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Jon,

 

Have you taken your hunters safety and got a hunting license yet?

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 Yes, I did take the safety course and received my certificate 

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Great! Now you need your hunting lisence and get a deer tag or tags. There is an either sex LA County archery tag that you should get.

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 Yes, I'm looking forward to it again. I was a bit confused about that either sex deer tag though. Last year, I got my AO tag and I was under the impression that I would be able to hunt either sex as long as I had my AO tag, Luckily, a ran into somone who explained that I would need an "either sex  archery tag" ... So, I decided to call Fish and Game to have them explain it to me and the game warden with whom I spoke to said that we are never allowed to hunt does! Is that true? Was I misinformed? The rules and regulations on the Fish & Game website is really lengthy and somewhat confusing... For instance, the places where archery hunting is allowed. I looked at the Zone D11 area and it covers quite a bit of land. Are we allowed to hunt anywhere in that designated area including the front country or do we have to stick to wilderness areas and back country? Any information would help greatly

 

 

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That Game Warden misinformed you!

Ther are no tags for just Does, but there are 3 different either sex tags.

(26) A-31 (Los Angeles Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt).

  • (A) Area: That portion of Los Angeles County within Zone D-11 (see subsection 360(a)(10)(A)).
  • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-31 (Los Angeles Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the fourth Saturday in September and extend through December 31.
  • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(b)) per tag.
  • (D) Number of Tags: 1,000.
  • (27) A-32 (Ventura/Los Angeles Late Season Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
    • (A) Area: In those portions of Los Angeles and Ventura counties within the area described as the A Zone (see subsection 360(a)(1)(A)).
    • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-32 (Ventura/Los Angeles Late Season Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the second Saturday in November and extend for 23 consecutive days.
    • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(b)) per tag.
    • (D) Number of Tags: 250.
  • (28) A-33 (Fort Hunter Liggett Late Season Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
    • (A) Area: That portion of Monterey County lying within the exterior boundaries of the Hunter Liggett Military Reservation, except as restricted by the Commanding Officer.
    • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-33 (Fort Hunter Liggett Late Season Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall be open beginning the first Saturday in October and continuing through November 11, except if rescheduled by the Commanding Officer with Department concurrence between the season opener and December 31.
    • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
    • (D) Number of Tags: 50 (25 military and 25 general public).
    • (E) Special Conditions: In the event the Commanding Officer cancels the hunt, A-33 tagholders may exchange the unused tag for any remaining deer tag and have accumulated and earned preference points restored pursuant to Section 708.14 for tags issued through the Big Game Drawing.
  • (c) Archery Hunting with Archery Only Tags.
    Deer may be taken only with archery equipment specified in Section 354, during the archery seasons and general seasons as follows:
    • (1) Number of Archery Only Tags Permitted. A person may obtain an archery only tag using a one-deer tag application and a second archery only tag using a second deer tag application.
    • (2) Zones in Which Archery Only Tags are Valid. An archery only tag is valid for hunt G-10, and during the archery season and general season in all zones except C-1 through C-4 and X-1 through X-12.
    • (3) Areas: As described in subsections 360(a) and (c).
    • (4) Seasons: The archery season and general seasons are provided in subsection 361(a) above and in subsections 360(a) and (c).
    • (5) Bag and Possession Limit: All bag and possession limits per zone are the same as those described in subsections 360(a) and (c).
  • (d) Hunting Area Limitations. Archers not in possession of an archery only tag may hunt only in the zone, zones, or areas for which they have a general tag or an area-specific archery tag. (Refer to subsection 361(c)(2) for zones in which archery only tags are valid).
  • (e) Crossbow Prohibition. Except as provided in subsection 354(j), crossbows may not be used during any archery season or during the general season when using an archery only tag.
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Here is a link to the Regulations

As far a where you can hunt....We should talk on the phone about that...I could right a book on here.

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 Thanks for the reply, Eric. Good information to have! I will definitely be getting me either sex archery tag this year and when I do, I'll be contacting you as to where to go. Thank you for your help. 

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 hey bud, glad to have you aboard!!!!! Now is the time to start doing your home work on A31, get your self a "southern & central california" atlas& gezetteer by DeLorme and start lookin at some stuff on the map and use google earth as well, find some spots that you might want to check out and hit the hills. start your scouting early so when the season comes you got a game plan. there is ALOT of country  to hunt just got to put your boots to the ground and binos to your eyes and find them

 

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I'm pretty noob too, and I'm in the SBNF (back yard).  I hope you don't mind me asking a couple questions as long as they stay on topic.  I'm confused about when and how the deer tags are distributed.  The way I read it, it is a lottery, and you get the zone that you get according to the lottery.  But I may be wrong.  I also understand that the lottery system is also there so that there is fair distribution in the total of tags given per zone.  Can you choose which zone you want to hunt?  And I haven't seen any info on when tags go up for grabs.  I've been on the DFW site, and under the online tags/lisencing page there is nothing on getting deer tags.  What am I missing?

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Slide, I posted in the Mule Deer section that the new 2013 Big Game Booklet came out.  You can read it on line and there is a lot of new info in there that will answer a ton of questions.  If you want one of those booklet in your hand you have to answer a questionair and then give your address and they will send one to you.  Also there will be some stashed at the local outdoor stores in a week or two.  

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 Hey Slide, being new and looking into that book can be a little over whelming.... defenitly try to get your hands on a booklet, and when you do Id be glad to help you out with any questions you may have and help you put down the zones you may want to hunt and explain how the "draw" system & points work...Ill PM you my # and when you get your booklet give me a call and well talk!!!

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