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Environmental Security

Marine Corps Installations West

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Resource Enforcement and Compliance (REC) / Game Wardens Section (GWS)

The Mission of the REC is to provide Camp Pendleton and Environmental Security with resource, cultural, environmental mission program support, and Conservation Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) investigations of specific violations. We also manage wildlife conflict, manage and administer the recreational hunting, fishing, dispersed-camping programs while providing quality of life to customers and ensuring compliance to applicable laws.

This is accomplished by providing base-wide CLEO responses, patrols and investigations into resource and environmental related violations along with providing technician support to minimize human/wildlife conflict on base while ensuring today’s and future generations of Marines, Sailors, their families and others are able to safely enjoy recreational camping, fishing, and hunting activities.

Office hours: 8am-5pm on hunting days (weekends and holidays).

Training Area Availability for April 13-14, 2019


Cockleburr (White Beach): Closed until September for the nesting season
Red Beach: Continues to be closed due to construction
Las Flores Ranch House: Open Friday-Sunday

Case Springs: Closed
Lake Pulgas: Closed
Cockleburr Beach: Closed until October for nesting season.


• Check out the deer report by clicking the blue Deer Report button below the rules and regulations. 

• Check out the hunter intensity by area versus deer harvest graph

Harvest Update:
EFFORT 26-27 January 2019
Waterfowl 55 hunters
Small Game 31  hunters

HARVEST 26-27 January 2019
Quail 4
Rabbit 2
Coyote 2
Squirrel  10
Waterfowl  total 55
Boat Zone 2: 1 mallard, 1 coot
Boat Zone 3: 2 mallard
Boat Zone 4: 1 mallard, 1 gadwall
Percolation Pond 1: 3 mallard, 2 cinnamon teal, 3 wigeon
Stuart Mesa #1: 1 cinnamon teal
Stuart Mesa #3: 1 cinnamon teal
Stuart Mesa #4: 11 gadwall
Stuart Mesa #5: 6 gadwall, 2 shoveler, 8 mallard, 4 wigeon, 1 merganser, 2 cinnamon teal
Stuart Mesa #6: 1 mallard
SMR1: 1 merganser, 1 mallard
SMR2: 1 shoveler
Horse Pond: 1 Mexican duck

EFFORT since 1 September 2018:
Archery 763 hunters
Small Game 486 hunters
Firearm Deer 543 hunters
Waterfowl 196 hunters

HARVEST since 1 September 2018:
Dove 393
Quail 94
Rabbit 126
Coyote 15
Deer 91
Squirrel 192
Crow 11
Waterfowl 143

Hunter Education: The next hunter education will be held April 27 from 1200-1600 at the Game Warden Office (bldg. 2648). The online portion of the course is required prior to attending.

This is a traditional one day course without an online component. Use the following link for directions and to sign up https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunter-education.  Hunter education is an once-in-a-lifetime requirement to purchase a hunting license. California honors other state hunter education courses.

Red Beach: Closed.  Red Beach construction will continue until November 2019.  The beach will remain closed until construction is complete.  Obviously, further delays may continue to push the date.

Please use the following address to contact the Warden Office in writing:

Environmental Security: Resource Enforcement and Compliance
P.O. Box 555008
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5008