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Property Specific Regulations for Wildlife Areas

California Bird Hunting

(i) Wildlife Areas Authorized for Dog Training and/or Dog Trials: Dog training and/or dog trials are authorized as specified below. Dog trials require a Special Use Permit. Site-specific dog training and/or trial prohibitions are identified in subsection 551(o). General rules regarding the use of dogs for hunting, training or trials are located in subsection 550(n) of these regulations.

551(i)

Area

Dog Training

Dog Trials

(1) Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Allowed with written authorization from the area manager. Allowed.
(2) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area Allowed on the area but prohibited from March 1 through June 30, August 1 through the end of the tule elk season in September, and October 1 through the end of waterfowl season. Allowed on the area but prohibited from March 1 through June 30, August 1 through the end of the tule elk season in September, and October 1 through the end of waterfowl season.
(3) Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area Allowed only in the designated portion of the area from September 1 through February. Only male ring-necked pheasants, male bobwhite quail, either sex feral pigeons, and male mallard ducks may be used for dog training purposes. Release or possession of female ring-necked pheasant, female bobwhite quail, female mallard, or any other bird species is prohibited. It is unlawful to release or possess a male mallard duck without at least one wing clipped. Not authorized.
(4) Imperial Wildlife Area Allowed with written authorization from the area manager. Allowed only in designated areas on the Finney-Ramer Unit.
(5) Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area Prohibited. Allowed.
(6) Los Banos Wildlife Area Allowed only in the designated portion of the area from the end of waterfowl season to March 31 and July 1 through September 15. Allowed only in the designated portion of the area from the end of waterfowl season to March 31 and July 1 through September 15.
(7) Mendota Wildlife Area Allowed only in the designated portion of the area from the end of waterfowl season to March 31. Allowed.
(8) North Grasslands Wildlife Area Allowed only in the designated portion of the area from the end of waterfowl season to March 31 and July 1 through September 15. Allowed on the area but prohibited from April 1 through June 30 and September 15 through the end of waterfowl season.
(9) O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area Allowed. Allowed.
(10) Oroville Wildlife Area Allowed only in the designated portion of the area from July 1 through March 15. Allowed only in the designated portion of the area from July 1 through March 15.
(11) San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area Allowed only in the designated portion of the area from September 1 through the end of February. Not authorized.
(12) San Jacinto Wildlife Area Allowed only on the Davis Road Unit and requires written authorization from the area manager. Allowed only on the Davis Road Unit.
(13) Spenceville Wildlife Area Allowed only in the designated portion of the area from July 1 through March 15. Allowed only in the designated portion of the area from July 1 through March 15.
(14) Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Allowed with written authorization from the area manager. Not authorized.

(j) Bicycles: Except for their use on roads or levees for transportation between parking lots and hunting areas during the waterfowl season on Type A or B wildlife areas, or as provided in this subsection, the use of bicycles by visitors is prohibited on wildlife areas (also see subsection 550(bb) of these regulations).

551(j)

Area

Bicycles

(1) Cache Creek Wildlife Area Allowed only on the Harley Gulch Unit from the third Saturday in April through the third Saturday in November.
(2) Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area Allowed only on the Daugherty Hill Unit from May 10 through September 15. Prohibited on other units.
(3) Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area Allowed only on designated trails or routes.
(4) Oroville Wildlife Area Allowed only on roads open to vehicles.
(5) San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area Allowed only on designated trails or routes.
(6) San Jacinto Wildlife Area (Potrero Unit) Allowed only on designated trails.
(7) Spenceville Wildlife Area Allowed only on designated trails and roads.
(8) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Allowed only from one week after the end of waterfowl season until two weeks prior to opening of waterfowl season.
(9) Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Allowed only in designated areas.

(k) Off-Highway Vehicles: Except as provided in this subsection, off-highway vehicles are prohibited on wildlife areas.

(1) Eel River Wildlife Area. Off-highway vehicles are allowed only for commercially licensed anglers who are utilizing the wave-slope for fishing access.

(2) South Spit Wildlife Area. Off-highway vehicles are allowed only on the west side of South Jetty on designated access corridors and wave-slope.

(3) Tehama Wildlife Area. Off-highway vehicles are allowed only on roads open to vehicles.

(l) Wildlife Areas with Boat and/or Horse and Pack Stock Restrictions: Per subsections 550(z) and 550(o), the use of boats or horses is allowed on wildlife areas except as restricted in this subsection. See subsection 550(z) of these regulations for additional regulations about the use of boats.

551(l)

Area

BOATS

HORSES & PACK STOCK

(1) Battle Creek Wildlife Area Prohibited
(2) Big Lagoon Wildlife Area Speed restricted to 5 mph for motorized vessels.
(3) Butte Valley Wildlife Area Prohibited from March 1 through September 1. Motors are prohibited.
(4) Cache Creek Wildlife Area Allowed only on the Harley Gulch Unit from the third Saturday in April through the third Saturday in November.
(5) Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area Prohibited.
(6) Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area Allowed only on the Daugherty Hill unit from May 10 through September 15.
(7) Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Allowed only on the east side from July 1 through August 31.
(8)Grizzly Island Wildlife Area The use of boats is prohibited on all management units, except the Grey Goose Unit and the portion of the Goodyear Slough Unit to the south of Lake Herman Road and east of the eastern-most railroad tracks. Access to those two areas is by boat only. There is no foot access. Launching of boats at the Montezuma Slough unit for access to Montezuma Slough is allowed. Boats less than eight feet in length may be used to transport decoys and/or blind materials. Allowed only during department-authorized dog trials.
(9) Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area Prohibited.
(10) Heenan Lake Wildlife Area Prohibited except during controlled entry fishing events (see subsection 551(y)).
(11) Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area Allowed only on designated trails or routes. Horse trailers are permitted within the designated parking area if space is available.
(12) Imperial Wildlife Area (Finney-Ramer Unit) Required for waterfowl hunting. Only non-motor driven boats or boats with electric motors may be used.
(13) Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit) Only hand-portable boats that are non-motorized or use an electric motor are allowed.
(14) Laguna Wildlife Area Prohibited.
(15) Lake Earl Wildlife Area Motors prohibited during waterfowl season.
(16) Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area Only non-motorized boats or boats with electric motors may be used. Allowed only during department-authorized dog trials.
(17) Mendota Wildlife Area Allowed only during department-authorized dog trials.
(18) Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area Prohibited.
(19) North Grasslands Wildlife Area Horseback riding is allowed only during department-authorized dog trials.
(20) O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area Allowed only during department-authorized dog trials.
(21) Oroville Wildlife Area Motorized boats are subject to 5 mph speed limit except on the southern portion of the Thermalito Afterbay Unit (those portions of the water surface south of Highway 162), where motorized boat speeds may exceed 5 mph. Allowed only on roads open to vehicles or within 25 feet of the exterior boundary fences. Horse drawn carriages are only allowed on roads open to vehicles.
(22) Perris Reservoir State Recreation Area Only motorized boats may be used.
(23) Sacramento River Wildlife Area Boat-in Only Access Units: Colusa South, Colusa North, Moulton South, Moulton North, Stegeman, Princeton South, Beehive Bend, Oxbow, Jacinto, Ord Bend, Shannon Slough, Pine Creek North, Wilson Landing, Dicus Slough, and Merrills Landing. Walk-In or Boat-In Access Units: Princeton Southeast, Princeton East, Princeton North, Site 21, Pine Creek West, Pine Creek East. Prohibited.
(24) San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area Allowed only on designated trails or routes.
(25) San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area Prohibited.
(26) Shasta Valley Wildlife Area Only non-motorized boats or boats with electric motors may be used.
(27) South Spit Wildlife Area Allowed only on west side of South Jetty Road.
(28) Spenceville Wildlife Area Allowed only on designated trails and roads.
(29) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Prohibited.
(30) Volta Wildlife Area (US Bureau of Reclamation Lands) Boat trailers allowed beyond the checking station only to launch boats. Vehicles may be driven past Parking Lot 1 to launch boats.
(31) Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area No boats or flotation devices allowed. Prohibited.

(m) Wildlife Areas with Camping, Camp Trailers and Motorhomes as a Designated Use: Unless permitted in this subsection, camping and the use of camp trailers and motorhomes are prohibited on wildlife areas. For additional rules about camping on department lands, see subsection 550(p) of these regulations.

551(m)

Area

CAMPING

(1) Antelope Valley Wildlife Area No motorhomes or camp trailers permitted. Camping allowed only from May 1 through October 31.
(2) Ash Creek Wildlife Area Allowed.
(3) Butte Valley Wildlife Area Allowed.
(4) Cache Creek Wildlife Area No motorhomes or camp trailers permitted. No camping within 1/4 mile of designated parking areas.
(5) Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area Allowed only in the Upper Cottonwood Creek Unit parking lot.
(6) Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area No tent camping. Overnight parking with camp trailers allowed only in designated parking lots.
(7) Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Allowed only during waterfowl season. Camp trailers or motorhomes may be placed in the designated camp trailer area no sooner than one week before the opening of waterfowl season and must be removed from the wildlife area no later than one week after the end of the regular waterfowl season. All campers, defined as a shell or shelter made to be mounted on a pickup truck must remain attached to a registered vehicle when on the area. All camp trailers and motorhomes must be registered at the checking station within one week of placement.
(8) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area Not allowed except with prior written authorization from the area manager during the tule elk season.
(9) Honey Lake Wildlife Area (Fleming and Dakin Units) Allowed.
(10) Hope Valley Wildlife Area Backpack camping allowed east of Highway 89 only.
(11) Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area Allowed.
(12) Imperial Wildlife Area (Finney-Ramer Unit) Allowed only in designated area at Finney Lake.
(13) Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit) Allowed only in designated area. Campers must obtain an entry permit pursuant to subsection 551(w)(3). No unattached trailers or tents allowed in the checking station parking lot.
(14) Indian Valley Wildlife Area Camping allowed, but camp trailers and motorhomes are prohibited.
(15) Knoxville Wildlife Area Primitive camping is allowed beyond 1/4 mile from Berryessa-Knoxville Road.
(16) Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area Allowed only in Army Corps of Engineers-designated campgrounds.
(17) Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area Allowed only in parking lot, except during authorized dog trials when participants must adhere to conditions of Special Use Permit issued per subsection 550(n)(2) of these regulations.
(18) Los Banos Wildlife Area Allowed only in the main office parking area, and only during waterfowl season.
(19) Mendota Wildlife Area Allowed only in checking station parking lot, and only during waterfowl season.
(20) North Grasslands Wildlife Area Allowed only in checking station parking lot, and only during waterfowl season.
(21) O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area Allowed only in parking lot, except during authorized dog trials when participants must adhere to conditions of Special Use Permit issued per subsection 550(n)(2) of these regulations.
(22) Oroville Wildlife Area Allowed only in designated camping sites by permit issued from the Oroville CHP office at (530) 538-2700.
(23) San Luis Obispo Wildlife Area Allowed only in the parking lot and no more than 30 vehicles are allowed without a Special Use Permit (see subsection 550(d) of these regulations).
(24) San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area Allowed only in parking lot.
(25) Shasta Valley Wildlife Area Allowed.
(26) Spenceville Wildlife Area Allowed in designated campsites from September 1 through the end of spring turkey season.
(27) Surprise Valley Wildlife Area Allowed only in south parking area, except from April 1 through August 15 when camping is prohibited.
(28) Tehama Wildlife Area Allowed.
(29) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Allowed only in the checking station parking lots on the night before a shoot day during the waterfowl season.
(30) Volta Wildlife Area (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Lands) Allowed only in checking station parking lot.

(n) Additional Fire Restrictions on Wildlife Areas: The fire restrictions included below are in addition to the regulations regarding fire on department lands included in subsection 550(q) of these regulations.

(1) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

(A) Fires are prohibited except for the use of portable gas stoves in designated parking areas and sites.

(2) Hope Valley Wildlife Area

(A) Fires are prohibited except for the use of portable gas stoves.

(3) Knoxville Wildlife Area

(A) Fires are prohibited except for the use of portable gas stoves.

(4) Oroville Wildlife Area

(A) Fires are prohibited except for the use of portable gas stoves within designated campsites.

(5) Spenceville Wildlife Area

(A) Fires are prohibited except for portable gas stoves within designated campsites.

(o) Designated Closures and Restrictions on Wildlife Areas:

Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the lawful possession of a concealed firearm as provided in subsection 550(cc)(1) of these regulations.

551(o)

Area

DESCRIPTION OF CLOSURE OR RESTRICTION

(1) Antelope Valley Wildlife Area Closed to hunting from February 1 through June 30.
(2) Ash Creek Wildlife Area Portions of the area may be closed to all visitor entry from March 1 through August 15.
(3) Baldwin Lake Wildlife Area A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field.
(4) Battle Creek Wildlife Area No hunting or possession of firearms or archery equipment. Dog training and trials are prohibited.
(5) Butte Valley Wildlife Area Closed to boating and water-related activity from March 1 through September 1.
(6) Cache Creek Wildlife Area The use of dogs for wild pig hunting is prohibited.
(7) Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area Closed to hunting after the last Sunday in January to the opening of Zone A archery deer season. Dog training and trials are prohibited. The use of dogs for wild pig hunting is prohibited.
(8) Crescent City Marsh Wildlife Area No hunting or possession of firearms or archery equipment.
(9) Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area Closed to hunting February 1 through June 30 except for the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted. Closed to all visitor entry during the first nine days of the spring turkey season except for special turkey permit holders.
(10) Eel River Wildlife Area Portions of the area are closed to vehicle entry from March 1 through September 15. Cannibal Island Unit is closed to all visitor use from the Monday following the end of youth hunting day (subsection 502(e)(1)(B)(5) of these regulations) through April 1.
(11) Elk Creek Wetlands Wildlife Area No hunting or possession of firearms or archery equipment.
(12) Elk River Wildlife Area Closed to all visitor use from the Monday following the end of youth hunting day (subsection 502(e)(1)(B)(5) of these regulations) through April 1.
(13) Fay Slough Wildlife Area Closed to all visitor use from the Monday following the end of youth hunting day (subsection 502(e)(1)(B)(5) of these regulations) through April 1.
(14) Feather River Wildlife Area Closed to hunting February 1 through June 30 except for the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted. The Shanghai Bend Unit is closed to hunting. No person shall enter that portion of the O’Connor Lakes Management Unit marked as closed to entry from March 1 through June 30.
(15) Fremont Weir Wildlife Area Closed to hunting February 1 through June 30 except for the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted.
(16) Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Closed to all non-hunting uses from two weeks prior to opening of waterfowl season through one week after end of waterfowl season except those areas designated for wildlife viewing purposes. The west side of the area is closed to falconry. Dove hunting allowed only in designated areas.
(17) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Garibaldi Unit) Closed to the public.
(18) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Gold Hills, Goodyear Slough, Island Slough, West Family and Grey Goose Units) A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field during waterfowl season. Closed to all public use from the end of waterfowl season to September 30. Access to the Grey Goose Unit and the Goodyear Slough Unit to the south of Lake Herman Road and east of the eastern most railroad tracks is by boat only. Gold Hills and Island Slough units are open to hunting on Christmas Day when Christmas falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday.
(19) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Joice Island Unit) Closed to public use except when permits are issued for waterfowl hunting, special wild pig hunts, and during the special season open to fishing from mid-May to mid-August (contact area headquarters for details).
(20) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Cordelia and Montezuma Slough units) No hunting or possession of firearms or archery equipment.
(21) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Grizzly Island Unit) Dogs are prohibited from March 1 to June 30, all of August, and during the tule elk hunting season in September. Dogs may be used to assist in the take of game which is in season, authorized by area regulations and in portions of the area open to such take. Dogs are otherwise prohibited during October and through the end of waterfowl season. Closed to uses other than hunting from the last Monday in July to the end of the Grizzly Island tule elk season and from October 1 through the end of waterfowl season.
(22) Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area Closed to all visitor use from February 1 through June 30. Dogs are prohibited except for hunting.
(23) Hill Slough Wildlife Area No hunting or possession of firearms or archery equipment.
(24) Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area Hunting is allowed in designated areas only. Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31.
(25) Honey Lake Wildlife Area (Fleming and Dakin Units) Portions of the area may be closed to all visitor use from March 1 through August 15.
(26) Hope Valley Wildlife Area Closed to hunting from February 1 until the opening of archery deer season.
(27) Imperial Wildlife Area (Finney Ramer Unit) A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field during waterfowl season. Waterfowl hunting allowed only from boats and islands. Closed to hunting from February 1 through June 30.
(28) Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit) Closed to all non-hunting public uses from one week before the opening of waterfowl season through the end of waterfowl season, except for designated wildlife viewing sites and designated fishing areas.
(29) Laguna Wildlife Area The Timber Hill, Blucher Creek, and Cooper Road units are closed to hunting. Only the wetland portions of the Occidental Road Unit associated with the Laguna de Santa Rosa are open to hunting, and hunting is allowed only when the Laguna de Santa Rosa is navigable and the wetlands are accessible by boat. Foot or terrestrial access to the Occidental Road Unit is prohibited because there is no visitor right-of-way. Dogs are prohibited from March 2 through June 30.
(30) Lake Berryessa Wildlife Area Dogs are prohibited from February 15 through July 15.
(31) Lake Earl Wildlife Area Bush Creek public access is closed to all visitor use from the Monday following the end of youth waterfowl hunting days (subsection 502(e)(1)(B)(5) of these regulations) through April 1. Dogs are prohibited except for hunting.
(32) Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area Closed to hunting except through special drawings. The portion of the area posted as “Critical Habitat” is closed to all visitor use and entry from February 1 through August 1. Dogs are prohibited.
(33) Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area The use of dogs for wild pig hunting is prohibited.
(34) Los Banos Wildlife Area Closed to all visitor use from September 15 until the opening of waterfowl season. Closed to non-hunting uses during the waterfowl season on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays. A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field during waterfowl season, except on days when only upland game may be taken, and on special “youth only” waterfowl hunt days when there shall be no restrictions on the number of shot shells taken into the field. Dogs are prohibited in the interpretive viewing area.
(35) Mad River Slough Wildlife Area Closed to all visitor use from the Monday following the end of youth hunting days (subsection 502(e)(1)(B)(5) of these regulations) through April 1. Dogs are prohibited except for hunting.
(36) Mendota Wildlife Area Closed to all visitor use from September 16 until the opening of waterfowl season except for the designated tour route and fishing site. Closed to non-hunting uses during the waterfowl season.
(37) Morro Bay Wildlife Area Closed to hunting from the day after the end of waterfowl season until the opening day of brant season. A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field.
(38) Moss Landing Wildlife Area Closed to hunting on New Year’s Day. The Salt Ponds are closed to hunting.
(39) Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area The following units are closed to all hunting, firearms and archery use: the White Slough Unit, the Green Island Unit and the portion of the American Canyon Unit south of the PG&E lines. The Southern Crossing unit is closed to all visitor uses during restoration. Dogs are prohibited from March 2 through June 30.
(40) North Grasslands Wildlife Area A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field during waterfowl season, except on days when only upland game may be taken and on special “youth only” waterfowl hunt days when there shall be no restrictions on the number of shot shells taken into the field.
(41) O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area Closed to all visitor use the day of and day after designated special apprentice pheasant hunts except for special apprentice pheasant hunt permit holders.
(42) Oroville Wildlife Area Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31 except during the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted through a special drawing. Dogs are prohibited from March 2 through June 30.
(43) Perris Reservoir State Recreation Area Shore hunting for waterfowl, coots, and moorhens is prohibited. Upland game may be taken only in designated areas. Fishing is permitted in the designated waterfowl hunting area only on non-shoot days.
(44) Petaluma Marsh Wildlife Area The Bahia, Day Island, Green Point, Novato Creek, Point Sonoma, and Rush Creek units are closed to hunting, firearms, and archery use. Dogs are prohibited on all units from March 2 through June 30.
(45) Putah Creek Wildlife Area Closed to hunting February 1 until the opening weekend of Zone A deer archery season which is defined in Section 360 of these regulations.
(46) Rector Reservoir Wildlife Area Closed to hunting from the day after spring turkey season closes to the opening of archery deer season.
(47) Red Lake Wildlife Area Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31 except during archery deer season.
(48) Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31.
(49) Sacramento River Wildlife Area Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31 except during the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted. Boat-in Only Access Units: Colusa South, Colusa North, Moulton South, Moulton North, Stegeman, Princeton South, Beehive Bend, Oxbow, Jacinto, Ord Bend, Shannon Slough, Pine Creek North, Wilson Landing, Dicus Slough, Merrills Landing.
(50) San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31 except during the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted. D-16 general deer zone tags may not be used west of Highway S-2.
(51) San Jacinto Wildlife Area (Davis Road Unit) Upland game (doves, pheasants, quail, snipe, and rabbits) may be taken only in designated areas. A self-issued permit, acquired on-site, is required to enter the upland game hunting area.
(52) San Jacinto Wildlife Area (Potrero Unit) Only upland game birds and resident small game within designated areas may be taken, unless otherwise restricted or limited within the unit.
(53) San Luis Obispo Wildlife Area Closed to all visitor uses except for the shooting area/range.
(54) San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area The use of dogs for wild pig hunting is prohibited. Motor vehicles are allowed in the parking lot only.
(55) Santa Rosa Wildlife Area Closed to hunting on the portion of the area that lies within Fish and Game Refuge 4D (see Fish and Game Code Section 10837).
(56) Shasta Valley Wildlife Area Only individuals possessing a “Type A” or Type “B” season pass and their guests (nonhunting guests or junior hunters) may enter the wildlife area on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the waterfowl season.
(57) Spenceville Wildlife Area Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31 except during the spring turkey season when only turkeys may be hunted. Closed to all visitor entry during the first nine days of the spring turkey season except for special turkey permit holders. The posted area around the Spenceville Mine is closed to visitor entry.
(58) Sutter Bypass Wildlife Area Those portions of the east and west levees of the area adjacent to the Sutter National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR) are closed to hunting. The west levee of the area is closed to hunting from the northern boundary of the SNWR south to Oswald/Hughes Road. The east levee of the area is closed to hunting from the northern boundary of the SNWR south to the SNWR checking station parking lot. The remaining portion of the east levee from the SNWR parking lot south to the southern boundary of the SNWR is closed to hunting pursuant to Section 625 of these regulations.
(59) Tehama Wildlife Area The portion of the area south of Antelope Creek is closed to all visitor use and entry from the first Monday in December through the last Friday in March. The use of dogs for wild pig hunting is prohibited.
(60) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Closed to all non-hunting uses from two weeks prior to opening of waterfowl season through one week after the end of waterfowl season. Dogs are prohibited except for hunting.
(61) Volta Wildlife Area (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Lands) Closed to all visitor uses from August 15 until the opening of waterfowl season except that fishing in the Volta Wasteway Channel is allowed. Fishing is restricted to the Volta Wasteway Channel for a distance of one mile downstream from the Ingomar Grade from September 15 until the end of waterfowl season. Closed to non-hunting uses during the waterfowl season. A hunter shall not possess more than 25 shot shells while in the field during waterfowl season, except on days when only upland game may be taken and on special “youth only” waterfowl hunt days when there shall be no restrictions on the number of shot shells taken into the field.
(62) White Slough Wildlife Area Closed to hunting February 1 through August 31.
(63) Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Closed to all non-hunting uses from two weeks prior to opening of waterfowl season through one week after the end of waterfowl season except those areas designated for wildlife viewing purposes. Pheasant hunting is prohibited in assigned blind areas.

(p) Type A or Type B Wildlife Areas with Shoot Day or Shooting Hours Restrictions During the Waterfowl Season:

551(p)

Area

DESCRIPTION OF RESTRICTION

(1) Butte Valley Wildlife Area Pheasant hunting is allowed only on Sundays during pheasant season. Dove may be taken daily during the September dove season, and only on waterfowl hunt days during the late dove season.
(2) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Joice Island Unit) After the department determines fall flight forecast and/or numbers in the Suisun Marsh warrant opening this unit to hunting, it will be open only on Sundays.
(3) Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit) Pheasant, quail and rabbit hunting is allowed only on Mondays and Thursdays. Dove may be taken daily during the September dove season. After the September dove season, dove may be taken only on pheasant hunt days. Snipe may be taken only on waterfowl and pheasant hunt days.
(4) Kern National Wildlife Refuge Hunting of waterfowl, coots, moorhens and pheasants is allowed only on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Pheasant hunting is only allowed during the pheasant season. Snipe hunting is prohibited.
(5) Merced National Wildlife Refuge Hunting for waterfowl, coots, and moorhens is allowed only on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
(6) San Jacinto Wildlife Area (Davis Road Unit) Hunting for waterfowl, coots and moorhens is allowed only on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Pheasant hunting is allowed only on Mondays during pheasant season. All other upland game hunting is allowed only in designated areas from July 1 through January 31. A self-issued permit, acquired on-site, is required to enter the upland game hunting area.
(7) San Jacinto Wildlife Area (Potrero Unit) Unless otherwise restricted by the department, hunting is allowed daily only for upland game birds and resident small game in designated areas. A self-issued permit, acquired on-site, is required to enter the designated hunting area.
(8) San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Bear Creek Unit) Entry permits must be returned to the checking station by 3:00 p.m. Hunting on the West Bear Creek portion is prohibited until the third Saturday in November.
(9) Shasta Valley Wildlife Area Pheasant hunting is allowed only on Sundays during the pheasant season. Quail and snipe may be taken only on waterfowl hunt days. Dove may be taken daily during the September dove season, and only on waterfowl hunt days during the late dove season.

(q) Type C Wildlife Areas with Shoot Day Restrictions and/or Special Drawing Requirements: Unless identified with specific shoot days, seasonal closures or special drawing requirements below, or with closures identified in subsection 551(o), Type C wildlife areas are open daily. Information about special drawings is available at www.wildlife.ca.gov.

551(q)

AREA

DESCRIPTION OF RESTRICTION OR REQUIREMENT

(1) Baldwin Lake Hunting is allowed only during waterfowl season and only on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Hunting is allowed only from a boat. Special draw entry permits are required for the first seven hunt days of waterfowl season.
(2) Clifton Court Forebay Hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays and only during waterfowl season. Self-registration is required.
(3) Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area Special draw entry permits are required for all visitor entry during the opening weekend of the Zone A general deer season. Self-registration required all other times of year.
(4) Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area Special draw entry permits are required for the first nine days of the spring turkey season.
(5) Fay Slough Wildlife Area Hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays and only during waterfowl season.
(6) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Gray Goose Unit) Hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays and only during waterfowl season.
(7) Imperial Wildlife Area (Finney Ramer Unit) A daily entry permit and self-registration are required. Entry permits are available at self-registration booths at Finney and Ramer lakes on a first-come, first-served basis.
(8) Laguna Wildlife Area (Occidental Road Unit) Hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays and only during waterfowl season.
(9) Lake Berryessa Wildlife Area Special draw entry permits are required.
(10) Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area Hunting is only allowed during department-authorized special hunts for deer, turkey and wild pigs. Deer hunting is only allowed with a J-1 or A-25 deer tag available through the big game drawing.
(11) Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area Self-registration is required on site.
(12) Morro Bay Wildlife Area Shooting hours are from 7:00 a.m. until sunset.
(13) Moss Landing Wildlife Area Hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays and only during waterfowl season. Closed to hunting on New Year’s Day.
(14) Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area Hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays during open season for authorized species except that dove and rabbits may be hunted daily during the September dove season.
(15) O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area Self-registration is required at the parking lot except for junior pheasant hunts and the day following junior hunts when entry is controlled through special drawings.
(16) Oroville Wildlife Area Special draw entry permits are required for the spring turkey season.
(17) Perris Reservoir Hunting for waterfowl is allowed until noon on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Hunting is allowed daily for upland game from the first Saturday after Labor Day through January 31.
(18) San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area Special draw entry permits are required for all visitor entry during the opening weekend of the Zone A deer season. Self-registration is required at the parking lot on Dinosaur Point Road at all other times of year.
(19) San Pablo Bay Wildlife Area Blinds shall be available on a first come-first served basis.
(20) Spenceville Wildlife Area Special draw entry permits are required for the first nine days of the spring turkey season.

(r) Firearm Restrictions on Type C Wildlife Areas: The regulations in this subsection are in addition to the regulations regarding firearms in subsection 550(cc) of these regulations. The restrictions in this subsection do not prohibit the lawful possession of a concealed firearm as provided in subsection 550(cc)(1) of these regulations.

551(r)

AREA

DESCRIPTION OF RESTRICTION

(1) Baldwin Lake Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(2) Bass Hill Wildlife Area Only shotguns, archery equipment, or muzzle loaders may be used on the Egan Management Unit.
(3) Battle Creek Wildlife Area All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited.
(4) Big Sandy Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(5) Clifton Court Forebay Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(6) Collins Eddy Wildlife Area Rifles, pistols, and archery equipment are prohibited.
(7) Colusa Bypass Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(8) Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area (Lower Cottonwood Creek Unit) Only shotguns and archery equipment may be used. Only archery equipment may be used from the start of the Zone A archery deer season until the start of Zone A general deer season.
(9) Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area (Upper Cottonwood Creek Unit) Firearms may be used or possessed only from the opening of the Zone A general deer season through the last Sunday in January. Only archery equipment may be used from the start of the Zone A archery deer season until the start of the Zone A general deer season.
(10) Crescent City Marsh Wildlife Area All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited.
(11) Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area During spring turkey season, only shotguns, archery equipment, and air rifles firing pellets of a minimum 0.177 caliber and powered by compressed air or gas may be used.
(12) Decker Island Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(13) Eel River Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(14) Elk Creek Wetlands Wildlife Area All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited.
(15) Elk River Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(16) Fay Slough Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(17) Feather River Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(18) Fremont Weir Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(19) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Grey Goose Unit) Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(20) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Cordelia and Montezuma Slough Units) All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited.
(21) Hill Slough Wildlife Area All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited.
(22) Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(23) Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area During spring turkey season only shotguns and archery equipment may be used.
(24) Imperial Wildlife Area (Finney-Ramer Unit) Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(25) Kinsman Flat Wildlife Area During spring turkey season only shotguns and archery equipment may be used.
(26) Laguna Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(27) Lake Berryessa Wildlife Area Firearms are allowed only for special hunts.
(28) Lake Earl Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited. Possession of firearms or archery equipment for waterfowl hunting is permitted only during waterfowl season and only within the first 100 feet inland from the shoreline and on the water surface of Lake Earl and Lake Tolowa.
(29) Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area Firearms are allowed only for special hunts.
(30) Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(31) Lower Sherman Island Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(32) Mad River Slough Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(33) Miner Slough Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(34) Morro Bay Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(35) Moss Landing Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(36) Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(37) Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited. All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited on the White Slough Unit, the Green Island Unit and the portion of the American Canyon Unit that is south of the PG&E lines.
(38) O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area Rifles, pistols, and shotgun slugs are prohibited.
(39) Oroville Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited except at the portion of the area designated as a shooting range.
(40) Perris Reservoir Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(41) Petaluma Marsh Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited. All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited on the Bahia, Day Island, Green Point, Novato Creek, Point Sonoma, and Rush Creek units.
(42) Point Edith Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(43) Rhode Island Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(44) Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area Rifles, pistols, and archery equipment are prohibited. Buckshot and slugs are prohibited.
(45) Sacramento River Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(46) San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited in designated areas.
(47) San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(48) San Pablo Bay Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(49) Santa Rosa Wildlife Area All firearms, archery equipment, air and gas guns, spear guns, and other propulsive devices are prohibited on the portion of the area that lies within Fish and Game Refuge 4D (see Fish and Game Code Section 10837).
(50) South Spit Wildlife Area Rifles, pistols, and archery equipment are prohibited.
(51) Sutter Bypass Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(52) Truckee River Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(53) West Hilmar Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(54) White Slough Wildlife Area Rifles and pistols are prohibited. All firearms and archery equipment are prohibited in the portion of the area designated as Pond 9.

(s) Additional Hunter Opportunities on Type A and Type B Wildlife Areas: Information about the special drawings and big game drawings referred to in this subsection is available at www.wildlife.ca.gov.

551(s)

Area

SPECIES

HUNT REQUIREMENTS

(1) Ash Creek Wildlife Area Pronghorn antelope Allowed only with an Apprentice Zone 5 – Big Valley tag available through the big game drawing.
(2) Butte Valley Wildlife Area Pronghorn antelope Allowed only with an apprentice tag available through the big game drawing.
(3) Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Deer Allowed only with a G-12 deer tag available through the big game drawing.
(4) Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Pheasant Pheasant hunting open daily for the first nine days of the pheasant season and on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season.
(5) Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Quail and Rabbit Allowed only on pheasant hunt days.
(6) Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Turkey Allowed only through a special drawing during the spring season.
(7) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area Pheasant Pheasant hunting open daily for the first twelve days of the pheasant season and on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season.
(8) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area Tule elk Allowed only with an elk tag available through the big game drawing. Methods of take for big game are authorized per Section 353 of these regulations.
(9) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Crescent and Grizzly Island units) Rabbits Allowed daily in July and on pheasant hunt days.
(10) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area Wild Pigs Allowed only with a tag obtained through a special drawing. Only shotguns with slugs and archery equipment are authorized. Rifles and pistols are prohibited.
(11) Honey Lake Wildlife Area Quail and rabbit Allowed only on waterfowl shoot days that occur during the pheasant season.
(12) Imperial Wildlife Area Quail Allowed only on pheasant hunt days.
(13) Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit) Rabbits Allowed daily during the rabbit season except during the waterfowl season, when rabbits may be taken only on pheasant hunt days.
(14) Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit) Raccoons Allowed daily from August 1 through one week before opening of waterfowl season.
(15) Los Banos Wildlife Area Pheasant Pheasant hunting is open daily for the first nine days of the pheasant season, on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season and on the day after Thanksgiving.
(16) Los Banos Wildlife Area Raccoons and rabbits Self-registration is required. Raccoons may not be taken during waterfowl season.
(17) Mendota Wildlife Area Pheasant Pheasant hunting is open daily for the first nine days of the pheasant season, on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season and on the day after Thanksgiving.
(18) Mendota Wildlife Area Raccoons, rabbits, and crows Self-registration is required. Raccoons may not be taken during waterfowl season.
(19) North Grasslands Wildlife Area Pheasant Pheasant hunting is open daily for the first nine days of the pheasant season, on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season and on the day after Thanksgiving.
(20) North Grasslands Wildlife Area Raccoons and rabbits Self-registration required. Raccoons may not be taken during waterfowl season. Rabbits may be hunted daily from July 1 through September 15 and from the day after the end of waterfowl season until the end of the rabbit season. During the waterfowl season, rabbit hunting is allowed only on waterfowl and pheasant hunt days.
(21) Shasta Valley Wildlife Area Quail Self-register at area. Quail shoot days are limited to waterfowl shoot days only.
(22) Tehama Wildlife Area Deer During the G-1 deer season, only persons with department issued entry permits may enter.
(23) Tehama Wildlife Area Deer Allowed only with a J-3 apprentice tag available through the big game drawing.
(24) Tehama Wildlife Area Wild Pigs Allowed only with a tag obtained through a special drawing. No dogs permitted.
(25) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Rabbits Allowed only during the September dove season, and on waterfowl or pheasant hunt days during the late dove season.
(26) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (Little Dry Creek Unit) Deer Allowed only with a J-9 apprentice tag available through the big game drawing.
(27) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Pheasant Pheasant hunting is open daily for the first five days of the pheasant season and on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season.
(28) Volta Wildlife Area Rabbits Allowed except during waterfowl season. Self-registration required.
(29) Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Pheasant Pheasant hunting is open daily for the first nine days of the pheasant season and on waterfowl hunt days for the remainder of the pheasant season.

(t) Species Restrictions for Hunting on Type C Wildlife Areas: Only the species listed for each of the wildlife areas in the table below may be hunted on those areas.

551(t)

Area

SPECIES

(1) Baldwin Lake Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(2) Clifton Court Forebay Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(3) Collins Eddy Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, moorhens, and upland game only.
(4) Eel River Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, snipe, and pheasant only.
(5) Elk River Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, and snipe only.
(6) Fay Slough Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, and snipe only.
(7) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Grey Goose Unit) Waterfowl, snipe, coots, moorhens, and pheasants only on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays and only during open seasons.
(8) Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area Crow, coyote, upland game birds, and resident small game only.
(9) Laguna Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(10) Lake Earl Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, snipe, and moorhens only.
(11) Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area Deer, wild pigs, and turkeys only. May require a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
(12) Lower Sherman Island Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, moorhens, pheasant, dove, and rabbits only.
(13) Mad River Slough Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, and snipe only.
(14) Miner Slough Wildlife Area Waterfowl only.
(15) Moss Landing Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(16) Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, moorhens, snipe, rabbits, quail, pheasants, and dove only.
(17) O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area Waterfowl, pheasants, quail, dove, rabbits, and crows only.
(18) Perris Reservoir Waterfowl, coots, moorhens, dove, pheasants, quail, and rabbits only.
(19) Petaluma Marsh Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, moorhens, and rabbits only.
(20) Point Edith Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(21) Rhode Island Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(22) Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area All legal species except big game.
(23) San Pablo Bay Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, and moorhens only.
(24) Santa Rosa Wildlife Area Deer, rabbits, and quail only.
(25) South Spit Wildlife Area Waterfowl, coots, and snipe only.
(26) West Hilmar Wildlife Area Waterfowl, quail, doves, pheasants, and rabbits only.
(27) White Slough Wildlife Area Waterfowl, pheasants, quail, and dove only.

(u) Type A Wildlife Areas Which Allow Archery Equipment During Waterfowl and Pheasant Season per subsection 550(cc)(4):

(1) Los Banos Wildlife Area

(v) Shooting Areas. This subsection identifies wildlife areas, pursuant to subsection 550(cc) of these regulations, with designated shooting areas (i.e., ranges) and additional regulations for each designated shooting area:

(1) Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the lawful possession of a concealed firearm as provided in subsection 550(cc)(1) of these regulations.

(2) Oroville Wildlife Area

(A) All legal firearms and archery equipment may be possessed and discharged at the target practice area, which is open year-round. Only paper and clay targets may be used and must be removed by the user when leaving the area.

(3) San Luis Obispo Wildlife Area

(A) No person shall enter the San Luis Obispo Wildlife Area except that portion of the area designated as a public shooting facility under supervision of the authorized rangemaster or with written authorization from the department.

(B) No firearms or other propulsive devices of any kind may be possessed or discharged except at the designated public shooting facility under the direction and control of the authorized rangemaster.

(C) The public shooting facility is open Wednesday through Monday, from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour before sunset, except for the lighted ranges which are open from one-half hour before sunrise until 10:00 p.m.

(D) Daily range fees are required and to be paid at the facility.

(E) Alcoholic beverages may not be possessed or consumed on any part of the San Luis Obispo Wildlife Area by any authorized rangemaster, or by any person who discharges or attempts to discharge a firearm or propulsive device, or shoot an arrow.

(F) Full metal jacket bullets are not allowed.

(4) Spenceville Wildlife Area

(A) All legal firearms and archery equipment may be possessed and discharged at the target practice area, which is open year-round. Only paper and clay targets may be used and must be removed by the user when leaving the area.

Note: The lands pass requirement has been suspended at some wildlife areas. Properties that are implementing the requirement, as of July 2018, are listed on Public Uses on State & Federal Lands. The requirement may be reinstated at additional properties listed below. An up-to-date list is maintained at: www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/lands-pass

(w) Wildlife Areas That Require a Daily or Annual Lands Pass for Authorized Uses Other than Hunting (Lands Pass): Pursuant to subsection 550(c) and 550.5(c) of these regulations, it shall be unlawful for a visitor to enter any wildlife area, or portion thereof listed in this section, without carrying a valid Lands Pass or a valid hunting, fishing or trapping license on their person. A Lands Pass must be purchased in advance. Information on how to purchase a Lands Pass and exceptions to this requirement are provided in subsection 550.5(c).

(1) Ash Creek Wildlife Area

(2) Bass Hill Wildlife Area

(3) Battle Creek Wildlife Area

(4) Butte Valley Wildlife Area

(5) Cache Creek Wildlife Area (Note: Lands Pass implementation delayed for this location.)

(6) Crescent City Marsh Wildlife Area

(7) Eel River Wildlife Area

(8) Elk Creek Wetlands Wildlife Area

(9) Elk River Wildlife Area

(10) Fay Slough Wildlife Area

(11) Gray Lodge Wildlife Area

(12) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

(13) Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area

(14) Honey Lake Wildlife Area

(15) Hope Valley Wildlife Area

(16) Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area

(17) Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister and Finney-Ramer units)

(18) Lake Earl Wildlife Area

(19) Los Banos Wildlife Area

(20) Mad River Slough Wildlife Area

(21) Mendota Wildlife Area

(22) Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area

(23) Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area (Green Island Unit)

(24) North Grasslands Wildlife Area

(25) San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area

(26) San Jacinto Wildlife Area

(27) Shasta Valley Wildlife Area

(28) South Spit Wildlife Area

(29) Tehama Wildlife Area

(30) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area

(31) Volta Wildlife Area

(32) Willow Creek Wildlife Area

(33) Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

(x) Additional Waterfowl Reservation Regulations:

551(x)

AREA

NUMBER OF HUNTERS PER RESERVATION

RESERVATION EXPIRES

(1) Colusa National Wildlife Refuge Four persons, but not more than two junior hunters or non-shooters. One hour before shoot time.
(2) Delevan National Wildlife Refuge Four persons, but not more than two junior hunters or non-shooters. One hour before shoot time.
(3) Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(4) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. Reservation numbers are not used at Grizzly Island to determine the order in which entry permits are issued. One hour before shoot time.
(5) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Joice Island Unit) Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. One hour before shoot time.
(6) Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit) Six people, but no more than four adults. Blinds at the Union Tract and Hazard Unit are limited to four individuals. Waterfowl hunters must hunt from within 100 yards of assigned blind sites. One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(7) Kern National Wildlife Refuge Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each but may not exceed capacity of spaced blinds. One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(8) Los Banos Wildlife Area Blinds – Two persons. Free roam – Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. One hour before shoot time.
(9) Mendota Wildlife Area Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. One hour before shoot time.
(10) Merced National Wildlife Refuge Two persons in the two-person blinds, three persons in the three-person blinds (from 1 to 3 three-person blinds available). One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(11) North Grasslands Wildlife Area (China Island Unit) Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. Check in at the Kesterson Unit. One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(12) North Grasslands Wildlife Area (Gadwall Unit) Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. Check in at the Salt Slough Unit. One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(13) North Grasslands Wildlife Area (Salt Slough Unit) Free roam – two adults; each adult may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. Zone 13 – Four blinds; up to four persons per blind. Field 50 – One disabled access blind; up to three persons. One general blind – up to three persons. One hour before shoot time.
(14) Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Four persons, but not more than two junior hunters or non-shooters. One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(15) San Jacinto Wildlife Area Two adults and two junior hunters. 3:00 a.m. or until last reservation is called.
(16) San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Bear Creek Unit) Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. For East Bear Creek, three persons per reservation. Check in at the Salt Slough Unit. One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(17) San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Blue Goose Unit) Three persons in the three-person blinds. Two persons in the two-person blinds. One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(18) San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Freitas North Unit) One boat with up to four people. Check in at Kesterson Unit. 3:00 a.m.
(19) San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Freitas South Unit) One boat with up to four people. Check in at Salt Slough Unit. 3:00 a.m.
(20) San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Kesterson Unit) Three persons in the three-person blinds (16 blinds). Two persons in the two-person blinds (15 blinds). One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(21) San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (San Luis Unit) Blinds – Two persons in the two person blinds, three persons in the three person blinds. Free roam – two adults; each adult hunter may bring up two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. One hour before shoot time.
(22) Sutter National Wildlife Refuge Four persons, but not more than two junior hunters or non-shooters. One hour before shoot time.
(23) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (Howard Slough Unit) Up to three hunters. One hour before shoot time.
(24) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (Little Dry Creek Unit) Up to three persons. One hour before shoot time.
(25) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (Llano Seco Unit) Up to three persons. One and one-half hours before shoot time.
(26) Volta Wildlife Area Two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. One hour before shoot time.
(27) Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Blinds – up to four hunters. Free roam – two adults; each adult hunter may bring up to two junior hunters or two non-shooters or one of each. One and one-half hours before shoot time.

(y) Fishing Regulations on Wildlife Areas pursuant to subsections 550(c)(2)(C) and 550(h) of these regulations: The property-specific fishing regulations in this subsection are in addition to the general regulations regarding fishing and the hours of operation of department lands located in Section 550 of these regulations.

(1) Grizzly Island Wildlife Area (Montezuma Slough Unit)

(A) Fishing access along Montezuma Slough is open all year, no hour restrictions.

(2) Heenan Lake Wildlife Area

(A) Only boats propelled by oars or electric motors may be used.

(z) Woodcutting. Woodcutting is prohibited on all department lands except as provided in this subsection. Where permitted, woodcutting requires written authorization from the regional manager or his designee and may occur only between September 16 and February 28 on the following areas:

(1) Eel River Wildlife Area

(2) South Spit Wildlife Area