White Slough 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

  • California rules and regulations for the public use of the Willow Creek State Wildlife Area to hunt 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 dove, pheasant & quail

    Directions

    Authorized Activities:

  1. Waterfowl hunting: goose, duck, scaup, coot & moorhen
  2. Upland game bird hunting: dove, pheasant & quail
  3. Other activities: sport fishing

[ref. § 551(t)(27)]

  • City: Lodi (8 mi. west)
  • County: San Joaquin County
  • Facilities: n/a
  • Habitat: man-made ditches, canals, burrow ponds, freshwater marshes, grassland/upland, riparian habitat
  • Location: see our Google map
  • Phone: (707) 944-5500 (CDFW) and (707) 944-5531 (Region 3)
  • Recreational use: Type C
  • Region 3: Bay Delta map
  • Size: 880 acres
  • Waterfowl Zone: Balance of State WF Zone
  • Website: White Slough WLA

B. All Hunting

  • Access: by foot or vehicle
  • Archery: no archery equipment is allowed in Pond 9 (see our summary of archery-specific regulations) [ref. § 551(r)(54)]
  • Bicycles: doesn’t appear to be prohibited___
  • Camping & trailers: NOT allowed
  • Closures: NO hunting from Feb. 1 – Aug. 31 and
  1. Pond 6: NO hunting
  2. Pond 9: NO loaded firearms or other propulsive devises in the Safety Zone
  3. Ponds 10-13: NO public access during the apprentice pheasant hunt (Sat., Nov. 16, 2013)

[ref. § 551(0)(61)]

  • Fires: open fires are NOT allowed
  • Hunt areas: Ponds located W. of and parallel to I-5 (see our Google map with directions)
    1. Pond 5: on Walnut Grove Rd.
    2. Ponds 7-8: from 12 (west of I-5), take Guard Rd. to Cotta Rd.
    3. Ponds 9-13: from Thornton Rd (south of Hwy 12), take the frontage road
  • Hunt maps: right
  • Hunter capacity: NO limit
  • Passes: n/a
  • Permits: n/a
  • Reservations: not available
  • Shooting hours: one half (1/2) hour before sunrise to sunset (link to CDFW’s Shooting Time Table)
  • Weapons: all firearms and archery equipments are prohibited in Pond 9 [ref. § 551(r)(54)]

C. Waterfowl Season

  • Hunt days: DAILY during open Seasons until Jan. 31

D. Dove Seasons

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

Dove Hunting

  • Hunt days:
    1. Early season: DAILY during open season (Sep. 1 – 15, 2013)
    2. Late season: DAILY during open season (Nov. 9 – Dec. 23, 2013)
  • Shooting hours: one half (1/2) hour before sunrise to sunset (link to CDFW’s Shooting Time Table)

E. Pheasant Season

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

Pheasant

  • Hunt days: DAILY during open season (Nov. 9 – Dec. 22, 2013)
  • Juniors: apprentice pheasant hunt (Sat., Nov. 16, 2013)
  • Shooting hours: one half (1/2) hour before sunrise to sunset (link to CDFW’s Shooting Time Table)

F. Quail Season

California wildlife area-specific quail hunting rules and regulations

Quail Hunting

  • Hunt days: DAILY during open season ( Oct 19. – Jan. 26, 2014)
  • Shooting hours: one half (1/2) hour before sunrise to sunset (link to CDFW’s Shooting Time Table)
  • Quail Zone: Quail Zone

G. Other Activities

  • Closures:
  1. Ponds 10-13: NO public access during the apprentice pheasant hunt (Sat., Nov. 16, 2013)
  • Horses: NOT allowed
  • Sport fishing: allowed; common species include___

H. 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

(56) White Slough Wildlife Area

Type C Area 880 acres

Location: Approximately eight miles west of Lodi. Access: Pond 5 Area is south of Walnut Grove Road; Pond 6 Area is north of Woodbridge road; Ponds 7 and 8 are east of Guard Road; and Ponds 9 through 13 are along the frontage road on the west side of Highway 5. Daily Hunter Capacity: No limit. For information call (707) 944-5500.

(A) Method of Take Restrictions: No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed.

(B) Hunt Days: Daily during open seasons for authorized species.

(C) Authorized Species: Waterfowl, pheasants, quail, and doves.

(D) Camping and Trailers: Not allowed.

(E) Special Restrictions: Possession and use of firearms or other propulsive device is prohibited in that portion of White Slough Wildlife Area designated as Pond 9. Horses are not allowed on the wildlife area. Hunting is allowed only from September 1 through January 31.

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2 Responses to White Slough Wildlife Area

  1. Kellie says:

    Are dirt bikes and atvs allowed?

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