Plumas County offers a variety of challenges for
hunters. Deer, bear and duck hunting is the most
popular; but hunters also can bag geese, quail,
bandtailed pigeons, grouse, chukar, and
Plumas County ranks among the top five in the state for annual bear harvests. The Department of Fish and Game issues tags for California black bear by a quota system.
The deer hunting spreads throughout the county in three main zones: D3, X6a-b and C4. Hunters must draw for a limited number of tags in the highly-prized X zones. Both X zones are toward the eastern end of Plumas County and on into Lassen County.
Bird and waterfowl hunters can have a field day as well in Plumas County. There is some tremendous mountain quail hunting, especially during the first week of opener. The season begins in fall and extends through January.
Excellent duck and geese hunting is offered
at the north end of Lake Almanor near Chester.
Also good spots for ducks are Lake Davis,
Frenchman Lake, Antelope Lake and Round Valley
Visitors who might want to practice their marksmanship are invited to join local gun clubs that hold trap and target shooting events and junior trap shoots. These include the Quincy Sports Shooters Association (Gopher Hill Range), (530) 394-8390, www.quincyshooting.com; Sierra Valley Gun Club (Beckwourth Range), (530) 832-5959; and the Westwood Rifle and Pistol Club (Westwood-Lake Almanor Range), (530) 596-4116.
EB Guide Service (530) 249-3825
Bob Johnson's Guide Service
Family Outings Guide Service (530) 249-4979
Quail Lodge (530) 284-0861
Skip-n-Hounds Guide Service (530) 249-3361