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2017 Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunts

Hunt Code Hunt Name 2016 Applicants/Tags 2016 Hunter Success (%) 2017 Tag Quota 2017 Hunt Dates Information
599 Point Only Enter this hunt code to earn a point only. To earn a point, applications must be submitted before midnight on June 2, 2017.
501 Zone 1 - Marble/Clipper Mountains 2454/3 100 4 Dec. 2 - Feb. 4 Vehicle access limited to designated routes.
502 Zone 2 - Kelso Peak/Old Dad Mountains 782/1 100 0 No tags issued Vehicle access limited to designated routes.
503 Zone 3 - Clark/Kingston Mountain Ranges 923/2 100 2 Dec. 2 - Feb. 4 Vehicle access limited to designated routes.
504 Zone 4 - Orocopia Mountains 775/1 100 1
Dec. 2 - Feb. 4 Vehicle access limited to designated routes.
505 Zone 5 - San Gorgonio Wilderness 1253/2 100 2 Dec. 16 - Feb. 18 Access extremely difficult. Travel by horseback recommended. Access fees may be required on private land.
506 Zone 6 - Sheep Hole Mountains No Hunt 0 0 0 tags issued Extremely rugged terrain. Vehicle access very limited.
507 Zone 7 - White Mountains 1479/3 67 3 Aug. 19 - Sep. 24 Extremely rugged terrain at very high elevations. Altitude sickness has affected previous hunters. Physical condition should be above average. Vehicle access limited to none (760) 872-6585.
508 Zone 8 - South Bristol Mountains 610/1 100 1 Dec. 2 - Feb. 4 Vehicle access limited to designated routes.
509 Zone 9 - Cady Mountains 1957/4 100 4 Dec. 2 - Feb. 4 Vehicle access limited to designated routes.

Map of Bighorn Sheep Hunt Zones

BighornSheepHuntZoneMap

Hunting Regulations

Mammal Hunting

Regulations for taking big and small game mammals, furbearers and nongame

 

link opens in new tab or window2017-2018 Mammal Hunting Regulations (HTML)
includes regulations for
 • hunting small and big game mammals
 • trapping furbearers (fox, badger, beaver and raccoon, etc.)
 • hunting nongame animals (bobcat, coyote, weasel, etc.)

Effective July 2017

Hunting Licenses and Tags



Wildlife Branch - Game Management
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411


Bighorn Sheep

Announcements

News for Bighorn Sheep Hunting in 2015
Beginning July 1, only non-lead ammunition may be used for hunting bighorn sheep. See list of certified non-lead ammunition.