Pickel Meadow 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

Waterfowl hunting

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

  • Authorized hunting/fishing:
  1. Waterfowl: goose & ducks
  2. Upland game birds: blue grouse & mountain quail
  3. Big game: deer (e.g. mule deer)
  4. Sport fishing: allowed (e.g. rainbow, brown and brook trout & mountain whitefish)
  • City: Bridgeport (15 mi. NW)
  • County: Mono County
  • Habitat: Jefferey pine, sagebrush, bitterbrush riparian, wet meadow, habitat at elevations from 6,800 to 7,000 feet
  • Location: ___GPS (see “Access,” Par. B below)
  • Phone: (760) 872-1171
  • Recreational Use: Type C
  • Region 6: map
  • Size: 990 acres
  • Waterfowl Zone: Southern California WF Zone

B. Conditions for Use

  • Access: Parcel locations
  1. Along the Little Walker River along Hwy 395, north of Sonora Junction
  2. Along West Walker River on the south side of Hwy 108, across from the U.S. Marine mountain training base
  3. Surrounded by the Toiyabe National Forest
  4. Millie Lake and Poore Creek areas require a ½ to 1 mile hike across national forest lands.
  5. Portions of West Walker & Little Walker Rivers, Silver & Poore Creeks, Millie & Mud Lakes
  • Archery: allowed (link to summary of archery-specific regulations)Pickle Meadow WLA
  • Camping & trailers: NOT allowed
  • Hunt days: Daily during open seasons
  • Hunt Maps: right
  • Weapons: shotguns, rifles & archery

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

NOTE: There are no Area-specific regulations for this WLA.

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