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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* 10/28 - 11/5
326 Fort Hunter Liggett Muzzleloader bull  4*  12/16 - 1/2 
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 - 1/2
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
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 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


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Announcements

link opens in new tab or window Statewide Elk Conservation and Management Plan (PDF)

CDFW has completed the first draft of the link opens in new tab or window Statewide Elk Conservation and Management Plan (PDF). This document will be available for public review and comment through Monday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. Comments received by the deadline will be reviewed by CDFW, and appropriate changes will be incorporated into the final document prior to its anticipated release in early 2018. Comments may be submitted online at ElkManagementPlan@wildlife.ca.gov or can be mailed to:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Branch, Attn: Joe Hobbs
1812 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95811