All hunt tags for premium deer, elk, antelope and bighorn sheep are awarded through CDFW’s big game drawing. To qualify, the sales transaction must be completed before midnight on June 2. When completed, the customer will receive a receipt to show their hunt choices have been entered in the drawing. Mail-in applications will not be accepted. Beginning June 21, hunters may contact a CDFW license sales office or look online to check the results.
The following resources are available to assist hunters:
To find a license agent near you or to purchase items online, visit www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing.
To learn more about the big game drawing application process, view the 2013 California Hunting Digest (2013 Big Game) at www.dfg.ca.gov/publications/digest/.
To purchase a license and submit drawing applications by telephone, contact the license sales line at 800-565-1458.