Hunting

Vandenberg AFB offers hunter's access to approximately 80K square acres of hunting land, 7 days a week (Mission operations determines closures.)

 

Portions of hunting area B1 temporarily closed for hunting, wildlife trapping and baiting

 

Hunter Orange Requirement

BIG GAME HUNTERS: are required to wear orange during the Vandenberg AFB Deer seasons. Orange broken up by camouflage is acceptable. EXCEPTION: Archery hunters hunting in designated archery areas.

Oudoor Locator Card Requirement

Hunters are required to display a completed Outdoor Locator Card on their vehicle dashboard, seen clearly visible through the windshield. These cards are available at the Conservation Law Enforcement Office.

Transportation of Privately Owned Firearms

30SWI 31-218, click here to view

General Liability Agreement Letter of Understanding Unexploded Ordnance Hazards

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Exhibit Permit Upon Demand Policy

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Maps

Hunting area maps are available at the Conservation Law Enforcement Office.

PIG:open all year, limit 1 per tag

DEER HUNTING:

Tag: A-Zone Buck, Forked Horn or Better: early archery season: begins 14 July 2018, ends 5 August 2018. General season: begins 11 August 2018, ends 23 September 2018

Tag: G-11 Either Sex: begins 27 August 2018, ends 23 September 2018

Limit: 1 per tag

Hunters are required to bring that portion of the skull that determines proof of sex with appropriate deer tag attached to the Conservation Law Enforcement Office during regular buisness hours to have their deer tags countersigned. Office hours are from 0900-1000 and 1500-1600 hours, 7 days a week. If you are leaving town, contact Base Defense Operation Center/BDOC at 805-606-3911, tell them you are a hunter and you need a Conservation Officer to return to the Check Station to have your deer tag countersigned.

RABBITS & VARYING HARE:

General season begins 1 July 2018 ends 27 Jan 2019, Falconry season begins 28 Jan 2019 and ends March 17, 2019.                                Daily Bag Limit is: 5           Possession is: 10

JACKRABBIT: open all year no limit          updated: 21 July 2018

TURKEY:updated 21 July 2018

FALL: Nov 10 2018 - Dec 9, 2018           Daily Bag Limit: 1 either sex          Possession Limit: 2 per season

SPRING: GENERAL  Mar 30, 2019 - May 5, 2019          Daily Bag Limit: 1 bearded       Possession: 3 per season combined

                ARCHERY  May 6, 2019 - May 19, 2019          Daily Bag Limit: 1 bearded       Possession: 3 per seasson combined

QUAIL:

Oct 20, 2017 - Jan 27, 2018          Daily Bag Limit: 10          Possession: triple bag limit          updated: 21 july 2018

DOVE:

Mourning Dove & White Wing Dove

1 SEP 2018 - 15 SEP 2018 & 10 Nov - 24 Dec 2018                                                                                                                                          Daily Bag Limit: 15, up to 10 in which may be white-winged dove          Possession: triple the daily bag limit          updated: 21 July 2018

Spotted Dove & Ring Turtle Dove

1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018 & 10 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018          Daily Bag Limit: no limit          Possession: no limit           updated 21 July 2018

Eurasian Collared-dove

year around          Daily Bag Limit: no limit          Possesion: no limit          updated 21 July 2018                                                               

BAND TAILED PIGEON

15 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 20178         Daily Bag Limit: 2          Possession: triple the daily bag limit          updated: 21 July 2018

AMERICAN CROW

1 DEC 2018 - 4 APR 2019          Daily Bag Limit: 24          Possession: double the bag limit                     updated: 21 July 2018