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Nongame and Furbearer Hunting and Trapping

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2016 - 2017 Seasons and Limits

Non-game Area Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Bobcat Statewide Oct 15 -
Feb 29
5 bobcats per season (either sex) by hunt tag only
American Crow The following areas are closed to hunting of American Crow (link opens in new windowmap):

1) Those portions of Trinity and Mendocino National Forests south of Highway 36
2) North and east of a line beginning at the mouth of the Eel River; south along the Eel River to the town of Alton; east on Highway 36 from the town of Alton to Highway 89 west of Chester; south and east on Highways 89 and 395 to Interstate 15 near Hesperia; south on Interstate 15 to Interstate 10; and east on Interstate 10 to the California-Arizona border.
Closed No Take No Take
Balance of the State Dec 3 -
April 5
24 Double the daily bag
Furbearers Area Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Raccoon All of Imperial County and those portions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties lying south and east of the following line: Beginning at the intersection of Highway 86 with the north boundary of Imperial County; north along Highway 86 to the intersection with Interstate 10; east along Interstate 10 to its intersection with the Cottonwood Springs Road in Section 9, T6S, R11E, S.B.B.M.; north along the Cottonwood Springs Road and the Mecca Dale Road to Amboy; east along Highway 66 to the intersection with Highway 95; north along Highway 95 to the California-Nevada state line. July 1 -
March 31
No Limit No Limit
Balance of the State Nov 16 -
March 31

Requirements for Hunting Nongame and Furbearing Animals

  • Hunting License
  • To hunt Bobcats: Bobcat Tag - each hunter may purchase up to 5 bobcat tags per year
  • To hunt Crows: Harvest Information Program (HIP) Validation - more information about HIP

Purchasing Licenses or Validations



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