GAME MANAGEMENT
 

The Catalina Island Conservancy welcomes hunters as conservation partners in responsibly managing the Island’s introduced mule deer population. In partnership with California’s Fish and Wildlife under a Private Lands Management  (PLM) agreement, this program is an important tool in conservation efforts on Catalina Island. 

Applying for a tag: UPDATE

Tag exchange for the 2022 season will begin on Thursday, July 28 (subject to change).  Click HERE to access Application Forms and Conservancy Rules and Regulations.  No partial applications will be accepted.

For any questions, please contact Koa Davison at 310-510-2595 x310.Zone Calendar below (subject to change):

August 1 - September 11, 2022 September 12 - November 11, 2022 November 12 - November 23, 2022 November 24 - December 19, 2022 December 20 - December 26, 2022

Bow, crossbow
Hunting in all zones

Rifle hunting in Zone A only

Hours:
30 minutes before sunrise to 9:00am
No hunting 9am to 4pm
4:00 pm to 30 minutes after sunset

Wildlife West Hunting only

No Open Hunting

Hours:

30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset

Open Hunting Zone 1 (West End)

Wildlife West Zones 2, 3, 4

Hours:
· 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset

Open Hunting
Zones 2,3,4

Wildlife West Zone 1 (West End)

Hours:
· 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset

Open Hunting

Zones 1, 2, 3, 4

Hours:

30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset



GROUP HUNTS

Wildlife West Inc., has been the island’s outfitter for many years and provides an exceptional and unique hunting experience for group hunts.  For pricing, dates and to book, please contact Ben Myhre at https://wildlifewestinc.com/ via phone (530) 519-4902, or email bmyhre@wildlifewestinc.com

 

OPEN HUNTING

Hunting opportunities are open to hunters who successfully complete the application process noted below.  Please see below for Open Hunting information.

Note:  while non-resident hunters are eligible to hunt in the interior upon successful completion of application to hunt, they should be aware of the unique logistical considerations (limitations on interior transportation, firearms, harvest requirements, and boat transport of firearms and harvest) associated with Catalina Express, City of Avalon, local lodging, and Conservancy regulations. Please contact each agency directly with any questions prior to booking your travel to the Island.

To aid the Conservancy in its deer management objectives, resident hunters are required to take an antlerless doe first.  If a second deer is taken antlerless is preferred. Non-resident hunters will only be issued doe tag exchanges for the 2022 season.

If you have questions, please contact hunting at 310-510-2595 x310 or email permits@catalinaconservancy.org.
Permit hours are Monday through Friday by appointment only.

Receiving your tags:

All applicants must successfully complete the application process before a Private Lands Management (PLM) tag will be issued. Applications for tag(s) are not considered complete until you have submitted all required documentation, signed all forms, paid all fees and deposits and completed the process to of exchanging deer tags for PLM tags.  No partial submittals will be accepted.

Residents receive a free antlerless PLM tag with Conservancy Membership

The Conservancy is once again offering a membership special for island residents. Catalina residents can purchase a Conservancy membership at the Explorer level or above with a 25% resident discount off the price of membership and receive their first tag (antlerless) free. A second tag can be purchased for only $100 (antlerless or either sex).  One free tag per resident/per membership. A $100 deposit is required for each tag and will be returned upon successful completion of tag reporting once tags are completed and returned to the Conservancy Hunting Representative.

Non-residents must purchase a Conservancy membership at the Explorer level or above in order to hunt. Non-residents can purchase their first (anterless) tag for $100.  A second tag can be purchased at $200 for antlerless only. Buck tags will not be available to non-residents in the 2022 year. A $100 deposit is required for each tag and will be returned upon successful completion of tag reporting once tags are completed and returned to the Conservancy Hunting Representative. A PLM hunting tag is considered returned when it is physically in possession of Conservancy Hunting Representative. Deposits are refunded in the same manner as paid. 

Additional Notes for Hunters:
ALL Conservancy Rules and Regulations will be strictly enforced.  Hunters should pay special attention to transportation restrictions for traveling in the interior. Only vehicles with approved Road Permits are permitted to access the interior and certain areas can only be accessed on foot or with an authorized 4x4 vehicle.

Thank you for your assistance in protecting life, property, and habitat. Your cooperation will further help to ensure future approval of the PLM program on Catalina Island.

 

Zone Maps






Happy Hunting

Photo by T. Dvorak.
 

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