Alpine County has historically been a popular spot for hunters. Deer and bear, as well as upland birds and migratory waterfowl, attract many to the region.
For more information, call the North Central Region's Rancho Cordova office at (916) 358-2900, or visit https://wildlife.ca.gov/
Alpine County encompasses two hunting zones: D-5 and X-8.
2020 Season Dates in Alpine County: General deer hunting season in zone D-5 runs from September 26 - November 1, 2020. General season in zone X-8 runs from September 26 - October 11, 2020.
For the full list of approved deer hunting seasons by zone throughout California, click here. For statewide deer hunting fact sheets on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website, visit https://wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Deer
To view the hunting map and regulations specific to each of the zones within Alpine County, view the following links:
Beginning with the 2015-2016 season every purchaser of a deer tag(s) must report their harvest, even if they were unsuccessful, or if they did not hunt.
General bear season opens concurrently with general deer season in the A, B, C, D, X8, X9A, X9B, X10 and X12 deer hunting zones. Again, Alpine County has two zones, D-5 and X-8.
General bear season closes on December 27, 2020, or earlier, if the Department determines that 1,700 bears have been reported. This includes bears harvested during the archery season.
For full details on bear hunting in California, including the CDFW's black bear management and biology guides, visit https://wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Bear.
Contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for additional information on hunting a variety of animal species throughout the state of California. Their websites are stocked with valuable tools and information for prospective hunters, fishermen, and other outdoors men and women. Visit https://wildlife.ca.gov/
We will be hosting our 40th anniversary Death Ride - Tour of the California Alps on Sat. July 17, 2021. The following roads will be closed this day:
Hwy 4 (Ebbetts Pass) from Markleeville to Lake Alpine
Hwy 89 (Monitor Pass) from Markleeville to Hwy 395
Plan your trip accordingly, and enjoy visiting the communities of Markleeville and Lake Alpine/Bear Valley while you wait to proceed to your destination.