Oct 21-Nov 5

G39

Round Valley Late Season Buck

100

5

t

N/A

Oct 28-Nov 12

Muzzleloading Hunts

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2016 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2016 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2017 Proposed Archery Season Dates

2017 Proposed General Season Dates

M3

Doyle Muzzleloading Rifle Buck

85

20

t

N/A

Nov 18-26

M4

Horse Lake Muzzleloading Rifle Buck

50

10

t

N/A

Oct 28-Nov 5

M5

East Lassen Muzzleloading Rifle Buck

80

5

t

N/A

Oct 28-Nov 5

M6

San Diego Muzzleloading Rifle Either-sex

12

80

t

N/A

Dec 16-31

M7

Ventura Muzzleloading Rifle Either-sex

22

150

t

N/A

Nov 25-Dec 10

M8

Bass Hill Muzzleloading Rifle Buck

65

20

t

N/A

Oct 28-Nov 5

M9

Devil’s Garden Muzzleloading Rifle Buck

93

15

t

N/A

Oct 28-Nov 12

M11

Northwestern California Muzzleloading Rifle Buck

58

20

t

N/A

Nov 11-Nov 26

MA1

San Luis Obispo Muzzleloading Archery Either-sex

10

150

t

N/A

Nov 25-Dec 10

MA3

Santa Barbara Muzzleloading Archery Buck

5

150

t

N/A

Nov 25-Dec10

Apprentice Hunts

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2016 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2016 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2017 Proposed Archery Season Dates

2017 Proposed General Season Dates

J1

Lake Sonoma Apprentice Either-sex

8

25

t

N/A

Nov 4-5

J3

Tehama Wildlife Area Apprentice Buck

71

15

t

N/A

Nov 25-26

J4

Shasta-Trinity Apprentice Buck

69

15

t

N/A

Nov 25-Dec 3

J7

Carson River Apprentice Either-sex

N/A

N/A

t

N/A

No hunt proposed for 2017

J8

Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area Apprentice Either-sex

46

15

t

N/A

Dec 2-31

J9

Little Dry Creek Apprentice Shotgun Either-sex

40

5

t

N/A

Sep 16-24

J10

Fort Hunter Liggett Apprentice Either-sex

78

60

t

N/A

Oct 7-9 & 14-15

J11

San Bernardino Apprentice Either-sex

38

40

t

N/A

Nov 18-26

J12

Round Valley Apprentice Buck

100

10

t

N/A

Dec 2-17

J13

Los Angeles Apprentice Either-sex

36

40

t

N/A

Nov 18-26

J14

Riverside Apprentice Either-sex

38

30

t

N/A

Nov 18-26

J15

Anderson Flat Apprentice Buck

100

10

t

N/A

Nov 25-Dec 3

J16

Bucks Mountain/Nevada City Apprentice Either-sex

53

75

t

N/A

Sep 23-Oct 29

J17

Blue Canyon Apprentice Either-sex

44

25

t

N/A

Sep 23-Oct 29

J18

Pacific/Grizzly Flat Apprentice Either-sex

45

75

t

N/A

Sep 23-Oct 29

J19

Zone X7A Apprentice Either-sex

79

25

t

N/A

Oct 7-22

J20

Zone X7B Apprentice Either-sex

53

20

t

N/A

Oct 7-22

J21

East Tehama Apprentice Either-sex

61

50

t

N/A

Sep 16-Oct 29

Area-Specific Archery Hunts

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2016 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2016 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2017 Proposed Archery Season Dates

2017 Proposed General Season Dates

A1

Archery Season Buck in Zones C1 – C4

20

1,945

t

See Zone Below

N/A

C1

Aug 19-Sep 3

N/A

C2

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

C3

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

C4

Aug 19-Sep 3

N/A

A3

Archery Buck in zone X1

38

100

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A4

Archery Buck in zone X2

56

10

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A5

Archery Buck in zone X3a

41

40

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A6

Archery Buck in zone X3b

30

70

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A7

Archery Buck in zone X4

32

120

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A8

Archery Buck in zone X5a

25

10

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A9

Archery Buck in zone X5b

40

5

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A11

Archery Buck in zone X6a

67

50

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A12

Archery Buck in zone X6b

48

90

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A13

Archery Buck in zone X7a

24

45

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A14

Archery Buck in zone X7b

48

25

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A15

Archery Buck in zone X8

5

40

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A16

Archery Buck in zone X9a

34

140

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A17

Archery Buck in zone X9b

15

300

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A20

Archery Buck in zone X12

28

100

t

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A21

Anderson Flat Archery Buck

29

25

t

Nov 11-24

N/A

A24

Monterey Archery Either-sex

11

100

t

Oct 14-Nov 12

N/A

A25

Lake Sonoma Archery Either-sex

12

35

t

Oct 7-30

N/A

A26

Bass Hill Archery Buck

76

30

t

Nov 18-Dec 10

N/A

A27

Devils Garden Archery Buck

60

5

t

Oct 28-Nov 12

N/A

A30

Covelo Archery Buck

24

40

t

Nov 11-26

N/A

A31

Los Angeles Archery Either-sex

8

1000

t

Sep 23-Dec 31

N/A

A33

Fort Hunter Liggett Archery Late Season Either-sex

17

25

t

Oct 7-Nov 12

N/A

FAILED TO REPORT 2016 DEER TAGS

Deer tag holders who failed to submit a harvest report for any 2016 deer tag by January 31, 2017, will be assessed a $21.60 non-reporting penalty fee when purchasing a deer tag drawing application or deer tag in the 2017 license year.

Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC) is an agreement between 26 states, which allows for the reciprocal recognition of hunting, fishing and trapping license suspensions. If your license privileges have been suspended by another state, the suspension may be recognized here in California. For example, if your sport fishing, hunting or trapping privileges have been suspended in Colorado for five years, your privileges may also be suspended for five years in California or any of the states participating in the IWVC. The purchase of licenses or tags during the term of the suspension is a violation of the law and may result in prosecution.

RESTRICTED DEER HUNTS

The restricted deer hunt tag is issued upon request to hunters applying on a first-deer tag. Hunters may apply for a restricted deer hunt tag as their second-deer tag on August 2, 2017. The restricted deer hunt tag will be available at CDFW license sales offices, license agents, online and telephone sales until tag
quotas fill.

t – Tag quota filled in the 2016 Big Game Drawing conducted on June 13, 2016. – Tag quota did not fill in 2016.

* Subject to final approval by the California Fish and Game Commission on April 26, 2017. For information on approved tag quotas and season dates, please contact your nearest CDFW license sales office after May 1, 2017; or go online at: www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Deer

Area-Specific Archery Hunts

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2016 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2016 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2017 Proposed Archery Season Dates

2017 Proposed General Season Dates

A22

San Diego Archery Either-sex

8

1,000

7/8/16

Sep 2-Oct 15

Nov 18-Dec 31

N/A

General Deer Zones

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2016 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2016 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2017 Proposed Archery Season Dates

2017 Proposed General Season Dates

D16

12

3,000

8/2/16

Sep 2-24

Oct 28-Nov 26

Unrestricted Deer Hunts

Unrestricted deer hunt tags are issued upon request until tag quotas fill. You may use your First-Deer Tag and/or Second-Deer Tag to apply for unrestricted deer hunt tags.

t – Tag quota filled in the 2016 Big Game Drawing conducted on June 13, 2016. – Tag quota did not fill in 2016.

* Subject to final approval by the California Fish and Game Commission on April 26, 2017. For information on approved tag quotas and season dates, please contact your nearest CDFW license sales office after May 1, 2017; or go online at: www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Deer

General Deer Zones

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2016 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2016 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2017 Proposed Archery Season Dates

2017 Proposed General Season Dates

AO

11

N/A

N/A

See Zone

Archery Only See Season

A

24

65,000

Jul 8-30

Aug 12-Sep 24

B

General and Archery Seasons in Zones B1 – B6

22

35,000

8/9/16

See B Zone Below

See B Zone Below

B1

Aug 19-Sep 10

Sep 16-Oct 22

B2

Aug 19-Sep 10

Sep 16-Oct 22

B3

Aug 19-Sep 10

Sep 16-Oct 22

B4

Jul 22-Aug 13

Aug 26-Oct 1

B5

Aug 19-Sep 10

Sep 16-Oct 22

B6

Aug 19-Sep 10

Sep 16-Oct 15

D3-5

15

33,000

9/30/16

Aug 19-Sep 10

Sep 23-Oct 29

D7

8

9,000

8/12/16

Aug 19-Sep 10

Sep 16-Oct 29

D8

6

8,000

Aug 19-Sep 10

Sep 23-Oct 22

D10

19

700

Aug 19-Sep 10

Sep 23-Oct 22

D11

10

5,500

Sep 2-24

Oct 14-Nov 12

D13

11

4,000

Sep 2-24

Oct 14-Nov 12

D14

12

3,000

8/10/16

Sep 2-24

Oct 14-Nov 12

D15

7

1,500

Sep 2-24

Oct 14-Nov 12

D19

10

1,500

9/5/16

Sep 2-24

Oct 7-Nov 5

Area-Specific Archery Hunts

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2016 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2016 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2017 Proposed Archery Season Dates

2017 Proposed General Season Dates

A18

Archery Buck in Zone X9c

4

350

Aug 19-Sep 10

N/A

A19

Archery Buck in Zone X10

4

100

8/31/16

Aug 19-Sep 3

N/A

A32

Ventura/Los Angeles Late Season Archery
Either-Sex

7

250

8/26/16

Nov 11-Dec 3

N/A