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Deer Hunting In Orange County

July 30, 1988|Clipboard researched by Susan Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Orange County is part of deer hunting zone D-15, which also includes portions of Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. Most deer hunting in Orange County takes place in the Santa Ana Mountains included within the Cleveland National Forest.

ARCHERY SEASON: Aug. 6-26.

GENERAL SEASON: Sept. 3-Oct. 2.

BAG LIMIT: One buck, forked horn or better.

GETTING A DEER TAG FOR ZONE D-15

All applicants for deer tags must first purchase a non-refundable 1988-89 California hunting license ($19.25 for residents; $5 for residents under 16; $66 for non-residents). Each person may submit only one deer tag application each year. Other zones in the state may have different bag limits and different season dates. Applications for hunting licenses and deer tags are available at most sporting goods stores, or through the California Department of Fish and Game (address below).

TAG QUOTA: 3,000.

AVAILABILITY: First-come, first-served.

TAG FEE: $11.50 for resident; $111.25 for non-resident.

ADDRESS: Completed application forms can be mailed to the Department of Fish and Game License and Revenue Branch, 3211 S St., Sacramento 95816, or taken in person to the Department of Fish and Game office in Long Beach at 330 Golden Shore, Suite 50.

INFORMATION: (213) 590-5158. For 24-hour recorded information,

call (916) 739-3571.

Source: California Department of Fish and Game.

BUCK DEER TAKEN, 1983-'87

County 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 Los Angeles 310 375 290 336 336 ORANGE 43 42 78 71 39 Riverside 143 120 119 162 131 San Bernardino 170 308 250 280 218 San Diego 256 241 158 211 267 Unknown 80 21 6 62 176 TOTAL 26,006 32,190 31,651 30,253 25,864

1987 DEER TAKE FOR ZONE D-15 *

Quota Tags Sold Deer Killed Percent 3,000 1,155 134 11.6

* Zone D-15 includes all of Orange County and parts of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

Source: California Department of Fish and Game.

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