Please refer to the official regulations for official information.

Regulations

2018/19 WATERFOWL REGULATIONS BY ZONE

This information is provided to you as a guide only. Please refer to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website for official information. California State Waterfowl Regulations

BIGGEST CHANGE

The limit for pintail was increased to 2 per person, per day.

 

BALANCE OF STATE  ZONE

Seasons:

Ducks and Geese: October 20, 2018 through January 27, 2019.

Scaup: November 3, 2018 through January 27, 2019.

Special Youth Hunt Days: February 2 and 3, 2019.

Early Resident Canada Goose Season: September 29, 2018 through October 3, 2018.

Late White-fronts and White Goose Season: February 9, 2019 through February 13, 2019.

 

Limits:

Ducks: Daily bag limit: 7. Which may contain 7 mallards of which only 2 can be female; 2 pintail; 2 canvasback; 2 redheads; 3 scaup.

Geese: Daily bag limit: 30. Which may include up to 20 white geese and up to 10 dark geese.

Sacramento Valley Special Management Area: No more than 3 white-fronts may be taken only from October 21, 2017 until December 21, 2017. For more information on the Sacramento Valley Special Management Area limits and boundaries, please refer to California State Waterfowl Regulations.

Possession Limit Ducks and Geese: Triple the daily bag limit.

 

NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA ZONE

Seasons:

Ducks: October 6, 2018 through January 18, 2019.

Scaup: October 6, 2018 through December 2, 2018 and December 22, 2018 through January 18, 2019.

White Geese: October 6, 2018 through December 2, 2018 and January 5, 2019 through January 18, 2019.

Dark Geese: October 6, 2018 through January 13, 2019.

Special Youth Hunt Days: September 22 and 23, 2018.

Limits:

Ducks: Daily bag limit: 7. Which may contain 7 mallards, of which only 2 can be female; 2 pintail; 2 canvasback; 2 redheads; 3 scaup.

Geese: Daily bag limit: 30. Which may include up to 20 white geese, up to 10 dark geese, of which only 2 may be large Canada geese.

Possession Limit Ducks and Geese: Triple the daily bag limit.

 

SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ZONE

Seasons:

Ducks and Geese: October 20, 2018 through January 27, 2019.

Scaup: November 3, 2018 through January 27, 2019.

Special Youth Hunt Days: February 2 and 3, 2019.

Limits:

Ducks: Daily bag limit: 7. Which may contain 7 mallards, of which only 2 can be female; 2 pintail; 2 canvasback; 2 redheads; 3 scaup.

Geese: Daily bag limit: 30. Which may include up to 20 white geese and up to 10 dark geese.

Possession Limit Ducks and Geese: Triple the daily bag limit.

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ZONE

Seasons:

Ducks and Geese: October 20, 2018 through January 27, 2019.

Scaup: November 3, 2018 through January 27, 2019.

Special Youth Hunt Days: February 2 and 3, 2019.

 

Limits:

Ducks: Daily bag limit: 7. Which may contain 7 mallards, of which only 2 can be female; 2 pintail; 2 canvasback; 2 redheads; 3 scaup.

Geese: Daily bag limit: 23. Of which only 20 may be white geese and only 3 may be dark geese.

Possession Limit Ducks and Geese: Triple the daily bag limit.

 

COLORADO RIVER ZONE

Seasons:

Ducks and Geese: October 19, 2018 through January 27, 2019.

Scaup: November 3, 2018 through January 27, 2019.

Special Youth Hunt Days: February 2 and 3, 2019.

 

Limits:

Ducks: Daily bag limit: 7. Which may contain 7 mallards, but not more than 2 female mallards or Mexican-like ducks; 2 pintail; 2 canvasback; 2 redheads; 3 scaup.

Geese: Daily bag limit: 10. Which may contain 10 white geese and up to 4 may be dark geese.

Possession Limit Ducks and Geese: Triple the daily bag limit.

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Phone: (209) 452-6100

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