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2017 Elk Hunting Seasons

Learn more in the Big Game Hunting Digest.

*Adopted Tag Allocations for 2017

Hunt Code Hunt Name Tag Allocations* Season Dates
408 Marble Mountains either-sex (Apprentice Hunt) 2* 9/6 - 9/17
409 Northeastern California either-sex (Apprentice Hunt) 2* 9/13 - 9/24
484 Cache Creek Period 1 bull (Apprentice Hunt) 1* 10/14 - 10/29
464 La Panza Period 1 antlerless (Apprentice Hunt) 1* 10/14 - 11/5
466 Grizzly Island Period 1 antlerless (Apprentice Hunt) 3* 8/15 - 8/18
469 Grizzly Island Period 2 spike bull (Apprentice Hunt) 2* 8/17 - 8/20
353 Grizzly Island Period 3 antlerless (Apprentice Hunt) 3* 8/22 - 8/25
354 Grizzly Island Period 4 spike bull (Apprentice Hunt) 2* 8/24 - 8/27
411 Northeastern CA Archery either-sex 10* 8/30 - 9/10
422 Owens Valley Multiple Zone Archery bull 3* 8/12 - 8/20
337 Lone Pine Period 1 Archery antlerless 1* 9/9 - 9/24
449 Fort Hunter Liggett Archery only either-sex 3* 7/26 - 8/3
450 Fort Hunter Liggett Archery only antlerless 4* 11/21 - 11/29
303 Marble Mountains Muzzleloader/Archery either-sex 5* 10/27 - 11/5
326 Fort Hunter Liggett Muzzleloader bull  4*  12/16 - 12/2 
364  Goodale Period 1 Muzzleloader antlerless  1*  9/9 - 9/24 
367 Independence Period 1 Muzzleloader bull 1* 9/9 - 9/24
401 Siskiyou antlerless 20* 9/6 - 9/17
300 Siskiyou bull 20* 9/6 - 9/17
483  Northwestern California either-sex  3*  9/6 - 9/28
355 Northwestern California bull 15* 9/6 - 9/28
301 Marble Mountain antlerless 10* 9/6 - 9/17
302 Marble Mountain bull 35* 9/6 - 9/17
328 Mendocino bull 2* 9/20 - 10/1
304 Northeastern CA antlerless 10* 11/8 - 11/19
305 Northeastern CA bull 15* 9/13 - 9/24
406 Cache Creek Period 1 bull 2* 10/14 - 10/29
416 Cache Creek Period 2 antlerless 2* 10/21 - 11/5
417 La Panza Period 1 antlerless 5* 10/14 - 11/5
419 La Panza Period 1 bull 6* 10/14 - 11/5
418 La Panza Period 2 antlerless 6* 11/11 - 12/3
420 La Panza Period 2 bull 6* 11/11 - 12/3
365  Goodale Period 2 antlerless 1* 10/7 - 10/15 
366  Goodale Period 3 antlerless 1*  10/21 - 10/29 
368 Independence Period 2 antlerless 1* 10/7 - 10/15
369 Independence Period 2 bull 1* 10/7 - 10/15
370 Independence Period 3 antlerless 1* 10/21 - 10/29
371  Independence Period 3 bull  1*  10/21 - 10/29 
372 Independence Period 4 antlerless  1*  11/4 - 11/12 
495   Lone Pine Period 2 antlerless 1* 10/7 - 10/15 
486 Lone Pine Period 2 bull 1* 10/7 - 10/15
459  Lone Pine Period 3 antlerless  1*  10/21 - 10/29 
496 Lone Pine Period 3 bull 1* 10/21 - 10/29
346 Whitney Period 2 antlerless 1* 10/7 - 10/15
433 Grizzly Island Period 1 antlerless 6* 8/15 - 8/18
436 Grizzly Island Period 2 antlerless 2* 8/17 - 8/20
437 Grizzly Island Period 2 spike bull 4* 8/17 - 8/20
439 Grizzly Island Period 3 antlerless 6* 8/22 - 8/25
442 Grizzly Island Period 4 antlerless 4* 8/24 - 8/27
350 Grizzly Island Period 4 spike bull 2* 8/24 - 8/27
443 Grizzly Island Period 5 antlerless 8* 8/29 - 9/1
356 Grizzly Island Period 7 antlerless 8* 9/5 - 9/8
357 Grizzly Island Period 8 spike bull 6* 9/7 - 9/10
358 Grizzly Island Period 9 antlerless 8* 9/12 - 9/15
359 Grizzly Island Period 10 bull 3* 9/14 - 9/17
360 Grizzly Island Period 11 antlerless 8* 9/19 - 9/22
362 Grizzly Island Period 12 bull 3* 9/21 - 9/24
363 Grizzly Island Period 13 antlerless 8* 9/26 - 9/29
461 East Park Reservoir bull 2* 9/2 - 9/28
463 East Park Reservoir antlerless 2* 9/2 - 9/28
497 San Luis Reservoir either-sex 5* 10/7 - 10/29
329 Bear Valley antlerless 1* 10/14 - 10/22
330 Bear Valley bull 2* 10/14 - 10/22
331 Lake Pillsbury antlerless 4* 9/6 - 9/15
332 Lake Pillsbury bull 2* 9/25 - 10/4
- Multi-Zone Fund Raising bull 1* 8/23 - 12/10
- Grizzly Island Fund Raising bull 1* 8/5 - 9/3
- Owens Valley Fund Raising bull 1* 7/29 - 8/27
326** Fort Hunter Liggett Muzzleloader bull 4* 12/16 - 1/1
449** Fort Hunter Liggett Archery only either-sex 3* 7/26 - 8/3
450** Fort Hunter Liggett Archery only antlerless 4* 9/27 - 10/5
Total Tags Allocated 325

**Military-only 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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