Hunting

four young hunters in orange vests
Four young hunters enjoy quail season at the preserve

NPS

Non-lead ammunition is required for all upland game hunting in Mojave National Preserve.

Hunting is permitted in accordance with California Department of Fish & Game (DFG) regulations. A California Hunting License is required; additional permits and tags may apply. Please be prepared to present your hunting license and/or tags if requested by an NPS park ranger or state game warden.

Visit the Hunting Seasons and Trip Planning page for or specific seasons and hours and general information on hunting within the park.

Firearms
The discharge of firearms is allowed only while legally hunting. Target shooting or "plinking" is prohibited. All firearms transported within the preserve must be unloaded, cased, and broken down, except during lawful hunting activities. No shooting is permitted within ½ mile of dwellings, hiking trails, campgrounds, information centers, Kelso Dunes, Fort Piute, or any other public gathering areas.

Firearms are not permitted inside federal buildings.

For more information about designated Safe Areas (San Bernardino Country ordinance), private property, wilderness access, and dates of specific hunting seasons, click here.

For more information about firearm laws and policies within National Park Service sites in general, click here.

Last updated: March 8, 2022

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