Hopland Research and Extension Center
University of California
Hopland Research and Extension Center


Annual Public Deer Hunt

Controlled public deer hunting at the HREC is conducted the first three weekends of the usual North Coast region (Zone A) rifle deer season. These dates are determined annually by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Our public hunt is conducted in association with long-term research efforts to improve the management of Columbian black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus) herds.  The hunt is only for legal (forked-horn or better) bucks, and is in accordance with all Fish & Wildlife regulations.  It is the responsibility of hunters to have a valid hunting license and deer tags, and understand all applicable state game regulations. In 2020 we will offer public and restricted hunt opportunities. 

Click here to be contacted when the deer hunt application period is open.

Further details and application processes will be posted here.

Registration is open from 5/4, 9am PT to 6/15, 5pm PT:

Click here to register.

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