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Upland Game Hunting Seasons

California Bird Hunting

July 2018 – June 2019 Upland Game Bird, Small Game Mammal & Crow Seasons

Species

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Pheasant Nov 10 – Dec 23 2 males per day for first two days of the season; 3 males per day after the first two days of the season. Triple the daily bag

Archery only

Oct 13 – Nov 4

Dec 24 – Jan 20

2 pheasants per day for first two days of the season; 3 pheasants per day after the first two days of the season. The daily archery bag may contain not more than 1 female pheasant.

Falconry

Aug 18 – Feb 28 2 pheasants per day for first two days of the season; 3 pheasants per day after the first two days of the season. The daily falconry bag may contain birds of either sex. Hawking hours are Sunrise to Sunset.
Quail: Zone Q1
(Mountain Quail Only)
Sep 8 – Oct 19 10 Triple the daily bag

Zone Q1 (All Quail)

Oct 20 – Jan 27

Zone Q2 (All Quail)

Sep 29 – Jan 27

Zone Q3 (All Quail)

Oct 20 – Jan 27

Early Season for Hunters with Junior Hunting Licenses in Mojave National Preserve

Oct 6 – 7 10 Triple the daily bag

Archery Only

Aug 18 – Sep 7

Falconry

Aug 18 – Feb 28
Chukar Oct 20 – Jan 27 6 Triple the daily bag

Archery Only

Aug 18 – Sep 7

Falconry

Aug 18 – Feb 28
Sage Grouse Sep 8 – 9 2018-2019 Season Closed
(see Summary of Upland Game Regulation Changes for 2018-2019, p. 20).

Falconry Only

Nov 3 – Jan 1
Sooty (Blue)/Ruffed Grouse Sep 8 – Oct 8 2; All of one species or mixed Triple the daily bag

Archery Only

Aug 18 – Sep 7

Falconry

Aug 18 – Feb 28
Ptarmigan Sep 8 – 16 2 per day or season

Falconry

Aug 18 – Feb 28
Wild Turkey (Spring) Mar 30 – May 5 1 bearded 3 per season, combined

Archery Only

May 6 – May 19

Additional Junior

Mar 23 – 24 &
May 6 – 19
Wild Turkey (Fall) Nov 10 – Dec 9 1 either sex 2 per season
Mourning Dove and White-winged Dove Sep 1 – 15 &
Nov 10 – Dec 24
15 doves per day in aggregate of which no more than 10 may be white-winged doves Triple the daily bag
Spotted Dove and Ringed Turtle Dove No limit No limit
Eurasian Collared Dove All Year No Limit No Limit
Band-tailed Pigeon Sep 15 – 23 (North)

Dec 15 – 23 (South)

2 Triple the daily bag
American Crow Dec 1 – Apr 4 24 48
Snipe Oct 20 – Feb 3 8 Triple the daily bag
Tree Squirrel Sep 8 – Jan 27 4 4

Archery/Falconry Only

Aug 4 – Sep 7
Rabbits & Varying Hare July 1 – Jan 27 5 10

Falconry Only

Jan 28 – Mar 17
Jackrabbit Open all year No limit No limit