Fort Hunter Liggett

Region 4 Central California

CDFW Region 4

On this page, you’ll find a summary of rules, regulations, and procedures for hunting at Fort Hunter Liggett–a military base of the U.S. Army.  Under its Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Program (MWR), hunting opportunities exist for the general public and military personnel. The following species are authorized for hunting (follow the links to our summaries of species-specific regulations):

  1. Bobcat
  2. Coyote
  3. Dove
  4. Ducks
  5. Deer (also see below for special hunts)
  6. Pig
  7. Quail
  8. Rabbits
  9. Tree Squirrel
  10. Tule Elk (also see below for special hunts)
  11. Turkey

Click here to link to Outdoor Weekly–the official page for the Base.  There you’ll find contact information, hours of operation, harvesting reporting, hunting procedures, and a hunt map.


Special Hunts for Deer

California black-tailed deer hunting

Black-tailed deer

Warning shots!!! All seasons listed below may be rescheduled or cancelled by the Commanding Officer and/or the CDFW.  If a hunt is cancelled, the tags may be exchanged per Section 708.14. Link to our summary for hunting deer elk.

  • Hunting area: for all deer hunts, the hunting area is portion of Monterey County lying within the exterior boundaries of the Fort Hunter Liggett Military Reservation, except as restricted by the Commanding Officer. [14 CCR § 364(d)(11)]
  • Juniors:
  1. License: juniors must purchase and carry a junior hunting license from the CDFW.
  2. Apprentice-only hunts: all juniors must (a) attend a pre-hunt orientation (b) be chaperoned by a non-hunting adult, age 18 years or older, a [14 CCR § 708.2]
  • Season for Junior-Only Hunt: either-sex apprentice hunt (J-10)
  1. Bag and Possession Limit: one per tag
  2. Season: unless rescheduled by the Commanding Officer and CDFW
    1. October 4, extending for 2 consecutive days
    2. October 11, extending for 3 consecutive days
  3. Tags: 20 military and 65 general public

[14 CCR § 360(c)(32)]

  • Season for Archery: either sex (A-33)

    Use of bow and arrows

    Archery Season

  1. Archery: as authorized in Section 354 (link to our summary of archery-specific regulations).
  2. Bag and Possession Limit: 0ne per tag
  3. Season: First Saturday in October, continuing through November 11
  4. Tags: 25 military and 25 general public.

[14 CCR § 361(b)(28)]

  1. Bag and Possession Limit: one per tag
  2. Season:
    1. October 4, extending for 2 consecutive days
    2. October 11, extending for 3 consecutive days
  3. Tags: 10 military and 10 general public.

[14 CCR § 360(c)(5)]


Special Hunts for Tule Elk

California rules and regulations for hunting tule elk on national wildlife refuges, California wildlife areas, and California ecological reserves

Tule Elk

Warning shots!!! All seasons listed below may be rescheduled or cancelled by the Commanding Officer and/or the CDFW.  If a hunt is cancelled, the tags may be exchanged per Section 708.14. Link to our summary for hunting tule elk.

  • Hunting area: for all tule elk hunts, the hunting area is portion of Monterey County lying within the exterior boundaries of the Fort Hunter Liggett Military Reservation, except as restricted by the Commanding Officer. [14 CCR § 364(d)(11)]
  • Juniors:
  1. License: juniors must purchase and carry a junior hunting license from the CDFW.
  2. Apprentice-only hunts: all juniors must (a) attend a pre-hunt orientation (b) be chaperoned by a non-hunting adult, age 18 years or older, a [14 CCR § 708.2]
  • Orientation: hunters that receive a tag must attend an orientation prior to the hunt date (time and date will be announced after receiving the tag).
  • Pass: an annual hunt pass must be purchased from Fort Hunter Liggett.
  • Public General:
  1. Seasons:
    1. Period One: from the first Tuesday in November, continuing for 9 consecutive days.
    2. Period Two: from the Tuesday preceding the fourth Thursday in November, continuing for 9 consecutive days.
    3. Period Three: from the Saturday preceding December 25, continuing for 13 consecutive days.
  2. Tags:
    1. Period One: 4 antlerless tags.
    2. Period Two: 4 antlerless tags.
    3. Period Three: 4 bull tags.

[14 CCR § 364(d)(11)]

  • Public Apprentice: open to juniors

    Junior hunting in California

    Junior hunting

  1. Seasons:
    1. Period One: from the Saturday preceding December 25, continuing for 13 consecutive days.
    2. Period Two: from the Wednesday preceding the fourth Thursday in November, continuing for 9 consecutive days.
    3. Period Three: from the Saturday preceding December 25, continuing for 13 consecutive days.
  2. Tags:
    1. Period One: 1 antlerless tag.
    2. Period Two: 0 antlerless tags.
    3. Period Three: 1 bull tag

[14 CCR § 364(e)(7)]

  • Pubic Archery:

    Use of bow and arrows

    Archery Season

  1. Equipment: as authorized in Section 354 (link to our summary of archery-specific regulations).
  2. Seasons:
    1. Either sex: from the third Tuesday in October, continuing for 9 consecutive days.
    2. Antlerless: ___ from October 1, continuing for 9 consecutive days.
  3. Tags: 2 either-sex tags and 4 antlerless tags.

[14 CCR § 364(f)(6)]

  • Public Muzzleloading:
  1. Equipment: as authorized in Section 353
  2. Season: from the Wednesday preceding the fourth Thursday in November, continuing for 9 consecutive days, unless rescheduled by the CO
  3. Tags: 0 bull tags.

[14 CCR § 364(g)(3)]

  • Military-Only General:
  1. Seasons:
    1. Early Season: from the second Monday in August, continuing for 5 consecutive days and reopen on the fourth Monday in August, continuing for 5 consecutive days.
    2. Period One: from the first Tuesday in November, continuing for 9 consecutive days.
    3. Period Two: from the Tuesday preceding the fourth Thursday in November, continuing for 9 consecutive days.
    4. Period Three: from the Saturday preceding December 25, continuing for 13 consecutive days.
  2. Tags:
    1. Early Season: 2 bull tags and 1 antlerless tag
    2. Period One: 4 antlerless tags.
    3. Period Two: 4 antlerless tags.
    4. Period Three: 4 bull tags.

[14 CCR § 364(j)(1)]

  • Military-Only Apprentice:

    Junior hunting in California

    Junior hunting

  1. License: requires a junior hunting license
  2. Seasons:
    1. Period One: The season shall open on the Saturday preceding December 25, continuing for 13 consecutive days.
    2. Period Two: The season shall open on the Wednesday preceding the fourth Thursday in November, continuing for 9 consecutive days.
    3. Period Three: The season shall open on the Saturday preceding December 25, continuing for 13 consecutive days.
  3. Supervision: non-hunting adult, 18 years of age or older
  4. Tags:
    1. Period One: 1 antlerless tag
    2. Period Two: 0 antlerless tags.
    3. Period Three: 1 bull tag.

[14 CCR § 364(j)(2)]

  • Military-Only Archery:

    Use of bow and arrows

    Archery Season

  1. Equipment: as authorized in Section 354 (link to our summary of archery-specific regulations).
  2. Seasons:
    1. Either sex: from the fourth Tuesday in October, continuing for 9 consecutive days.
    2. Antlerless Season shall open on October 1, continuing for 9 consecutive days.
  3. Tags: 2 either-sex tags and 4 antlerless tags.

[14 CCR § 364(j)(3)]

  • Military-Only Muzzleloading:
  1. Equipment: as authorized in Section 353
  2. Season: from the Wednesday preceding the fourth Thursday in November, continuing for 9 consecutive days
  3. Tags: 0 bull tags.

[14 CCR § 364(j)(4)]

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