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    Where to hunt in California?

    I just moved to California but i dont know where to hunt. Any advice on where to hunt?

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    I could guess anywhere east or north of California (except Colorado).

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    check DFG site first, read this year publications, etc.



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    National forest is a good start

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    Downtown LA is a good place I hear, depending on what you are after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie07 View Post
    Downtown LA is a good place I hear, depending on what you are after.
    You heard wrong. San Francisco has much better hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grnheadhunter View Post
    You heard wrong. San Francisco has much better hunting.
    If you like fruity tasting game

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    There is tons of public land in CA. Start off with buying some NF and wilderness maps and pick a spot to become familiar with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bow_hunter96 View Post
    I just moved to California but i dont know where to hunt. Any advice on where to hunt?
    Where in Cali did you move to? You get used to the same worn out jokes quickly enough. Welcome to the state. I can help.
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    I hunt in A zone and B zone. Where I hunt in in A zone is near lake sonoma. In B zone I hunt in the mendicino NF. I have seen a lot of big bucks killed out of both zones.

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    I hunt around the D zones. any good areas around there?

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    Good public land near Shaver Lake. Lots of good bucks in that country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bow_hunter96 View Post
    I hunt around the D zones. any good areas around there?
    Nope stick with the B zones way more access with public land that hold alot more deer

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    I live around the D3-D5 zones... so any where around there?

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    If you're near Plumas County, the Buck's Lake area holds quite a few deer. Miles and miles of logging and snow mobile roads, lots of streams and ponds. And Buck's lake is a nice lake. Good place to make base camp at. I've only rifle hunted up there, but I think it would be good during bow season, too. Probably 2+ hours from Sacramento. The closer you get to the Tahoe area, the more people you will run into. Like Elk Hunter 84 said, the Shaver Lake/Pine Flat Reservoir East of Fresno are good areas for south D5. I've hunted hogs up around there too in the lower elevations.

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