Bass Hill Wildlife Area

California rules and regulations for hunting ducks, geese, scaup, brant, Canada geese, dark geese, snow geese, white-fronted geese, specklebellies, white geese, and migratory game birds on national wildlife refuges, California wildlife areas, and California ecological reserves

State Wildlife Areas

On this page, you’ll find area-specific regulations that supplement and/or supersede general use regulations, both of which are a condition for use and incorporated by reference into the entry permit. You’ll also find links to supporting law, websites, directions, hunt maps, and a suggestion box.

Warning shot!!! Remember, federal law also applies (link to our summary of the Migratory Bird Treat Act.) and additional may be located at the Wildlife Area that you can’t find anywhere else (e.g. check station, information kiosks, permits, reservations, road signs, etc.)


A. General Info

Map with directions to the Bass HIll, Doyle and Honey Lake WLA (Darkin and Fleming Units) in California for hunting migratory game birds, waterfowl, ducks, geese, etc.

Directions

  • Authorized species: all legal species, but CDFW emphasizes-
  1. Waterfowl: ducks and geese
  2. Other game birds: dove and quail
  3. Resident small game: rabbit, jackrabbit
  4. Big game: deer
  • CDFW symbols: the area webpage only reflects the following activities-

California Department of Fish & Wildlife waterfowl symbol for hunting migratory game birds, waterfowl, ducks, geese, brant, scaup, snipe, coot, and moorhen.California Department of Fish and Wildlife symbol indicating that quail hunting is authorized on a State wildlife area.California Department of Fish and Wildlife symbol indicating that deer hunting is authorized on a State wildlife area.California Department of Fish and Wildlife symbol indicating that no rifles or pistols may be used to hunt authorized on a State wildlife area.California Department of Fish & Wildlife archery symbol for hunting migratory game birds, waterfowl, ducks, geese, brant, scaup, snipe, coot, and moorhen with a bow and arrow.


  • City: north of Janesville
  • County: Lassen County
  • Habitat: rolling hills with sagebrush and grasslands.
  • Location: From Hwy 395, go S. on Buffum Ln. to Wildlife Area entrance.
  • Phone: (530) 254-6808
  • Recreational Use: Type C
  • Region: 1. Northern
  • Size: 5,553 acres
  • Waterfowl Zone: Northeastern WF Zone
  • Website: Bass Hill WLA

B. All Hunting

  • Use of bow and arrows

    Use of bow and arrows

    Archery: allowed but see our summary of State regulations.  Warning shot!!! During any archery season, archers may NOT possess a firearm while in the field hunting with a archery equipment. [ref. § 551(r)(2)]

  • Camping & trailers: NOT allowed
  • Egan Management Unit: restricted to shotguns, archery & muzzleloaders [ref. § 551(r)(2)]
  • Entrance: Google map
  • Hunt area: right
  • Hunt days: DAILY
  • Hunter capacity: NO limit
  • Hunt map: see below and our Google map
  • Muzzleloaders: see “Weapons” below
  • Weapons: Egan Management Unit–ONLY  shotguns, archery & muzzleloaders [ref. § 551(r)(2)]
Bass Hill wildlife areas

Legal Boundaries

Bass Hill WLA Map


C. Regulations

California rules and regulations for the use of boats while on national wildlife refuges, California state wildlife areas, and California ecological reserves while hunting for ducks and geese (scaup, brant, Canada geese, dark geese, snow geese, white-fronted geese, specklebellies, white geese); migratory game birds (doves, pigeon, snipe, waterfowl) resident small game birds (grouse, pheasant, ptarmigan, quail, turkey), resident small game (jackrabbit, rabbit, squirrel), big game (antelope, bear, deer, elk, pig, sheep), non-game (coyotes, crow, fox, raccoon) and fishing (bullfrogging, commercial fishing, crayfishing, crawfishing and sport fishing)

CA. Hunting Rules & Regulations

(2) Bass Hill Wildlife Area

Type C Area 3,515 acres

Location: Approximately six miles southeast of Susanville, adjacent to Highway 395.

Daily Hunter Capacity: No limit. For information call (530) 254-6808.

(A) Hunt Days: Daily during seasons for authorized species, except for Special Restrictions listed below.

(B) Authorized Species: All legal species.

(C) Camping and Trailers: Not allowed.

(D) Special Restrictions: The Egan Management Unit of Bass Hill Wildlife Area shall be open to the use of shotguns, archery equipment, or muzzle-loading weapons, only, for all hunting seasons.

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