Bridgeport is located right about in the middle of deer hunting Zone X-12 (A-20). This section of the Eastern Sierra in California is well known for producing some fine quality Mule Deer.

The A-20 archery season generally starts on the thrid Saturday in August and the X-12 rifle season on the third Saturday of September. These are both limited entry zones and you will usually need to have our applications in by around the first of June. Whatever you do, don't delay too long after the new hunting licenses and applications become available or you may miss the draw deadline. 

Zone X-12 description:

(A) Area: That portion of Mono County within a line beginning at the junction of the California-Nevada state line and Highway 167 (Pole Line Road); west on Highway 167 to Highway 395; north on Highway 395 to Virginia Lakes Road; west on Virginia Lakes Road to the Virginia Lakes Trail (Entry Trail D11); northwest on the Virginia Lakes trail to the Mono-Tuolumne County line; north along the Mono-Tuolomne County line to the Mono-Alpine County line; northeast along the Mono-Alpine County line to Indian Springs Road; northeast on Indian Springs Road to the California-Nevada state line; southeast on the California-Nevada state line to the point of beginning.

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Aug. 20, 2023 - Mike Haworth of Hesperia, CA with a archery 3 X 3 from the Twin Lake area

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Aug. 22, 2023 - Craig Rucker of Fontana, CA with a archery 2 X 2 from the Buckeye area


Aug. 2023 - Katie Eye of Bridgeport, CA with a beautiful archery 3 X 3 from X-12

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Sept. 16, 2023 - Gary Bunn of Templeton, CA with a nice 3X 2 from the Lobdell Lake area

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Sept. 16, 2023 - Russ Brown of Pioneer, CA with a 3 X 3 from Green Creek

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Sept. 17, 2023 - Francisco Meza of Lompoc, CA with a 5 X 4 from X-12

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Sept. 17, 2023 - Matt Siepert of Davis, CA with a 3 X 2 from X-12

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Sept. 17, 2023 - Troy Gold of Ione, CA with a 4 X 4 from X-12

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Sept. 18, 2023 - Jon Nguyễn of Temecula, CA with a 4 X 4 from Green Creek

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Sept. 17, 2023 - Matt Winkelman of Los Angeles, CA with a 4 X 4 from Emma Lake


Sept. 17, 2023 - JW with a 3 X 3 from Pickle Meadow

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Sept. 18, 2023 - Jess Padilla of Denair, Ca with a 4 X 4 from X-12

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Sept. 18, 2023 - Salvador Barragan of Denair, CA with a 4 X 4 from  X-12


Sept. 17, 2023 - Phil from Forest Hill, CA with a 4 X 3 from X-12 Grey Light Guide Service

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Sept. 19, 2023 - Arsham Berehji of San Jose, CA with a 3 X 3 from Buckeye

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Sept. 22, 2023 - Pawahnee Minder of Bridgeport, CA with a 4 X 3 from the Lobdell Lake area

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Sept. 22, 2023 - Anthony Fuller of Denair, CA with a 29” 4 X 3 from X-12

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Sept. 23, 2023 - Carli Olson of El Segundo, CA with her first buck, a 2 X 2 from Parker Bench in X9A

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Sept. 2023 - These pics were sent in by David and Tiffany Black of Caliente, CA. both bucks are 4 X 4’s and were taken in an X-Zone

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Sept. 27, 2023 - John Peters of Bridgeport, CA with a 4 X 4 from Buckeye

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Oct. 01, 2023 - David Bowlsby of Manteca, CA with a 4 X 4 from the Pickle Meadows area