California Hunter Safety Course


Safety Rules for Hunting in California

Transport Firearms Safely

It is every hunter's responsibility to safely transport firearms in any vehicle. In California, it is illegal to possess any loaded shotgun or long gun in a vehicle on any way open to the public. This includes, but is not limited to, any road, parking lot, trails or open fields.

Adhere to Legal Hunting Hours

Legal shooting hours for big game in California are from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.

Safety Zone

According to the California Fish Game Code, it is illegal to discharge while hunting, any firearm within 150 yards of any dwelling. This 150 yard area is known as a 'safety zone'.

Safety Zone