For the first time in three years, grouse and mountain quail hunters should find the state’s national forests along with California Department of Fish and Wildlife properties mostly open for hunting when the season began Sept. 10. . That’s the good news.
The disheartening news is that the state is once again facing severe wildfire conditions with recent wildfires, active wildfires and fire restrictions occurring in some national forests historically popular with grouse and mountain quail hunters, including the National Forest. Tahoe National Forest, Modoc National Forest, Klamath National Forest, and Six Rivers National Forest. Hunters are strongly encouraged to check for emergency closings when planning their hunting trips. Over the past two years, extremely dry fire conditions forced the closure of most of the state’s national forests and many adjacent CDFW properties just as hunting seasons for these special game birds of the United States were about to begin. Highlands.