Frequently Asked Questions
VAFB Hunting - Last updated 14 JUL 17
With the new iSportsman web-based mobile device service, hunting zones have been eliminated. The iSportsman service will list current hunting districts available to hunt in. Hunting registration and fee payment will no longer be accepted at the LE Conservation Office.
Conservation Law Enforcement will be holding a Hunter Town Hall Meeting on dates and times listed below at the Conservation Office located at building 13848.
27 Aug 2017 @ 1900 hrs.
Please E-mail your questions to Officer Wayne V. Moses at email@example.com
Officer Moses briefed last year the base was going to a web-based hunting check-in/check-out system.
Deer Harvest Reporting and Tag Countersigning
Hunting Area Closures
All Use fees paid on the old system expired on 30 June 2017. To hunt VAFB, you must register via iSportsman and pay the $75.
Configure/transport your firearms accordingly.
30SW131-218 12 MARCH 2015 49 Chapter 7
TRANSPORTATION OF PRIVATELY OWNED FIREARMS
7.1. General Considerations.
7.1.1. Transporting of all firearms on the installation is prohibited except to and from authorized storage or shooting areas to include hunting areas. Firearms must be cleared, safe and placed in a locked container. The term "locked container" means a secure container which is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, key lock, combination lock, or similar locking device. This includes the trunk of a motor vehicle, but does not include the utility or glove compartment or center console.
7.1.2. Transporting firearms on bicycles, motorcycles, or any two or three-wheeled vehicle is prohibited. Firearms will not be stowed in such a manner as to appear to be a concealed weapon. Examples of concealment: hiding a firearm or dangerous weapon on one's person; transporting a firearm or dangerous weapon in a privately owned vehicle hidden from view, unless secured in a locked, enclosed container to include the trunk, not the center console or utility or glove compartment.
7.1.3. Ammunition may be transported in the same area as the firearm but no ammunition may be inside any part of the firearm (ex: inserted magazine, round not chambered); transporting a loaded, secured firearm is prohibited.
KEITH W. BALTS, Colonel, USAF Commander
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Active duty/reserve/retired military members and authorized VAFB DoD employee may escort one (1) guest in the field at any given time. The guest must have all required state hunting license and shall register as a guest and pay the annual VAFB fee with the iSportsman web-based app.
Big Game Hunters must wear blaze orange cap/hat and vest or outer garment in all hunting areas with the exception of Archery areas. This rule is year around. Blaze orange broken up with camouflage is acceptable.
It is recommended for the rest of the hunters to wear orange, but not mandatory.
Vandenberg AFB WILL ALLOW lead ammunition to take dove, quail, and snipe this season.
Phase 2 Now – Effective July 1, 2016, nonlead shot will be required when taking upland game birds with a shotgun, except for dove, quail, snipe, and any game birds taken on licensed game bird clubs. In addition, nonlead shot will be required when using a shotgun to take resident small game mammals, furbearing mammals, nongame mammals, nongame birds, and any wildlife for depredation purposes.
Phase 3 – Effective July 1, 2019, nonlead ammunition will be required when taking any wildlife with a firearm anywhere in California.
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