California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Tehama Wildlife Area - Tehama County

Wildlife Viewing restrooms fishing Deer Hunting Allowed Turkey Hunting Allowed Wild Pig Hunting Allowed Black Bear Hunting Allowed
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Location: Tehama County, 3 miles south of the town of Payne's Creek

Phone Number: (530) 597-2201

Map: Directional Map (PDF)  Hunting Map (PDF)

Description: 46,862 acres of oak woodland, grassland and chaparral. There are also rugged canyons throughout the area. This area is a winter range for black-tailed deer. Wild pigs and turkeys are also found here.

Special Restrictions: No person shall enter that portion of Tehama Wildlife Area lying south of Antelope Creek during the period beginning on the first Monday in December through the last Friday in March except with the prior written permission of the regional manager.

Access: From Red Bluff go northeast approximately 20 miles on Highway 36; at Payne's Creek turn right on Plum Creek Road; travel 3 miles to the Wildlife Area.

Description: 46,850 acres of grassland, oak woodland, and chaparral in rugged canyons throughout the area. This area is a winter range for black-tailed deer. Wild pigs and turkeys are also found here.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area

  • Camping, fishing, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing are permitted. Among the birds that may be seen are bald and golden eagles, prairie and peregrine falcons, and other birds of prey.

Hunting: permitted for all legal species, except for wild pig which may only be taken during the G-1 deer season with special access permit

Facilities: Restrooms, camping

PLEASE NOTE: Area regulations are subject to change. Special restrictions on recreational uses, hunt days and methods of take are listed in the current year's issue of Hunting and Other Public Uses on State and Federal Areas, available at CDFW offices and places where licenses are sold.


KC/WLB 02/09