IMPERIAL COUNTY 2016 – 2017 HUNTING REGULATIONS SUMMARY
For complete hunting regulations see: www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunting or fgc.ca.gov/regulations/current
DOVES: (mourning dove and white-winged dove) Sept. 1-Sept. 15 and Nov. 12 – Dec. 26, 2016.
Bag Limit: mourning dove and white-winged dove 15 per day in aggregate, of which no more than 10 may be white-winged dove.
Eurasian collared dove: year round with no bag limit.
Possession Limit: mourning dove and white-winged dove triple the daily bag limit,
Eurasian collared dove: no possession limit.
Shoot Time: one half hour before sunrise to sunset.
NOTE: There is no open hunting season for common ground-dove, ruddy ground-dove or Inca dove.
October 15, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Bag and Possession Limit: 10 quail in any combination of species per day Possession Limit: triple the daily bag limit
RABBITS AND VARYING HARE:
July 1, 2016 -Jan. 29, 2017.
Bag and Possession Limit: 5 per day, 10 in possession in aggregate of all species. Time: one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.
JACKRABBIT: ALL YEAR
Bag and Possession Limit: no bag or possession limits.
It is always unlawful to:
Hunt while intoxicated (FGC 3001);
Shoot at any game from a powerboat, sailboat, motor vehicle, or aircraft while under power or still moving from use of sail or motor (CCR T14-251);
Shoot any firearm from or across a public road (PC 374(c)).
It is unlawful for any person to hunt on private property without having the express written permission of the owner to do so.
It is unlawful to hunt or discharge a firearm within 150 yards of a dwelling without the person in control of the properties permission. (FGC 3004)
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CalTIP (Californians Turn In Poachers and Polluters) is a confidential secret witness program that encourages the public to provide The Department of Fish and Wildlife with factual information leading to the arrest of poachers and polluters.
IMPERIAL COUNTY SHERIFF’ 1-800-452-2051
LEAD AMMUNITION: Legal for the take of dove, quail and snipe except on CDFW lands.
Time: one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.
November 5, 2016 through November 27, 2016 (general season)
Bag and Possession Limit: one buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag. Time: one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.
Oct. 15, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017
Bag and Possession Limit: 5 per season (tag required).
- Doves must have a fully feather wing attached. All game birds must have a fully feathered wing or head attached while in possession & while transporting.
- Bag Limit applies to individual hunter.
- A valid California hunting license (validation) is required to take all waterfowl, upland
game, fur bearers, and mammals.
- A valid Upland Game Bird Stamp (validation) is required to hunt any upland game birds (except
Junior License Holders).
- Shotguns must be plugged to hold no more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined.
The County of Imperial released a Summary of the 2016-2017 Imperial County Hunting Regulations that also lists safety requirements and a map of the Upland Game Fields.