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Deer Hunting Seasons

Approved 2021 Deer Seasons by Zone

Table: Approved 2021 deer seasons for A zone, B1-B6 zones, C1-C4 zones, D3-D19 zones, and X1-X12 zones. This table has been formatted to meet current ADA requirements.

Notes:

(a) B-zone, C-zone and D3-5-zone tags are issued for use in any of a group of zones. For these tags, figures provided for Tag Quota are totals for each group of zones.

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ZoneAdditional Zone Tag Validity InfoApproved Archery Season DatesApproved General Season DatesTag Quota
A (South Unit 110 and North Unit 160)n/a10-Jul-21 - 01-Aug-2114-Aug-21 - 26-Sep-2165,000
B-1B Zone Tags are Valid during the Archery or General Season in Any B Zone21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2118-Sep-21 - 24-Oct-2135,000
(a)
B-2B Zone Tags are Valid during the Archery or
General Season in Any B Zone
21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2118-Sep-21 - 24-Oct-2135,000
(a)
B-3B Zone Tags are Valid during the Archery or General Season in Any B Zone21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2118-Sep-21 - 24-Oct-2135,000
(a)
B-4B Zone Tags are Valid during the Archery or
General Season in Any B Zone
24-Jul-21 - 15-Aug-2128-Aug-21 - 03-Oct-2135,000
(a)
B-5B Zone Tags are Valid during the Archery or General Season in Any B Zone21-Aug-21 -12-Sep-2118-Sep-21 - 24-Oct-2135,000
(a)
B-6B Zone Tags are Valid during the Archery or General Season in Any B Zone21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2118-Sep-21 - 17-Oct-2135,000
(a)
C-1C Zone Tags are Valid during the General
Season Only in Any C Zone
For Archery Deer
Seasons in the C Zones See Hunt A-1
18-Sep-21 - 17-Oct-218,150
(a)
C-2C Zone Tags are Valid during the General Season Only in Any C ZoneFor Archery Deer Seasons in the C Zones See Hunt A-118-Sep-21 - 24-Oct-218,150
(a)
C-3C Zone Tags are Valid during the General
Season Only in Any C Zone
For Archery Deer
Seasons in the C Zones See Hunt A-1
18-Sep-21 - 24-Oct-218,150
(a)
C-4C Zone Tags are Valid during the General Season Only in Any C ZoneFor Archery Deer Seasons in the C Zones See Hunt A-118-Sep-21 - 03-Oct-218,150
(a)
D-3D3-5 Tags are Valid during the Archery or General Season in Zones D-3, D-4 or D-521-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2125-Sep-21 - 31-Oct-2133,000
(a)
D-4D3-5 Tags are Valid during the Archery or General Season in Zones D-3, D-4 or D-521-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2125-Sep-21 - 31-Oct-2133,000
(a)
D-5D3-5 Tags are Valid during the Archery or
General Season in Zones D-3, D-4 or D-5
21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2125-Sep-21 - 31-Oct-2133,000
(a)
D-6n/a21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2118-Sep-21 - 31-Oct-2110,000
D-7n/a21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2118-Sep-21 - 31-Oct-219,000
D-8n/a21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2125-Sep-21 - 24-Oct-218,000
D-9n/a21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2125-Sep-21 - 24-Oct-212,000
D-10n/a21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2125-Sep-21 - 24-Oct-21700
D-11Also Valid in Zones D-13 and D-1504-Sep-21 - 26-Sep-2109-Oct-21 - 07-Nov-215,500
D-12n/a02-Oct-21 - 24-Oct-2106-Nov-21 - 28-Nov-21950
D-13Also Valid in Zones in D-11 and D-1504-Sep-21 - 26-Sep-2109-Oct-21 - 07-Nov-214,000
D-14n/a04-Sep-21 - 26-Sep-2109-Oct-21 - 07-Nov-213,000
D-15Also Valid in Zones D-11 and D-1304-Sep-21 - 26-Sep-2109-Oct-21 - 07-Nov-211,500
D-16n/a04-Sep-21 - 26-Sep-2123-Oct-21 - 21-Nov-213,000
D-17n/a04-Sep-21 - 26-Sep-2109-Oct-21 - 31-Oct-21500
D-19n/a04-Sep-21 - 26-Sep-2102-Oct-21 - 31-Oct-211,500
X-1 (General Season Only)n/aFor Archery in Zone X-1 See Hunt A-302-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-21760
X-2 (General Season Only)n/aFor Archery in Zone X-2 See Hunt A-402-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-21190
X-3a (General Season Only)n/aFor Archery in Zone X-3a See Hunt A-502-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-21355
X-3b (General Season Only)n/aFor Archery in Zone X-3b See Hunt A-602-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-21500
X-4 (General Season
Only)
n/aFor Archery in Zone X-4
See Hunt A-7
02-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-21480
X-5a (General Season Only)n/aFor Archery in Zone X-5a See Hunt A-802-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-2175
X-5b (General Season
Only)
n/aFor Archery in Zone X-5b
See Hunt A-9
02-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-2150
X-6a (General Season
Only)
n/aFor Archery in Zone X-6a
See Hunt A-11
02-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-21330
X-6b (General Season
Only)
n/aFor Archery in Zone X-6b
See Hunt A-12
02-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-21310
X-7a (General Season
Only)
n/aFor Archery in Zone X-7a
See Hunt A-13
02-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-21230
X-7b (General Season
Only)
n/aFor Archery in Zone X-7b
See Hunt A-14
02-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-21135
X-8 (General Season
Only)
n/aFor Archery in Zone X-8
See Hunt A-15
25-Sep-21 - 10-Oct-21210
X-9a (General Season
Only)
n/aFor Archery in Zone X-9a
See Hunt A-16
18-Sep-21 - 11-Oct-21270
X-9b (General Season Only)n/aFor Archery in Zone X-9b See Hunt A-1718-Sep-21 - 11-Oct-21230
X-9c (General Season Only)n/aFor Archery in Zone X-9c See Hunt A-1816-Oct-21 - 07-Nov-21325
X-10 (General Season
Only)
n/aFor Archery in Zone X-10
See Hunt A-19
25-Sep-21 - 10-Oct-21400
X-12 (General Season
Only)
n/aFor Archery in Zone X-12
See Hunt A-20
18-Sep-21 - 11-Oct-21350

Approved 2021 Deer Seasons- Area-Specific Archery Hunts

Table: Approved 2021 deer season for Hunts A1-A33 and Hunt AO. This table has been formatted to meet current ADA requirements.

Notes:

(a) Hunt A1 tags are issued for use in C zones. For these tags, figures provided for Tag Quota are for the C zone as a group.
(b) Hunt A22 tags are issued for use in split seasons. For these tags, figures provided for Tag Quota are for Hunt A22 as a group.

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Hunt NumberHunt Title/DescriptionApproved Season DatesTag Quota
A-1C Zones Archery Only Hunt (Zone C-1 Season)21-Aug-21 - 05-Sep-211,945 (a)
A-1C Zones Archery Only Hunt (Zone C-2 Season)21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-211,945 (a)
A-1C Zones Archery Only Hunt (Zone C-3 Season)21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-211,945 (a)
A-1C Zones Archery Only Hunt (Zone C-4 Season)21-Aug-21 - 05-Sep-211,945 (a)
A-3Zone X-1 Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-21100
A-4Zone X-2 Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2110
A-5Zone X-3a Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2140
A-6Zone X-3b Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2170
A-7Zone X-4 Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-21120
A-8Zone X-5a Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2110
A-9Zone X-5b Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-215
A-11Zone X-6a Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2150
A-12Zone X-6b Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2190
A-13Zone X-7a Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2145
A-14Zone X-7b Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2125
A-15Zone X-8 Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2140
A-16Zone X-9a Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2130
A-17Zone X-9b Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-21210
A-18Zone X-9c Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-21350
A-19Zone X-10 Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 05-Sep-21100
A-20Zone X-12 Archery Hunt21-Aug-21 - 12-Sep-2140
A-21Anderson Flat Archery Buck Hunt13-Nov-21 - 26-Nov-2125
A-22San Diego Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt (Split
season)
04-Sep-21 - 17-Oct-211,000 (b)
A-22San Diego Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt (Split
season)
20-Nov-21 - 31-Dec-211,000 (b)
A-24Monterey Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt09-Oct-21 - 07-Nov-21100
A-25Lake Sonoma Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt02-Oct-21 - 25-Oct-2135
A-26Bass Hill Archery Buck Hunt20-Nov-21 - 12-Dec-2130
A-27Devil's Garden Archery Buck Hunt23-Oct-21 - 07-Nov-2110
A-30Covelo Archery Buck Hunt13-Nov-21 - 28-Nov-2140
A-31Los Angeles Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt25-Sep-21 - 31-Dec-211,000
A-32Ventura/Los Angeles Late Season Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt13-Nov-21 - 05-Dec-21250
A-33Fort Hunter Liggett Late Season Archery Either- Sex Deer Hunt02-Oct-21 - 11-Nov-2150
AOArchery Only TagValid during the archery and general seasons in the A, B and D Zones and Hunt G-10 (Archery Methods Only); NOT valid during any
C or X Zone season or hunt.
No Quota

Approved 2021 Deer Seasons by Zone

Table: Approved 2021 deer seasons for Hunts G1-G39, Hunts M3-M11, Hunt MA1, Hunt MA3 zone, and Hunts J1-J21. This table has been formatted to meet current ADA requirements.

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Hunt NumberHunt TitleApproved Season DatesTag Quota
G-1Late Season Buck Hunt for Zone C-423-Oct-21 - 31-Oct-212,710
G-3Goodale Buck Hunt04-Dec-21 - 19-Dec-2125
G-6Kern River Deer Herd Buck Hunt04-Dec-21 - 12-Dec-2150
G-7Beale Either-Sex Deer Hunt (Military Only)21-Aug-21 - 07-Nov-2120 Military Only
G-8Fort Hunter Liggett Antlerless Deer Hunt (Military and Public)Oct 2, 3, 9, 10, 11/202120
G-10Camp Pendleton Either-Sex Deer Hunt (Military Only; Hunt Day Restrictions)04-Sep-21 - 05-Dec-21250 Military Only
G-11Vandenberg Either-Sex Deer Hunt30-Aug-21 - 01-Oct-21200 Military Only
G-12Gray Lodge Shotgun Either-Sex Deer Hunt18-Sep-21 - 26-Sep-2130
G-13San Diego Antlerless Deer Hunt23-Oct-21 - 14-Nov-21300
G-19Sutter-Yuba Wildlife Areas Either-Sex Deer Hunt25-Sep-21 - 31-Dec-2125
G-21Ventana Wilderness Buck Hunt13-Nov-21 - 05-Dec-2125
G-37Anderson Flat Buck Hunt27-Nov-21 - 05-Dec-2125
G-38X-10 Late Season Buck Hunt16-Oct-21 - 31-Oct-21300
G-39Round Valley Late Season Buck Hunt23-Oct-21 - 07-Nov-212
M-3Doyle Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt20-Nov-21 - 28-Nov-2120
M-4Horse Lake Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt23-Oct-21 - 31-Oct-2110
M-5East Lassen Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt23-Oct-21 - 31-Oct-215
M-6San Diego Muzzleloading Rifle Either-Sex Deer Hunt18-Dec-21 - 31-Dec-2180
M-7Ventura Muzzleloading Rifle Either-Sex Deer Hunt27-Nov-21 - 12-Dec-21150
M-8Bass Hill Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt23-Oct-21 - 31-Oct-2120
M-9Devil's Garden Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt23-Oct-21 - 07-Nov-2115
M-11Northwestern California Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt13-Nov-21 - 28-Nov-2120
MA-1San Luis Obispo Muzzleloading Rifle/Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt27-Nov-21 - 12-Dec-21150
MA-3Santa Barbara Muzzleloading Rifle/Archery Buck Hunt27-Nov-21 – 12-Dec-21150
J-1Lake Sonoma Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt06-Nov-21 - 07-Nov-2125
J-3Tehama Wildlife Area Apprentice Buck Hunt27-Nov-21 - 28-Nov-2115
J-4Shasta-Trinity Apprentice Buck Hunt27-Nov-21 - 05-Dec-2115
J-8Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt04-Dec-21 - 31-Dec-2115
J-9Little Dry Creek Apprentice Shotgun Either-Sex Deer Hunt18-Sep-21 - 26-Sep-215
J-10Fort Hunter Liggett Apprentice Either-Sex Deer HuntOct 2, 3, 9, 10, 11/202130
J-11San Bernardino Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt20-Nov-21 - 28-Nov-2140
J-12Round Valley Apprentice Buck Hunt04-Dec-21 - 19-Dec-2110
J-13Los Angeles Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt20-Nov-21 - 28-Nov-2140
J-14Riverside Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt20-Nov-21 - 28-Nov-2130
J-15Anderson Flat Apprentice Buck Hunt27-Nov-21 - 05-Dec-2110
J-16Bucks Mountain/Nevada City Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt25-Sep-21 - 31-Oct-2175
J-17Blue Canyon Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt25-Sep-21 - 31-Oct-2125
J-18Pacific/Grizzly Flat Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt25-Sep-21 - 31-Oct-2175
J-19Zone X-7a Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt02-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-2125
J-20Zone X-7b Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt02-Oct-21 - 17-Oct-2120
J-21East Tehama Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt18-Sep-21 - 31-Oct-2150