The California Big Game Drawing Deadline is June 2, 2016.

California Big Game Drawing is June 2, 2015.

Big Game Drawing Deadline

In California, Big Game includes hunting seasons for Deer, Elk, Black Bear, Bighorn Sheep, Pronghorn Antelope, and Wild Pig.  In general, a license tag from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is required to hunt these species of mammals. There’s a quota for the number of tags available to California residents and non-residents.  The tag quota is filled through a random drawing, commonly referred to as the lottery. The tags are awarded first to successful applicants and then, if necessary, to alternates in the order drawn.  The application deadline for the Big Game Drawing before midnight on June 2, 2016.

Link to our summaries of rules, regulations, and procedures for hunting big game in California.

Big Game Hunting Rules & Regulations

California hunting rules, regulations, and procedures for big game mammals can be overwhelming and difficult to locate.  Follow the links above for hunter-friendly summaries for each species, including license requirements, proposed seasons and quotas, tagging and reporting procedures, shooting hours, approved hunting methods, public and private hunting opportunities, forums, hunting tips, and much, much more.


About Legal Labrador

Legal Labrador is an advocate for and defender of California hunters’ rights. We provide legal support to all interested parties within the hunting industry, including Legal Labrador members, individual hunters, fish and game authorities, hunting organizations, and service providers. Legal Labrador consolidates and summarizes federal, state, and local hunting laws. Our California hunters’ rights attorney is here to provide legal advice and, if necessary, representation to hunters cited with hunting violations.
This entry was posted in 2016-2017, Application Deadlines, Bear Hunting, Big Game, Big Game Drawing, Bighorn Sheep hunting, Deer Hunting, Elk Hunting, Permits, Pig hunting, Pronghorn Antelope Hunting, Quotas. Bookmark the permalink.

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