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


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

Non-permitted game cameras are considered abandoned property and will be removed per 36 CFR 2.22.

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.

For specific hunting regulations and seasons information, visit our Hunting Seasons and Trip Planning page.

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.

Youth Quail Hunt
The Junior Quail Hunt is October 1-2, 2022. Though there will be no formal event this year, the Preserve is still open for junior quail hunters over this weekend. For more information, please contact us.

Hunting Information Booth
Join Preserve employee Neal Darby to learn about hunting in the Preserve and share your own hunting stories. This information booth will be set up at the Hole-In-The-Wall Visitor Center from 10AM to 3PM. For more details, check out our events page.

Last updated: October 11, 2022

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