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Chatsworth State Habitat Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 160
  • Habitat: Open grassland. Active grassland habitat management will be occurring on the site. These activities are designed to improve upland habitat.
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  • Printable Map

Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • Site requires use of a Free Upland Game Permit, apply online.
  • Only nontoxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of size #3 steel or tin, #4 bismuth shot or #5 tungsten-iron, tungsten-polymer, tungsten-matrix or smaller may be used or possessed.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Deer hunting not permitted.

Turkey

  • Turkey hunting not permitted.

Waterfowl

  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrel hunting not permitted.
  • Rabbits
    • Statewide regulations, but requires a Free Upland Game Permit obtained via statewide lottery
      • Permits are issued for the first and second day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November and on each Thursday and Sunday in December through Dec 24.
      • Hunters will be required to report their harvest prior to February 15th or the permit holders will forfeit hunting privileges at sites covered by the Free Upland Permit Lottery the following year.
      • Only one hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and 3 hunting partners, will be allowed each day.
    • All hunting must be done with shotgun or bow and arrow (flu flu arrows only).
    • Only nontoxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of size #3 steel or tin, #4 bismuth shot or #5 tungsten-iron, tungsten-polymer, tungsten-matrix or smaller may be used or possessed

Upland Birds

  • Pheasant and Quail
    • Statewide regulations, but requires a free upland game permit must be obtained by submitting application online.
      • Permits are issued for the first and second day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November and on each Thursday and Sunday in December, through December 24.
      • Only 1 hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 guests will be allowed each day.
    • All hunting must be done with shotgun or bow and arrow (flu flu arrows only).
    • Only nontoxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of size #3 steel or tin, #4 bismuth shot or #5 tungsten-iron, tungsten-polymer, tungsten-matrix or smaller may be used or possessed

Furbearers

  • Furbearer hunting and trapping not permitted.

Amenities

  • Designated Parking Lot