New to hunting in California. Just moved near tehachapi and was wondering if anyone has had any luck and could spare any pointers for a new guy.
D9 has some great spots I know if you stay in the middle and eastern section of the zone and hike your ass off you will get on deer, I know of a few guys that hunt D9 over D8 the last few years and they have gotten bucks every year. They say there is way less crowds in D9 then D8, and they have done good in both the archery season and general season(rifle). D10 has very little public land due to Tejon Ranch owning about 90% of that zone, D10 is the zone south of the 58 to the 138 and D9 is north of the 58 to the 178. Good luck and post up what you see scouting and what you drop come season. Kurt
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If you hunt D-9, and your up for it, I'd suggest a bear tag, as you might see more bears than bucks.
Thanks guys for the input. I will more than likely be getting a bear tag also. Has any one hunted the northern side of piute mt. I drove a couple of the fire roads looking for a good place to park and hike in. Now just need to get out there and hike them. It's the perfect weather this week for some long hikes. Thanks again for the input guys.
almost all of the people who hunt the piutes just road hunt. if you get get out like Kurt said and put in the work you have great odds of killing a buck. my buddies and I have done really well over the last 12 years. there is also alot of burn area in the piutes as well. best of luck to you.
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