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Is Deer Hunting Season going on?

Postby madeintahoe » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:37 pm

I know that it has either started or is about to start...but not sure.
I have tried to look at CDFG website that shows a map of the different zones and when the hunting starts...but can't seem to find it.
Does anyone know of a simple link that shows what areas are open and how long they go for Deer Hunting? This would be around Tahoe, Carson Pass area..and the east side of the Sierra.

I am always cautious when out hiking while hunting season is going on and do worry about flying bullets.



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Re: Is Deer Hunting Season going on?

Postby rlown » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:59 pm

Contact:
Craig Stowers, Deer Program Coordinator, (916) 445-3553
Media Contact:
Janice Mackey, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8908
Archery Season Well Under Way in Coast Range

As autumn approaches, many of California’s deer hunters are preparing for the
general season opener in mid-September and early October. Archery deer season has been in full swing with the first zone opening to archers in July.
“Although we had a dry year, we have not seen indications of major population declines or increases in any of our zones,” said Craig Stowers Deer Program Coordinator. “This year’s forecast looks normal in terms of deer numbers, but I want to caution hunters to carefully watch their zones for fires, which can interrupt their hunting plans. Detailed fire information is located on several web sites including those maintained by CAL FIRE, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. ”


http://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2012/09/0 ... t-to-open/
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Re: Is Deer Hunting Season going on?

Postby jessegooddog » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:29 pm

I always see hunters the last weekend of Sept/first of October in the Bridgeport area. Fall is my most active time to hike, I have never heard gunshots or seen hunters in the eastern sierra south of Virginia lakes, but I assume they are out there and my dog wears a bright scarf. Fish and Game must have a 760 area code number??
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Re: Is Deer Hunting Season going on?

Postby rlown » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:40 pm

We actually saw 2 older hunters hiking out last year from Muriel Sept 16th. Terrible place to hunt but they were still there.

Monitor Pass is a hotbed of activity as well.

As far as "when is the season open?".. you have to read the regs.. It's by zone and I think there are ~29 zones? and then Archery opens early and then General follows.

Just wear orange.

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Re: Is Deer Hunting Season going on?

Postby RooPhillip » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:45 pm

madeintahoe wrote:Does anyone know of a simple link that shows what areas are open and how long they go for Deer Hunting? This would be around Tahoe, Carson Pass area..and the east side of the Sierra.


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Re: Is Deer Hunting Season going on?

Postby BrianF » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:51 pm

I hope this helps, be careful out there and make your presence known. Here is a link to opening dates by zone and a link to the zone map http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/ ... nemap.html
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/ ... easons.pdf
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Re: Is Deer Hunting Season going on?

Postby madeintahoe » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:42 pm

Thank you everyone...I am late getting back here...CDFG site is a little confusing to find the dates...I must not be looking at it correctly.

I am thinking it has already started ..or this weekend coming up.
Yes..wearing orange is a good idea.

Thank you all again!
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Re: Is Deer Hunting Season going on?

Postby BuckSnort » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:40 am

Don't worry too much about hunters.. We are not the trigger happy idiots that some people make us out to be... I admit there are a few slob hunters that give us a bad name but these folks stay on the roads and hunt from their vehicles.. The ones that you encounter in the back country are passionate about the sport and have a much higher form of ethics compared to the few bad apples that road hunt..
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Re: Is Deer Hunting Season going on?

Postby EastSideClimb » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:05 am

I can say first hand that the Season is in full swing around Bridgeport area. I was just up in the Hoover Wilderness and could def hear gunshots throughout the Green Creek area. However I have to agree with the last post. The vast majority of Hunters, A. Know the power of a gun. B. Have trained to fire guns for in many cases since they were very young. C. Know the benefits to holding fire when stalking game. Blaze Orange is always a good idea, but I feel far more ill-at-ease in high crime urban areas than hunting zones.
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Re: Is Deer Hunting Season going on?

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:24 am

BrianF wrote:...be careful out there and make your presence known.

Whatever you do, don't spread your fingers and put you thumbs on your temples out there! ;)
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