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Restricted Deer Hunts

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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 if they do not have a pending first deer tag drawing application or do not have a premium or restricted deer tag issued as their first deer tag. Hunters who have a premium or restricted first deer tag will have to wait until August 2, 2018 at 8 a.m. to apply for restricted deer hunt tag as Second Deer Tag.

The restricted deer hunt tag will be available at CDFW license sales offices, license agents, online and telephone sales until tag quotas fill.

General Deer Zones

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2017 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2018 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2018 Archery Season Dates

2018 General Season Dates

B

General and Archery Buck in zones B1 – B6

17

35,000

7/17/2017

See B Zone below

See B Zone below

B1

Aug 18-Sep 9

Sep 15-Oct 21

B2

Aug 18-Sep 9

Sep 15-Oct 21

B3

Aug 18-Sep 9

Sep 15-Oct 21

B4

Jul 28-Aug 19

Aug 25-Sep 30

B5

Aug 18-Sep 9

Sep 15-Oct 21

B6

Aug 18-Sep 9

Sep 15-Oct 14

D6

General and Archery Buck in zone D6

7

10,000

7/5/2017

Aug 18-Sep 9

Sep 15-Oct 28

D14

General and Archery Buck in zone D14

16

3,000

7/13/2017

Sep 1-23

Oct 13- Nov 11

D16

General and Archery Buck in zone D 16

12

3,000

8/2/2017

Sep 1-23

Oct 27-Nov 25

Area-Specific Archery Hunts

Hunt Code

Hunt Title

2017 Estimated Hunter Success (%)

2018 Tag Quota

Date Quota Filled

2018 Archery Season Dates

2018 General Season Dates

A32

Ventura/Los Angeles Late Season Archery Either-Sex

7

250

7/17/2017

Nov 10-Dec 2

N/A

Restricted Deer Tag Options

First Deer Tag Drawing Application

First Deer Tag

Second Deer Tag

Available as 2nd choice or 3rd choice in the drawing application

Available any time until tag quota fills

Available any time if you do not have a pending deer tag drawing application, or if you have not been issued a premium or restricted first deer tag

Available August 2 at 8 a.m. if you already have a premium or restricted deer tag as your first deer tag