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Environmental Security

Marine Corps Installations West

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Effective July 1, 2019 the STAR Card counter at the Pacific Views Exchange will sell all base fishing ($10) and hunting ($20) permits.  Now you can get your licenses, tags, and permits in one stop, 7 days/week using multiple payment methods!


NOTE: All 2019 Camp Pendleton (G-10) Deer Tags have been sold.

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 August 17 - 18, 2019
• Las Flores Ranch House: NOT AVAILABLE
• Cockleburr (White Beach): Closed for the nesting season.
• Red Beach: Continues to be closed due to construction through at least March 2020.

• Case Springs: (Saturday & Sunday)
• Lake Pulgas: Closed
• Cockleburr Beach: Closed for nesting season.
• Lake O'Neill: Open 7 days/week
• Del Mar Beach: Open 7 days/week
• San Onofre Beach: Open 7 days/week

Small Game Hunting: 
• Saturday: A1, B1, B2, C, D, E, Y (Early Opening at 0630 Saturday Only)
• Sunday:  D, E

• 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: Our next class will be at a new location, the Las Flores Ranch House (not our classroom).  It will also include a live fire portion at the new MCCS range, which will cost $5 per student.  It will be on Sunday afternoon, August 25, from 1230-1730.   Complete the online portion first and then complete this class to receive a hunter education certificate. 

Hunter education certificates never expire, are valid nation-wide, and are required to purchase a hunting license.  Use this link to sign up: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunter-education

NOTE: All 2019 Camp Pendleton (G-10) Deer Tags have been sold.

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