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Bird Hunting State Spotlight: California

Solid hunting can be had on the West Coast for those willing to burn some gas and boot leather.

Bird Hunting State Spotlight: California

If you’re in the Golden State and gotta have a day in the field, it can be worth the effort. (Photo By: Scott Linden)

The People’s Republic of California isn’t known as a bird hunting Mecca, unless you remember the other name for valley quail starts with a capital “C.” They are still huntable near towns that really belong in a neighboring state, not the one home to Hollywood elites and dot-com billionaires.

Good starting points are the towns of Barstow, Susanville, and Alturas. The country surrounding these burgs resembles most other Great Basin communities: sagebrush...

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