View Full Version : CA bear archery opener is Aug 21st. Misprint in flyer with tags says Aug 15th

08-07-2010, 10:12 PM
From Marc at DFG posted over on our forum.


Sorry for any confusion - there was a misprint in the original flyer that accompanied the bear tags. The following is a good synopsis of the CA bear seasons:

Archery bear season opens August 21, 2010 and runs through September 12, 2010.

The general season for black bears opens with the general deer hunting seasons in deer zones A, B, C, D, X8, X9A, X9B, X10 and X12 and extends through December 26, 2010. In the remaining deer X zones, the general bear season opens October 9, 2010 and extends through December 26, 2010.

The Department shall close the bear season earlier if 1,700 bears have been reported taken. For daily updates on reported bear harvest, call toll-free (888) 277-6398.

For your future reference, if there's ever a discrepancy between the regulations and a flyer or the hunting digest, you're safest bet is to trust the regulations.


08-07-2010, 10:14 PM
wasnt last year on the 15th? for some reason that sounds real familiar.... i went out opening day last year.

08-07-2010, 10:27 PM
Regs have always said 3rd Saturday in August for opener. There was misprint last year, can't remember what it was on though. Ducks maybe?