Thank you for the reply, I will save your reply and contact you as a get a little further on my research. Again thanks.I lived in SoCal for most of my life...plenty of public land out east (Cleveland National Forest) and some public on Palomar Mountain. There is a private hunting club near Lake Henshaw that leases about 50K acres of private land, but it will cost you some $$ to join. I killed some decent bucks, for that area, on the club property. PM me if you want more details. ONX hunt maps might be a good investment to find public land as well.
Thank youNew to hunting this year but have lived in So Cal my entire life. As others have said it's pretty tough out here but if you put in the work you should be able to make it happen. Find the water then branch out from there to find their bedding areas and food sources. Everyone will say find the acorns and you should find the deer. I would agree with that but look for places where there are limited acorns for your best chance of finding a concentration of deer. Good luck and enjoy the scouting process, there are some really beautiful areas to hunt and hike that a lot of people over look.
I do have access but not for hunting, would have been great. I will need to try and get out eat and start working.Welcome to SoCal, if you have base access there are some areas on Pendleton that historically have produced, but as everywhere tags go faaast
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