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2018 Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunts

Hunt Code Hunt Name 2017 Applicants/Tags 2017 Hunter Success (%) 2018 Tag Quota 2018 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, 2018.
501 Zone 1 - Marble/Clipper Mountains 2,652/4 100 4 Dec. 1 - Feb. 3 Vehicle access limited to designated routes.
502 Zone 2 - Kelso Peak/Old Dad Mountains No Hunt 100 0 No tags issued Vehicle access limited to designated routes.
503 Zone 3 - Clark/Kingston Mountain Ranges 1,418/2 100 2 Dec. 1 - Feb. 3 Vehicle access limited to designated routes.
504 Zone 4 - Orocopia Mountains 1,026/1 100 1
Dec. 1 - Feb. 3 Vehicle access limited to designated routes.
505 Zone 5 - San Gorgonio Wilderness 1,349/2 100 2 Dec. 15 - Feb. 17 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 No tags issued Extremely rugged terrain. Vehicle access very limited.
507 Zone 7 - White Mountains 1,837/3 67 3 Aug. 18 - Sep. 30 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 651/1 100 1 Dec. 1 - Feb. 3 Vehicle access limited to designated routes.
509 Zone 9 - Cady Mountains 2,191/4 100 4 Dec. 1 - Feb. 3 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
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.