Hunting

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

 

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: 13 July 2019 - 4 August 2019; General: 10 August 2019 - 22 September 2019

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 head 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: updated August 10, 2019

General season begins 1 July 2019 ends 26 Jan 2020, Falconry season begins 27 Jan 2019 and ends March 15, 2019.                                Daily Bag Limit is: 5           Possession is: 10

JACKRABBIT: open all year no limit         

TURKEY:updated August 10, 2019

FALL: 9 NOV 2019 - 8 DEC 2019                                     Daily Bag Limit: 1 either sex          Possession Limit: 2 per season

SPRING:                                                                           Daily Bag Limit: 1 bearded             Possession: 3 per season combined

GENERAL : Mar 28, 2020 - May 3, 2020 

 ARCHERY:  May 4, 2020 - May 17, 2020

ADDITIONAL JUNIOR: Mar 21 - 22, 2020 & May 4, - 17, 2020

QUAIL: updated August 10, 2019

General:               Oct 19, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020          Daily Bag Limit: 10          Possession: triple bag limit      

Archery Only:      Aug 17, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019

Falconry:             Aug 17, 2019 - Feb 29, 2020

DOVE: updated August 10, 2019

                                                                    Season                                   Daily Bag Limit                                                       Possession

Mourning  & White Wing:                       1 Sep 19 - 15 Sep 19                15 up to 10 which may be white wing               triple daily bag limit     

                                                                 9 Nov - 23 Dec 19                     

Spotted & Ring Turtle:                           1 Sep 19 - 15 Sep 19                       No Limit                                                          No Limit

                                                               9 Nov 19 - 23 Dec 19

Eurasian Collard:                                   Year Around                                 No Limit                                                          No Limit

                                                          

BAND TAILED PIGEON updated August 10, 2019

21 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019         Daily Bag Limit: 2          Possession: triple the daily bag limit         

AMERICAN CROW updated August 10, 2019

7 DEC 2019 - 8 APR 2020          Daily Bag Limit: 24          Possession: double the bag limit                    

 

WATERFOWL

DUCKS: October 19, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Daily Bag Limit: 7/day, which may include: 7 mallards (no more than 2 females), 1 pintail, 2 canvasback, 2 redheads, 3 scaup.
 

Possession: triple the daily bag

 

SCAUP: Novemebr 7, 2019 - 31 January 2020

Daily Bag Limit: 7/day, which may include: 7 mallards (no more than 2 females), 1 pintail, 2 canvasback, 2 redheads, 3 scaup.

Possession: triple the daily bag

 

Geese

Oct 19, 2019 - Jan 31, 2020

23/day, which may include: 20 white geese, 3 dark geese.
Possession limit triple the daily bag