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

PIG:open all year, limit 1 per tag


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.


General season begins 1 July 2017 ends 28 January 2018, Falconry season begins 29 January 2018 and ends March 18, 2018.                           Daily Bag Limit is: 5           Possession is: 10

JACKRABBIT: open all year no limit


FALL: NOV 11- DEC 10 2017          Daily Bag Limit: 1 either sex          Possession Limit: 2 per season

SPRING: GENERAL  MAR 31 - MAY 6, 2018     Daily Bag Limit: 1 bearded       Possession: 3 per season combined

                ARCHERY  MAY 7 - MAY 20, 2018     Daily Bag Limit: 1 bearded       Possession: 3 per seasson combined


Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018          Daily Bag Limit: 10          Possession: triple bag limit


1 SEP 2017 - 15 SEP 2017

11 NOV 2017 - 25 DEC 2017

Daily Bag Limit: 15, up to 10 in which may be white-winged dove          Possession: triple the daily bag limit


16 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017          Daily Bag Limit: 2          Possession: triple the daily bag limit