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Elk Hunting Seasons

Announcement: Due to increased levels of military training conducted at Fort Hunter Liggett, there will be no elk hunts at Fort Hunter Liggett for the 2016 hunting season.

Learn more in the Big Game Hunting Digest.

Hunt Code Hunt Name 2016 Tag Allocations Season Dates
408 Marble Mountains either-sex (Apprentice Hunt) 2 9/7 - 9/18
409 Northeastern California either-sex (Apprentice Hunt) 2 9/14 - 9/25
484 Cache Creek Period 1 bull (Apprentice Hunt) 1 10/8 - 10/23
464 La Panza Period 1 antlerless (Apprentice Hunt) 1 10/8 - 10/30
466 Grizzly Island Period 1 antlerless (Apprentice Hunt) 2 8/16 - 8/19
469 Grizzly Island Period 2 spike bull (Apprentice Hunt) 2 8/18 - 8/21
353 Grizzly Island Period 3 antlerless (Apprentice Hunt) 2 8/23 - 8/26
354 Grizzly Island Period 4 spike bull (Apprentice Hunt) 2 8/25 - 8/28
471 Fort Hunter Liggett Period 1 antlerless (Apprentice Hunt) 1 12/17 - 1/2
472 Fort Hunter Liggett Period 3 bull (Apprentice Hunt) 1 12/17 - 1/2
411 Northeastern CA Archery either-sex 10 8/31 - 9/11
422 Owens Valley Multiple Zone Archery bull 3 8/13 - 8/21
312 Tinemaha Period 1 Archery bull 1 9/10 - 9/25
449 Fort Hunter Liggett Archery only either-sex 2 7/27 - 8/4
450 Fort Hunter Liggett Archery only antlerless 4 9/28 - 10/6
303 Marble Mountains Muzzleloader/Archery either-sex 5 10/29 - 11/6
308 Independence Period 1 Muzzleloader bull 1 9/10 - 9/25
401 Siskiyou antlerless 20 9/7 - 9/18
300 Siskiyou bull 20 9/7 - 9/18
355 Northwestern California bull 15 9/7 - 9/29
301 Marble Mountain antlerless 10 9/7 - 9/18
302 Marble Mountain bull 35 9/7 - 9/18
328 Mendocino bull 2 9/21 - 10/2
304 Northeastern CA antlerless 10 9/14 - 9/25
305 Northeastern CA bull 15 9/14 - 9/25
406 Cache Creek Period 1 bull 2 10/8 - 10/23
416 Cache Creek Period 2 antlerless 2 10/15 - 10/30
417 La Panza Period 1 antlerless 5 10/8 - 10/30
419 La Panza Period 1 bull 6 10/8 - 10/30
418 La Panza Period 2 antlerless 6 11/12 - 12/4
420 La Panza Period 2 bull 6 11/12 - 12/4
339 Independence Period 2 antlerless 1 10/1 - 10/9
340 Independence Period 2 bull 1 10/1 - 10/9
336 Independence Period 3 antlerless 1 10/15 - 10/23
486 Lone Pine Period 2 bull 2 10/1 - 10/9
496 Lone Pine Period 3 bull 1 10/15 - 10/23
425 Lone Pine Period 4 antlerless 1 11/5 - 11/13
433 Grizzly Island Period 1 antlerless 6 8/16 - 8/19
436 Grizzly Island Period 2 antlerless 2 8/18 - 8/21
437 Grizzly Island Period 2 spike bull 2 8/18 - 8/21
439 Grizzly Island Period 3 antlerless 6 8/23 - 8/26
442 Grizzly Island Period 4 antlerless 2 8/25 - 8/28
350 Grizzly Island Period 4 spike bull 2 8/25 - 8/28
443 Grizzly Island Period 5 antlerless 8 8/30 - 9/2
356 Grizzly Island Period 7 antlerless 8 9/6 - 9/9
357 Grizzly Island Period 8 spike bull 6 9/8 - 9/11
358 Grizzly Island Period 9 antlerless 8 9/13 - 9/16
359 Grizzly Island Period 10 bull 3 9/15 - 9/18
360 Grizzly Island Period 11 antlerless 8 9/20 - 9/23
361 Grizzly Island Period 12 spike bull 2 9/22 - 9/25
362 Grizzly Island Period 12 bull 2 9/22 - 9/25
363 Grizzly Island Period 13 antlerless 8 9/27 - 9/30
444 Fort Hunter Liggett Period 1 antlerless 4 11/3 - 11/11
448 Fort Hunter Liggett Period 2 antlerless 4 11/22 - 11/30
447 Fort Hunter Liggett Period 3 bull 4 12/17 - 1/2
461 East Park Reservoir bull 2 9/3 - 9/29
463 East Park Reservoir antlerless 2 9/3 - 9/29
497 San Luis Reservoir either-sex 5 10/1 - 10/23
329 Bear Valley antlerless 1 10/8 - 10/16
330 Bear Valley bull 2 10/8 - 10/16
331 Lake Pillsbury antlerless 4 9/7 - 9/16
332 Lake Pillsbury bull 2 9/26 - 10/5
- Multi-Zone Fund Raising bull 1 8/24 - 12/4
- Grizzly Island Fund Raising bull 1 8/6 - 9/4
- Owens Valley Fund Raising bull 1 7/30 - 8/28
335* Fort Hunter Liggett Early Season bull 2 8/22 - 8 /26
342* Fort Hunter Liggett Early Season antlerless 1 8/22 - 8 /26
444* Fort Hunter Liggett Period 1 antlerless 4 11/3 - 11/11
448* Fort Hunter Liggett Period 2 antlerless 4 11/22 - 11/30
447* Fort Hunter Liggett Period 3 bull 4 12/17 - 1/2
471* Fort Hunter Liggett Period 1 antlerless (Apprentice Hunt) 1 12/17 - 1/2
472* Fort Hunter Liggett Period 3 bull (Apprentice Hunt) 1 12/17 - 1/2
449* Fort Hunter Liggett Archery only either-sex 2 7/27 - 8/4
450* Fort Hunter Liggett Archery only antlerless 4 9/28 - 10/6
Total Tags Allocated 332
*Military-only hunts

Hunt Zones and Special Hunt Information

2016 Elk Hunt Zones (PDF)

map of Roosevelt elk hunts

Roosevelt Elk Hunts

 
map of Rocky Mountain elk hunts

Rocky Mountain Elk Hunts

 
map of tule elk hunts

Tule Elk Hunts

Hunts marked with an asterisk * are Owens Valley Hunts.

 
map of Roosevelt and tule elk hunts

Roosevelt and Tule Elk Hunts

 

Hunting Regulations

Mammal Hunting

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

 

link opens in new tab or window2016-2017 Mammal Hunting BOOKLET (PDF)

link opens in new tab or window2016-2017 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 2016

Hunting Licenses and Tags



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