Information on this page is subject to change without notice. It's the responsibility of everyone to verify info with the VAFB Conservation Office.

VAFB Fish & Wildlife Department

Officer Wayne V. Moses
Conservation Law Enforcement Office (CLEO)
30th Security Forces Squadron/S3WS

 (805) 606-6804

Email: Wayne.moses.1@us.af.mil

OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATION:

0900 – 1000 hours and 1500 – 1600 hours

Located on South Dakota Ave.
( Between the theater and dental clinic.)

MAP GPS Location 34.744369,-120.540496

VAFB Hunting & Fishing Regulation

Privately Owned Firearms Directive

Pick up a new laminated 30 SFS/S3W Form 651 Locater Card. Big bright orange can be seen from a mile away. Non-laminated available. Please, take only one per registered hunting vehicle.

locator-card

Download OLC PDF here.

Ensure the grass does not touch the undercarriage of the vehicle where you are parking in recreational areas. Consider a tool like this in your vehicle: 

Webmaster Recommended Gun Safe

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Recreation Closures


All hunters must use i-Sportsman to register to hunt at VAFB.


Attention: VAFB Base Commander Policy.
"It is the Base Commanders position to suspend your hunting privileges for breaking base hunting rules, state, or federal law. Which means you will not be able to hunt until your case has been heard."

Firearm Safety

Configure/transport firearms accordingly to the hunting area you are in. 30SWI321-218, chapter 7 still applies.

Don't Forget...

To grab the documents you'll need for hunting and fishing. The following documents may be obtained at the Vandenberg AFB Conservation Office.

  • 2015 Hunting area maps as of 20 June, 2015

vafb hunting map - northvafb hunting map - south
(8.4 MB each)

  • Caution: Maps online above could change without notice or be obsolete prior to webmaster's notice.
  • Conservation, Management & Enforcement Instructions (30SWI32-7001, 25 Jan 2012)

All hunters are required to have in possession during all hunting activities the required state and VAFB hunting privilege documentation and the filled out Form 651 Locater Card must be displayed on the vehicle dash where it can be viewed from the outside by LEOs.

California Certified Nonlead Ammo

One infraction could stop it permanently.

Base Annual Hunting Fee

VAFB Hunting Fee shall be paid online via the new iSportsman web-based app. Good for one year from the date of purchase. ($75.00)

Season Dates...

Deer Season 2020

No G11 tags for 2020

Archery:
Begins: 11 July at 0528 hrs.
Ends: 2 August at 2032 hrs.

(23 hunting days)

General:
Begins: 8 August at 0547 hrs.
Ends: 20 September at 1930 hrs.
(44 hunting days)

Reminder, all deer hunters must a submit a harvest report, even if you did not harvest a deer. Click here.

2020 Confirmed Deer Harvest

Total buck harvest: 174

2020 Deer harvest stats here.

Other Game 2020-2021

  • All Year: Coyote, Wild Pig, Jack Rabbit, Ground Squirrel & Eurasian Collared-dove
  • Rabbit: 1 Jul 20 - 31 Jan 21 (5/day)
  • Dove—1st: 1 Sep 20 - 15 Sep 20 (15/day)
  • Quail:  17 Oct 20 - 31 Jan 21 (10/day)
  • Snipe: 17 Oct 20 - 31 Jan 21 (8/day)
  • Duck & Geese: 24 Oct 20 - 31 Jan 21
  • Scaup: 7 Nov 20 - 31 Jan 21
  • Dove—2nd: 14 Nov 20 - 28 Dec 21 (15/day)
  • Wild Turkey: 14 Nov 20 - 13 Dec 20
  • Raccoon: 16 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21
  • Badger: 16 Nov 20 - 28 Feb 21
  • Gray Fox: 24 Nov 20 - 28 Feb 21
  • Crow: 5 Dec 20 - 7 Apr 21
  • Band-tailed Pigeon—19-26 Dec 20 (2/day)
  • Wild Turkey-Junior: 20-21 Mar 21
  • Wild Turkey: 27 Mar 21 - 2 May 21
  • Wild Turkey-Archery Only: 3-16 May 21
  • Wild Turkey-Junior: 3-16 May 21
  • Bobcat: Closed until further notice

Always check the official California and Vandenberg AFB hunting regulations.

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