When is Hunting Season In California

Deer

General: August 10 to November 10

Archery: July 13 to October 27

Bear

General: August 10 to December 29

Archery: August 17 to September 8

Bighorn

General: August 17 to September 22 and December 7 to February 2 2020

Elk

General: August 3 to December 1

Archery: July 27 to December 1

Muzzleloader: September 14 to January 1 2020

Pronghorn

General: August 10 to September 15

Small Game

Tree squirrel: September 14 to January 26 and August 3 September 23 (archery/falconry only)

Rabbits: July 1 2019 to January 26 and January 27 to March 15 2020 (falconry only)

Jackrabbit: Open all year

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