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Elk Hunting Seasons

Hunting Regulations Icon California Hunting

Hunt Code

Hunt Name

Tag Quota

Season Dates

408

Marble Mountains either-sex (Apprentice Hunt)

2

9/6 – 9/17

409

Northeastern California either-sex (Apprentice Hunt)

2

9/13 – 9/24

484

Cache Creek Period 1 bull (Apprentice Hunt)

1

10/14 – 10/29

464

La Panza Period 1 antlerless (Apprentice Hunt)

1

10/14 – 11/5

466

Grizzly Island Period 1 antlerless (Apprentice Hunt)

3

8/15 – 8/18

469

Grizzly Island Period 2 spike bull (Apprentice Hunt)

2

8/17 – 8/20

353

Grizzly Island Period 3 antlerless (Apprentice Hunt)

3

8/22 – 8/25

354

Grizzly Island Period 4 spike bull (Apprentice Hunt)

2

8/24 – 8/27

411

Northeastern CA Archery either-sex

10

8/30 – 9/10

422

Owens Valley Multiple Zone Archery bull

3

8/12 – 8/20

449

Fort Hunter Liggett Archery only either-sex

3

7/29 – 8/6

450

Fort Hunter Liggett Archery only antlerless

4

11/21 – 11/29

303

Marble Mountains Muzzleloader/Archery either-sex

5

10/28 – 11/5

367

Independence Period 1 Muzzleloader bull

1

9/9 – 9/24

326

Fort Hunter Liggett Muzzloader bull

4

12/16 – 1/2

364

Goodale Period 1 Muzzleloader antlerless

1

9/9 – 9/24

401

Siskiyou antlerless

20

9/6 – 9/17

300

Siskiyou bull

20

9/6 – 9/17

483

Northwestern California either-sex

3

9/6 – 9/28

355

Northwestern California bull

15

9/6 – 9/28

301

Marble Mountain antlerless

10

9/6 – 9/17

302

Marble Mountain bull

35

9/6 – 9/17

328

Mendocino bull

2

9/20 – 10/1

304

Northeastern CA antlerless

10

11/8 – 11/19

305

Northeastern CA bull

15

9/20 – 10/1

406

Cache Creek Period 1 bull

2

10/14 – 10/29

416

Cache Creek Period 2 antlerless

2

10/21 – 11/5

417

La Panza Period 1 antlerless

5

10/14 – 11/5

419

La Panza Period 1 bull

6

10/14 – 11/5

418

La Panza Period 2 antlerless

6

11/11 – 12/3

420

La Panza Period 2 bull

6

11/3 – 12/3

365

Goodale Period 2 antlerless 1

1

10/7 – 10/15

366

Goodale Period 3 antlerless 1

1

10/21 – 10/29

368

Independence Period 2 antlerless

1

10/7 – 10/15

369

Independence Period 2 bull

1

10/7 – 10/15

370

Independence Period 3 antlerless

1

10/21 – 10/29

372

Independence Period 4 antlerless

1

11/4 – 11/12

495

Lone Pine Period 2 antlerless

1

10/7 – 10/15

459

Lone Pine Period 3 antlerless

1

10/21 – 10/29

486

Lone Pine Period 2 bull

1

10/7 – 10/15

496

Lone Pine Period 3 bull

1

10/21 – 10/29

433

Grizzly Island Period 1 antlerless

6

8/15 – 8/18

436

Grizzly Island Period 2 antlerless

2

8/17 – 8/20

437

Grizzly Island Period 2 spike bull

4

8/17 – 8/20

439

Grizzly Island Period 3 antlerless

6

8/22 – 8/25

442

Grizzly Island Period 4 antlerless

4

8/24 – 8/27

350

Grizzly Island Period 4 spike bull

2

8/24 – 8/27

443

Grizzly Island Period 5 antlerless

8

8/29 – 9/1

356

Grizzly Island Period 7 antlerless

8

9/5 – 9/8

357

Grizzly Island Period 8 spike bull

6

9/7 – 9/10

358

Grizzly Island Period 9 antlerless

8

9/12 – 9/15

359

Grizzly Island Period 10 bull

3

9/14 – 9/17

360

Grizzly Island Period 11 antlerless

8

9/19 – 9/22

362

Grizzly Island Period 12 bull

3

9/21 – 9/24

363

Grizzly Island Period 13 antlerless

8

9/26 – 9/30

461

East Park Reservoir bull

2

9/2 – 9/28

463

East Park Reservoir antlerless

2

9/2 – 9/28

497

San Luis Reservoir either-sex

5

10/7 – 10/29

329

Bear Valley antlerless

1

10/14 – 10/22

330

Bear Valley bull

2

10/14 – 10/22

331

Lake Pillsbury antlerless

4

9/6 – 9/14

332

Lake Pillsbury bull

2

9/25 – 10/4

Multi-Zone Fund Raising bull

1

8/23 – 12/10

Grizzly Island Fund Raising bull

1

8/5 – 9/3

Owens Valley Fund Raising bull

1

7/29 – 8/27

**326

Fort Hunter Liggett Muzzleloader bull

4

12/18 – 1/2

**449

Fort Hunter Liggett Archery only either-sex

3

7/27 – 8/4

**450

Fort Hunter Liggett Archery only antlerless

4

11/21 – 11/29

Elk Definitions

364(l) Definitions:

(1) Bull elk: Any elk having an antler or antlers at least four inches in length as measured from the top of the skull.

(2) Spike bull: A bull elk having no more than one point on each antler. An antler point is a projection of the antler at least one inch long and longer than the width of its base.

(3) Antlerless elk: Any elk, with the exception of spotted calves, with antlers less than four inches in length as measured from the top of the skull.

(4) Either-sex elk: either-sex is defined as bull elk, spike elk, or antlerless elk.