What's New for 2019 Big Game Seasons

People can now apply for antlered and antlerless mule deer in the same draw, and they can apply for antelope horns shorter than ears and antelope horns longer than ears in the same draw. You are only eligible to receive one mule deer and one antelope tag. You will receive a bonus point for your unsuccessful application. 

Elk

Resident

  •  Antlered - Any Legal Weapon
    • 061, 071 Early, earlier to Oct 5-Oct 21
    • 061, 071 Late, earlier to Oct 22-Nov 5
    • 091, earlier to Sept 7- Sept 27
     
  • Antlered - Depredation
    • 101-103 Late, shortened to Oct 1- Jan 5  
    • 144- 145 Late, shortened to Oct 1- Jan 5
    • 251, shortened to Aug 1- Jan 5  
     
  • Spike - Any Legal Weapon
    • 061,071 Late, earlier to Nov 6- Jan 5
    • 062, 064, 066 - 068 Late, shortened to Nov 21- Jan 5 
     
  • Antlerless - Any Legal Weapon
    • 072-074 Early, New Hunt Sept 17- Oct 4
    • 091 Early, New Hunt Aug 1 - Aug 31
    • 091 Late, New Hunt Oct 1 - Nov 1
    • 104, 108, 121 Late, New Hunt Nov 21 - Jan 5
    • 113 N, New Hunt Jan 6 - Jan 31
    • 161-164 Late, shortened to Dec 5 - Jan 5
     
  • Antlerless - Archery 
    • 072-074, New Hunt Aug 1- Aug 15
  • Antlerless - Muzzleloader
    • 072- 074, New Hunt Sept 1 - Sept 16
              
  • Antlerless - Depredation 
    • 121 3rd, shortened to Oct 1 - Jan 5
    • 144-145 3rd, extended Oct 1 - Jan 5
    • 251, shortened to Aug 1 - Jan 5 
Nonresident
  • Antlered - Any Legal Weapon
    • 061, 071 Early, earlier to Oct 5-Oct 21
    • 061, 071 Late, earlier to Oct 22-Nov 5
  • Antlered - Muzzleloader 
    • 078, 105 - 107, 109, New Hunt Oct 5 - Oct 21
  • Antlerless - Any Legal Weapon 
    • 072 - 074 Early New Hunt Sept 17 - Oct 4 
    • 104, 108 121 Early, New Hunt Sept 25 -Oct 4
    • 104, 108, 121 Late, New Hunt Nov 21 - Jan 5
  • Antlerless - Archery
    • 072 - 074 Early, New Hunt Aug 1 - Aug 15 
  • Antlerless - Muzzleloader
    • 072- 074 New Hunt Sept 1- Sept 16 
             
 

Desert Bighorn Sheep 

Resident

  • Any Ram - Any Legal Weapon
    • 045, 153 Early, later to Sept 15 - Oct 15
    • 173 N, later to Sept 15- Oct 20
    • 184, earlier to Sept 15 -Oct 15
    • 202, later to Nov 20 - Jan 1
    • 207, earlier to Oct 15 - Nov 15 
    • 212 Early, extended to Nov 15 - Dec 8
    • 212 Late, later to Dec 9 - Jan 1
    • 213 Early, extended to Nov 15- Dec 8
    • 213 Late, later to December
    • 252, earlier to Nov 16- Dec 8
    • 280-283, later to Dec 21 - Jan 5
     

Nonresident

  • Any Ram - Any Legal Weapon
    • 045, 153, New Hunt Nov 20 - Jan 1
    • 161 Early, New Hunt Sept 15 - Oct 15
    • 161 Late, Nov 20 - Jan 1 
    • 162 - 163,  New Hunt Nov 20 - Jan 1 
    • 173 N, later to Sept 15 - Oct 20
    • 184, earlier to Sept 15 - Oct 15
    • 207, earlier to Oct 15 - Nov 15
    • 212 Early, extended to Nov 15 - Dec 8
    • 212 Late, later to Dec 9 - Jan 1 
    • 213 Early,extended to Nov 15- Dec 8
    • 213 Late, later to Dec 9 - Jan 1
        

 

New for 2018 for bighorn sheep ram, mountain goat and bear:

  • Successful hunters that have their harvest physically inspected at a Department office for bighorn sheep ram, mountain goat, and bear will not be required to return a hunter harvest questionnaire. Unsuccessful hunters for these species will still need to complete the hunter harvest questionnaire. Successful applicants for bighorn sheep ewe and mountain goat tags will need to watch an online seminar before their tags will be mailed to them. Bighorn sheep ewe hunters are not required to have their harvest physically inspected at a Department office.


California Bighorn Sheep
  

  • Nonresident - Any Legal Weapon, Any Ram
    • 051, New Hunt Sept 1- Oct 31
    • 068, New Hunt Sept 1 - Oct 31
     

 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep  

  • Resident - Any Legal Weapon, Any Ram
    • 074, New Hunt Sept 1 - Oct 31
    • 091, New Hunt Sept 1- Oct 31
    • 114 Early, extended to Aug 15 - Oct 31
         

 Mule Deer:

  • Mule Deer Hunts, including Junior Hunt
    • 011-013, 014, 022 Any Legal Weapon, extended to Oct 5- Nov 5
    • 081 Archery shortened to Nov 10 - Nov 20
    • 101-109 Muzzleloader, extended to Sept 10 - Sept 30 
    • 101-109 Any Legal Weapon extended to Oct 1- Nov 2