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



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.


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

Urgent News...

Hunters, don't park your vehicle on the road. Two parked on Combar Road adjacent to clear firebreak.

The Club game cooler is out of service and may not be fixed for a long time. Plan accordingly.


Ammo Background Checks Began 1 July 2019

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

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 2019

Archery: 13 July, 0528 hrs. to 4 August, 2031 hrs.
General: 10 August at 0548 to 22 September 1928

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


2018 Deer harvest stats here.

Other Game 2019-2020

  • All Year: Coyote, Wild Pig, Jack Rabbit, Ground Squirrel & Eurasian Collared-dove
  • Rabbit: 1 Jul 19 - 25 Jan 20 (5/day)
  • Raccoon: 16 Nov 19 - 31 Mar 20
  • Bobcat: 15 Oct 19 - 28 Feb 20
  • Dove—1st: 1 Sep 19 - 15 Sep 19
  • Dove—2nd: 9 Nov 19 - 23 Dec 19
  • Quail:  19 Oct 19 - 26 Jan 20
  • Duck & Geese: 19 Oct 19 - 31 Jan 20
  • Snipe: 19 Oct 19 - 3 Feb 20
  • Scaup: 7 Nov 19 - 31 Jan 19
  • Wild Turkey: 9 Nov 19 - 8 Dec 19
  • Wild Turkey: 28 Mar 20 - 3 May 20
  • Wild Turkey-Archery Only: 4-17 May 20
  • Wild Turkey-Junior: 25-26 Mar 20 & 4-17 May 20
  • Crow: 7 Dec 19 - 8 Apr 20

Always check the official California and Vandenberg AFB hunting regulations.

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