| Phase-out of lead ammunition for hunting in California continues on July 1, 2016, when nonlead ammunition will be required when hunting with shotguns for upland game birds (except for dove, quail and snipe), small game mammals, fur-bearing mammals and nongame birds except for when hunting at licensed game bird clubs. Nonlead ammunition will also be required when taking wildlife with shotguns for depredation purposes anywhere in the state.
Starting July 1, 2019, hunters must use nonlead ammunition when taking any animal anywhere in the state for any purpose.
More information on the phase-out of lead ammunition for hunting in California can be found at www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/lead-free/.
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
Sportsmen should check their Department of Fish and Game booklets for the boundaries of these zones and for season opening dates. Or visit DFG's web site.
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
Deadwood Industries (530) 412-1615
Family Outings Guide Service (530) 249-4979
Skip-n-Hounds Guide Service (530) 249-3361