Mammal Hunting Regulations 2013-2014

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Subdivision 2 Game and Furbearers  (Detail Listing)

Chapter 1. General Provisions and Definitions

§250. General Prohibition Against Taking Resident Game Birds, Game Mammals and Furbearing Mammals.

Except as otherwise provided in this Title 14, and in the Fish and Game Code, resident game birds, game mammals and furbearing mammals may not be taken at any time.

Amendment of NOTE filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§250.5. Shooting Time.

In these orders whenever a specific clock time is mentioned, such time is meant to be legal California time for the date specified: i.e., during the days when California is on Pacific Daylight Saving Time, Pacific Daylight Saving Time is intended; when California is legally on Pacific Standard Time, Pacific Standard Time is intended. When reference is made to sunrise or sunset time, such reference is to the sunrise or sunset time at the location of the hunter. (See Section 310 for resident small game shooting hours. See Section 352 for big game shooting hours. See Section 466 for hours for taking furbearers. See Section 474 for hours for taking nongame mammals.)

New NOTE filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§251. Prohibition on Pursuing or Shooting Birds and Mammals from Motor-Driven Air or Land Vehicles, Motorboats, Airboats, Sailboats or Snowmobiles.

  • (a) General Prohibition: No person shall pursue, drive, herd, or take any bird or mammal from any type of motor-driven air or land vehicles, motorboat, airboat, sailboat, or snowmobile. Additionally, no person shall use any motorized, hot-air, or unpowered aircraft or other device capable of flight or any earth orbiting imaging device to locate or assist in locating big game mammals beginning 48 hours before and continuing until 48 hours after any big game hunting season in the same area. No person shall use at any time or place, without Department approval, any computer, telemetry device or other equipment to locate a big game mammal to which a tracking device is attached. For purposes of this subsection "use" includes but is not limited to personal use or intent by another to obtain information from such personal use. Evidence of an act constituting a violation of this section includes but is not limited to flying slowly at low altitudes, hovering, circling or repeatedly flying over any area where big game may be found. Exceptions to this
    • (1) When the motor of such motorboat, airboat, or sailboat has been shut off and/or the sails furled and its progress therefrom has ceased, and it is drifting, beached, moored, resting at anchor, or is being propelled by paddle, oar or pole.
    • (2) When used by the landowner or tenant of private property to drive or herd game mammals for the purpose of preventing damage to private property.
    • (3) Pursuant to a license from the department issued under such regulations as the commission may prescribe (see subsection 251(b) below).
  • (b) Mobility Disabled Persons Motor Vehicle License
    • (1) Applications: Applications for a Motor Vehicle Hunting License for mobility disabled persons shall be on a form supplied by the Department (Mobility Impaired Disabled Persons Motor Vehicle Hunting License Application, FG1460-10/95). The application shall include the applicant's name, address, physical description, a description of the qualifying disability, and a certified statement from a licensed physician describing the applicant's permanent disability. It shall be unlawful for any person to falsify an application for a Motor Vehicle Hunting License.
    • (2) Terms of the License: The Motor Vehicle Hunting License shall specify conditions under which said license shall be used and shall include but not be limited to the following provisions:
      • (A) The licensee shall be accompanied by an able bodied assistant who shall immediately retrieve, and tag if necessary, all game taken. (Possession of the licensee's tag, required in this subsection, shall not be considered an unlawful possession of a tag or license issued to another person).
      • (B) The assistant shall not possess a firearm, crossbow or archery equipment unless he/she is a licensed hunter and possesses any necessary license or tag for the area being hunted. The assistant shall not discharge a firearm or release a bolt or an arrow from the vehicle. If licensed, the assistant may dispatch wounded game which has moved out of range of the licensee.
      • (C) The vehicle must be stopped and the engine must be shut off prior to the licensee discharging firearm or releaseing a bolt from a crossbow or an arrow from archery equipment.
      • (D) The licensee shall notify the Department, at the regional office having responsibility for the area where the licensee intends to hunt, at least 48 hours prior to hunting or contact the department's 24-hour dispatcher at the number indicated on the license. The licensee shall specify the locality, vehicle description, and the approximate time frame during which such hunt shall take place.
      • (E) The licensee or assistant shall not pursue any animal or drive or herd animals to any other hunters with a motor vehicle.
      • (F) This license does not grant permission to trespass on private property or permission to use a motor vehicle while in any area where the use of motor vehicles is restricted or prohibited.
      • (G) This license does not grant permission to discharge a firearm in any place or manner that would otherwise be unlawful, or to possess a loaded firearm in violation of any other city, county or state law.
      • (H) The licensee shall have the license in possession while hunting from a motor vehicle.
    • (3) License Fee: A license fee of $25.00, as adjusted annually pursuant to Section 713 of the Fish and Game Code, shall be charged for processing and issuing the Mobility Impaired Disabled Person Motor Vehicle Hunting License. Licenses shall be issued only by the Director or his/her designee. Licenses shall be permanent and have no expiration date.

Amended 2004

§251.1. Harassment of Animals.

Except as otherwise authorized in these regulations or in the Fish and Game Code, no person shall harass, herd or drive any game or nongame bird or mammal or furbearing mammal. For the purposes of this section, harass is defined as an intentional act which disrupts an animal's normal behavior patterns, which includes, but is not limited to, breeding, feeding or sheltering. This section does not apply to a landowner or tenant who drives or herds birds or mammals for the purpose of preventing damage to private or public property, including aquaculture and agriculture crops.

New section filed 11-14-90; operative 11-14-90.

§251.2. Permits to Pursue, Drive, Herd, or Take Birds and Mammals.

Permits to pursue, drive, herd, or take birds and mammals with or from motorized water, land, or air vehicles may be issued by the department under and subject to the following conditions:

  • (a) To Whom Issued. Permits may be issued to landowners, tenants, or lessees suffering damage, actual or immediately threatened, to land or property by birds or mammals. Permits may not be issued to any person less than 18 years of age. The privilege granted in a permit entitles only the permittee, members of his family, his employees or contractors to pursue, drive, herd, or take birds and mammals in accordance with the provisions of the permit. No permittee shall allow any person under 16 years of age to take, pursue, drive, or herd birds or mammals under a permit. No permit may be transferred to another person.
  • (b) Exemption from Permit. Federal or state animal control agencies and their employees or contractors, including other public employees supervised by such agencies, engaged in pursuing, driving, herding or taking birds or mammals in the performance of their regular duties are not required to obtain a permit pursuant to this section. This exemption shall not be effective unless the agencies or their employees or contractors are performing their required duties in accordance with applicable Federal regulations. Agencies taking depredating animals on or over private lands shall do so only through a written landowner agreement. Such agreement shall become valid only upon approval of the department. Federal or state animal control agencies engaged in the foregoing activities shall submit a report to the headquarters office of the Department of Fish and Game each calendar quarter showing the number and species of birds or mammals taken or herded; area where the activity occurred, and such other information the department may require.
  • (c) Application Requirements. An applicant for a permit shall submit a written request to the department showing his name, address, location and size of the land where damage is occurring, and the names of all individuals and/or State or Federal agencies other than the applicant who may be employed or authorized by the applicant to pursue, drive, herd, or take the birds or mammals which are causing damage, actual or immediately threatened, to land or property; a description of the property, including livestock or other domestic animals being damaged; the species of birds or mammals causing damage; the proposed method of pursuing, driving, herding, or taking the offending animals; the period of time a permit is needed to alleviate damage; and such other information the department may require.
  • (d) Investigation of Damage. Upon receiving a request for a permit, the department shall investigate the applicant's claim of damage and shall be satisfied that damage has occurred or is immediately threatened before issuing a permit. The department may deny a request for a permit, and the applicant may appeal such decision before the commission.
  • (e) Permit Limitations. A permit issued pursuant to these regulations shall not authorize the permittee to kill any game bird or game mammal. A permit shall be valid on public lands only if the permittee has permission from the agency controlling the lands to exercise the privileges of the permit on such lands, or if the permittee, by obtaining a permit under these regulations, has fulfilled applicable requirements set forth in Federal laws and regulations.

    The department may impose any additional limitation or requirement in a permit as needed to prevent unnecessary harm to any species of wildlife or for public safety reasons.
  • (f) Reports. The permittee shall submit a report within 15 days following expiration of the permit showing the number of birds or mammals taken under the permit, except that any permittee authorized to use any type of aircraft under such permit shall submit a report to the department each calendar quarter showing the number and species of animals taken.

Amendment of NOTE filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§251.3. Prohibition Against Feeding Big Game Mammals.

No person shall knowingly feed big game mammals, as defined in Section 350 of these regulations.

Amendment filed 1-1-08; effective 2-7-08.

§251.4. Mountain Lion Tagging.

  • (a) Permits and Tagging Requirements.
    Pursuant to Section 4800 of the Fish and Game Code, no person may sell or possess any mountain lion, part or product thereof, unless he/she is in possession of an authorizing permit issued by the department and said mountain lion, part or product thereof, has been tagged by the department. Permits and numbered tags shall be issued from the Wildlife Protection Division, 1416 Ninth Street, Box 944209, Sacramento, Ca 94244-2090 (Telephone No. 916 653-4094) only to persons who can demonstrate that the mountain lion, part or product thereof, was in their possession on or before June 6, 1990.
  • (b) Prohibition of Removal of Tag.
    No person shall remove the tag applied to a lion, part or product thereof, pursuant to this section.
  • (c) Permit Fee: $5.00.

New section filed 7-8-92; operative 7-8-92.

§251.5. Game Birds, Game Mammals, Furbearers and Nongame Animals, Possession Of.

  • (a) Migratory game birds may not be held beyond the period provided by the federal regulations and in accordance with the daily bag and possession limits prescribed by these regulations. (See section 500.)
  • (b) Live mountain lions may be possessed only under terms of a permit issued by the Department pursuant to section 2150 of the Fish and Game Code or if the owner can demonstrate that the mountain lion was in his/her possession on or before June 6, 1990 under a permit issued pursuant to section 3200 of said code.
  • (c) Every game bird, game mammal, furbearer or nongame animal taken under the authority of a hunting or trapping license and reduced to possession by the hunter or trapper shall be immediately killed and become a part of the daily bag limit.

Repealer of subsections (a) and (b), subsection relettering and amendment of Note filed 9-1-2000; operative 9-1-2000.

§251.6. Tagging of Live Domesticated Big Game Mammals.

  • (a) Domesticated game breeders or other persons holding domesticated big game mammals including nonnative hoofed big game mammals in captivity shall within 30 days after such mammals are acquired, or born, mark each animal with a seal, ear tag or other marking device supplied by the Department of Fish and Game. Alternate methods of marking big game mammals may be used upon approval by the department.
  • (b) The requirements of this section shall not apply to public zoological gardens, game breeders holding animals on any island in the Santa Barbara Channel area, and to those animals presently in captivity in such cases where the department determines that the capturing and marking or tagging would create a substantial risk to human safety or to the health and safety of the animals.
  • (c) The seals shall be numerically identified and issued at a cost of 25 cents (25¢) per seal. The seals shall be issued only from the Sacramento office of the Department of Fish and Game.

Amendment of NOTE filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§251.7. Possession, Transportation and Importation of Game Birds.

  • (a) No person may possess any birds taken in this state in excess of the daily bag and possession limits. The exception to this is for the purpose of transportation, cleaning, storage (including temporary storage), shipment, or taxidermy services, where an individual may possess game birds taken by another hunter provided that they are tagged by the hunter who has lawfully taken them. The tag must contain the hunter's name, address, hunting license number, kinds and numbers of game birds taken, date and location of kill, and signature.
  • (b) All birds, including migratory game birds, possessed or transported within California must have a fully feathered wing or head attached until placed into a personal abode or commercial preservation facility or being prepared for immediate consumption. Doves must have a fully feathered wing attached.
  • (c) Migratory game birds imported into California shall be accompanied by a declaration of entry as prescribed in Section 2353 of the Fish and Game Code.
  • (d) Only one possession limit of migratory game birds may be possessed per individual after the close of the season for that species.

Amended 2007

§251.8. Transportation of Game Birds and Game Mammals off Indian Reservations.

  • (a) Pursuant to the provisions of sections 3080 and 3081(b) of the Fish and Game Code, game birds and game mammals taken by California Indians on reservations under those circumstances wherein the taking of such animals is excepted from the application of the California Fish and Game Code in accordance with the provisions of section 12300 of the Fish and Game Code may be transported off the reservation and possessed within this state subject to the following conditions:
    • (1) A permit, in such form as shall be prescribed by the Department of Fish and Game, to transport the carcass of a game bird or mammal or parts thereof off a particular California Indian reservation shall first be obtained from tribal members designated by the tribal council of the reservation. Copies of the permit shall be maintained and distributed by the designated tribal members in accordance with instructions issued by the Department of Fish and Game.
    • (2) The carcass of each game bird or mammal or parts thereof shall be suitably stamped and/or tagged in such manner as shall be designated by the Department of Fish and Game prior to the transportation off the reservation.
    • (3) The permit, stamps and/or tags, as prescribed by the Department of Fish and Game, shall be furnished to each tribal reservation without charge. No fee shall be charged for the issuance of the permit or the stamping and/or tagging of the carcass.
    • (4) The permittee shall retain such permit in his possession and shall maintain the stamp and/or tags on the carcass or parts thereof at all times while transporting or possessing the carcass or parts thereof off his reservation.
  • (b) Game birds and game mammals taken on Indian reservations in accordance with applicable provisions of the Fish and Game Code and part 2, division 1, title 14, of the California Code of Regulations, which apply to the remainder of the state may be transported and possessed on such reservations without a permit being issued or the carcasses being stamped or tagged as provided in this section.

Editorial correction of printing error in subsection (b) (Register 91, No. 31).

§251.9. Computer Assisted Remote Hunting.

  • (a) It is unlawful to take or assist in the taking of any bird or mammal in or from this state, by computer-assisted remote hunting. (b) It is unlawful to establish or operate a computer-assisted remote hunting site for the purpose of taking any bird or mammal from or within this state. (c) For the purposes of this section, "computer-assisted remote hunting" means the use of a computer or any other remotely controlled device, equipment, software, or technology, to remotely control the aiming or discharge of any weapon, including, but not limited to, any firearm, bow and arrow, spear, harpoon or any other weapon capable of killing or injuring any bird or mammal, for the purposes of taking any bird or mammal. "computer-assisted remote hunting site" means any computer, internet site or web-based device or system, or other electronically operated site or system used to assist in the remote taking of any bird or mammal.

New 2005

§252. Bag and Possession Limit Defined.

"Bag and possession limit" means the daily bag limit of each kind of resident and migratory game birds, game mammals and furbearing mammals which may be taken and

New NOTE filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§255. Code Definitions Reaffirmed.

Words defined by sections 8, 9, 10, 11, 18, 22, 29, and 30 through 88 inclusive of the Fish and Game Code have had and shall have the same meaning, definition and scope whenever used in division 1 of title 14, California Code of Regulations, it being the intent of the Fish and Game Commission in adopting the orders, rules, and regulations set forth in said division that the provisions of said sections were and are applicable.

Editorial correction of printing error (Register 91, No. 31).

§257. Resident Small Game Defined.

"Resident small game" means the following resident game birds: Chinese spotted doves, Eurasian collared-doves, ringed turtle-doves of the family Columbidae, California quail and varieties thereof, Gambel's or desert quail, mountain quail and varieties thereof, sooty grouse and varieties thereof, ruffed grouse, sage grouse (sage hens), white-tailed ptarmigan, Hungarian partridges, red-legged partridges, including the chukar and other varieties, ring-necked pheasants and varieties, and wild turkeys of the order Galliformes; and the following game mammals: jackrabbits and varying hares (genus Lepus), cottontail rabbits, brush rabbits, pigmy rabbits (genus Sylvilagus), and tree squirrels (genus Sciurus and Tamiasciurus).

Amended 2009

§257.5. Prohibition Against Taking Resident Game Birds and Mammals by the Aid of Bait.

Except as otherwise provided in these regulations or in the Fish and Game Code, resident game birds and mammals may not be taken within 400 yards of any baited area.

  • (a) Definition of Baited Area. As used in this regulation, "baited area" shall mean any area where shelled, shucked or unshucked corn, wheat or other grains, salt, or other feed whatsoever capable of luring, attracting, or enticing such birds or mammals is directly or indirectly placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, or scattered, and such area shall remain a baited area for ten days following complete removal
  • (b) Exceptions:
    • (1) The taking of domestically reared and released game birds on licensed pheasant clubs and other licensed game bird clubs;
    • (2) The taking of resident game birds and mammals on or over standing crops, flooded standing crops (including aquatics), flooded harvested croplands, grain crops properly shocked on the field where grown, or grains found scattered solely as the result of normal agricultural planting or harvesting;
    • (3) The taking of resident game birds and mammals on or over any lands where shelled, shucked or unshucked corn, wheat or other grain, salt, or other feed have been distributed or scattered as the result of bona fide agricultural operations or procedures, or as a result of manipulation of a crop or other feed on the land where grown for wildlife management purposes: provided that manipulation for wildlife management purposes does not include the distributing or scattering of grain or other feed once it has been removed from or stored on the field where grown.

Amendment of first paragraph filed 7-1-86; effective upon filing.

§258. Season Defined.

"Season" means that period of time during which resident and migratory game birds, game mammals and

New NOTE filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§260. Prohibition Against Taking Other Than Migratory Game Birds and Quail in Picacho State Recreation Area.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of these regulations, in Picacho State Recreation Area only migratory game birds and quail may be taken or possessed as prescribed in Sections 301, 500, 501 and 502 of these regulations.

Amendment of NOTE filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§260.1. Prohibition Against Hunting Other Than During September-January on Providence Mountains State Recreation Area.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of these regulations, in Providence Mountains State Recreation Area hunting is permitted only during the period September 1 to January 31.

Amendment of NOTE filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§260.2. Hunting Restrictions on Lake Oroville State Recreation Area.

Game species may be taken on the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area only as follows:

(a) No hunting of any type is permitted between February 1 and September 14 except for wild turkeys only, during the spring turkey hunting season as provided in Section 306 of these regulations.

(b) No waterfowl or deer hunting is permitted at any time.

(c) Game species may be taken only during their respective open seasons or portions thereof falling within the period September 15 through January 31; and as provided in (a) above; and as otherwise provided by state Parks and Recreation area regulations (see area regulations).

Amendment of subsection (a) filed 9-16-81; designated effective 9-26-81.

§260.3. Prohibition Against Taking Other Than Migratory Game Birds on San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area.

Notwithstanding any other provision of these regulations, in San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, only migratory waterfowl may be taken or possessed as prescribed in Section 502 of these regulations.

Amendment of NOTE filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§260.4. Prohibition Against Taking Other Than Waterfowl and Resident Small Game on Perris Reservoir State Recreation Area.

Notwithstanding any other provision of these regulations, in Perris Reservoir State Recreation Area only waterfowl and resident small game may be taken or possessed as prescribed in Section 551 of these regulations.

Amendment of NOTE filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§260.5. Prohibition Against Taking Other Than Waterfowl, American Coots, Common Moorhens and Common Snipe Within Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area.

Notwithstanding any other provision of these regulations, in Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area, only waterfowl, American coots, common moorhens and common snipe may be taken or possessed as prescribed in Section 502 of these regulations.

Amendment filed 10-11-85; effective upon filing.

§262. Prohibition Against Hunting on Portions of Frank's Tract State Recreation Area.

That portion of Frank's Tract State Recreation Area lying southwest of the following line is closed to hunting: Beginning at a point on Little Frank's Tract 2,000 feet north of the Piper Slough; southeast 2,000 feet east of the Piper Slough levee to the junction of the Holland Island levee.

New section filed 10-14-82; effective upon filing.

§263. Prohibition Against Night Hunting.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of these regulations, hunting wildlife from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise is prohibited in Monterey and San Benito counties east of Highway 101.

Amendment of NOTE filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§264. Use of Lights While Hunting--Specific Areas.

  • (a) Lights of any size or voltage may be used to take furbearing or nongame mammals only in the areas described in subsections (b) and (c) below, and only under the following conditions:
    • (1) The use of lights for night hunting is prohibited in any area where the general deer season is open.
    • (2) Furbearing mammals and nongame mammals may be taken with the aid of a spotlight or other artificial light operated from a vehicle provided such vehicle is stopped and standing with the motor off. No spotlight may be used from a vehicle which is on a public road or highway.
  • (b) Zone 1. (Portions of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo and Yuba counties.)
    Area: Within the boundary beginning at the junction of Interstate 880 and Interstate 5 near Sacramento; east on Interstate 880 to its junction with Interstate 80; north and east on Interstate 80 to its junction with Highway 65 near Roseville, along Highway 65 to its junction with Highway 20 at Marysville; west on Highway 20 to its junction with Highway 45; north on Highway 45 to its junction with Highway 162; east on Highway 162 to its junction with Highway 99; north on Highway 99 to South Avenue near the town of Corning; west on South Avenue to Interstate 5 in Corning; north on Interstate 5 to Corning Road; west on Corning Road to Paskenta Road; west on the Paskenta Road to the town of Paskenta; southwest on the Round Valley Road to the Garland Road; south on the Garland Road to the town of Newville; south on the Newville-Elk Creek Road to the town of Elk Creek; south on the Elk Creek-Stonyford Road to the town of Stonyford; south on the Stonyford-Leesville Road to the town of Ladoga; south on the Stonyford-Leesville Road to the town of Leesville; south from Leesville on the Bear Valley Road to its intersection with Highway 20; east on Highway 20 to its intersection with Highway 16; south and east on Highway 16 to its intersection with Interstate 5; east on Interstate 5 to Interstate 880 and the point of beginning.
  • (c) Zone 2. (Portions of Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Mono and San Bernardino counties and all of Imperial, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.)
    Area: Inyo, Mono and Kern counties south and east of a line beginning at the junction of Highway 182 and the California-Nevada state line; south on Highway 182 to its junction with Highway 395; south on Highway 395 to its intersection with Highway 168 at Bishop; west on Highway 168 to its intersection with the Inyo National Forest boundary; south on the Inyo National Forest boundary to its junction with County Highway J41; south and east on County Highway J41 to its junction with Highway 395; south on Highway 395 to its junction with Highway 14 near Inyokern; south on Highway 14 to its junction with Highway 178 at Freeman; west on Highway 178 to its junction with the Bodfish-Caliente Road at Isabella; south on the Bodfish-Caliente Road to its junction with Highway 58; east on Highway 58 to its junction with the Los Angeles Aqueduct; south and west on the Los Angeles Aqueduct Road to its junction with 265th Street West near Neenach; south on 265th Street West to its junction with the Elizabeth Lake-Pine Canyon Road at Three Points; east along the Elizabeth Lake-Pine Canyon Road to its junction with Highway 14 at Palmdale; south on Highway 14 to its intersection with the Angeles Forest Highway; south on the Angeles Forest Highway to the Mill Creek Summit Road; east and south on the Mill Creek Summit Road to its intersection with the Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2) at Upper Chilao Campground; east on the Angeles Crest Highway to its intersection with the Los Angeles-San Bernardino county line; north on the Los Angeles-Kern-San Bernardino county line to its intersection with Highway 58; east on Highway 58 to its intersection with the range line between R3W and R4W; south along the range line between R3W and R4W to the southeast corner of T8N, R4W; east along T8N to its intersection with the west boundary of the U.S. Marine Corps Training Center; south and east on that boundary to its intersection with Giant Rock Road; east along Giant Rock Road to a point where it turns southeast and corresponding with a projected north extension of Sunfair Road; south on Sunfair Road and its projected extension to the San Bernardino-Riverside county line; and all of Imperial, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.

Certificate of Compliance as to 6-24-85 order transmitted to OAL 9-30-85 and filed 11-1-85.

§264.5. Use of Lights While Hunting--Remainder of State.

Lights may be used, in those portions of the state not listed in Section 264, to take furbearers and nongame mammals under the following conditions only:

  • (a) Only 9 volt lights or smaller, hand-held or worn on the head are permitted.
  • (b) Persons using such lights must be on foot.
  • (c) Lights may not be used in or from a vehicle and may not be attached or powered from any source other than self-contained batteries.
  • (d) A landowner or tenant suffering damage to livestock or other property by furbearing mammals or nongame mammals may designate, in writing, persons allowed by such landowner or tenant to use artificial lights in excess of 9 volts to assist in taking the depredating mammals. The landowner or tenants shall notify the closest fish and game office whenever furbearing or nongame mammals are taken under this authority.

No furbearing or nongame mammals including any threatened, endangered or fully protected species may be taken contrary to any other prohibition set forth in these regulations.

Certificate of Compliance as to 6-24-85 order transmitted to OAL 9-30-85 and filed 11-1-85.

§265. Use of Dogs for Pursuit/Take of Mammals or for Dog Training.

  • (a) Prohibitions on the Use of dogs. The use of dogs for the pursuit/take of mammals or for dog training is prohibited as follows:
    • (1) The use of dogs is prohibited during the archery seasons for deer or bear.
    • (2) The use of dogs is prohibited for the take of bear, bobcat, elk, bighorn sheep and antelope.
    • (3) Mountain lions may not be pursued with dogs except under the provisions of a depredation permit issued pursuant to Section 4803 of the Fish and Game Code. Bear or bobcat may not be pursued with dogs except under the provisions of a permit issued pursuant to sections 3960.2 or 3960.4 of the Fish and Game Code. Dog training on mountain lions is prohibited.
    • (4) The use of dogs for the pursuit/take of mammals or for dog training is prohibited from the first Saturday in April through the day preceding the opening of the general deer season in the following dog control zones:
      • (A) Central California Dog Control Zone: Napa County north of Highway 128 and east of Highway 29; Lake County east of a line beginning at the Lake-Napa county line and Highway 29; northwest on Highway 29 to Highway 53. From Highway 53 turn northwest on Highway 20; northwest on Highway 20 to the Lake-Mendocino county line; north on the Lake-Mendocino county line to the Lake-Glenn county line; south on Lake-Glenn county line to the Lake-Colusa county line; south on the Lake-Colusa county line to the Lake-Yolo county line; southwest on the Lake-Yolo county line to the Lake-Napa county line; west on the Lake-Napa county line to the starting point. Mendocino County east of Highway 101, and north of Highway 20. Sierra and Alpine counties and those portions of Nevada, Placer, Amador and Calaveras counties east of Highway 49; and El Dorado County east of the following line: Beginning at the junction of Highway 49 and the Placer-El Dorado county line; south on Highway 49 to Highway 193 at Cool; east and south along Highway 193 to Highway 49 in Placerville; south on Highway 49 to the Amador-El Dorado county line; east on the El Dorado-Amador county line to the Alpine-El Dorado county line; east on the Alpine-El Dorado county line to the California –Nevada state line; north on the California-Nevada state line to the Placer-El Dorado county line; west on the Placer-El Dorado county line to the starting point.
      • (B) Northern California Dog Control Zone: Plumas and Trinity counties. Butte County east of the following line: Beginning at the junction of Highway 99 and the Butte-Tehama county line; south and east along Highway 99 to Highway 149; south and east along Highway 149 to Highway 70; south along Highway 70 to the Butte-Yuba county line; east on the Butte-Yuba county line to the Butte-Plumas county line; north on the Butte-Plumas county line to the Butte-Tehama county line southwest on the Butte-Tehama county line to the starting point.

        Del Norte County east of Highway 101. Glenn County west of a line beginning at the intersection of County Road 200 and the Glenn-Tehama county line; southeast on County Road 200 to County Road 306; south along County Road 306 to the Colusa-Glenn county line; west on the Colusa-Glenn county line to the Glenn-Lake county line; northwest on the Glenn-Lake county line to the Glenn-Mendocino county line; north on the Glenn-Mendocino county line to the Glenn-Tehama county line; east on the Glenn-Tehama county line to the starting point. Humboldt County north of Highway 36 and east of Highway 101. Siskiyou County south and west of the line defined as follows: Beginning at the Oregon-California state line at Interstate 5, proceed south on Interstate 5 to Highway 97 at the town of Weed; north on Highway 97 to Meiss Lake Road near the town of Macdoel; east on Meiss Lake Road to Old State Highway; south on Old State Highway to Redrock Road; east on the Redrock Road (forest service road 15[8Q03] to Willow Creek Red Rock Road; north on Willow Creek Red Rock Road to the Gold Digger Pass Road (N8U01); east on the Gold Digger Pass Road to the western boundary of the Lava Beds National Monument; north and east on said boundary to the Siskiyou-Modoc county line; south on the Siskiyou-Modoc county line to the Siskiyou-Shasta county line; west on the Siskiyou-Shasta county line to the Siskiyou-Trinity county line; west on the Siskiyou-Trinity county line to the Siskiyou-Humboldt county line; northwest on the Siskiyou-Humboldt county line to the Siskiyou-Del Norte county line; north on the Siskiyou-Del Norte county line to the California-Oregon state line; east on the California-Oregon state line to the starting point. Shasta County south and west of Highway 89 and north of the line defined as follows: Beginning at the Shasta-Tehama county line and Highway 36 near the town of Beegum, go west on Highway 36 to County Road A16; north on County Road A16 to Pine Street in the city of Redding; north on Pine Street to Eureka Way (Highway 299); west on Eureka Way (Highway 299) to Highway 273; north on Highway 273 to Interstate 5; north on Interstate 5 to the south shore of Shasta Lake; east and north along the southern shore of Shasta Lake to Fender's Ferry Road; southeast on Fender's Ferry Road to Highway 299; southwest on Highway 299 to Oakrun Road; southwest on the Oakrun Road to Fern Road in the town of Oakrun; northeast on the Oakrun Road to Fern Road to the town of Fern; south and west on Fern Road to Whitmore Road; east on Whitmore Road to the town of Whitmore. From Whitmore Road turn south on Ponderosa Way to Innwood Road; Innwood Road to Highway 44 near Innwood; east on Highway 44 to Wilson Hill Road; south on Wilson Hill Road to Rock Creek Road; south on Rock Creek Road to the Shasta-Tehama county line; east along the Shasta-Tehama county line to Highway 89; North on Highway 89 to the Shasta-Siskiyou county line; west along the Shasta-Siskiyou county line to the Shasta-Trinity county line; southeast along the Shasta-Trinity county line to the Shasta-Tehama county line; east along the Shasta-Tehama county line to the starting point. The following portions of Tehama County : Those portions of Tehama County within the Mendocino National Forest and east of Ponderosa Way . Those portions of Tehama County within the Lassen National Forest.Those portions of Tehama County east of Ponderosa Way . Those portions of Lassen County north and west of the following line: North from the Lassen-Sierra county line on Highway 395 to Highway 36 east of Susanville; northwest on Highway 36 to Highway 139; north on Highway 139 to the Lassen-Modoc county line; west along the Lassen-Modoc county line to the Lassen-Shasta county line; south along the Lassen-Shasta county line to the Plumas-Lassen county line; southeast along the Plumas-Lassen county line to the Lassen-Sierra county line; east along the Lassen-Sierra county line to the starting point.
      • (C) Southern Sierra Dog Control Zone: Those portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno and Tulare counties east of the following line beginning at the intersection of Highway 49 and the Calaveras-Tuolumne county line; south on Highway 49 to Highway 108; southwest on Highway 108 to Highway 120; east on Highway 120 to the Smith Station Road (J20); south on the Smith Station Road (J20) to the Greeley Hill Road; east on the Greeley Hill Road to the Briceburg Road; east on Briceburg Road to the North Fork of the Merced River at Bower Cave; south on the North Fork of the Merced River to Road 3S15 (Black Mountain Road/Ponderosa Way); south on Road 3S15 (Ponderosa Way) to Forest Service Road 3S02 (Ponderosa Way) crossing the U.S. Forest Service-Bureau of Land Management property boundary in Section 28 located in Township 3S, Range 18E to Forest Service Road 2S05 (Bull Creek Road); south on Forest Service Road 2S05 (Bull Creek Road) to the Main Fork of the Merced River; west on the Main Fork of the Merced River to the southern boundary of Lake McClure; west on the southern boundary of Lake McClure to Highway 49; south on Highway 49 to Highway 140 at Mariposa; north on Highway 140 to the South Fork of the Merced River; east along the South Fork of the Merced River to Hite Cove Trail at Hite Cove. From Hite Cove south on the U.S. Forest Service Road (Hite Cove Trail) to Hite Cove Road; south on Hite Cove Road to Scott Road; south on Scott Road to Jerseydale Road; south on Jerseydale Road through Jerseydale Station and Darrah to the Darrah Road; south along Darrah Road to Highway 49; south along Highway 49 to Highway 41 at Oakhurst; north along Highway 41 to its intersection with the Bass Lake Road at Yosemite Forks; south along Bass Lake Road to Road 274; south on Road 274 past Bass Lake on the east side of the lake to the junction with the Mammoth Pool Road at North Fork; west on Mammoth Pool Road to Road 222 (Auberry Road); south on Road 222 (Auberry Road) to the San Joaquin River; east along the San Joaquin River to Italian Bar Road (Road 225) at the Italian Bar Bridge; south on Italian Bar Road (Road 225) to Jose Basin Road (County Road M2441); east on Jose Basin Road (County Road M2441) to its intersection with Forestry Service Roads 8S08 (Railroad Grade Road) and 9S07 (Jose Basin Road); south on 9S07 (Jose Basin Road) to Jose Basin/Musick Farm Road; southeast on 9S07 to Auberry Road near Pine Ridge; east on Auberry Road to North Toll House Road; south on North Toll House Road to Peterson Road; east on Peterson Road to Big Creek Road; east on Big Creek Road (10S02) near Peterson Mill to Dinkey-Trimmer Road (10S69 Trimmer Springs Road) at Haslett Basin; east on Dinkey-Trimmer Road (10S69) to Sycamore Springs Road (11S02); east on Sycamore Springs Road (11S02) to Black Rock Road (11S12) at Balch Camp; east on the Black Rock Road (11S12) to the decommissioned 11S07 (the old Rodgers Ridge Road) at Black Rock Reservoir Dam; east along decommissioned 11S07 (old Rodgers Ridge Road) to Garlic Spur; south on Garlic Spur to the Kings River; west along the Kings River to Verplank Ridge; south on Verplank Ridge-Hoise Ridge to Forest Route 13S65; southeast on Forest Route 13S65 to Forest Route 13S03; southeast on Forest Route 13S03 to Highway 180 near Cherry Gap; south along Highway 180 to the north boundary of Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park; south along the western boundary of Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park to the northern boundary of Sequoia National Forest between Grouse Peak and Dennison Mountain; south along the common line between R29E and R30E, M.D.B.M. to the boundary of the Sequoia National Forest; east and south along that boundary to Balch Park Road; southeast along that road to the west boundary of Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest; south and east along that boundary to Forest Trail 30E14; southeast along 30E14 to the Doyle Springs Road (Wishon Drive); southwest along Doyle Springs Road (Wishon Drive) to Camp Wishon; southeast along the Alder Creek Grove-Hossack Meadow Road to Camp Nelson; east along Highway 190 to Coy Flat Road; south along Coy Flat Road to the boundary of the Tule River Indian Reservation; south along the east boundary of that reservation (County Highway J42) to Parker Peak; southeast through Upper Parker Meadow to Parker Pass. Parker Pass to Forest Route 22S81; south through Starvation Creek Grove on Forest Route 22S81 to M504 (Parker Pass); south on M504 to Forest Route 23S64; southeast on 23S64 to the southwest corner of Section 15, T23S, R31E, M.D.B.M, continuing to the northeast corner of Section 22, T23S, R31E, M.D.B.M.; south approximately 6 miles to Sugarloaf Winter Recreation Area.; southeast on Sugarloaf drive to Forest Road 24S23; northeast on Forest Route 24S23 to Forest Route 23S16; Southeast on Forest Route 23S16 to Portuguese Pass; southeast along Forest Route 23S16 (24S06) though Portuguese Pass to the Tulare-Kern county line; east along the Tulare-Kern county line to the Tulare-Inyo county line.; north along the Tulare-Inyo county line to Fresno-Inyo county line; north along the Fresno-Inyo county line to the Fresno-Mono county line; north along the Fresno-Mono County line to the Mono-Madera county line; north along the Mono-Madera county line to the Mono-Tuolumne county line; north along the Mono-Tuolumne county line to the Alpine-Tuolumne county line; northwest along the Alpine-Tuolumne county line to the Calaveras- Tuolumne county line; southwest along the Calaveras- Tuolumne county line to the starting point. That portion of Kern County within a line beginning where the Tulare-Kern county line intersects the west boundary of the Sequoia National Forest; south along the said boundary to the Poso Flat Road; on Poso Flat Road to National Forest Route 25S03 (Rancheria Road); northeast along National Forest 25S03 (Rancheria Road) to National Forest 25S15 (Rancheria Road); north on National Forest 25S15 (Rancheria Road) to Rancheria Road; northeast along Rancheria Road through Shirley Meadow to Forest Highway 90 (Forest Route 23S16) at Greenhorn Summit; northeast on Forest Highway 90 (Forest Route 23S16) to Cow Creek; northeast on Cow Creek to Bull Run Creek; north on Bull Run Creek to the Tulare-Kern county line; west along said county line to the point of beginning, Those portions of Inyo and Mono counties west of Highway 395.
      • (D) Southern California Dog Control Zone: Those portions of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties within the Los Padres and Angeles National Forests; and those portions of San Bernardino County within the San Bernardino and Angeles National Forests.
  • (b) Authorized Use of Dogs. The use of dogs for the pursuit/take of mammals or for dog training is authorized as follows:
    • (1) Dog Control Zones. The use of dogs for the pursuit/take of mammals or for dog training is permitted in the dog control zones described in subsections 265(a)(4)(A), (B), (C) and (D) from the opening day of the general deer season through the first Friday in April.
    • (2) Areas of the State Outside the Dog Control Zones. The use of dogs for the pursuit/take of mammals or for dog training in areas outside of the dog control zones is permitted year-round, except for closures and restrictions described in this Section 265 and Section 364, and the provisions of sections 3960 and 4800 of the Fish and Game Code which prohibit allowing any dog to pursue any big game mammal during the closed season on such mammal or mountain lions, elk or any fully-protected, threatened or endangered mammal at any time.
    • (3) Take of Depredating Mammals. The use of dogs is permitted for pursuing/taking depredating mammals by federal and county animal damage control officers or by permittees authorized under a depredation permit issued by the department.
    • (4) Take of Furbearers and Nongame Mammals. Furbearers and nongame mammals as specified in subsection 472(a) may be taken with the aid of dogs during the appropriate open season, except for closures and restrictions described in subsections 265(a) and (b).
    • (5) Prohibition on Starting Pursuit Within 400 Yards of Baited Area. Pursuits may not be started within 400 yards of a baited area as described in Section 257.5 of these regulations.
    • (6) Dog Training. Except for the prohibitions of subsection 265(a), dog training is permitted pursuant to the following provisions:
      • (A) Dog Training Defined. For purposes of these regulations, dog training is defined as the education of dogs through "breaking" or "practicing" under strict provisions that preclude the injuring or take of animals. Training is distinguished from "pursuit", as used in Section 86 of the Fish and Game Code, in that the animal being chased shall not be killed, captured, or injured.
      • (B) Prohibition on Killing, Capturing or Injuring Mammals. No person shall kill, capture or injure any mammal, nor shall any person's dog be allowed to kill, capture or injure any mammal during dog training.
      • (C) Prohibition on Possession of Equipment. No firearm, archery gear, crossbow or other instrument capable of killing, injuring or capturing any animal may be possessed by any person training dogs during the seasons described in subsection 265(b)(6)(F) below. Possession of a firearm, archery gear, crossbow or other instrument capable of killing or capturing any animal is prohibited while training dogs, but such equipment may be transported to or from a campsite, transported to or from a residence or lawfully possessed by a person at a campsite provided all dogs are secured and under the control of the owner, agent or person training or transporting said dogs.
      • (D) Prohibition on Starting Dog Training Within 400 Yards of Baited Area. Dog Training may not be started within 400 yards of a baited area as described in Section 257.5 of these regulations.
      • (E) Prohibition on Training Dogs on Big Game Mammals, Bobcat or on Protected, Threatened or Endangered Mammals. It shall be unlawful to train any dog on any big game mammal, bobcat, or to train any dog on any fully-protected, threatened or endangered mammal at any time. A person in possession of a valid deer tag may utilize the general deer season for purposes of educating a dog for deer. Only one dog may be used for training in areas where the general deer season (as described in subsection 360(a) and (b)) is open.
      • (F) Seasons.
        • 1. Gray Fox. Dogs may be trained on gray fox from March 1 through the day preceding the opening of the general gray fox season, except for closures and restrictions described in subsections 265(a) and (b).
        • 2. Raccoon. Dogs may be trained on raccoon from April 1 through the day preceding the opening of the general raccoon season, except for closures and restrictions described in subsections 265(a) and (b).
        • 3. Other Mammals. Except for closures and prohibitions described in this Section 265 and sections 3960 and 4800 of the Fish and Game Code, dogs may be trained on mammals other than gray fox and raccoon at any time.
  • (c) Restrictions on the Number of Dogs per Hunter.
    • (1) One Dog per Hunter Limitation During Deer Season. No more than one dog per hunter may be used in the area where the general deer season is open.
    • (2) Three Dogs per Hunter Limitation for the Take of Wild Pigs. Up to three dogs per hunter may be used for the purpose of taking wild pigs, pursuant to the following provisions:
      • (A) No more than one dog per hunter may be used in an area where the general deer season is open.
      • (B) No dogs may be used within the closures described in subsection 265(a).
  • (d) Prohibition on Treeing Switches and Use of Global Positioning System Equipment.
    • (1) Treeing Switches. Effective July 1, 1995, electronic dog retrieval collars containing functioning treeing switches (devices consisting of a switch mechanism that results in a change in the transmitted signals when the dog raises its head to a treed animal) are prohibited on dogs used for the pursuit/take of mammals.
    • (2) Global Positioning System Equipment. Electronic dog retrieval collars employing the use of global positioning system equipment (devices that utilize satellite transmissions) are prohibited on dogs used for the pursuit/take of mammals.

Amendment filed 3/5/2013; operative 3/5/2013.

Chapter 2. Resident Small Game

§307. Tree Squirrels.

Tree squirrels may be taken only as follows:

  • (a) General Season and Areas:
    The general season in the counties of Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba, and that portion of Kern County lying east of Interstate 5 shall open on the second Saturday in September extending through the last Sunday in January.
  • (b) Archery and Falconry Tree Squirrel Season and Area: Tree squirrels may be taken with bow and arrow or raptors only during the general tree squirrel season and as follows:
    • (1) The season in the counties of Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, and Yuba; and that portion of Kern County lying east of Interstate 5 shall open on the first Saturday in August extending through the day before the general tree squirrel season.
  • (c) Bag and Possession Limit: Four squirrels per day, four in possession.
  • (d) Except as provided herein, tree squirrels may not be taken at any time in the balance of the state.

Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (b)(1) and Note, and repealer of subsection (b)(2) filed 6-23-93; operative 6-23-93.

§308. Brush, Cottontail and Pigmy Rabbits, and Varying Hare (Snowshoe).

  • (a) General Season and Area: The general season shall open on July 1 extending through the last Sunday in January, and shall be open statewide except for that area described in (d) below.
  • (b) Falconry Rabbits and Hares. Brush, cottontail and pigmy rabbits and varying hare (snowshoe) may be taken with raptors only during the general rabbit and hare seasons and as follows: The season shall open on the first Monday following the close of the general season extending through the third Sunday in March, and shall be open statewide except for that area described in (d) below.
  • (c) Bag and Possession Limit in the Aggregate of All Species: Five per day, 10 in possession.
  • (d) The take of brush and cottontail rabbits is prohibited within the area described as follows: That portion of San Joaquin County generally located between Stockton and Tracy that is enclosed by the following lines: Beginning at the intersection of Stewart Road and Interstate 5; west along Stewart road to the intersection of Stewart Road and Old River; southwest along Old River to the intersection of Old River and Tom Paine Slough; south along Tom Paine Slough to the intersection of Tom Paine Slough and Sugar Cut; south along Sugar Cut to the intersection of Sugar Cut and Interstate 205; east along Interstate 205 to the intersection of Interstate 205 and Interstate 5; north along Interstate 5 to the intersection of Interstate 5 and Stewart Road.

Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) and new subsection (d) filed 6-28-2002; operative 6-28-2002 .

§309. Jack Rabbits, Black-Tailed and White-Tailed.

  • (a) General Season and Area: The general season shall be open statewide all year.
  • (b) Bag and Possession Limit: No limit.

Amendment filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§310. Shooting Hours on Resident Small Game Mammals.

The shooting hours for all resident small game mammals shall be one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

New NOTE filed 9-16-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§311. Methods Authorized for Taking Resident Small Game.

Only the following may be used to take resident small game:

  • (a) Shotguns 10 gauge or smaller using shot shells only and incapable of holding more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. If a plug is used to reduce the capacity of a magazine to fulfill the requirements of this section, the plug must be of one piece construction incapable of removal without disassembling the gun.
  • (b) Shotgun shells may not be used or possessed that contain shot size larger than No. BB, except that shot size larger than No. 2 may not be used or possessed when taking wild turkey. All shot shall be loose in the shell.
  • (c) Muzzle-loading shotguns.
  • (d) Falconry.
  • (e) Bow and arrow (see Section 354 for archery equipment regulations).
  • (f) Air rifles powered by compressed air or gas and used with any caliber of pellet, except that wild turkey may only be taken with a pellet that is at least 0.177 caliber.
  • (g) In addition to the methods listed in (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) above, firearm rifles and pistols may be used for taking rabbits and squirrels only; except in Los Angeles County where rifles and pistols may not be used.
  • (h) In San Diego and Orange counties only, rabbits may be taken at any time during the open season by means of box traps. Such traps shall not exceed 24 inches in any dimension, shall be tended at least once every 24 hours, and shall show the name and address of the trap owner. All rabbits taken under this section shall be immediately killed and become a part of the daily bag limit.
  • (i) Electronic or mechanically-operated calling or sound-reproducing devices are prohibited when attempting to take resident game birds.
  • (j) Coursing dogs may be used to take rabbits.
  • (k) Archers hunting during any archery season may not possess a firearm while in the field engaged in archery hunting during an archery season.
  • (l) The use of live decoys is prohibited when attempting to take resident game birds.
  • (m) Pistols and revolvers may be used to take sooty and ruffed grouse in those counties only and for the season described in Section 300(a)(1)(E).
  • (n) Crossbows, except for provisions of Section 354(d) and (g).
  • (o) Dogs may be used to take and retrieve resident small game.

Amendment filed 8/8/2011, effective 9/10/2011.

§311.6. Prohibition of Rifles and Pistols in Picacho and Providence Mountains State Recreation Areas.

The use of rifles and pistols to take any bird or mammal is prohibited in Picacho and Providence Mountains State Recreation Areas.

Amendment of NOTE filed 9-16-81; designated effective 9-26-81.

§311.7. Use of Rifles and Pistols in Los Angeles County.

In Los Angeles County the use of rifles or pistols is prohibited in the taking of rabbits.

New NOTE filed 9-16-81; designated effective 9-26-81.

Chapter 3. Big Game

§350. Big Game Defined.

"Big game" means the following: deer (genus Odocoileus), elk (genus Cervus), pronghorn antelope (genus Antilocarpa), wild pig (feral pigs, European wild pigs and their hybrids (genus Sus), black bear (genus Ursus) and Nelson bighorn sheep (subspecies Ovis canadensis nelsoni) in the areas described in subsection 4902(b) of the Fish and Game

Amendment of section filed 6-28-91; operative 6-28-91.

§351. Forked-Horn Buck, Antlerless and Either-Sex Deer Defined.

  • (a) Forked-Horn Buck Defined. For the purpose of these regulations a forked-horn buck is defined as a male deer having a branched antler on either side with the branch in the upper two-thirds of the antler. Eyeguards or other bony projections on the lower one-third of the antler shall not be considered as points or branches.
  • (b) Antlerless Deer Defined. For the purpose of these regulations, antlerless deer are defined as female deer, fawns of either sex other than spotted fawns, and male deer with an unbranched antler on one or both sides which is not more than three inches in length.
  • (c) Either-Sex Deer Defined. For the purpose of these regulations, either-sex deer are defined as antlerless deer as described in Section 351 (b), or legal bucks that have two or more points in the upper two-thirds of either antler. Spike bucks may not be taken.

Amendment of section heading and subsection (a), repealer of subsection (b) and subsection relettering, and amendment of newly designated subsection (c) and Note filed 6-23-93; operative 6-23-93.

§352. Shooting Hours on Big Game.

Hunting and shooting hours for big game, including but not limited to deer, antelope, elk, bear, and wild pig shall be from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Renumbering of Section 356 to Section 352 filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§353. Methods Authorized for Taking Big Game.

  • (a) Except for the provisions of subsections 353(b) through (h), Title 14, CCR, big game (as defined by Section 350, Title 14, CCR) may only be taken by rifles using centerfire cartridges with softnose or expanding projectiles; bow and arrow (see Section 354, Title 14, CCR, for archery equipment regulations); or wheellock, matchlock, flintlock or percussion type, including "in-line" muzzleloading rifles using black powder or equivalent black powder substitute, including pellets, with a single projectile loaded from "projectile" is defined as any bullet, ball, sabot, slug, buckshot or other device which is expelled from a firearm through a barrel by force.
  • (b) Shotguns capable of holding not more than three shells firing single slugs may be used for the taking of deer, bear and wild pigs. In areas where the discharge of rifles or shotguns with slugs is prohibited by county ordinance, shotguns capable of holding not more than three shells firing size 0 or 00 buckshot may be used for the taking of deer only.
  • (c) Pistols and revolvers using centerfire cartridges with softnose or expanding projectiles may be used to take deer, bear, and wild pigs.
  • (d) Pistols and revolvers with minimum barrel lengths of 4 inches, using centerfire cartridges with softnose or expanding projectiles may be used to take elk and bighorn sheep.
  • (e) Except as provided in subsection 354(j), crossbows may be used to take deer and wild pigs only during the regular seasons.
  • (f) Under the provisions of a muzzleloading rifle only tag, hunters may only possess muzzleloading rifles as described in subsection 353(a) equipped with open or "peep" type sights only except as describled in subsection 353(k).
  • (g) Under the provisions of a muzzleloading rifle/archery tag, hunters may only possess muzzleloading rifles with sights as described in subsection 353(f); archery equipment as described in Section 354; or both. For purposes of this subsection, archery equipment does not include crossbows, except as provided in subsection 354(j).
  • (h) Methods of take within the California condor range. Except as otherwise provided, it is unlawful to use or possess projectiles containing more than one percent lead by weight while taking or attempting to take any big game (as defined in Section 350, Title 14, CCR) in those areas described in Section 3004.5, Fish and Game Code.
    • (1) Except as otherwise provided, it is unlawful to possess any projectile containing lead in excess of the amount permitted in subsection 353(h) and a firearm capable of firing the projectile while taking or attempting to take any big game within the area described in subsection 353(h). The possession of a projectile containing lead in excess of the amount allowed in subsection 353(h) without possessing a firearm capable of firing the projectile is not a violation of this section.  
  • (i) Except as otherwise provided, while taking or attempting to take big game under the provisions of Section 353 or Section 354, Title 14, CCR, it is unlawful to use any device or devices which: 1) throw, cast or project an artificial light or electronically alter or intensify a light source for the purpose of visibly enhancing an animal; or 2) throw, cast or project an artificial light or electronically alter or intensify a light source for the purpose of providing a visible point of aim directly on an animal. Devices commonly referred to as "sniperscopes", night vision scopes or binoculars, or those utilizing infra-red, heat sensing or other non-visible spectrum light technology used for the purpose of visibly enhancing an animal or providing a visible point of aim directly on an animal are prohibited and may not be possessed while taking or attempting to take big game. Devices commonly referred to as laser rangefinders, “red-dot” scopes with self-illuminating reticles, and fiberoptic sights with self-illuminating sight or pins which do not throw, cast or project a visible light onto an animal are permitted.
  • (j) Unless provided in these regulations or any other law, it is unlawful to possess a loaded muzzleloading firearm in any vehicle or conveyance or its attachments which is standing on or along or is being driven on or along any public road or highway or other way open to the public. For the purposes of this section, a muzzleloading firearm shall be deemed to be loaded when it is capped or primed or has an electronic or other ignition device attached and has a powder charge and projectile or shot in the barrel or cylinder.
  • (k)Upon application to the department, the department may issue a Disabled Muzzleloader Scope Permit, free of any charge or fee, to any person with a physical disability, as defined in 353(l), which prevents him/her from being able to focus on the target utilizing muzzleloading rifles equipped with open or “peep” sights. The Disabled Muzzleloader Scope Permit authorizes the disabled hunter to use a 1X scope on a muzzleloading rifle, as described in subsection 353(f), with a muzzleloading rifle only tag.
    • (1) Applications for a Disabled Muzzleloader Scope Permit,as specified in Section 702 shall be submitted to the department at the address specified on the application and shall include:
      • (A) Applicant's name
      • (B) Applicant's physical address
      • (C) Applicant's date of birth
      • (D) Applicant's Driver's License or DMV Number
      • (E) Applicant's telephone number
      • (F) Applicant's signature
      • (G) Medical Physician's or Optometrist’s name
      • (H) Medical Physician's or Optometrist’s business address
      • (I) Medical Physician's or Optometrist’s business telephone number
      • (J) Medical Physician's State medical license number or Optometrist’s State license number
      • (K) A description of the visual disability requiring this permit
      • (L) Medical Physician's or Optometrist’s signature
      • (M) Signature of the authorizing department employee and date issued
    • (2) The applicant must have a valid hunting license for the year for which he/she is applying.
    • (3) Proof of meeting eligibility requirements may be met by providing a previously issued Disabled Muzzleloader Scope Permit.
    • (4) The valid Disabled Muzzleloader Scope Permit shall be in the hunter’s immediate possession while hunting and shall be shown on demand to any person authorized to enforce this regulation.
    • (5) The Disabled Muzzleloader Scope Permit is valid from July 1 through June 30 of the following year or if issued after July 1 of the license year, it is valid beginning on the date issued through to the following June 30.
  • (l) For the purposes of this section a visual disability means a permanent loss, significant limitation, or diagnosed disease or disorder, which substantially impairs the vision of a hunter, preventing the hunter from viewing and aligning the sights of a muzzleloading rifle with the target in order to hunt deer.

Amendment filed 7/8/11; effectivle 7/8/11.

§354. Archery Equipment and Crossbow Regulations.

  • (a) Bow, as used in these regulations, means any device consisting of a flexible material having a string connecting its two ends and used to propel an arrow held in a firing position by hand only. Bow, includes long bow, recurve or compound bow.
  • (b) Crossbow, as used in these regulations means any device consisting of a bow or cured latex band or other flexible material (commonly referred to as a linear bow) affixed to a stock, or any bow that utilizes any device attached directly or indirectly to the bow for the purpose of keeping a crossbow bolt, an arrow or the string in a firing position. Except as provided in subsection 354(j), a crossbow is not archery equipment and cannot be used during the archery deer season.
  • (c) For the taking of big game, hunting arrows and crossbow bolts with a broad head type blade which will not pass through a hole seven-eighths inch in diameter shall be used. Mechanical/retractable broad heads shall be measured in the open position. For the taking of migratory game birds, resident small game, furbearers and nongame mammals and birds any arrow or crossbow bolt may be used except as prohibited by subsection (d) below. Notwithstanding the general prohibition of the use of lights in Fish and Game Code section 2005, arrows or crossbow bolts with lighted nocks that do not emit a directional beam of light may be used.
  • (d) No arrows or crossbow bolt with an explosive head or with any substance which would tranquilize or poison any animal may be used. No arrows or crossbow bolt without flu-flu fletching may be used for the take of pheasants and migratory game birds, except for provisions of section 507(a)(2).
  • (e) No arrow or crossbow bolt may be released from a bow or crossbow upon or across any highway, road or other way open to vehicular traffic.
  • (f) No bow or crossbow may be used which will not cast a legal hunting arrow, except flu-flu arrows, a horizontal distance of 130 yards.
  • (g) Except as described in subsection 354(j), crossbows may not be used to take game birds and game mammals during archery seasons.
  • (h) Except as provided in subsection 353(g) of these regulations and in Section 4370 of the Fish and Game Code, archers may not possess a firearm while hunting in the field during any archery season, or while hunting during a general season under the provisions of an archery only tag.
  • (i) No person may nock or fit the notch in the end of an arrow to a bowstring or crossbow string in a ready-to-fire position while in or on any vehicle.
  • (j) Upon application to the department, the department may issue a Disabled Archer Permit free of any charge or fee, to any person with a physical disability, as defined in 354(k), which prevents him/her from being able to draw and hold a bow in a firing position. The Disabled Archer Permit authorizes the disabled archer to use a crossbow or device which holds a string and arrow in the firing position to assist in the taking of birds and mammals under the conditions of an archery tag or during archery season.
    • (1) Applications for a Disabled Archer Permit as specified in Section 702 shall be submitted to the department at the address specified on the application and shall include:
      • (A) Applicant’s name
      • (B) Applicant’s physical address
      • (C) Applicant’s date of birth
      • (D) Applicant’s Driver’s License or DMV Number
      • (E) Applicant’s telephone number
      • (F) Applicant’s signature
      • (G) Medical Physician’s name
      • (H) Medical Physician’s business address
      • (I) Medical Physician’s business telephone number
      • (J) Medical Physician’s State medical license number
      • (K) A description of the disabled archer’s disability. The physician shall designate if the disability is permanent or temporary. If the disability is temporary, shall provide date the disability is expected to end.
      • (L) Medical Physician’s signature
      • (M) Signature of the authorizing department employee and date issued
    • (2) Proof of meeting eligibility requirements may be met by providing a previously issued Disabled Archer Permit when the disability is still in effect.
    • (3) The valid Disabled Archer Permit shall be in the archer’s immediate possession while hunting and shall be shown on demand to any person authorized to enforce this regulation.
    • (4) The Disabled Archer Permit is valid beginning July 1 through June 30 of the following year or if issued after July 1 of the license year, it is valid beginning on the date issued through to the following June 30. For any person with a permanent disability, the permit is valid through the end of the license year. A Disabled Archer Permint for a permit holder with a temporary disability that ends prior to the end of the licnese year is valid only throught the date specified by his/her physician.
  • (k) For the purposes of this section a physical disability means, a person having a permanent loss, significant limitation, or diagnosed disease or disorder, which substantially impairs one or both upper extremities preventing a hunter to draw and hold a bow in a firing position.

Amendment filed 6/25/13; effective 7/1/13.

§355. Ammunition Authorized for Taking Big Game and Nongame Birds and Nongame Mammals in Condor Range.

In addition to those conditions provided for in sections 353 and 475, only centerfire rifle, centerfire pistol, muzzleloading, shotgun slug, and rimfire ammunition using projectiles certified pursuant to this section as containing no lead (as defined by subsection 353(h)) shall be used for the taking of big game and nongame birds and nongame mammals in condor range (see subsection 353(h)).

  • (a) Ammunition Certification Process. Any person or manufacturer of ammunition or projectiles wishing to have their ammunition or projectiles certified for hunting big game or nongame birds and nongame mammals in condor range shall submit the information identified in subsections (b)(1)-(5) to the California Department of Fish and Game, Wildlife Programs Branch, Sacramento. The Department shall accept or reject the request within 60 days of receipt. The ammunition or projectiles whose request has been accepted will be added to the list entitled “Certified ammunition and projectiles for hunting big game and nongame birds and nongame mammals in condor range” maintained by the Department.
  • (b) Information required for consideration of certification:
    • (1) Name of Manufacturer of ammunition or projectile, address, and contact information.
    • (2) For ammunition certifications, information shall specify as to caliber, cartridge designation, and projectile. Projectile specifications shall include unique identifying characteristics and percent content of lead by weight.
    • (3) For projectile certifications, information shall specify as to unique identifying characteristics and percent content of lead by weight.
    • (4) Signed statement verifying that all information provided is accurate.
    • (5) Digital color image of projectile or ammunition.
  • (c) The Department shall determine, based on information supplied, if the projectile contains less than the percent lead content by weight as defined in 353(h).
  • (d) The Department shall update the list of certified ammunition and projectiles no less than once annually and make it available to hunters.
  • (e) The Department shall decertify and remove from the list any projectiles or ammunition if information is received that it does not meet the standards set forth in subsection (b) within 60 days of receipt.

New Section effective 7-1-08.

§360. Deer.

Except as otherwise provided in this Title 14, deer may be taken only as follows:

  • (a) A, B, C, and D Zone Hunts.
    • (1) Zone A.
      • (A) Area: Shall include all of Zone A-South Unit 110 and Zone A-North Unit 160 (see subsections 360(a)(1)(A)1. through 2.).
        • 1. South Unit 110. In those portions of Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare and Ventura counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 99 and the San Joaquin-Sacramento county line at Dry Creek; south on Highway 99 to Highway 166 in Kern County; west on Highway 166 to Highway 33; south on Highway 33 to Sespe Creek; east and south along Sespe Creek to Highway 126; east on Highway 126 to Interstate 5; south on Interstate 5 and 405 to Interstate 10; west on Interstate 10 to the Pacific Ocean; north on the Pacific Ocean coastline to the San Mateo-San Francisco county line; east on the San Mateo-San Francisco county line to the Alameda county line; north on the Alameda-San Francisco county line to the Contra Costa-San Francisco county line: northwest on Contra Costa-San Francisco county line to the Contra Costa-Marin county line; northeast on the Contra Costa-Marin county line to the Contra Costa-Solano county line in San Pablo Bay; east on the Contra Costa-Solano county line and the Sacramento River to the confluence of the San Joaquin River and Sacramento-Contra Costa county line; east on the Sacramento-Contra Costa county line and San Joaquin River to the confluence of the Mokelumne River and San Joaquin-Sacramento county line; northeast on the San Joaquin-Sacramento county line and Mokelumne River to the confluence of Dry Creek; east on the San Joaquin-Sacramento county line and Dry Creek to the point of beginning at Highway 99.
        • 2. North Unit 160. In those portions of Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sacramento, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo within a line beginning at the junction of the mouth of Hardy Creek (Mendocino County) and the Pacific Ocean; east along Hardy Creek to Highway 1; north along Highway 1 to Highway 101; south along Highway 101 to Commercial Avenue in the town of Willits; east on Commercial Avenue to the Hearst-Willits Road (County Road 306); north and east on the Hearst-Willits Road to the Main Eel River; southeast on the Main Eel River to Lake Pillsbury at Scott Dam; southeast along the west shore of Lake Pillsbury and the Rice Fork of the Eel River to Forest Service Road M-10; east on Forest Service Road M-10 to Forest Service Road 17N16; east on Forest Service Road 17N16 to Forest Service Road M-10; east on Forest Service Road M-10 to Letts Valley-Fouts Spring Road; east on the Letts Valley-Fouts Spring Road to the Elk Creek-Stonyford Road (County Road 306); north on the Elk Creek-Stonyford Road to the Glenn-Colusa county line; east along the Glenn-Colusa County line to Interstate 5; Interstate 5 south to Highway 99 in the City of Sacramento; Highway 99 south to the Sacramento/San Joaquin County line at Dry Creek, west along the Sacramento/San Joaquin County line and Dry Creek to the confluence with the Mokelumne River, southwest on the Sacramento/San Joaquin County line and Mokelumne River to the confluence with the San Joaquin River and Sacramento/Contra Costa County line, west on the Sacramento/Contra Costa County line and San Joaquin River to the confluence of the Sacramento River and Solano/Contra Costa County line, west on the Sacramento River and Solano/Contra Costa County line to the Marin County line in San Pablo Bay, southwest on the Marin/Contra Costa and Marin/San Francisco county lines to the North Peninsula shoreline near the Golden Gate Bridge, west on the shoreline to the Pacific Ocean coastline, northwest on the Pacific Ocean coastline to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone A-South Unit 110 and Zone-A North Unit 160 shall open on the second Saturday in August and extend for 44 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags 65,000. Zone A tags are valid in Zone A-South Unit 110 and Zone A-North Unit 160.
    • (2) Zone B.
      • (A) Area: Shall include all of Zones B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5 and B-6 (see subsections 360(a)(2)(A) 1-6).
        • 1. Zone B-1. In the County of Del Norte and those portions of Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Siskiyou and Trinity counties within a line: Beginning at the California-Oregon state line and the Pacific Ocean; east along the state line to the point where Cook-Green Pass Road (Forest Service Road 48N20) intersects the California-Oregon state line; south on the Cook-Green Pass Road to Highway 96 near Seiad Valley; west and south along Highway 96 to Highway 299 at Willow Creek; southeast along Highway 299 to the South Fork of the Trinity River; southeast along the South Fork of the Trinity River to the boundary of the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Area; southwest along the boundary of the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Area to the Four Corners Rock-Washington Rock Trail; south and east on the Four Corners Rock-Washington Rock Trail to the North Fork of Middle Fork Eel River; south on the North Fork of Middle Fork Eel River to Middle Fork Eel River; east on Middle Fork Eel River to confluence with Balm of Gilead Creek; north and east on Balm of Gilead Creek to confluence with Minnie Creek; east and south on Minnie Creek to Soldier Ridge Trail; north on Soldier Ridge Trail to Summit Trail; south on Summit Trail to Green Springs Trail head at Pacific Crest Road (U.S. Forest Service Road M-2); south on the Mendocino Pass Road to the intersection of Forest Highway 7; west on Forest Highway 7 to the Middle Fork of the Eel River near Eel River Work Center; southwest on the Middle Fork of the Eel River to the Black Butte River; Black Butte River to the Glenn-Mendocino county line; south along the Glenn-Mendocino and Lake-Mendocino county lines to the northern boundary of State Game Refuge 2-A; east and south along the northern and eastern boundaries of State Game Refuge 2-A to the Glenn-Lake near Sheetiron Mountain; south along the Glenn-Lake and Colusa-Lake county lines to Forest Service Road 17N16; west on Forest Service Road 17N16 to Forest Service Road M-10; west on Forest Service Road M-10 to the Rice Fork of the Eel River; northwest along the Rice Fork of the Eel River and the shore of Lake Pillsbury to the Main Eel River at Scott Dam; west and north along the Main Eel River to the Hearst-Willits Road; southwest on the Hearst-Willits Road to Commercial Avenue; west on Commercial Avenue to Highway 101; north on Highway 101 to Highway 1 at Leggett; west on Highway 1 to its intersection with the South Fork of the Eel River; north and west along the South Fork of the Eel River to the main Eel River; west and north along the main Eel River to mouth of the Eel River and north along the Pacific coastline to the point of beginning.
        • 2. Zone B-2. In those portions of Humboldt, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 299 in Redding; west on Highway 299 to the Bully Choop Mountain Road at the Shasta-Trinity county line and Buckhorn Summit; south on the Bully Choop Mountain Road to a point where this road leaves the Shasta-Trinity county line at Mud Springs; southwest along the Shasta-Trinity county line to the Browns Creek-Harrison Gulch Road; south on the Browns Creek-Harrison Gulch Road to Highway 36; east on Highway 36 (200 yards) to Forest Service Arterial Road 41; south on Forest Service Arterial Road 41 to Stuart Gap at the Tehama-Trinity county line; south on the Tehama-Trinity county line to the north boundary of the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Area; west and south on the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness boundary to the South Fork of the Trinity River; north and west along the South Fork of the Trinity River to Highway 299; west and north on Highway 299 to Highway 96 at Willow Creek; north on Highway 96 to the Cecilville-Salmon River Road (Forest Service Road 93) at Somes Bar; east along the Cecilville-Salmon River Road to Highway 3 at Callahan; east along Highway 3 to the Gazelle-Callahan Road (Forest Service Road 1219); east along the Gazelle-Callahan Road to Highway 99; north along Highway 99 to Louie Road; east along Louie Road to Interstate 5; south along Interstate 5 to the point of beginning.
        • 3. Zone B-3. In those portions of Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, and Tehama counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Black Butte Reservoir Road; south on Interstate 5 to the Glenn-Colusa county line; west along the Glenn-Colusa county line to the Elk Creek-Stonyford Road (County Road 306); south on the Elk Creek-Stonyford Road to the Letts Valley-Fouts Spring Road; west on the Letts Valley-Fouts Spring Road through Fouts Spring to Forest Service Road M-10; west on Forest Service Road M-10 to the Colusa-Lake county line; north along the Colusa-Lake and Glenn-Lake county lines to the eastern boundary of State Game Refuge 2-A, near Sheetiron Mountain; north and west along the eastern and northern boundaries of State Game Refuge 2-A to the Lake-Mendocino county line; north on the Lake-Mendocino and Glenn-Mendocino county lines to the Black Butte River; northwest along the Black Butte River to the Middle Fork of the Eel River; east and north along the Middle Fork of the Eel River to Forest Highway 7 near the Eel River Work Center; east on Forest Highway 7 to the Low Gap-Government Flat Road; north on the Low Gap-Government Flat Road to the Round Valley-Paskenta Road at Government Flat; east on the Round Valley-Paskenta Road to the Black Butte Lake-Newville Road; south and east on the Black Butte Lake-Newville Road to Interstate 5 at the point of beginning.
        • 4. Zone B-4. In those portions of Mendocino and Humboldt counties within a line beginning at the mouth of Hardy Creek and the Pacific Ocean; north along the Pacific coastline to the mouth of the Eel River; east and south along the main Eel River to the South Fork of the Eel River; south along the South Fork of the Eel River to state Highway 1 at Leggett; west on state Highway 1 to Hardy Creek; west along Hardy Creek to the point of beginning.
        • 5. Zone B-5. In those portions of Glenn, Mendocino, Shasta, Tehama and Trinity counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 299 and Interstate 5 in Redding; south along Interstate 5 to the Black Butte Lake- Newville Road near Orland; west and north on the Black Butte Lake-Newville Road to the Round Valley-Paskenta Road; west on the Round Valley-Paskenta Road to the Pacific Crest Road (U.S. Forest Service Road M-2) near Government Flat; north on the Pacific Crest Road to the Summit Trailhead at Green Springs; north along Summit Trail to Soldier Ridge Trail; south and west along Soldier Ridge Trail to Minnie Creek; north and west on Minnie Creek to Balm of Gilead Creek; west on Balm of Gilead Creek to the Middle Fork of the Eel River; west on the Middle Fork of the Eel River to the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Eel River; north on the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Eel River to the Four Corners Rock-Washington Rock Trail; north and west on the Four Corners Rock-Washington Rock Trail to the boundary of the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Area; north along the boundary of the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Area to the Tehama-Trinity county line; north on the Tehama-Trinity county line to Forest Service Arterial Road 41 at Stuart Gap; north on Forest Service Arterial Road 41 to Highway 36; west on Highway 36 (200 yards) to the Browns Creek-Harrison Gulch Road; north on the Browns Creek-Harrison Gulch Road to the Shasta-Trinity county line; northeast along the Shasta-Trinity county line to Mud Springs, where the Bully Choop Mountain Road joins the Shasta-Trinity county line; north on the Bully Choop Mountain Road to Highway 299 at Buckhorn Summit and the Shasta-Trinity county line; east on Highway 299 to Interstate 5 in Redding.
        • 6. Zone B-6. In that portion of Siskiyou County within a line beginning at the California-Oregon state line and its intersection with Interstate 5; south on Interstate 5 to Louie Road near Gazelle; west on Louie Road to Highway 99; south on Highway 99 to the Gazelle-Callahan Road at Gazelle; west on the Gazelle-Callahan Road to Highway 3; west on Highway 3 to the Cecilville-Salmon River Road (Forest Service Road 93) at Callahan; west on the Cecilville-Salmon River Road to Highway 96 at Somes Bar; north on Highway 96 to the Cook-Green Pass Road at Seiad Valley; north on the Cook-Green Pass Road to the California-Oregon state line; east along the California-Oregon state line to Interstate 5.
      • (B) Season: The seasons for the B Zone shall be those specified for the areas described as B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5 and B-6 (see subsections 360(a)(2)(B)1-6).
        • 1. Zone B-1. The season in Zone B-1 shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 37 consecutive days.
        • 2. Zone B-2. The season in Zone B-2 shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 37 consecutive days.
        • 3. Zone B-3. The season in Zone B-3 shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 37 consecutive days.
        • 4. Zone B-4. The season in Zone B-4 shall open on the fourth Saturday in August and extend for 37 consecutive days.
        • 5. Zone B-5. The season in Zone B-5 shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 37 consecutive days.
        • 6. Zone B-6. The season in Zone B-6 shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 30 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 35,000. Zone B tags are valid in Zones B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5 and B-6
    • (3) Zone C.
      • (A)Area: Shall include all of Zones C-1, C-2, C-3, and C-4 (see subsections 360(a)(3)(A)1. through 4.).
        • 1. Zone C-1. In that portion of Siskiyou County within a line beginning at the California-Oregon state line and its intersection with Interstate 5; south on Interstate 5 to Highway 97 at Weed; north and east on Highway 97 to the intersection with the California-Oregon state line; west on the California-Oregon state line to the point of beginning.
        • 2. Zone C-2. In those portions of Shasta and Siskiyou counties within a line beginning at the junction of Interstate 5 and Highway 89 south of the town of Mt. Shasta; east and south on Highway 89 to the Pit River at Lake Britton; west and south along the Pit River to Interstate 5 at Shasta Lake; north on Interstate 5 to the point of beginning.
        • 3. Zone C-3. In that portion of Shasta County within a line beginning at the intersection of Cottonwood Creek and Interstate 5 at Cottonwood; north on Interstate 5 to the Pit River at Shasta Lake; east and north on the Pit River to Highway 89 at Lake Britton; south on Highway 89 to Highway 44 at Old Station; south and west on Highway 44 to the North Fork of Battle Creek; southwest on the North Fork of Battle Creek to Battle Creek; west on Battle Creek to the Sacramento River; north on the Sacramento River to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek; west on Cottonwood Creek to the point of beginning.
        • 4. Zone C-4. In those portions of Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, and Tehama counties within a line beginning at the junction of Interstate 5 and Cottonwood Creek at Cottonwood; east on Cottonwood Creek to the Sacramento River; south on the Sacramento River to Battle Creek; east on Battle Creek to the North Fork of Battle Creek; northeast on the North Fork of Battle Creek to Highway 44; east on Highway 44 to Highway 89 at the north entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park; north and east on Highway 89 and 44 to the junction of Highway 44 at Old Station; south and east on Highway 44 to Highway 36 west of Susanville; west on Highway 36 to Highway 147 near Westwood; south on Highway 147 to Highway 89; south on Highway 89 to Highway 70; southwest on Highway 70 to Highway 162 at Oroville; west on Highway 162 to Interstate 5; north on Interstate 5 to Cottonwood Creek to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The seasons for the C Zone shall be those specified for the areas described as C-1, C-2, C-3, and C-4 (see subsections 360(a)(3)(B)1. through 4.).
        • 1. Zone C-1. The season in Zone C-1 shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 30 consecutive days.
        • 2. Zone C-2. The season in Zone C-2 shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 37 consecutive days.
        • 3. Zone C-3. The season in Zone C-3 shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 37 consecutive days.
        • 4. Zone C-4. The season in Zone C-4 shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 8,150. Zone C tags are valid in Zones C-1, C-2, C-3, and C-4 during the general season only as described above in subsections 360(a)(3)(B)1. through 4.
    • (4) Zone D-3-5.
      • (A) Area: Shall include all of zones D-3, D-4, and D-5 (see subsections 360(a)(4)(A)1. through 3.).
        • 1. Zone D-3. In those portions of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Sutter and Yuba counties within a line beginning at the junction of Interstate 5 and Highway 162 at Willows; east on Highway 162 to Highway 70 at Oroville; northeast on Highway 70 to Highway 89; south on Highway 89 to the new Gold Lake Road (near Graeagle); south on the new Gold Lake Road to Highway 49 at Bassetts; east on Highway 49 to Yuba Pass; south on the Yuba Pass-Webber Lake Road (main haul road) through Bonta Saddle to the Jackson Meadows Highway (Fiberboard Road); west on the Jackson Meadows Highway for two miles to the White Rock Lake Road; south on the White Rock Lake Road to the new road to White Rock Lake (below Bear Valley); south and east on the new White Rock Lake Road to the Pacific Crest Trail (one mile west of White Rock Lake in section 21, T18N, R14E, M.D.B.M.); south and east on the Pacific Crest Trail to Interstate 80 near the Castle Peak-Boreal Ridge Summit; west on Interstate 80 to Highway 20; west on Highway 20 to the Bear River in Bear Valley; west along the Bear River to Highway 65 near Wheatland; north on Highway 65 to Highway 70; north on Highway 70 to Highway 20 in Marysville; west on Highway 20 to Interstate 5 at Williams; north on Interstate 5 to the point of beginning.
        • 2. Zone D-4. In those portions of Colusa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties within a line beginning at the junction of Interstate 5 and Highway 20 at Williams; east on Highway 20 to Highway 70 in Marysville; south on Highway 70 to Highway 65; south on Highway 65 to the Bear River (south of Wheatland); east along the Bear River to Highway 20; east on Highway 20 to Interstate 80; east on Interstate 80 to the Pacific Crest Trail near the Castle Peak-Boreal Ridge Summit; south on the Pacific Crest Trail to Forest Route 03 at Barker Pass; east and north along Forest Route 03 to Blackwood Canyon Road; east along Blackwood Canyon Road to Highway 89 at Lake Tahoe near Idlewild; south on Highway 89 to Blackwood Creek; east on Blackwood Creek to the Lake Tahoe shoreline; south along the shore of Lake Tahoe to the mouth of Miller Creek and the common boundary between the Eldorado and Tahoe National Forests; west along Miller Creek to the Rubicon River; west along the Rubicon River through Hell Hole Reservoir to the Middle Fork of the American River; west along the Middle Fork of the American River to the American River; west along the American River to Interstate 5; north on Interstate 5 to the point of beginning.
        • 3. Zone D-5. In the counties of Amador and Calaveras and those portions of Alpine, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties within a line beginning at the junction of Interstate 5 and the American River in Sacramento; east along the American River to the Middle Fork of the American River; northeast along the Middle Fork of the American River to the Rubicon River; east along the Rubicon River through Hell Hole Reservoir to its confluence with Miller Creek; east along Miller Creek to its junction with the new (marked) USFS Pacific Crest Trail; north on the Pacific Crest Trail one-quarter mile to a junction with the McKinney-Rubicon Springs Road (Miller Lake Road); east along the McKinney-Rubicon Springs Road to McKinney Creek (NE 1/4, section 23, T14N, R16E, M.D.B.M.); east along McKinney Creek to the west shoreline of Lake Tahoe near Chambers Lodge; south along the shore of Lake Tahoe to the California-Nevada state line; southeast along the California-Nevada state line to Highway 50; southwest on Highway 50 to the Pacific Crest Trail at Echo Summit; south along the Pacific Crest Trail to the township line between Townships 7 and 8 North near Wolf Creek Pass; due west on that township line to the road connecting Lower and Upper Highland Lakes at Lower Highland Lake; west along that road to Highland Creek; southwest along Highland Creek to the North Fork of the Stanislaus River; west along the North Fork of the Stanislaus River to the Stanislaus River; west along the Stanislaus River to Highway 99; north along Highway 99 to Interstate 80; west on Interstate 80 to Interstate 5; north on Interstate 5 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for zones for D-3 through D-5 shall open on the fourth Saturday in September and extend for 37 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 33,000 The Zone D-3-5 tag is valid in zones D-3, D-4, and D-5.
    • (5) Zone D-6.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Alpine, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 99 and the Stanislaus River at Ripon; east along the Stanislaus River and following the North Fork of the Stanislaus River to Highland Creek; east up Highland Creek to the road connecting Lower and Upper Highland Lakes at Upper Highland Lake; east along that road to the township line between Townships 7 and 8 North; east on that township line to the Sierra crest near Wolf Creek Pass; south along the Sierra crest to the Yosemite National Park boundary near Rodger Peak; along the eastern Yosemite National Park boundary to Highway 41; south along Highway 41 to the Madera-Mariposa county line south of Westfall Station; along the Madera-Mariposa and the Madera-Merced county lines to Highway 99; north along Highway 99 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone D-6 shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 44 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 10,000.
    • (6) Zone D-7.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Fresno, Madera, Mariposa and Tulare counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 99 and the Madera-Merced county line; northeast along the Madera-Merced and Madera-Mariposa county lines to Highway 41 south of Westfall Station; north along Highway 41 to Yosemite National Park boundary; east along the park boundary to the Mono-Madera county line near Rodger Peak; south along the Inyo National Forest boundary (crest of the Ritter Range) to the junction of the Inyo National Forest boundary and Ashley Creek; east to Ashley Lake; northeast along Ashley Creek to the junction of King Creek; southeast along King Creek to its junction with the middle fork of the San Joaquin River; south and west along the middle fork of the San Joaquin River to the junction of the Inyo National Forest boundary; east along Fish Creek to its confluence with Deer Creek; north and east along Deer Creek to the upper crossing of the Deer Creek trail; north and east along the Deer Creek trail to the Inyo National Forest Boundary (the Sierra Crest); south along the Sierra crest and the Inyo National Forest boundary to Bishop Pass; west along the Dusy Basin Trail to the Middle Fork of the Kings River; southwest and downstream along the Middle Fork of the Kings River to the junction of the Middle Fork and South Fork of the Kings River; southwest along the Kings River through Pine Flat Reservoir, Piedra and Reedley to Highway 99; north along Highway 99 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone D-7 shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 44 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 9,000.
    • (7) Zone D-8.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Fresno, Kern and Tulare counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 99 and the Kings River; upstream and northeast along the Kings River through Reedley, Piedra and Pine Flat Reservoir to the junction of the Middle and South Forks of the Kings River; northeast along the Middle Fork Kings River to the Dusy Basin Trail; east along this trail to the Kings Canyon National Park boundary at Bishop Pass; south along the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park boundaries to the Main Kern River; southeast along the Main Kern River and the common boundary between the Inyo and Sequoia National Forests to the end of the Chimney Meadow-Blackrock Station Road (Forest Road 21S03) near Blackrock Mountain; southeast along the Chimney Meadow-Blackrock Station Road through Troy Meadows to the South Fork of the Kern River; south along the South Fork of the Kern River to the Doyle Ranch Road; south along the Doyle Ranch Road to Highway 178 in the town of Onyx; southwest along Highway 178 to Highway 99 at Bakersfield; north along Highway 99 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone D-8 shall open on the fourth Saturday in September and extend for 30 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 8,000.
    • (8) Zone D-9.
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Kern County within a line beginning at the intersection of Highways 99 and 178; northeast along Highway 178 along Lake Isabella and through Walker Pass to Highway 14; southwest along Highway 14 to Highway 58; northwest along Highway 58 to Highway 99; north along Highway 99 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone D-9 shall open on the fourth Saturday in September and extend for 30 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 2,000.
    • (9) Zone D-10.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Kern and Los Angeles counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highways 99 and 58; southeast along Highway 58 to Highway 14; south along Highway 14 to Highway 138; west along Highway 138 to Interstate 5; north on Interstate 5 to Highway 99; north on Highway 99 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone D-10 shall open on the fourth Saturday in September and extend for 30 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 700.
    • (10) Zone D-11.
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, within a line beginning at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 138, south of Gorman; east on Highway 138 to Highway 14; south on Highway 14 to Palmdale and Highway 138; east on Highways 138 and 18 to Interstate 15; south on interstates 15 and 15E to Interstate 10; west on Interstate 10 to Interstate 405; north on Interstates 405 and 5 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone D-11 shall open on the second Saturday in October and extend for 30 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 5,500.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Hunters that possess a D-11 deer tag may also hunt in zones D-13 and D-15 as described in subsections 360(a)(12)(A), (B) and (C), and subsections 360(a)(14)(A), (B) and (C).
    • (11) Zone D-12.
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino counties within a line beginning at Highway 62 and the Twentynine Palms-Amboy Road in Twentynine Palms; east along Highway 62 to Highway 95 at Vidal Junction; north on Highway 95 to Interstate 40; east on Interstate 40 to the California-Arizona state line; south along this state line to the U.S.-Mexican border; west along the U.S.-Mexican border to Highway 111 in Calexico; north on Highway 111 to Interstate 10; north and west on Interstate 10 to Highway 62; north and east on Highway 62 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone D-12 shall open on the first Saturday in November and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 950.
    • (12) Zone D-13.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highways 99 and 166 at Mettler; south on Highway 99 and Interstate 5 to Highway 126; west on Highway 126 to the crossing of Sespe Creek; north and then west along Sespe Creek to Highway 33; north on Highway 33 to Highway 166; north and east on Highway 166 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone D-13 shall open on the second Saturday in October and extend for 30 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 4,000.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Hunters that possess a D-13 deer tag may also hunt in zones D-11 and D-15 as described in subsections 360(a)(10)(A), (B) and (C), and subsections 360(a)(14)(A), (B) and (C).
    • (13) Zone D-14.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties within a line beginning at the junction of Interstates 10 and 15E; northwest on Interstates 15E and 15 through Cajon Pass to Bear Valley Cutoff Road; east on Bear Valley Cutoff Road to Highway 18; east along Highway 18 to Highway 247; southeast on Highway 247 to Highway 62; southwest on Highway 62 to Interstate 10; west on Interstate 10 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Seasons: The season in Zone D-14 shall open on the second Saturday in October and extend for 30 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 3,000.
    • (14) Zone D-15.
      • (A) Area: Including Santa Catalina Island, those portions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties within a line beginning at the Pacific Ocean and Interstate 10 in Santa Monica; east on Interstate 10 to Highway 79 at Beaumont; south on Highway 79 to Hemet; south on County Road R-3 through Sage to Highway 79; west on Highway 79 to Interstate 15; south on Interstate 15 to Highway 76; west on Highway 76 to the Pacific Ocean; north along the shoreline to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone D-15 shall open on the second Saturday in October and extend for 30 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: one buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 1,500.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Hunters that possess a D-15 deer tag may also hunt in zones D-11 and D-13 as described in subsections 360(a)(10)(A), (B) and (C), and subsections 360(a)(12)(A), (B) and (C).
    • (15)Zone D-16.
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Imperial, Riverside and San Diego counties within the line beginning at the Pacific Ocean and Highway 76; east on Highway 76 to Interstate 15; north on Interstate 15 to Highway 79; east on Highway 79 to the San Diego-Riverside county line; east along the San Diego-Riverside county line to the Anza-Borrego State Park boundary; south along the Anza-Borrego State Park boundary to Highway 78; east on Highway 78 to Highway 111; south on Highway 111 to the U.S.-Mexican border; west along the U.S.-Mexican border to the Pacific Ocean; north along the shoreline to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone D-16 shall open on the fourth Saturday in October and extend for 30 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 3,000.
    • (16) Zone D-17.
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties within a line beginning at Highway 395 and the Kern-Inyo county line; east along the Kern-Inyo county line to the San Bernardino-Inyo county line; east along the San Bernardino-Inyo county line to Highway 127; north along Highway 127 to the California-Nevada state line; south along the California-Nevada state line to the California-Arizona state line; south along the California-Arizona state line to Interstate 40; Interstate 40 north to Needles; Highway 95 south to Highway 62; west on Highway 62 to Highway 247; northwest on Highway 247 to Highway 18; west on Highway 18 to Bear Valley Cutoff Road; west on Bear Valley Cutoff Road to Interstate 15; north on Interstate 15 to Highway 18; west on Highways 18 and 138 to Highway 14; north on Highways 14 and 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone D-17 shall open on the second Saturday in October and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 500.
    • (17) Zone D-19.
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Imperial, Riverside and San Diego counties within a line beginning at the junction of Interstate 10 and Highway 79; south on Highway 79 to Hemet; south on County Road R-3 to Highway 79; south on Highway 79 to the Riverside-San Diego county line; east on the Riverside-San Diego county line to the Anza-Borrego State Park boundary; south on the Anza-Borrego State Park boundary to Highway 78; east on Highway 78 to Highway 111; north on Highway 111 to the junction of Interstate 10 in Indio; west on Interstate 10 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in D-19 shall open the first Saturday in October and extend for 30 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 1,500.
  • (b) X-Zone Hunts.
    • (1) Zone X-1.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Lassen, Modoc, Shasta and Siskiyou counties within a line beginning at the California-Oregon state line and its intersection with Highway 139; south on Highway 139 to the Lookout-Hackamore Road; south on the Lookout-Hackamore Road to Highway 299; west on Highway 299 to the Pit River near Bieber; south and west on the Pit River to Highway 89 at Lake Britton; northwest on Highway 89 to Interstate 5 at Mt. Shasta; north on Interstate 5 to the junction of Highway 97 at Weed; north and east on Highway 97 to the California-Oregon state line; east on the California-Oregon state line to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-1 shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 935.
    • (2) Zone X-2.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Modoc and Siskiyou counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 139 and the California-Oregon state line near Tulelake; east along the California-Oregon state line to the eastern shoreline of Goose Lake; southwest along the eastern shoreline of Goose Lake to Westside Road (Modoc County 48); southeast along the Westside Road to Highway 395 in Davis Creek; south along Highway 395 to Highway 299 in Alturas; west along Highway 299 to Highway 139 near Canby; northwest along Highway 139 to the Oregon-California state line and the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-2 shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 180.
    • (3) Zone X-3a.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Lassen and Modoc counties within a line beginning at the intersection of the Lookout-Hackamore Road and Highway 139; southeast on Highway 139 to Highway 299; east on Highway 299 to Highway 395 in Alturas; south on Highway 395 to the Termo-Grasshopper Road (Lassen County 513); west on the Termo-Grasshopper Road to Highway 139; south on Highway 139 to the Cleghorn Road (Lassen County 521); west and north on the Cleghorn Road to Lassen County Road 519 near Coulthurst Flat; west on Lassen County Road 519 to U.S. Forest Service Designated Through Route 22 near Gooch Mountain; west and north on U.S. Forest Service Designated Through Route 22 to the Little Valley Road (Lassen County 404); north on the Little Valley Road to the Western Pacific Railroad; northeast on the Western Pacific Railroad to Horse Creek; northwest on Horse Creek to the Pit River; north on the Pit River to Highway 299 at Bieber; northeast on Highway 299 to the Bieber-Lookout-Hackamore Road; north along the Bieber-Lookout-Hackamore Road to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-3a shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 295.
    • (4) Zone X-3b.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Lassen and Modoc counties within a line beginning at the east shoreline of Goose Lake and the California-Oregon state line; east along this state line to the California-Nevada state line; south along the California-Nevada state line to the Clarks Valley-Red Rock-Tuledad Road (Lassen County Roads 512, 510 and 506); west along the Tuledad Red Rock-Clarks Valley Road to Highway 395 at Madeline; north on Highway 395 to Westside Road (Modoc County 48) in Davis Creek; west and north along Westside Road to the south shoreline of Goose Lake; east and north along the south and east shoreline of Goose Lake to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-3b shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 835.
    • (5) Zone X-4.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Lassen and Shasta counties within a line beginning at the junction of Highways 89 and 44 at Old Station; north on Highway 89 to the intersection with the Pit River at Lake Britton; east and south on the Pit River to Horse Creek; southeast on Horse Creek to the Burlington Northern Railroad; southwest on the Burlington Northern Railroad to the Little Valley Road (Lassen County 404); south on the Little Valley Road to U.S. Forest Service Designated Through Route 22; south and east on U.S. Forest Service Designated Through Route 22 to Lassen County 519 near Gooch Mountain; east on Lassen County 519 to Cleghorn Road (Lassen County 521) near Coulthurst Flat; east on Cleghorn Road to Highway 139; south on Highway 139 to its crossing of Willow Creek in the Willow Creek Valley; south (downstream) on Willow Creek to its crossing of Conservation Center Road (Lassen County A-27); west on Conservation Center Road to Highway 36; northwest on Highway 36 to the intersection with Highway 44; north and west on Highway 44 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-4 shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 395.
    • (6) Zone X-5a.
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Lassen County within a line beginning at the junction of Highway 395 and Conservation Center Road (Lassen County A-27) in the town of Litchfield; west on Conservation Center Road to its crossing of Willow Creek; northwest (upstream) on Willow Creek to its crossing of Highway 139 in the Willow Creek Valley; north along Highway 139 to the Termo-Grasshopper Road; east on the Termo-Grasshopper Road to Highway 395; south along Highway 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-5a shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 75.
    • (7) Zone X-5b.
      • (A) Area: That portion of Lassen County lying within the following line: Beginning at the junction of Highway 395 and the Clarks Valley-Red Rock-Tuledad Road (Lassen County Roads 506, 510 and 512); east on the Clarks Valley-Red Rock-Tuledad Road to the California-Nevada state line; south on the California-Nevada state line to the Pyramid Lake Road (Lassen County 320); west on the Pyramid Lake Road to Highway 395; north on Highway 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-5b shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 55.
    • (8) Zone X-6a.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Lassen and Plumas counties within a line beginning at the junction of Highway 147 and Highway 36 near Westwood; east on Highway 36 to Conservation Center Road at Susanville (County Road A-27); east on Conservation Center Road to Highway 395 at the town of Litchfield; east on Highway 395 to the Wendel-Pyramid Lake Road (County Road 320); east on the Wendel-Pyramid Lake Road to the Nevada-California state line; south on the Nevada-California state line to the UP-WP railroad line near Herlong; west on the UP-WP railroad line to the Herlong Access Road (County Road A- 25) at Herlong; west on the Herlong Access Road to Highway 395; north on Highway 395 to County Road 336 at Milford; southwest on County Road 336 to U.S. Forest Service Road 26N16 near the Plumas-Lassen county line; west on Forest Service Road 26N16 to Forest Service Road 28N03 at Doyle Crossing; west on Forest Services Road 28N03 to Forest Service Road 29N43 near Antelope Lake; south on Forest Service Road 29N43 to County Road 111 at Flournoy Bridge; south on County Road 111 to Forest Service Road 24N08; south on Forest Service Road 24N08 to County Road 112 at Lake Davis; south on County Road 112 to Highway 70; west on Highway 70 to the Highway 89 junction at Blairsden; west on Highway 89/70 to the Greenville Y west of Quincy; northwest on Highway 89 to Highway 147 at Canyon Dam; north on Highway 147 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Seasons: The season in Zone X-6a shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 320.
    • (9) Zone X-6b.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Lassen and Plumas counties within a line beginning at the junction of County Road 336 and Highway 395 at Milford; south on Highway 395 to the junction of Highway 395 and the Herlong Access Road (County Road A-25); east on the Herlong Access Road to its junction with the UP-WP railroad line at Herlong; east on the UP-WP railroad line to the Nevada-California state line; south on the Nevada-California state line to the junction of the Nevada-California state line and Highway 395 at Bordertown; northwest on Highway 395 to its junction at Highway 70; west on Highway 70 to its junction with County Road 112; north on County Road 112 to its junction with U.S. Forest Service Road 24N08 at Lake Davis; north on Forest Service Road 24N08 to its junction with County Road 111; northwest on County Road 111 to its junction with Forest Service Road 29N43 at Flournoy Bridge; north on Forest Service Road 29N43 to Forest Service Road 28N03 near Antelope Lake; southeast on Forest Service Road 28N03 to Forest Service Road 26N16 at Doyle Crossing; east on Forest Service Road 26N16 to County Road 336 near the Plumas-Lassen county line; north on County Road 336 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-6b shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 310.
    • (10) Zone X-7a.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Lassen, Nevada, Plumas and Sierra counties lying within a line beginning at the junction of Highway 395 and the California-Nevada state line at Bordertown; south along the Long Valley Road (County Road S570) to its intersection with the Henness Pass Road (County Road S860); west on Henness Pass Road over Summit 2 to the intersection with County Road S450 (near Davies Creek at Stampede Reservoir); west on County Road S450 (the Henness Pass Road) through Kyburz Flat to its intersection with Highway 89; south on Highway 89 to its intersection with Interstate 80 at Truckee; west on Interstate 80 to the Pacific Crest Trail near the Castle Peak-Boreal Ridge Summit; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to the new road to White Rock Lake (one mile west of White Rock Lake in section 21, T18N, R14E, M.D.B.M.); north on the new White Rock Lake Road below Bear Valley to the White Rock Lake Road; north on the White Rock Lake Road to the Jackson Meadows Highway (Fiberboard Road); east two miles on the Jackson Meadows Highway to the Yuba Pass Road at Webber Lake; north on the Yuba Pass Road (main haul road) through Bonta Saddle to Highway 49 at Yuba Pass; west on Highway 49 to the new Gold Lake Road at Bassetts; north on the new Gold Lake Road to Highway 89 near Graeagle; north on Highway 89 to Highway 70; east on Highway 70 to Highway 395 at Hallelujah Junction; south on Highway 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-7a shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 220.
    • (11) Zone X-7b.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Nevada, Placer and Sierra counties lying within a line beginning at the junction of Highway 395 and the California-Nevada state line at Bordertown; south along the California-Nevada state line to the shore of Lake Tahoe; west and south along the shore of Lake Tahoe to the mouth of Blackwood Creek near Idlewild; west on Blackwood Creek to Highway 89; north on Highway 89 to Blackwood Canyon Road; Blackwood Canyon Road near Idlewild; west along Blackwood Canyon Road to Forest Route 03; west and south along Forest Route 03 to the Pacific Crest Trail at Barker Pass; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to its intersection with Interstate 80 near the Castle Peak-Boreal Ridge Summit; east on Interstate 80 to its intersection with Highway 89 at Truckee; north on Highway 89 to County Road S450 (the Henness Pass Road, a.k.a. the Kyburz Flat Road); east on County Road S450 to its intersection with County Road S860 (continuation of Henness Pass Road) near Davies Creek at Stampede Reservoir; east on County Road S860, over Summit 2 to the junction with County Road S570 (the Long Valley Road); north on County Road S570 to Bordertown at the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-7b shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 130.
    • (12) Zone X-8.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Alpine and El Dorado counties within a line beginning at the junction of the California-Nevada state line and Highway 50; southeast along the California-Nevada state line to the Indian Springs Road, south to the Alpine-Mono County line; south along the Alpine-Mono county line to the Sierra crest; northwest along the Sierra crest to the intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail near Wolf Creek Pass; northwest along the Pacific Crest Trail to Highway 50 at Echo Summit; northeast on Highway 50 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-8 shall open on the fourth Saturday in September and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 220.
    • (13) Zone X-9a.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Fresno, Inyo, Madera and Mono counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 6 and the California-Nevada state line; south along Highway 6 to its junction with Highway 395; south along Highway 395 to its junction with Highway 168; west and south along Highway 168 to the North Lake Road turnoff; west along the North Lake Road and the Piute Pass Trail to the Sierra Crest (Inyo National Forest Boundary); north along the Inyo National Forest Boundary to the Deer Creek Trail; south and west along the Deer Creek Trail to the upper crossing of Deer Creek; west and south along Deer Creek to its confluence with Fish Creek; west along Fish Creek to its confluence with the middle fork of the San Joaquin River; north along the middle fork of the San Joaquin River to the junction of King Creek; west along King Creek to the junction of Ashley Creek; west along Ashley Creek to Ashley Lake; continue west along Ashley Creek to the junction of the Inyo National Forest boundary; north along the Inyo National Forest Boundary (the crest of the Ritter Range) to the Mono-Madera county line; north along the Mono-Madera county line to Mono-Tuolumne county line; north on the Mono-Tuolumne county line to the Virginia Lakes Trail (Entry Trail D-11); east along Virginia Lakes Trail to Virginia Lakes Road; east along Virginia Lakes Road to Highway 395; south along Highway 395 to Highway 167; east on Highway 167 to the California-Nevada state line; southeast on the California-Nevada state line to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-9a shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 24 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 650.
    • (14) Zone X-9b.
      • (A) Area: That portion of Inyo County within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 395 and Cottonwood Creek; northwest along Cottonwood Creek to the Horseshoe Meadow Road; south along the Horseshoe Meadow Road to the Cottonwood Pass Trail; west along the Cottonwood Pass Trail through Horseshoe Meadow to the Inyo-Tulare county line at Cottonwood Pass; north on the Inyo-Tulare and the Inyo-Fresno county lines to the Piute Pass Trail; east along the Piute Pass Trail to the North Lake Road; east and south on the North Lake Road to Highway 168; north and east on Highway 168 to Highway 395; south on Highway 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-9b shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 24 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 325.
    • (15) Zone X-9c.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Inyo and Mono counties within a line beginning at Highway 395 and the Kern-Inyo county line; north along Highway 395 to Highway 6; north on Highway 6 to the California-Nevada state line; southeast along the California-Nevada state line to Highway 127; south along Highway 127 to the Inyo-San Bernardino county line; west along the Inyo-San Bernardino county line to the Kern-Inyo county line; west along the Kern-Inyo county line to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-9c shall open on the third Saturday in October and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 325.
    • (16) Zone X-10.
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Kern, Tulare and Inyo counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 178 and the Doyle Ranch Road in the town of Onyx; north along the Doyle Ranch Road to the South Fork of the Kern River; north along the South Fork of the Kern River to the Chimney Meadow-Blackrock Station Road (Forest Road 21S03); northwest along the Chimney Meadow-Blackrock Station Road through Troy Meadows to the road's end at the Inyo and Sequoia National Forest boundary near Blackrock Mountain; northwest along the Inyo and Sequoia National Forest boundary to the main Kern River; northwest along the main Kern River to the Sequoia National Park boundary; northeast along the Sequoia National Park boundary to the Inyo-Tulare county line; southeast along the Inyo-Tulare county line to the Cottonwood Pass Trail at Cottonwood Pass; east along the Cottonwood Pass Trail through Horseshoe Meadow to the Horseshoe Meadow Road; north along the Horseshoe Meadow Road to Cottonwood Creek; southeast along Cottonwood Creek to Highway 395; south along Highway 395 to Highway 14; south along Highway 14 to Highway 178; north and west along Highway 178 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-10 shall open on the last Saturday in September and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (See subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 400.
    • (17) Zone X-12.
      • (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-Tuolumne 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.
      • (B) Season: The season in Zone X-12 shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 24 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 680.
  • (c) Additional Hunts.
    • (1) G-1 (Late Season Buck Hunt for Zone C-4).
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, and Tehama counties within the area described as Zone C-4 (see subsection 360(a)(3)(A)4.).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-1 (Late Season Buck Hunt for Zone C-4) shall open on the fourth Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 2,710.
    • (2) G-3 (Goodale Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Inyo County within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 395 and Lone Pine Creek; west along Lone Pine Creek to the Inyo-Tulare county line; northwest along the Inyo-Tulare and Inyo-Fresno county lines to Taboose Creek; east along Taboose Creek to Highway 395; south along Highway 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-3 (Goodale Buck Hunt) shall open on the first Saturday in December and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 35.
    • (3) G-6 (Kern River Deer Herd Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Kern and Tulare counties lying within a line beginning at the intersection of County Road 521 and County Road 495 at Kernville; south on County Road 495 to the intersection of Highway 155 at Wofford Heights; west on Highway 155 to the intersection of U.S. Forest Service Road 24S15 at Greenhorn Summit; north on U.S. Forest Service Road 24S15 to the intersection of U.S. Forest Service Road 23S16 (near Portuguese Pass); northeast on U.S. Forest Service Road 23S16 to County Road SM50; west on County Road SM50 to the intersection of the Western Divide Highway (County Road SM107); north on County Road SM107 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Road 21S50 (near Quaking Aspen Campground); north on U.S. Forest Service Road 21S50 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Road 20S79; northeast on U.S. Forest Service Road 20S79 to the junction of U.S. Forest Service Road 20S53; northeast on U.S. Forest Service Road 20S53 to the Golden Trout Wilderness boundary (at Lewis Camp Trail Head); east on the Golden Trout Wilderness Boundary to Rattlesnake Creek; southeast on Rattlesnake Creek to U.S. Forest Service Road 22S05; south on U.S. Forest Service Road 22S05 to the Dome Land Wilderness Boundary; southwest on the Dome Land Wilderness Boundary to the intersection of the South Fork of the Kern River; south along the South Fork of the Kern River to the intersection of County Road 521; west on County Road 521 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-6 (Kern River Deer Herd Buck Hunt) shall open on the first Saturday in December and extend for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 50.
    • (4) G-7 (Beale Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Yuba County lying within the exterior boundaries of Beale Air Force Base.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-7 (Beale Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 79 consecutive days, except if rescheduled by the Commanding Officer with Department concurrence between the season opener and December 31.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 20 (military only).
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only shotguns with single slugs or muzzleloading rifles, crossbows, and archery equipment as specified in sections 353 and 354 may be used.
        • 2. In the event the Commanding Officer cancels the hunt, G-7 tagholders may exchange the unused tag for any remaining deer tag and have accumulated and earned preference points restored pursuant to Section 708.14.
    • (5) G-8 (Fort Hunter Liggett Antlerless Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Monterey County lying within the exterior boundaries of the Hunter Liggett Military Reservation, except as restricted by the Commanding Officer.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-8 (Fort Hunter Liggett Antlerless Deer Hunt) shall open on October 5 and extend for 2 consecutive days and reopen on October 12 and extend for 3 consecutive days, except if rescheduled by the Commanding Officer with Department concurrence between the season opener and December 31.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One antlerless deer (see subsection 351(b)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 20 (10 military and 10 general public).
      • (E) Special Conditions: In the event the Commanding Officer cancels the hunt, G-8 tagholders may exchange the unused tag for any remaining deer tag and have accumulated and earned preference points restored pursuant to Section 708.14.
    • (6) G-9 (Camp Roberts Antlerless Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of San Luis Obispo County lying within the exterior boundaries of Camp Roberts, except as restricted by the Commanding Officer.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-9 (Camp Roberts Antlerless Deer Hunt) shall open the last Monday in August and extend for 8 consecutive days, except if rescheduled by the Commanding Officer with Department concurrence between the season opener and December 31.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One antlerless deer (see subsection 351(b)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 0.
      • (E) Special Conditions: In the event the Commanding Officer cancels the hunt, G-9 tagholders may exchange the unused tag for any remaining deer tag and have accumulated and earned preference points restored pursuant to Section 708.14.
    • (7) G-10 (Camp Pendleton Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of San Diego County lying within the exterior boundaries of the U.S. Marine Corps Base, Camp Joseph Pendleton.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-10 (Camp Pendleton Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall be open on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and the day after Thanksgiving beginning the first Saturday in September and extend through the first Sunday in December. Season dates may be subject to further restriction, or additional hunt days scheduled with concurrence from the Department, between the season opener and December 31 by the Commanding Officer due to military operations.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 400 (military only).
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only archery equipment is permitted during the first six weeks of the season.
        • 2. Hunting with firearms is permitted beginning on the seventh weekend through the end of season.
        • 3. A permit fee and method of take registration with the Base may be required.
        • 4. In the event the Commanding Officer cancels the hunt, G-10 tagholders may exchange the unused tag for any remaining deer tag and have accumulated and earned preference points restored pursuant to Section 708.14.
    • (8) G-11 (Vandenberg Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Santa Barbara County lying within the exterior boundaries of Vandenberg Air Force Base.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-11 (Vandenberg Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the last Monday in August and extend through December 31.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 500 (military, Department of Defense employees, and personnel authorized by the Installation Commander only).
      • (E) Special Conditions: In the event the Commanding Officer cancels the hunt, G-11 tagholders may exchange the unused tag for any remaining deer tag and have accumulated and earned preference points restored pursuant to Section 708.14.
    • (9) G-12 (Gray Lodge Shotgun Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Butte and Sutter counties within the exterior boundaries of the Gray Lodge State Wildlife Area.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-12 (Gray Lodge Shotgun Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for nine consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 30.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Only shotguns and ammunition as specified in Section 353 may be used.
    • (10) G-13 (San Diego Antlerless Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of San Diego County within Zone D-16 (see subsection 360(a)(15)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-13 (San Diego Antlerless Deer Hunt) shall open on the fourth Saturday in October and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One antlerless deer (see subsection 351(b)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 300.
    • (11) G-19 (Sutter-Yuba Wildlife Areas Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Yuba and Sutter counties within the exterior boundaries of: (1) the Feather River Wildlife Area, and (2) the Sutter Bypass Wildlife Area (as defined in Section 550, Title 14, CCR).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-19 (Sutter-Yuba Wildlife Areas Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the fourth Saturday in September and extend through December 31.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 25.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Only archery equipment and crossbows (as specified in Section 354) and shotguns and ammunition (as specified in Section 353) may be used.
    • (12) G-21 (Ventana Wilderness Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Monterey County and the Los Padres National Forest within the exterior boundaries of the Ventana Wilderness Area.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-21 (Ventana Wilderness Buck Hunt) shall open on the second Saturday in November and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 25.
    • (13) G-37 (Anderson Flat Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In that portion of hunt Zone D-6 in Mariposa and Tuolumne counties lying within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 140 and Bull Creek Road at Briceburg; north on Bull Creek Road (U.S. Forest Service Road 2S05) to Greeley Hill Road; west on Greeley Hill Road to Smith Station Road (County Route J20); north on Smith Station Road to Highway 120 (near Burch Meadow); east on Highway 120 to the Yosemite National Park Boundary (near Big Oak-Flat Ranger Station); southeast along the Yosemite National Park Boundary to Highway 140; west on Highway 140 to the Yosemite National Park Boundary; northwest along the Yosemite National Park Boundary to Highway 140 (at Redbud Campground); west on Highway 140 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-37 (Anderson Flat Buck Hunt) shall open on the fourth Saturday in November and extend for nine consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 25.
    • (14) G-38 (X-10 Late Season Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Kern, Tulare, and Inyo counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 178 and the Doyle Ranch Road in the town of Onyx; north along the Doyle Ranch Road to the South Fork of the Kern River; north along the South Fork of the Kern River to the Chimney Meadow-Blackrock Station Road (Forest Road 21S03); northwest along the Chimney Meadow-Blackrock Station Road through Troy Meadows to the road's end at the Inyo and Sequoia National Forest boundary near Blackrock Mountain; northwest along the Inyo and Sequoia National Forest boundary to the main Kern River; northwest along the main Kern River to the Sequoia National Park boundary; northeast along the Sequoia National Park boundary to the Inyo-Tulare county line; southeast along the Inyo-Tulare county line to the Cottonwood Pass Trail at Cottonwood Pass; east along the Cottonwood Pass Trail through Horseshoe Meadow to the Horseshoe Meadow Road; north along the Horseshoe Meadow Road to Cottonwood Creek; southeast along Cottonwood Creek to Highway 395; south along Highway 395 to Highway 14; south along Highway 14 to Highway 178; north and west along Highway 178 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-38 (X-10 Late Season Buck Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 300.
    • (15) G-39 (Round Valley Late Season Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Inyo and Mono counties within a line beginning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 395 and California Highway 168; west and south along Highway 168 to the North Lake Road turnoff; west along the North Lake Road and the Piute Pass Trail to the Inyo-Fresno county line; north along the Inyo-Fresno county line to the Mono-Fresno county line; north along the Mono-Fresno and Mono-Madera county lines to the junction of the Mono-Madera county line and California Highway 203 at Minaret Summit; southeast along Highway 203 to its junction with Highway 395; south along Highway 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt G-39 (Round Valley Late Season Buck Hunt) shall open on the fourth Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 5.
    • (16) M-3 (Doyle Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Lassen County within the area described as X-6b (see subsection 360(b)(9)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt M-3 (Doyle Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in November and extend for nine consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 20.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Only muzzleloading rifles as specified in Section 353 may be used.
    • (17) M-4 (Horse Lake Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Lassen County within the area described as X5a (see subsection 360(b)(6)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt M-4 (Horse Lake Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt) shall open on the fourth Saturday in October and extend for nine consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 10.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Only muzzleloading rifles as specified in Section 353 may be used.
    • (18) M-5 (East Lassen Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Lassen County within the area described as X-5b (see subsection 360(b)(7)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt M-5 (East Lassen Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt) shall open on the fourth Saturday in October and extend for nine consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 5.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Only muzzleloading rifles as specified in Section 353 may be used.
    • (19) M-6 (San Diego Muzzleloading Rifle Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of San Diego County within Zone D-16 (see subsection 360(a)(15)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt M-6 (San Diego Muzzleloading Rifle Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in December and extend through December 31.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 80.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Only muzzleloading rifles as specified in Section 353 may be used.
    • (20) M-7 (Ventura Muzzleloading Rifle Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: All of Ventura County.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt M-7 (Ventura Muzzleloading Rifle Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the last Saturday in November and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 150.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Only muzzleloading rifles as specified in Section 353 may be used.
    • (21) M-8 (Bass Hill Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Lassen County within the area described as Zone X-6a (see subsection 360(b)(8)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt M-8 (Bass Hill Muzzleloading Rifle Buck) shall open on the fourth Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 20.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Only muzzleloading rifles as specified in Section 353 may be used.
    • (22) M-9 (Devil's Garden Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Modoc County within a line beginning at the intersection of the Malin Road (Modoc County 114) and the California/Oregon state line; east along the state line to the Crowder Flat Road; south along the Crowder Flat Road to the Blue Mountain Road (Modoc County 136); west on the Blue Mountain Road to the Blue Mountain-Mowitz Butte-Ambrose
        Road; south on the Blue Mountain-Mowitz Butte-Ambrose Road to Highway 139; north on Highway 139 to the Malin Road; north on the Malin Road to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt M-9 (Devil's Garden Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt) shall open on the fourth Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 15.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Only muzzleloading rifles as specified in Section 353 may be used.
    • (23) M-11 (Northwestern California Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties within the area described as Zone B-1 (see subsection 360(a)(2)(A)1.).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt M-11 (Northwestern California Muzzleloading Rifle Buck Hunt) shall open on the second Saturday in November and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 20.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Only muzzleloading rifles as specified in Section 353 may be used.
    • (24) MA-1 (San Luis Obispo Muzzleloading Rifle/Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of San Luis Obispo County lying within the Los Padres National Forest.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt MA-1 (San Luis Obispo Muzzleloading Rifle/Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open the last Saturday in November and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 150.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Only archery equipment as specified in Section 354 or muzzleloading rifles as specified in Section 353 may be used.
    • (25) MA-3 (Santa Barbara Muzzleloading Rifle/Archery Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: All of Santa Barbara County.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt MA-3 (Santa Barbara Muzzleloading Rifle/Archery Buck Hunt) shall open on the last Saturday in November and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 150.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Only muzzleloading rifles as specified in Section 353 and archery equipment as specified in Section 354 may be used.
    • (26) J-1 (Lake Sonoma Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Sonoma County within the boundaries of the Lake Sonoma Area, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) property described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of Hot Springs Road and the COE boundary; east and south along the boundary line to the intersection with Brush Creek; west along the north bank of Brush Creek (shoreline) to the Dry Creek arm of Lake Sonoma; south along the shoreline of the Dry Creek arm to Smittle Creek; north along the COE property line to Dry Creek; east along the COE boundary across Cherry Creek, Skunk Creek, and Yorty Creek to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-1 (Lake Sonoma Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the first Saturday in November and extend for two consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 25.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
        • 3. Tagholders shall attend an orientation meeting the day before the opening day of the season.
        • 4. The use of dogs is prohibited.
        • 5. Boats are required for all areas west of Cherry Creek (2/3 of the hunt area). Only cartop boats are allowed to launch from the Yorty Creek access.
    • (27) J-3 (Tehama Wildlife Area Apprentice Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Tehama County within the boundaries of the Tehama Wildlife Area.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-3 (Tehama Wildlife Area Apprentice Buck Hunt) shall open on the last Saturday in November and extend for 2 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 15.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
        • 3. Tagholders shall attend an orientation meeting the day before the opening day of the season.
    • (28) J-4 (Shasta-Trinity Apprentice Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Shasta and Trinity counties beginning at the junction of Highway 3 and Highway 299 in Weaverville; north on Highway 3 to the East Side Road at the north end of Trinity Lake; east on the East Side Road to Dog Creek Road; east on Dog Creek Road to Interstate 5 at Vollmers; south on Interstate 5 to Shasta Lake; south along the west shore of Shasta Lake to Shasta Dam; south along Shasta Dam along the Sacramento River to Keswick Dam Road; west on Keswick Dam Road to Rock Creek Road; south on Rock Creek Road to Highway 299; west on Highway 299 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-4 (Shasta-Trinity Apprentice Buck Hunt) shall open on the fourth Saturday in November and extend for nine consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 15.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (29) J-7 (Carson River Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Alpine County within the area described as Zone X-8 (see subsection 360 (b)(12)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-7 (Carson River Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the first Saturday following the closure of the X-8 general season (see subsection 360(b)(12)(B)) and extend for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 15.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (30) J-8 (Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Yuba County within the exterior boundaries of the Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area (as defined in Section 550, Title 14, CCR).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-8 (Daugherty Hill Wildlife Area Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the first Saturday in December and extend through December 31.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 15.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (31) J-9 (Little Dry Creek Apprentice Shotgun Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Butte County within the exterior boundaries of the Little Dry Creek Unit Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (as defined in Section 550).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-9 (Little Dry Creek Apprentice Shotgun Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)), per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 5.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
        • 3. Tagholders shall attend an orientation meeting the day before the opening day of the season.
        • 4. Only shotguns and ammunition as specified in Section 353 may be used.
    • (32) J-10 (Fort Hunter Liggett Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Monterey County lying within the exterior boundaries of the Fort Hunter Liggett Military Reservation, except as restricted by the Commanding Officer.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-10 (Fort Hunter Liggett Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on October 5 and extend for 2 consecutive days and reopen October 12 and extend for 3 consecutive days, except if rescheduled by the Commanding Officer with Department concurrence between the season opener and December 31.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 85 (20 military and 65 general public).
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
        • 3. Tagholders shall attend an orientation meeting the day before the opening day of the season.
        • 4. In the event the Commanding Officer cancels the hunt, J-10 tagholders may exchange the unused tag for any remaining deer tag and have accumulated and earned preference points restored pursuant to Section 708.14.
    • (33) J-11 (San Bernardino Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Zone D-14 within San Bernardino County (see subsection 360(a)(13)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-11 (San Bernardino Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in November and extend for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 40.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (34) J-12 (Round Valley Apprentice Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Inyo and Mono counties within a line beginning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 395 and California Highway 168; west and south along Highway 168 to the North Lake Road turnoff; west along the North Lake Road and the Piute Pass Trail to the Inyo-Fresno county line; north along the Inyo-Fresno county line to the Mono-Fresno county line; north along the Mono-Fresno and Mono-Madera county lines to the junction of the Mono-Madera county line and California Highway 203 at Minaret Summit; southeast along Highway 203 to its junction with Highway 395; south along Highway 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-12 (Round Valley Apprentice Buck Hunt) shall open on the first Saturday in December and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 10.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (35) J-13 (Los Angeles Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Los Angeles County within Zone D-11 (see subsection 360(a)(10)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-13 (Los Angeles Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in November and extend for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 40.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (36) J-14 (Riverside Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Riverside County within Zone D-19 (see subsection 360(a)(17)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-14 (Riverside Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in November and extend for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 30.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (37) J-15 (Anderson Flat Apprentice Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Zone D-6 in Mariposa and Tuolumne counties lying within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 140 and Bull Creek Road at Briceburg; north on Bull Creek Road (U.S. Forest Service Road 2S05) to Greeley Hill Road; west on Greeley Hill Road to Smith Station Road (County Route J20); north on Smith Station Road to Highway 120 (near Burch Meadow); east on Highway 120 to the Yosemite National Park Boundary (near Big Oak-Flat Ranger Station); southeast along the Yosemite National Park Boundary to Highway 140; west on Highway 140 to the Yosemite National Park Boundary; northwest along the Yosemite National Park Boundary to Highway 140 (at Redbud Campground); west on Highway 140 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-15 (Anderson Flat Apprentice Buck Hunt) shall open on the fourth Saturday in November and extend for nine consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 10.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (38) J-16 (Bucks Mountain-Nevada City Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: Excluding Butte, Colusa and Glenn Counties, in those portions of Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Sutter and Yuba Counties within the area described as zone D-3 (see subsection 360(a)(4)(A)1.).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-16 (Bucks Mountain-Nevada City Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall be concurrent with the zone D-3 general season as defined in subsection 360(a)(4)(B).
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 75.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (39) J-17 (Blue Canyon Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: Excluding Colusa County, in those portions of Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba Counties within the area described as zone D-4 (see subsection 360(a)(4)(A)2.).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-17 (Blue Canyon Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall be concurrent with the zone D-4 general season as defined in subsection 360(a)(4)(B).
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 25.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (40) J-18 (Pacific-Grizzly Flat Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: Excluding Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, in those portions of Alpine, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties within the area described as zone D-5 (see subsection 360(a)(4)(A)3.).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-18 (Pacific-Grizzly Flat Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall be concurrent with the zone D-5 general season as defined in subsection 360(a)(4)(B).
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 75.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (41) J-19 (Zone X-7a Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Lassen, Nevada, Plumas and Sierra Counties within the area described as zone X-7a (see subsection 360(b)(10)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-19 (Zone X-7a Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall be concurrent with the zone X-7a general season as defined in subsection 360(b)(10)(B).
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 25.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (42) J-20 (Zone X-7b Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Nevada, Placer and Sierra Counties within the area described as zone X-7b (see subsection 360(b)(11)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-20 (Zone X-7b Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall be concurrent with the zone X-7b general season as described in subsection 360(b)(11)(B).
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 20.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (43) J-21 (East Tehama Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt.)
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Tehama County within the area described as zone C-4 (see subsection 360(a)(3)(A)4.).
      • (B) Season: The season for additional hunt J-21 (East Tehama Apprentice Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in September and extend for 44 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 50.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Only junior license holders shall apply.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be accompanied by an adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (44) Conditions for Additional Hunts.
      • (A) When hunting on military reservations or private lands, hunters shall have in their possession a written permit signed by the landowner, which may specify where and when the permittee may hunt.
      • (B) When required, tagholders shall check in and check out of designated check stations.
  • (d) Fund-raising License Tags.
    Fund-raising license tags (Golden Opportunity and Open Zone) for the taking of buck deer (as defined in subsection 351(a)) shall be offered for sale to raise funds for the management of deer through the Big Game Management Account. The department may conduct a random drawing to distribute fund-raising tags. Any resident or nonresident is eligible to purchase a fund-raising license tag. A fund-raising license tag distributed through a department random drawing does not include the fee for processing and issuing a hunting license. The sale price of a fund-raising license tag includes the fees for deer tag applications and for processing and issuing a hunting license. The purchasers shall be issued a hunting license and fund-raising license tags only after meeting the hunter education requirements for a hunting license.
    • (1) Golden Opportunity Tag.
      • (A) Area: Golden Opportunity tags shall be valid statewide.
      • (B) Season: Golden Opportunity tags shall be valid beginning on the second Saturday in July and extend through December 31.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 5.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. The holder of a Golden Opportunity tag may take deer using methods authorized in sections 353 and 354.
        • 2. Fund-raising license tagholders who receive a deer tag pursuant to Sections 708.1 through 708.3 shall be allowed to exchange that tag under the provisions of subsection 708.4. Tagholders shall not be entitled to obtain more than two (2) deer tags as described in subsection 708.1(a)(1).
        • 3. Tagholders shall report to the Assistant Chief, Law Enforcement Division at the appropriate Department of Fish and Game Regional Headquarters prior to hunting as to the time and area they intend to hunt.
    • (2) Open Zone Tag.
      • (A) Area: Open Zone tags shall be valid in the areas as described in sections 360 and 361.
      • (B) Season: Open Zone tags shall be valid during the authorized seasons described in sections 360 and 361.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 5.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. The holder of an Open Zone tag shall meet any special conditions and take deer using the method of take described in sections 360 and 361.
          2. Fund-raising license tagholders who receive a deer tag pursuant to Sections 708.1 through 708.3 shall be allowed to exchange that tag under the provisions of subsection 708.4. Tagholders shall not be entitled to obtain more than two (2) deer tags as described in subsection 708.1(a)(1).
          3. Tagholders shall report to the Assistant Chief, Law Enforcement Division at the appropriate Department of Fish and Game Regional Headquarters prior to hunting as to the time and area they intend to hunt.

Amendment filed 6/25/13; effective 7/1/13.

§361. Archery Deer Hunts.

  • (a) Archery Hunting With General Deer Zone Tags.
    Deer may be taken during the archery season only with archery equipment specified in Section 354 as follows:
    • (1) Zone A.
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(a)(1)(A)1. through 2.
      • (B) Season: The archery deer season in Zone A-South Unit 110 and Zone A-North Unit 160 shall open on the second Saturday in July and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
    • (2) B Zones.
      • (A) Zones B-1 through B-3, B-5 and B-6.
        • 1. Area: As described in subsection 360(a)(2)(A).
        • 2. Season: The archery deer season in Zones B-1 through B-3, B-5 and B-6 shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
        • 3. Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (B) Zone B-4.
        • 1. Area: As described in subsection 360(a)(2)(A)4.
        • 2. Season: The archery deer season in Zone B-4 shall open on the fourth Saturday in July and extend for 23 consecutive days.
    • (3) C Zones (Note: see subsection 361(b) below for area-specific archery hunt A-1 (C Zones Archery Only Hunt)).
    • (4) D Zones.
      • (A) Zones D-3 through D-5.
        • 1. Area: As described in subsection 360(a)(4)(A)1. through 3.
        • 2. Season: The archery season in Zones D-3, D-4, and D-5 shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 days.
        • 3. Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
        • 4. Special Conditions: Hunters that possess a Zone D-3-5 tag may hunt in zones D-3, D-4, and D-5.
      • (B) Zones D-6 through D-10.
        • 1. Area: As described in subsection 360(a)(5)(A) through (9)(A).
        • 2. Season: The archery season in zones D-6 through D-10 shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 days.
        • 3. Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (C) Zones D-11, D-13 and D-15.
        • 1. Area: As described in subsection 360(a)(10)(A), (12)(A) and (14)(A), respectively.
        • 2. Season: The archery season in Zones D-11, D-13 and D-15 shall open on the first Saturday in September and extend for 23 days.
        • 3. Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
        • 4. Special Conditions: Hunters that possess a D-11, D-13, or D-15 tag may hunt in any, or all three of those zones.
      • (D) Zone D-12.
        • 1. Area: As described in subsection 360(a)(11)(A).
        • 2. Season: The archery season in Zone D-12 shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 23 consecutive days.
        • 3. Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (E) Zones D-14, D-16, D-17 and D-19.
        • 1. Area: As described in subsection 360(a)(13)(A), (15)(A), (16)(A) and (17)(A), respectively.
        • 2. Season: The archery season in zones D-14, D-16, D-17 and D-19 shall open on the first Saturday in September and extend for 23 consecutive days.
        • 3. Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
  • (b) Archery Hunting With Area-specific Archery Tags.
    Deer may be taken only with archery equipment specified in Section 354, only during the archery seasons as follows:
    • (1) A-1 (C Zones Archery Only Hunt).
      • (A) Area: Shall include all of Zones C-1, C-2, C-3, and C-4 as described in subsections 360(a)(3)(A)1. through 4.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Zone C-1. The archery season for Zone C-1 shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 16 consecutive days.
        • 2. Zone C-2. The archery season for Zone C-2 shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
        • 3. Zone C-3. The archery season for Zone C-3 shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
        • 4. Zone C-4. The archery season for Zone C-4 shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 1,945. A-1 (C Zones Archery Only Hunt) tags are valid in Zones C-1, C-2, C-3, and C-4 only during the archery season as specified above in subsections 361(b)(1)(B)1. through 4.
    • (2) A-3 (Zone X-1 Archery Hunt)
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(1)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-3 (Zone X-1 Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 135.
    • (3) A-4 (Zone X-2 Archery Hunt)
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(2)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-4 (Zone X-2 Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 10.
    • (4) A-5 (Zone X-3a Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(3)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-5 (Zone X-3a Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 25.
    • (5) A-6 (Zone X-3b Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(4)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-6 (Zone X-3b Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 90.
    • (6) A-7 (Zone X-4 Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(5)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-7 (Zone X-4 Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 110.
    • (7) A-8 (Zone X-5a Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(6)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-8 (Zone X-5a Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 15.
    • (8) A-9 (Zone X-5b Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(7)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-9 (Zone X-5b Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 5.
    • (9) A-11 (Zone X-6a Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(8)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-11 (Zone X-6a Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 50.
    • (10) A-12 (Zone X-6b Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(9)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-12 (Zone X-6b Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 100.
    • (11) A-13 (Zone X-7a Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(10)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-13 (Zone X-7a Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 45.
    • (12) A-14 (Zone X-7b Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(11)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-14 (Zone X-7b Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 25.
    • (13) A-15 (Zone X-8 Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(12)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-15 (Zone X-8 Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags 40.
    • (14) A-16 (Zone X-9a Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(13)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-16 (Zone X-9a Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 140.
    • (15) A-17 (Zone X-9b Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(14)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-17 (Zone X-9b Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 300.
    • (16) A-18 (Zone X-9c Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(15)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-18 (Zone X-9c Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 350.
    • (17) A-19 (Zone X-10 Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(16)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-19 (Zone X-10 Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 100.
    • (18) A-20 (Zone X-12 Archery Hunt).
      • (A) Area: As described in subsection 360(b)(17)(A).
      • (B) Season: The archery season for hunt A-20 (Zone X-12 Archery Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 100.
    • (19) A-21 (Anderson Flat Archery Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In that portion of hunt Zone D-6 in Mariposa and Tuolumne counties lying within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 140 and Bull Creek Road at Briceburg; north on Bull Creek Road (U.S. Forest Service Road 2S05) to Greeley Hill Road; west on Greeley Hill Road to Smith Station Road (County Route J20); north on Smith Station Road to Highway 120 (near Burch Meadow); east on Highway 120 to the Yosemite National Park Boundary (near Big Oak-Flat Ranger Station); southeast along the Yosemite National Park Boundary to Highway 140; west on Highway 140 to the Yosemite National Park Boundary; northwest along the Yosemite National Park Boundary to Highway 140 (at Redbud Campground); west on Highway 140 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-21 (Anderson Flat Archery Buck Hunt) shall open on the second Saturday in November and extend for 14 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 25.
    • (20) A-22 (San Diego Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of San Diego County within Zone D-16 (see subsection 360(a)(15)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-22 (San Diego Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the first Saturday in September and extend for 44 consecutive days, and reopen on the third Saturday in November and extend through December 31.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 1,000.
    • (21) A-24 (Monterey Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: All of Monterey County, except Fort Ord Military Reservation.
      • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-24 (Monterey Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the second Saturday in October and extend for 30 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 100.
    • (22) A-25 (Lake Sonoma Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Sonoma County within the boundaries of the Lake Sonoma Area, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) property described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of Hot Springs Road and the COE boundary; east and south along the boundary line to the intersection with Brush Creek; west along the north bank of Brush Creek (shoreline) to the Dry Creek arm of Lake Sonoma; south along the shoreline of the Dry Creek arm to Smittle Creek; north along the COE property line to Dry Creek; east along the COE boundary across Cherry Creek, Skunk Creek, and Yorty Creek to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-25 (Lake Sonoma Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall be open on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays only, beginning on the first Saturday in October and extending for 24 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 35.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. The use of dogs is prohibited.
        • 2. Boats are required for all areas west of Cherry Creek (some 2/3 of the hunt area). Only cartop boats are allowed to launch from the Yorty Creek access.
    • (23) A-26 (Bass Hill Archery Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Lassen County within the area described as Zone X-6a (see subsection 360(b)(8)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-26 (Bass Hill Archery Buck Hunt) shall open on the third Saturday in November and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 30.
    • (24) A-27 (Devil's Garden Archery Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Modoc County within a line beginning at the intersection of the Malin Road (Modoc County 114) and the California/Oregon state line; east along the state line to the Crowder Flat Road; south along the Crowder Flat Road to the Blue Mountain Road (Modoc County 136); west on the Blue Mountain Road to the Blue Mountain-Mowitz Butte-Ambrose Road; south on the Blue Mountain-Mowitz Butte-Ambrose Road to Highway 139; north on Highway 139 to the Malin Road; north on the Malin Road to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-27 (Devil's Garden Archery Buck Hunt) shall open on the fourth Saturday in October and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 5.
    • (25) A-30 (Covelo Archery Buck Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Mendocino County within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 101 and the Humboldt-Mendocino county line; east along the Humboldt-Mendocino county line to the Trinity-Mendocino county line; east along Trinity-Mendocino county line to the Mendocino-Tehama county line; south on the Mendocino-Tehama county line to the Mendocino-Glenn county line; south on the Mendocino-Glenn county line to the Mendocino-Lake county line; west and south on the Mendocino-Lake county line to the Main Eel River; west and north on the Main Eel River to the Hearst-Willits Road; southwest on the Hearst-Willits Road to Commercial Avenue; west on Commercial Avenue to Highway 101; north on Highway 101 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-30 (Covelo Archery Buck Hunt) shall open on the second Saturday in November and extend for sixteen consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One buck, forked horn (see subsection 351(a)) or better, per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 40.
    • (26) A-31 (Los Angeles Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Los Angeles County within Zone D-11 (see subsection 360(a)(10)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-31 (Los Angeles Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the fourth Saturday in September and extend through December 31.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(b)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 1,000.
    • (27) A-32 (Ventura/Los Angeles Late Season Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Los Angeles and Ventura counties within the area described as the A Zone (see subsection 360(a)(1)(A)).
      • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-32 (Ventura/Los Angeles Late Season Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall open on the second Saturday in November and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(b)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 250.
    • (28) A-33 (Fort Hunter Liggett Late Season Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt).
      • (A) Area: That portion of Monterey County lying within the exterior boundaries of the Hunter Liggett Military Reservation, except as restricted by the Commanding Officer.
      • (B) Season: The season for hunt A-33 (Fort Hunter Liggett Late Season Archery Either-Sex Deer Hunt) shall be open beginning the first Saturday in October and continuing through November 11, except if rescheduled by the Commanding Officer with Department concurrence between the season opener and December 31.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: One either-sex deer (see subsection 351(c)) per tag.
      • (D) Number of Tags: 50 (25 military and 25 general public).
      • (E) Special Conditions: In the event the Commanding Officer cancels the hunt, A-33 tagholders may exchange the unused tag for any remaining deer tag and have accumulated and earned preference points restored pursuant to Section 708.14 for tags issued through the Big Game Drawing.
  • (c) Archery Hunting with Archery Only Tags.
    Deer may be taken only with archery equipment specified in Section 354, during the archery seasons and general seasons as follows:
    • (1) Number of Archery Only Tags Permitted. A person may obtain an archery only tag using a one-deer tag application and a second archery only tag using a second deer tag application.
    • (2) Zones in Which Archery Only Tags are Valid. An archery only tag is valid for hunt G-10, and during the archery season and general season in all zones except C-1 through C-4 and X-1 through X-12.
    • (3) Areas: As described in subsections 360(a) and (c).
    • (4) Seasons: The archery season and general seasons are provided in subsection 361(a) above and in subsections 360(a) and (c).
    • (5) Bag and Possession Limit: All bag and possession limits per zone are the same as those described in subsections 360(a) and (c).
  • (d) Hunting Area Limitations. Archers not in possession of an archery only tag may hunt only in the zone, zones, or areas for which they have a general tag or an area-specific archery tag. (Refer to subsection 361(c)(2) for zones in which archery only tags are valid).
  • (e) Crossbow Prohibition. Except as provided in subsection 354(j), crossbows may not be used during any archery season or during the general season when using an archery only tag.

Amendment filed 6/25/13; effective 7/1/13.

§362. Nelson Bighorn Sheep.

  • (a) Areas:
    • (1) Zone 1--Marble/Clipper Mountains: That portion of San Bernardino County beginning at the intersection of Kelbaker Road and the National Trails Highway; north on Kelbaker Road to the junction with Interstate Highway 40; east on Interstate Highway 40 to the intersection with National Trails Highway; southwest on National Trails Highway to junction with Kelbaker Road.
    • (2) Zone 2--Kelso Peak and Old Dad Mountains: That portion of San Bernardino County beginning at the intersection of Kelbaker Road and the Union Pacific Railroad in Kelso; southwest along the Union Pacific Railroad to intersection with unnamed road at Crucero; north on unnamed road to the merging with Mojave Road; northeast on Mojave Road to the junction with Zzyzx Road; north on Zzyzx Road to intersection with Interstate Highway 15; northeast on Interstate Highway 15 to the intersection with Cima Road; south on Cima Road to the intersection with the Union Pacific Railroad in Cima; southwest on the Union Pacific Railroad to the intersection with Kelbaker Road in Kelso.
    • (3) Zone 3--Clark and Kingston Mountain Ranges: That portion of San Bernardino and Inyo counties beginning at the intersection of Interstate Highway 15 and California State Highway 127 in Baker; north on California State Highway 127 to the junction with Old Spanish Gentry Road at Tecopa; southeast on Old Spanish Gentry Road to the junction with Furnace Creek Road; southeast on Furnace Creek Road to the junction with Mesquite Valley Road; north on Mesquite Valley Road to Old Spanish Trail Highway; north and east on Old Spanish Trail Highway to California/Nevada state line; southeast on California/Nevada state line to the intersection with Interstate Highway 15; southwest on Interstate Highway 15 to the junction with California State Highway 127.
    • (4) Zone 4--Orocopia Mountains: That portion of Riverside County beginning at the intersection of Interstate Highway 10 and Cottonwood Springs Road; east on Interstate Highway 10 to the junction with Red Cloud Mine Road; south on Red Cloud Mine Road to the junction with the Eagle Mountain Mining Railroad; southwest on the Eagle Mountain Mining Railroad to the junction with the Bradshaw Trail; southwest on the Bradshaw Trail to the Intersection with the Coachella Canal; west along the Coachella Canal to the junction with Box Canyon Road; northeast on Box Canyon Road to the junction with Cottonwood Springs Road; north on Cottonwood Springs Road to the intersection with Interstate Highway 10.
    • (5) Zone 5--San Gorgonio Wilderness: That portion of Riverside and San Bernardino counties beginning at the intersection of Interstate Highway 10 and California State Highway 62, west on Interstate Highway 10 to the junction with California State Highway 30; north on California State Highway 30 to the junction with California State Highway 38; east and north on California State Highway 38 to the junction with Forest Service Route 1N01; east on Forest Service Route 1N01 to its joining with Pipes Road; east on Pipes Road to the junction with Pioneertown Road; southeast on Pioneertown Road to the junction with California State Highway 62; southwest on California State Highway 62 to the intersection with Interstate Highway 10.
    • (6) Zone 6-- Sheep Hole Mountains: That portion of San Bernardino County beginning at the junction of California State Highway 62 and Ironage Road; northwest on Ironage Road to the intersection with Amboy Road; north on Amboy Road to the intersection with National Trails Highway; east on National Trails Highway to the junction with Saltus Road; southeast on Saltus Road to the junction with unnamed road in Saltus that runs through Cadiz Valley; southeast on unnamed road to the intersection with California State Highway 62; west on California State Highway 62 to the junction with Ironage Road.
    • (7) Zone 7--White Mountains: That portion of Mono County within a line beginning at U.S. Highway 6 and the Mono-Inyo county line; northward on Highway 6 to the California-Nevada State Line; southeasterly along the California-Nevada State Line to the Mono-Inyo County Line; westward along the Mono-Inyo County Line to the point of beginning.
    • (8) Zone 8 –South Bristol Mountains: That portion of San Bernardino County beginning at the junction of Kelbaker Road and the National Trails Highway; west on the National Trails Highway to the intersection with Interstate Highway 40; east on Interstate Highway 40 to the junction with Kelbaker Road; south on Kelbaker Road to the point of beginning.
    • (9) Zone 9 –Cady Mountains: That portion of San Bernardino County beginning at the junction of Interstate Highway 40 and Newberry Road; north on Newberry Road to intersection with Riverside Road; East on Riverside Road to junction with Harvard Road; north on Harvard Road to junction with Interstate Highway 15; northeast on Interstate Highway 15 to junction with Basin Road; south on Basin Road to intersection with Union Pacific Railroad; east on Union Pacific Railroad to intersection with Crucero Road; south on Crucero Road to intersection with Interstate Highway 40; west on Interstate Highway 40 to the point of beginning.
  • (b) Seasons:
    • (1) Open Zone Fund-raising Tag: The holder of the fund-raising license tag issued pursuant to subsection 4902(d) of the Fish and Game Code may hunt:
      • (A) Zones 1 through 4, 6, 8 and 9: Beginning the first Saturday in November and extending through the first Sunday in February.
      • (B) Zone 5: Beginning the third Saturday in November and extending through the third Sunday in February.
      • (C) Zone 7: Beginning the first Saturday in August and extending through the last Sunday in September.
    • (2) Marble/Clipper/South Bristol Mountains Fund-raising Tag: The holder of the fund-raising license tag issued pursuant to subsection 4902(d) of the Fish and Game Code may hunt:
      • (A) Zones 1 and 8: Beginning the first Saturday in November and extending through the first Sunday in February.
    • (3) Kelso Peak and Old Dad Mountains Fund-raising Tag: The holder of the fund-raising license tag issued pursuant to subsection 4902(d) of the Fish and Game Code may hunt:
      • (A) Zone 2: Beginning the first Saturday in November and extending through the first Sunday in February.
    • (4) Except as provided in subsection 362(b)(1), the Nelson bighorn sheep season in the areas described in subsection 362(a) shall be defined as follows:
      • (A) Zones 1 through 4, 6, 8 and 9: The first Saturday in December and extend through the first Sunday in February.
      • (B) Zone 5: The third Saturday in December and extend through the third Sunday in February.
      • (C) Zone 7: Beginning the third Saturday in August and extending through the last Sunday in September.
    • (5)Except as specifically provided in section 362, the take of bighorn sheep is prohibited.
  • (c) Bag and possession Limit: One mature ram defined as follows: a male Nelson bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) having at least one horn, the tip of which extends beyond a point in a straight line beginning at the front (anterior) edge of the horn base, and extending downward through the rear (posterior) edge of the visible portion of the eye and continuing downward through the horn. All reference points are based on viewing the ram directly from a 90 degree angle from which the head is facing. A diagram showing the correct viewing procedure shall be distributed by the department to each successful applicant.
  • (d) Number of License Tags:
    Nelson Bighorn Sheep Hunt Zones Tag Allocation
    Zone 1 - Marble/Clipper Mountains 4
    Zone 2 - Kelso Peak/Old Dad Mountains 3
    Zone 3 - Clark/Kingston Mountain Ranges 2
    Zone 4 - Orocopia Mountains 1
    Zone 5 - San Gorgonio Wilderness 1
    Zone 6 - Sheep Hole Mountains 1
    Zone 7 - White Mountains 3
    Zone 8 - South Bristol Mountains 2
    Zone 9 - Cady Mountains 3
      Open Zone Fund-Raising Tag 1
      Marble/Clipper/South Bristol Mountains Fund-Raising Tag 1
      Kelso Peak/Old Dad Mountains Fund-Raising Tag 1
    Total: 23
  • (e) Conditions:
    • (1) Nelson bighorn rams shall only be taken between one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset.
    • (2) Only methods specified in sections 353 and 354, Title 14, CCR, for taking bighorn sheep may be used.
    • (3) Each tagholder shall possess a spotting telescope capable of magnification of 15 power (15X), which is not affixed to a rifle, while hunting.
    • (4) Successful general tagholders shall present the head and edible portion of the carcass of a bighorn ram to the department's checking station within 48 hours after killing the animal. All successful tagholders shall notify the department's Bishop office by telephone at (760) 872-1171 or (760) 413-9596 within 24 hours of killing the animal and arrange for the head and carcass to be examined.
    • (5) All successful bighorn sheep tagholders shall make the horns of each ram available to the department to be permanently marked in the manner prescribed by the department for identification purposes within 48 hours of killing the animal. The purpose of the permanent marking shall be to identify Nelson bighorn rams which were legally taken and which may be transported and possessed outside the areas described in subsection 362(a).
    • (6) The department reserves the right to take and use any part of the tagholder's bighorn ram, except the horns, for biological analysis as long as no more than one pound of edible meat is removed.

Amendment filed 6/25/13; effective 7/1/13.

§363. Pronghorn Antelope.

The Lava Beds National Monument and Federal and State Game Refuges lying within the hunt boundary are closed to pronghorn antelope hunting, except for the state's Hayden Hill (1S) and Blacks Mountain (1F) game refuges in Lassen County and the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Modoc County. Refer to subsection 363 (b)(5) for special conditions for permission to enter and hunt pronghorn antelope in the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

  • (a) Zone 1--Mount Dome:
    • (1) Area: That portion of Siskiyou County within a line beginning at the junction of Interstate 5 and the California-Oregon state line; east along the California-Oregon state line to the Ainsworth Corners-Lava Beds National Monument Road; south along the Ainsworth Corners-Lava Beds National Monument Road to the Mammoth Crater-Medicine Lake Road; southwest along the Mammoth Crater-Medicine Lake Road to the Medicine Lake-Telephone Flat Road; east and south along the Medicine Lake-Telephone Flat Road to the Telephone Flat-Bartle Road; southwest along the Telephone Flat-Bartle Road to Highway 89; west along Highway 89 to Interstate 5; north along Interstate 5 to the California-Oregon state line to the point of beginning.
    • (2) Seasons:
      • (A) The general season shall open on the Saturday following the third Wednesday in August and continue for nine consecutive days.
      • (B) The archery only season shall open 14 days prior to the general season and continue for nine consecutive days.
    • (3) Bag and Possession Limit: One pronghorn antelope in a license year.
    • (4) Number of License Tags:
      • (A) General Season: 0 buck tags and 0 doe tags.
      • (B) Archery Only Season: 0 buck tags and 0 doe tags.
  • (b) Zone 2--Clear Lake:
    • (1) Area: Those portions of Modoc and Siskiyou counties within a line beginning at the junction of the Lava Beds National Monument Road and the California-Oregon state line at Ainsworth Corners; east along the California-Oregon state line to the Crowder Flat Road; south along the Crowder Flat Road to Modoc County Road 73; south along Modoc County Road 73 to Modoc County Road 136; west along Modoc County Road 136 to the Blue Mountain-Mowitz Road; west and south along the Blue Mountain-Mowitz Road to the Deadhorse Flat-Badger Well Road; southwest along the Deadhorse Flat-Badger Well Road to the Badger Well-Browns Well Road; south along the Badger Well-Browns Well Road to the Sorholus Tank-Hackamore Road; southwest along the Sorholus Tank-Hackamore Road to Highway 139; southeast along Highway 139 to Modoc County Road 91; south along Modoc County Road 91 to the Mud Lake-Mud Springs Road; west along the Mud Lake-Mud Springs Road to the North Main Road; southwest along the North Main Road to the Long Bell-Iodine Prairie Road at Long Bell Forest Service Station; northwest along the Long Bell-Iodine Prairie Road to the Bartle-Telephone Flat Road; north along the Bartle-Telephone Flat Road to the Telephone Flat-Medicine Lake Road; north and west along the Telephone Flat-Medicine Lake Road to the Medicine Lake-Mammoth Crater Road; northeast along the Medicine Lake-Mammoth Crater Road to the Lava Beds National Monument-Ainsworth Corners Road; north along the Lava Beds National Monument-Ainsworth Corners Road to the California-Oregon state line to the point of beginning.
    • (2) Seasons:
      • (A) The general season shall open on the Saturday following the third Wednesday in August and continue for nine consecutive days.
      • (B) The archery only season shall open 14 days prior to the general season and continue for nine consecutive days.
    • (3) Bag and Possession Limit: One pronghorn antelope in a license year.
    • (4) Number of License Tags:
      • (A) General Season: 10 buck tags and 0 doe tags.
      • (B) Archery Only Season: 1 buck tag and 0 doe tags.
    • (5) Special Conditions: The special regulations regarding the Peninsula "U" portion of the Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge are summarized as follows:
      • (A) The area will be open on weekends and holidays only during the general season.
      • (B) Permission to enter this area must be obtained at the gate entrance located on the Clear Lake Road. Hunters for this area will be selected by public drawing. Persons selected for pronghorn antelope tags for Zone 2 (Clear Lake) may apply for this drawing by submitting an application upon receipt of their license tag to the Department of Fish and Game, 601 Locust Street, Redding, CA 96001. Applicants may apply as a party of two. Applications shall consist of the following: a standard U.S. Postal Service postcard with the applicant's tag number, name, address, city, zip code, area code, telephone number, and the notation "Application for Pronghorn Antelope Hunt Access Permit, Clear Lake Peninsula." Applications must reach the Redding office before the close of the business day on the first Friday in August. Successful applicants will be notified. A two-party application will not be split. The specific number of hunters will be determined each year by the Department. No more than five hunters will be allowed on the area at any one time unless a party of two is drawn for the fifth place. If the fifth place is the first member of a party, then no more than six hunters will be allowed on the area at any time.
      • (C) The gate entrance will be open from 6:00 a.m. to one hour after sunset.
      • (D) The fence near the gate entrance constitutes the south boundary of the area.
      • (E) The specific number of pronghorn antelope to be taken from this area is determined by the number of pronghorn antelope present. This area will be closed once this number is reached.
  • (c) Zone 3--Likely Tables:
    • (1) Area: Those portions of Modoc and Lassen counties within a line beginning at the junction of the Crowder Flat Road and the California-Oregon state line; east along the California-Oregon state line to the crest of the Warner Mountains; south along the crest of the Warner Mountains to the Summit Trail at Pepperdine Camp; south along the Summit Trail to the South Warner Road near Patterson Forest Service Station; west along the South Warner Road to the Long Valley-Clarks Valley Road; south along the Long Valley-Clarks Valley Road to the Clarks Valley-Madeline Road; west along the Clarks Valley-Madeline Road to Highway 395 at the town of Madeline; north along Highway 395 to the Madeline-Adin Road; northwest along the Madeline-Adin Road to the Hunsinger Draw-Sweagert Flat Road; east and north along the Hunsinger Draw-Sweagert Flat Road to the Sweagert Flat-Hunters Ridge Road; north and west along the Sweagert Flat-Hunters Ridge Road to Highway 299 near Lower Rush Creek Recreation Site; north along Highway 299 to the Canby Bridge-Cottonwood Flat Road; northwest along the Canby Bridge-Cottonwood Flat Road to the Cottonwood Flat-Happy Camp Road; northwest along the Cottonwood Flat-Happy Camp Road to Modoc County Road 91; north along Modoc County Road 91 to Highway 139; north along Highway 139 to the Hackamore-Sorholus Tank Road; northeast along the Hackamore-Sorholus Tank Road to the Browns Well-Badger Well Road; north along the Browns Well-Badger Well Road to the Badger Well-Deadhorse Flat Road; northeast and east along the Badger Well-Deadhorse Flat Road to the Mowitz-Blue Mountain Road; north and east along the Mowitz-Blue Mountain Road to Modoc County Road 136; east along Modoc County Road 136 to Modoc County Road 73; north along Modoc County Road 73 to the Crowder Flat Road; north along the Crowder Flat Road to the California-Oregon state line, to the point of beginning.
    • (2) Seasons:
      • (A) Period One of the general season shall open on the Saturday following the third Wednesday in August and continue for nine consecutive days. Period Two of the general season shall open on the first Saturday in September and continue for nine consecutive days.
      • (B) The archery only season shall open 14 days prior to the earliest general season and continue for nine consecutive days.
    • (3) Bag and Possession Limit: One pronghorn antelope in a license year.
    • (4) Number of License Tags:
      • (A) General Season: Period One: 40 buck tags and 0 doe tags. Period Two: 35 buck tags and 0 doe tags.
      • (B) Archery Only Season: 10 buck tags and 0 doe tags.
  • (d) Zone 4--Lassen:
    • (1) Area: Those portions of Lassen, Plumas and Shasta counties within a line beginning at the junction of Highway 36 and the Juniper Lake Road in the town of Chester; north along the Juniper Lake Road to the Lassen National Park boundary; north and west along the Lassen National Park boundary to Highway 89; north along Highway 89 to U.S. Forest Service Road 22 near the Hat Creek Ranger Station; east along U.S. Forest Service Road 22 to U.S. Forest Service Road 35N06; east and north along U.S. Forest Service Road 35N06 to the State Game Refuge 1S boundary; northwest along the State Game Refuge 1S boundary to the Coyote Canyon-Dixie Valley Road; northwest along the Coyote Canyon-Dixie Valley Road to the Dixie Valley-Boyd Hill Road; northwest along the Dixie Valley-Boyd Hill Road to the Snag Hill-Hayden Hill Road; northeast and north along the Snag Hill-Hayden Hill Road to Highway 139; southeast on Highway 139 to the Willow Creek-Hunsinger Flat Road; northeast and northwest along the Willow Creek-Hunsinger Flat Road to the Adin-Madeline Road; southeast along the Adin-Madeline Road to Highway 395 at the town of Madeline; south along Highway 395 to the Madeline-Clarks Valley Road; east along the Madeline-Clarks Valley Road to the Clarks Valley-Tuledad Road; east and southeast along the Clarks Valley-Tuledad Road to the California-Nevada state line; south along the California-Nevada state line to the Lassen-Sierra county line; west along the Lassen-Sierra county line to the Lassen-Plumas county line; north and west along the Lassen-Plumas county line to Highway 36; west along Highway 36 to the Juniper Lake Road, to the point of beginning.
    • (2) Seasons:
      • (A) Period One of the general season shall open on the Saturday following the third Wednesday in August and continue for nine consecutive days. Period Two of the general season shall open on the first Saturday in September and continue for nine consecutive days.
      • (B) The archery only season shall open 14 days prior to the earliest general season and continue for nine consecutive days.
    • (3) Bag and Possession Limit: One pronghorn antelope in a license year.
    • (4) Number of License Tags:
      • (A) General Season: Period One: 30 buck tags and 0 doe tags. Period Two: 30 buck tags and 0 doe tags.
      • (B) Archery Only Season: 5 buck tags and 0 doe tags.
  • (e) Zone 5--Big Valley:
    • (1) Area: Those portions of Modoc, Lassen, Shasta and Siskiyou counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highways 299 and 89; north and northwest along Highway 89 to the Bartle-Telephone Flat Road; northeast along the Bartle-Telephone Flat Road to the Iodine Prairie-Long Bell Road; southeast along the Iodine Prairie-Long Bell Road to the North Main Road at Long Bell Forest Service Station; northeast along the North Main Road and the Mud Springs-Mud Lake Road to Modoc County Road 91; south along Modoc County Road 91 to the Happy Camp-Cottonwood Flat Road; southeast along the Happy Camp-Cottonwood Flat Road to the Cottonwood Flat-Canby Bridge Road; southeast along the Cottonwood Flat-Canby Bridge Road to Highway 299; south along Highway 299 to the Hunters Ridge-Sweagert Flat Road near Lower Rush Creek Recreation Site; east and south along the Hunters Ridge-Sweagert Flat Road to the Sweagert Flat-Hunsinger Draw Road; south and west along the Sweagert Flat-Hunsinger Draw Road to the Adin-Madeline Road; southeast along the Adin-Madeline Road to the Hunsinger Flat-Willow Creek Road; southeast and southwest along the Hunsinger Flat-Willow Creek Road to Highway 139; northwest along Highway 139 to the Hayden Hill-Snag Hill Road; south and southwest along the Hayden Hill-Snag Hill Road to the Boyd Hill-Dixie Valley Road; southeast along the Boyd Hill-Dixie Valley Road to the Dixie Valley-Coyote Canyon Road; southeast along the Dixie Valley-Coyote Canyon Road to the State Game Refuge 1S boundary; southeast along the State Game Refuge 1S boundary to U.S. Forest Service Road 35N06; south and west along U.S. Forest Service Road 35N06 to U.S. Forest Service Road 22; west along U.S. Forest Service Road 22 to Highway 89 near the Hat Creek Ranger Station; north along Highway 89 to Highway 299, to the point of beginning.
    • (2) Seasons:
      • (A) The general season shall open on the Saturday following the third Wednesday in August and continue for nine consecutive days.
      • (B) The archery only season shall open 14 days prior to the earliest general season and continue for nine consecutive days.
    • (3) Bag and Possession Limit: One pronghorn antelope in a license year.
    • (4) Number of License Tags:
      • (A) General Season: 10 buck tags and 0 doe tags.
      • (B) Archery Only Season: 1 buck tag and 0 doe tags.
  • (f) Zone 6--Surprise Valley:
    • (1) Area: Those portions of Modoc and Lassen counties within a line beginning at the intersection of the crest of the Warner Mountains and the California-Oregon state line; east along the California-Oregon state line to the California-Nevada state line; south along the California-Nevada state line to the Tuledad-Clarks Valley Road; west and northwest along the Tuledad-Clarks Valley Road to the Clarks Valley-Long Valley Road; north on the Clarks Valley-Long Valley Road to the South Warner Road; east along the South Warner Road to the Summit Trail near Patterson Guard Station; north along the Summit Trail to the crest of the Warner Mountains at Pepperdine Camp; north along the crest of the Warner Mountains to the California-Oregon state line to the point of beginning.
    • (2) Seasons:
      • (A) The general season shall open on the Saturday following the third Wednesday in August and continue for nine consecutive days.
      • (B) The archery only season shall open 14 days prior to the general season and continue for nine consecutive days.
    • (3) Bag and Possession Limit: One pronghorn antelope in a license year.
    • (4) Number of License Tags:
      • (A) General Season: 10 buck tags and 0 doe tags.
      • (B) Archery Only Season: 1 buck tag.
  • (g) Big Valley Pronghorn Antelope Apprentice Hunt:
    • (1) Area: Those portions of Modoc, Lassen, Shasta and Siskiyou counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highways 299 and 89; north and northwest along Highway 89 to the Bartle-Telephone Flat Road; northeast along the Bartle-Telephone Flat Road to the Iodine Prairie-Long Bell Road; southeast along the Iodine Prairie-Long Bell Road to the North Main Road at Long Bell Forest Service Station; northeast along the North Main Road and the Mud Springs-Mud Lake Road to Modoc County Road 91; south along Modoc County Road 91 to the Happy Camp-Cottonwood Flat Road; southeast along the Happy Camp-Cottonwood Flat Road to the Cottonwood Flat-Canby Bridge Road; southeast along the Cottonwood Flat-Canby Bridge Road to Highway 299; south along Highway 299 to the Hunters Ridge-Sweagert Flat Road near Lower Rush Creek Recreation Site; east and south along the Hunters Ridge-Sweagert Flat Road to the Sweagert Flat-Hunsinger Draw Road; south and west along the Sweagert Flat-Hunsinger Draw Road to the Adin-Madeline Road; southeast along the Adin-Madeline Road to the Hunsinger Flat-Willow Creek Road; southeast and southwest along the Hunsinger Flat-Willow Creek Road to Highway 139; northwest along Highway 139 to the Hayden Hill-Snag Hill Road; south and southwest along the Hayden Hill-Snag Hill Road to the Boyd Hill-Dixie Valley Road; southeast along the Boyd Hill-Dixie Valley Road to the Dixie Valley-Coyote Canyon Road; southeast along the Dixie Valley-Coyote Canyon Road to the State Game Refuge 1S boundary; southeast along the State Game Refuge 1S boundary to U.S. Forest Service Road 35N06; south and west along U.S. Forest Service Road 35N06 to U.S. Forest Service Road 22; west along U.S. Forest Service Road 22 to Highway 89 near the Hat Creek Ranger Station; north along Highway 89 to Highway 299, to the point of beginning.
    • (2) Season: The season shall open on the Saturday following the third Wednesday in August and continue for nine consecutive days.
    • (3) Bag and Possession Limit: One pronghorn antelope in a license year.
    • (4) Number of License Tags: 1 either-sex tag.
    • (5) Special Conditions: Tagholders wishing to hunt the Ash Creek Wildlife Area may contact Ash Creek Wildlife Area by telephone at (530) 294-5824, and shall attend an orientation meeting before hunting. Only persons possessing valid junior hunting licenses and apprentice hunt license tags may hunt during the pronghorn antelope apprentice hunt season in the Ash Creek Wildlife Area. Tagholders shall be accompanied by a nonhunting, licensed adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
  • (h) Lassen Pronghorn Antelope Apprentice Hunt:
    • (1) Area: Those portions of Lassen, Plumas and Shasta counties within a line beginning at the junction of Highway 36 and the Juniper Lake Road in the town of Chester; north along the Juniper Lake Road to the Lassen National Park boundary; north and west along the Lassen National Park boundary to Highway 89; north along Highway 89 to U.S. Forest Service Road 22 near the Hat Creek Ranger Station; east along U.S. Forest Service Road 22 to U.S. Forest Service Road 35N06; east and north along U.S. Forest Service Road 35N06 to the State Game Refuge 1S boundary; northwest along the State Game Refuge 1S boundary to the Coyote Canyon-Dixie Valley Road; northwest along the Coyote Canyon-Dixie Valley Road to the Dixie Valley-Boyd Hill Road; northwest along the Dixie Valley-Boyd Hill Road to the Snag Hill-Hayden Hill Road; northeast and north along the Snag Hill-Hayden Hill Road to Highway 139; southeast on Highway 139 to the Willow Creek-Hunsinger Flat Road; northeast and northwest along the Willow Creek-Hunsinger Flat Road to the Adin-Madeline Road; southeast along the Adin-Madeline Road to Highway 395 at the town of Madeline; south along Highway 395 to the Madeline-Clarks Valley Road; east along the Madeline-Clarks Valley Road to the Clarks Valley-Tuledad Road; east and southeast along the Clarks Valley-Tuledad Road to the California-Nevada state line; south along the California-Nevada state line to the Lassen-Sierra county line; west along the Lassen-Sierra county line to the Lassen-Plumas county line; north and west along the Lassen-Plumas county line to Highway 36; west along Highway 36 to the Juniper Lake Road, to the point of beginning. The Honey Lake Wildlife Area shall not be open to antelope apprentice hunt tag holders.
    • (2) Season: The season shall open on the Saturday following the third Wednesday in August and continue for nine consecutive days.
    • (3) Bag and Possession Limit: One pronghorn antelope in a license year.
    • (4) Number of License Tags: 5 either-sex tags.
  • (i) Surprise Valley Pronghorn Antelope Apprentice Hunt:
    • (1) Area: Those portions of Modoc and Lassen counties within a line beginning at the intersection of the crest of the Warner Mountains and the California-Oregon state line; east along the California-Oregon state line to the California-Nevada state line; south along the California-Nevada state line to the Tuledad-Clarks Valley Road; west and northwest along the Tuledad-Clarks Valley Road to the Clarks Valley-Long Valley Road; north on the Clarks Valley-Long Valley Road to the South Warner Road; east along the South Warner Road to the Summit Trail near Patterson Guard Station; north along the Summit Trail to the crest of the Warner Mountains at Pepperdine Camp; north along the crest of the Warner Mountains to the California-Oregon state line to the point of beginning.
    • (2) Season: The season shall open on the Saturday following the third Wednesday in August and continue for nine consecutive days.
    • (3) Bag and Possession Limit: One pronghorn antelope in a license year.
    • (4) Number of License Tags: 4 either-sex tags.
    • (5) Special Conditions: Tagholders must possess valid junior hunting licenses and apprentice hunt license tags. Tagholders shall be accompanied by a nonhunting, licensed adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
  • (j) Likely Tables Pronghorn Antelope Apprentice Hunt
    • (1) Area: Those portions of Modoc and Lassen counties within a line beginning at the junction of the Crowder Flat Road and the California-Oregon state line; east along the California-Oregon state line to the crest of the Warner Mountains; south along the crest of the Warner Mountains to the Summit Trail at Pepperdine Camp; south along the Summit Trail to the South Warner Road near Patterson Forest Service Station; west along the South Warner Road to the Long Valley-Clarks Valley Road; south along the Long Valley-Clarks Valley Road to the Clarks Valley-Madeline Road; west along the Clarks Valley-Madeline Road to Highway 395 at the town of Madeline; north along Highway 395 to the Madeline-Adin Road; northwest along the Madeline-Adin Road to the Hunsinger Draw-Sweagert Flat Road; east and north along the Hunsinger Draw-Sweagert Flat Road to the Sweagert Flat-Hunters Ridge Road; north and west along the Sweagert Flat-Hunters Ridge Road to Highway 299 near Lower Rush Creek Recreation Site; north along Highway 299 to the Canby Bridge-Cottonwood Flat Road; northwest along the Canby Bridge-Cottonwood Flat Road to the Cottonwood Flat-Happy Camp Road; northwest along the Cottonwood Flat-Happy Camp Road to Modoc County Road 91; north along Modoc County Road 91 to Highway 139; north along Highway 139 to the Hackamore-Sorholus Tank Road; northeast along the Hackamore-Sorholus Tank Road to the Browns Well-Badger Well Road; north along the Browns Well-Badger Well Road to the Badger Well-Deadhorse Flat Road; northeast and east along the Badger Well-Deadhorse Flat Road to the Mowitz-Blue Mountain Road; north and east along the Mowitz-Blue Mountain Road to Modoc County Road 136; east along Modoc County Road 136 to Modoc County Road 73; north along Modoc County Road 73 to the Crowder Flat Road; north along the Crowder Flat Road to the California-Oregon state line, to the point of beginning.
    • (2) Seasons: The season shall open on the Saturday following the third Wednesday in August and continue for nine consecutive days.
    • (3) Bag and Possession Limit: One pronghorn antelope in a license year.
    • (4) Number of License Tags: 5 either-sex tags.
    • (5) Special Conditions: Tagholders must possess valid junior hunting licenses and apprentice hunt license tags. Tagholders shall be accompanied by a nonhunting, licensed adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
  • (k) Fund-raising Hunt:
    • (1) Area: Those portions of Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, and Siskiyou counties described as zones 1 through 6 in subsections 363 (a) through (f).
    • (2) Season: The season for the Fund-Raising Hunt shall open on the Saturday before the first Wednesday in August and continue for 51 consecutive days.
    • (3) Bag and Possession Limit: One pronghorn antelope in a license year.
    • (4) Number of License Tags: 2 buck tags.
  • (l) Conditions:
    • (1) Pronghorn antelope license tags do not give the tagholders the right of entry onto privately-owned lands.
    • (2) Buck pronghorn antelope are defined as pronghorn antelope with horns longer than the ears. Doe pronghorn antelope are defined as pronghorn antelope with horns shorter than the ears. Either-sex pronghorn antelope are defined as buck or doe pronghorn antelope.
    • (3) Shooting time shall be from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
    • (4) Method of take:
      • (A) The holder of any archery-only pronghorn antelope license tag may only take pronghorn antelope using archery equipment, as defined in Section 354 of these regulations.
      • (B) The holder of a general season, fund-raising hunt season, or junior hunt season license tag may take pronghorn antelope using legal firearms and archery equipment as described in sections 353 and 354 of these regulations.
    • (5) Any person taking any pronghorn antelope shall retain that portion of the head, which bears the horns during the open season and for 15 days thereafter, and shall produce it upon the demand of any officer authorized to enforce the provisions of these regulations.
    • (6) No person shall at any time capture or destroy any pronghorn antelope and detach or remove from the carcass only the head, hide or horns; nor shall any person at any time leave through carelessness or neglect any pronghorn antelope which is in his possession or any portion of the flesh thereof usually eaten by humans, to go needlessly to waste.
    • (7) Prior to the acceptance or issuance of a pronghorn antelope license tag, all tagholders shall consent in writing to the terms and conditions set forth on the license tag.
  • (m) Pronghorn Antelope Tag Allocations Table.
    2013 Pronghorn Antelope Tag Allocations
    Hunt Area Archery-Only Season General Season
    Period 1 Period 2
    Buck Doe Buck Doe Buck Doe
    Zone 1-Mount Dome 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Zone 2-Clear Lake 1 0 10 0 0 0
    Zone 3-Likely Tables 10 0 40 0 35 0
    Zone 4-Lassen 5 0 30 0 30 0
    Zone 5-Big Valley 1 0 10 0 0 0
    Zone 6-Surprise Valley 1 0 10 0 0 0
    Likely Tables Apprentice Hunt N/A 5 Either-Sex 0
    Lassen Apprentice Hunt N/A 5 Either-Sex 0
    Big Valley Apprentice Hunt N/A 1 Either-Sex 0
    Surprise Valley Apprentice Hunt N/A 4 Either-Sex 0
    Fund-Raising Hunt N/A 2 Buck

Amendment filed 6/25/13; effective 7/1/13.

§364. Elk.

  • (a) Department Administered General Methods Roosevelt Elk Hunts:
    • (1) Siskiyou Roosevelt Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Siskiyou County beginning at the junction of Interstate Highway 5 with the California-Oregon state line; east along the state line to Hill Road at Ainsworth Corner; south along Hill Road to Lava Beds National Monument Road; south along Lava Beds National Monument Road to USDA Forest Service Road 49; south along USDA Forest Service Road 49 to USDA Forest Service Road 77; west along USDA Forest Service Road 77 to USDA Forest Service Road 15 (Harris Spring Road); south along USDA Forest Service Road 15 to USDA Forest Service Road 13 (Pilgrim Creek Road); southwest along USDA Forest Service Road 13 to Highway 89; northwest along Highway 89 to Interstate Highway 5; north along Interstate Highway 5 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the Wednesday preceding the second Saturday in September and continue for 12 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 20 bull tags and 20 antlerless tags.
    • (2) Big Lagoon Roosevelt Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Humboldt County owned or leased by the California Redwood Company and the Green Diamond Resource Company within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 101 and Hiltons Road; south on Hiltons Road to the western boundary of Redwood National Park; south and east along the western to its southern tip; north and east along the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park to Redwood Creek; south along Redwood Creek to Highway 299; east along Highway 299 to Forest Service Road 1; south along Forest Service Road 1 to Roddiscraft Road; west along Roddiscraft Road to the intersection of Snow Camp Road and the power line road within the right-of-way of Humboldt-Trinity 115 Line and Trinity-Maple Creek 60 Line power line; west along the power line road within the right-of-way of the Humboldt-Trinity 115 Line and Trinity-Maple Creek 60 Line to Maple Creek Road; south along Maple Creek Road to Butler Valley Road; west along Butler Valley Road to Fickle Hill Road; north along Fickle Hill Road to Bayside Road; west along Bayside Road and 7th Street to Highway 101; north along Highway 101 to point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season shall open the last Wednesday in August and continue for 10 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 5 bull tags and 5 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
    • (3) Northwestern California Roosevelt Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Humboldt and Del Norte counties within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 299 and Highway 96, north along Highway 96 to the Del Norte-Siskiyou county line, north along the Del Norte-Siskiyou county line to the California-Oregon state line, west along the state line to the Pacific Coastline, south along the Pacific coastline to the Humboldt-Mendocino county line, east along the Humboldt-Mendocino county line to the Humboldt-Trinity county line, north along the Humboldt-Trinity county line to Highway 299, west along Highway 299 to the point of beginning, excluding those areas owned or leased by the California Redwood Company and the Green Diamond Resource Company within existing elk hunt boundaries as described in subsections 364(a)(2)(A), (a)(4)(A), and (a)(5)(A).
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the first Wednesday in September and continue for 12 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 20 either-sex tags.
    • (4) Klamath Roosevelt Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Humboldt and Del Norte counties owned or leased by the Green Diamond Resource Company within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 101 and the Klamath River; south on Highway 101 to South Klamath Beach Road; west on South Klamath Beach Road to the Redwood National Park boundary; southwest and south along the Redwood National Park boundary to Highway 101; south on Highway 101 to the Redwood National Park boundary; southeast along the Redwood National Park boundary to the Bald Hills Road; southeast along the Bald Hills Road to the Klamath River; northwest along the Klamath River to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the first Wednesday in September and continue for 10 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 5 bull tags and 5 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
    • (5) Del Norte Roosevelt Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Del Norte County owned or leased by the Green Diamond Resource Company within a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 101 and the California-Oregon state line; south along Highway 101 to North Bank Road; southeast along North Bank Road to High Divide Road; northeast along High Divide Road to North Fork Smith River/Wimer Road; north along North Fork Smith River/Wimer Road to the California Oregon state line; west along the California-Oregon state line to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the last Wednesday in August and continue for 10 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 5 bull tags and 10 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
    • (6) Marble Mountains Roosevelt Elk Hunt
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Humboldt, Tehama, Trinity, Shasta and Siskiyou counties beginning at the intersection of Interstate Highway 5 and the California-Oregon state line; west along the state line to the Del Norte County line; south along the Del Norte County line to the intersection of the Siskiyou-Humboldt county lines; east along the Siskiyou-Humboldt county lines to Highway 96; south along Highway 96 to Highway 299; south along Highway 299 to the Intersection of the Humboldt/Trinity County line; south along the Humboldt Trinity County Line to the intersection of Highway 36; east along Highway 36 to the intersection of Interstate 5; north on Interstate Highway 5 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the Wednesday preceding the second Saturday in September and continue for 12 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: General Season: 35 bull tags and 10 antlerless tags.
  • (b) Department Administered General Methods Rocky Mountain Elk Hunts:
    • (1) Northeastern California Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen, and Shasta counties within a line beginning in Siskiyou County at the junction of the California-Oregon state line and Hill Road at Ainsworth Corner; east along the California-Oregon state line to the California-Nevada state line; south along the California-Nevada state line to the Tuledad-Red Rock-Clarks Valley Road (Lassen County Roads 506, 512 and 510); west along the Tuledad-Red Rock-Clarks Valley Road to Highway 395 at Madeline; west on USDA Forest Service Road 39N08 to the intersection of Highway 139/299 in Adin; south on Highway 139 to the intersection of Highway 36 in Susanville; west on Highway 36 to the intersection of Interstate 5 in Red Bluff; north on Interstate 5 to Highway 89; southeast along Highway 89 to USDA Forest Service Road 13 (Pilgrim Creek Road); northeast along USDA Forest Service Road 13 to USDA Forest Service Road 15 (Harris Spring Road); north along USDA Forest Service Road to USDA Forest Service Road 77; east along USDA Forest Service Road 77 to USDA Forest Service Road 49; north along USDA Forest Service Road 49 to Lava Beds National Monument Road; north along Lava Beds National Monument Road to Hill Road; north along Hill Road to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the Wednesday preceding the third Saturday in September and continue for 12 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 15 bull tags and 10 antlerless tags.
  • (c) Department Administered General Methods Roosevelt/Tule Elk Hunts:
    • (1) Mendocino Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: Those portions in Mendocino County within a line beginning at the Pacific Coastline and the Mendocino/Humboldt County line south of Shelter Cove; east along the Mendocino/Humboldt County line to the intersection of the Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity County lines; south and east along the Mendocino/Trinity County line to the intersection of the Mendocino, Trinity, and Tehama County lines; south along the Mendocino County line to the intersection of Highway 20; north and west along Highway 20 to the intersection of Highway 101 near Calpella; south along Highway 101 to the intersection of Highway 253; southwest along Highway 253 to the intersection of Highway 128; north along Highway 128 to the intersection of Mountain View Road near the town of Boonville; west along Mountain View Road to the intersection of Highway 1; south along Highway 1 to the intersection of the Garcia River; west along the Garcia River to the Pacific Coastline; north along the Pacific Coastline to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the Wednesday preceding the fourth Saturday in September and continue for 12 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 2 bull tags and 2 antlerless tags.
  • (d) Department Administered General Methods Tule Elk Hunts:
    • (1) Cache Creek Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Lake, Colusa and Yolo counties within the following line: beginning at the junction of Highway 20 and Highway 16; south on Highway 16 to Reiff-Rayhouse Road; west on Reiff-Rayhouse Road to Morgan Valley Road; west on Morgan Valley Road to Highway 53; north on Highway 53 to Highway 20; east on Highway 20 to the fork of Cache Creek; north on the north fork of Cache Creek to Indian Valley Reservoir; east on the south shore of Indian Valley Reservoir to Walker Ridge-Indian Valley Reservoir Access Road; east on Walker Ridge-Indian Valley Reservoir Access Road to Walker Ridge Road; south on Walker Ridge Road to Highway 20; east on Highway 20 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. The Bull season shall open on the second Saturday in October and continue for 16 consecutive days.
        • 2. The Antlerless season shall open on the third Saturday in October and continue for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 2 bull tags and 2 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
    • (2) La Panza Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In those portions of San Luis Obispo, Kern, Monterey, Kings, Fresno, San Benito, and Santa Barbara counties within a line beginning in San Benito County at the junction of Highway 25 and County Highway J1 near the town Pacines, south along Highway 25 to La Gloria road, west along La Gloria rd, La Gloria road becomes Gloria road, west along Gloria road to Highway 101 near Gonzales, south along Highway 101 to Highway 166 in San Luis Obispo County; east along Highway 166 to Highway 33 at Maricopa in Kern County; north and west along Highway 33 to Highway 198 at Coalinga in Fresno County, north along Highway 33 to Interstate 5 in Fresno County, north along Interstate 5 to Little Panoche road/County Highway J1, southwest along Little Panoche road/County Highway J1 to the intersection of Little Panoche road/County Highway J1 and Panoche road/County Highway J1 in San Benito County, northwest along Panoche road/County Highway J1 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period One: The season shall open on the second Saturday in October and extend for 23 consecutive days.
        • 2. For Period Two: the season shall open on the second Saturday in November and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period One: 6 bull tags and 5 antlerless tags.
        • 2. Period Two: 6 bull tags and 6 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
    • (3) Bishop Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Inyo County beginning at the junction of Highway 395 and Highway 6 in the town of Bishop; north and east along Highway 6 to the junction of Silver Canyon Road; east along Silver Canyon Road to the White Mountain Road (Forest Service Road 4S01); south along the White Mountain Road to Highway 168 at Westgard Pass; south and west along Highway 168 to the junction of Highway 395; north on Highway 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period Three: The season shall open on the third Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period Four: The season shall open on the first Saturday in November and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 3. Period Five: The season shall open on the first Saturday in December and continue for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period Three: 2 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
        • 2. Period Four: 2 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
        • 3. Period Five: 0 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
    • (4) Independence Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Inyo County beginning at the junction of Highway 395 and Aberdeen Station Road; east on Aberdeen Station Road to its terminus at the southern boundary of Section 5, Township 11S, Range 35E; east along the southern boundary of sections 5, 4, 3, and 2, Township 11S, Range 35E to the Papoose Flat Road at Papoose Flat; south and east on Papoose Flat Road to Mazourka Canyon Road; south and then west on Mazourka Canyon Road to Highway 395; west along Onion Valley Road to the intersection of the Section 25 Township 13S, Range 33E; south along the eastern boundary of Section 25 Township 13S, Range 33E to the southern boundary of Section 25 Township 13S, Range 33E; west along the southern boundary of sections 27, 26, 25 Township 13S, Range 33E to the Inyo County line; North along the Inyo County Line to Taboose Creek; east along Taboose Creek to the intersection of Highway 395; south along Highway 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period Two: The season shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period Three: The season shall open on the third Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 3. Period Four: The season shall open on the first Saturday in November and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 4. Period Five: The season shall open on the first Saturday in December and continue for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period Two: 2 bull tags and 2 antlerless tags.
        • 2. Period Three: 2 bull tags and 2 antlerless tags.
        • 3. Period Four: 0 bull tags and 3 antlerless tags.
        • 4. Period Five: 0 bull tags and 3 antlerless tags.
    • (5) Lone Pine Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Inyo County beginning at the junction of Highway 395 and Mazourka Canyon Road; east and then north on Mazourka Canyon Road to the Inyo National Forest Boundary at the junction of the southern boundary of Township 12S and the northern boundary of Township 13S; east along the southern boundary of Township 12S to Saline Valley Road; south on Saline Valley Road to Highway 190; north and then southwest on Highway 190 to the junction of Highway 395 at Olancha; north on Highway 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period Two: The season shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period Three: The season shall open on the third Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 3. Period Four: The season shall open on the first Saturday in November and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 4. Period Five: The season shall open on the first Saturday in December and continue for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period Two: 2 bull tags and 3 antlerless tags.
        • 2. Period Three: 2 bull tags and 3 antlerless tags.
        • 3. Period Four: 0 bull tags and 3 antlerless tags.
        • 4. Period Five: 0 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
    • (6) Tinemaha Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Inyo County beginning at the junction of Highway 395 and Highway 168 in the town of Big Pine; north and east along Highway 168 to the junction of the Death Valley Road; south and east along the Death Valley Road to the junction of the Papoose Flat Road; south along the Papoose Flat Road to the southern boundary of Section 2, Township 11S, Range 35E; west along the southern boundaries of sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 to the terminus of the Aberdeen Station Road in Section 5, Township 11S, Range 35E; south and west along the Aberdeen Station Road to Highway 395; north along Highway 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period Two: The season shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period Three: The season shall open on the third Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 3. Period Four: The season shall open on the first Saturday in November and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 4. Period Five: The season shall open on the first Saturday in December and continue for 9 consecutive days.
        (C) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period Two: 2 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
        • 2. Period Three: 0 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
        • 3. Period Four: 0 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
        • 4. Period Five: 0 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
    • (7) West Tinemaha Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Inyo County beginning at the junction of Highway 395 and Highway 168 in the town of Big Pine; south along Highway 395 to the north junction of Fish Springs Road; south along Fish Springs Road to the junction of Highway 395; south along Highway 395 to Taboose Creek in Section 14, Township 11S, Range 34E; west along Taboose Creek to the Inyo County line; north and west along the Inyo County line to the intersection of Tinemaha Creek; east along Tinemaha Creek to the intersection of McMurray Meadow Road; north on McMurray Meadow Road to the intersection of Glacier Lodge Road; north and east on Glacier Lodge Road to Crocker Avenue; east along Crocker Avenue to Highway 395; north along Highway 395 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period One: The season shall open on the second Saturday in September and extend for 16 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period Two: The season shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 3. Period Three: The season shall open on the third Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 4. Period Four: The season shall open on the first Saturday in November and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 5. Period Five: The season shall open on the first Saturday in December and continue for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period One: 2 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
        • 2. Period Two: 2 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
        • 3. Period Three: 0 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
        • 4. Period Four: 0 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
        • 5. Period Five: 0 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
    • (8) Tinemaha Mountain Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Inyo County with a line beginning at the intersection of Glacier Lodge Road (9S21) and McMurray Meadow Road (9S03); south on McMurray Meadow Road to Tinemaha Creek; west along Tinemaha Creek to the Inyo County line; north and west along the Inyo County line to the southeast corner of Section 23, Township 10S, Range 32E; north along the eastern boundaries of sections 23, 14, 11, 2, Township 10S, Range 32E, and the eastern boundary of Section 36, Township 9S, Range 32E to Glacier Lodge Road; east along Glacier Lodge Road to the beginning.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period One: The season shall open on the second Saturday in September and extend for 16 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period Two: The season shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 3. Period Three: The season shall open on the third Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 4. Period Four: The season shall open on the first Saturday in November and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 5. Period Five: The season shall open on the first Saturday in December and continue for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period One: 0 bull tags.
        • 2. Period Two: 0 bull tags.
        • 3. Period Three: 1 bull tags.
        • 4. Period Four: 1 bull tags.
        • 5. Period Five: 0 bull tags.
    • (9) Whitney Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In that portion of Inyo County with a line beginning at the intersection of Highway 395 and Onion Valley Road; south on Highway 395 to the intersection of Whitney Portal Road; west along Whitney Portal Road to the northern boundary of Section 36, Township 15S, Range 34E; west along the northern boundary of sections 36, 35, 34 and 33 Township 15S, Range 34 E to the Inyo County Line; north along the Inyo County Line to the intersection of Section 27 Township 13S, range 33E; east along the southern boundary of sections 27, 26 and 25 Township 13S, Range 33E; north along the eastern boundary of Section 25 Township 13S, Range 33E to the intersection of Onion Valley Road; east along Onion Valley Road to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period Two: The season shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period Three: The season shall open on the third Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 3. Period Four: The season shall open on the first Saturday in November and extend for 9 consecutive days.
        • 4. Period Five: The season shall open on the first Saturday in December and continue for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period Two: 2 bull tags and 2 antlerless tags.
        • 2. Period Three: 0 bull tags and 3 antlerless tags.
        • 3. Period Four: 0 bull tags and 3 antlerless tags.
        • 4. Period Five: 0 bull tags and 3 antlerless tags.
    • (10) Grizzly Island Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: Those lands owned and managed by the Department of Fish and Game as the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period One: The season for antlerless elk shall open on the Tuesday after the second Saturday in August and continue for 4 consecutive days, whereas the season for bulls and spike bulls shall open on the Thursday after the second Saturday in August and continue for 4 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period Two: The season for antlerless elk shall open on the Tuesday after the third Saturday in August and continue for 4 consecutive days, whereas the season for bulls and spike bulls shall open on the Thursday after the third Saturday in August and continue for 4 consecutive days.
        • 3. Period Three: The season for antlerless elk shall open on the Tuesday after the fourth Saturday in August and continue for 4 consecutive days, whereas the season for bulls and spike bulls shall open on the Thursday after the first Monday in September and continue for 4 consecutive days.
        • 4. Period Four: The season for antlerless elk shall open on the second Tuesday in September and continue for 4 consecutive days, whereas the season for bulls and spike bulls shall open on Thursday following the second Tuesday in September and continue for 4 consecutive days.
        • 5. Period Five: The season for antlerless elk shall open on the third Tuesday in September and continue for 4 consecutive days, whereas the season for bulls and spike bulls shall open on the Thursday following the third Tuesday in September and continue for 4 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period One: 0 bull tags, 0 spike bull tags, and 5 antlerless tags.
        • 2. Period Two: 0 bull tags, 3 spike bull tags, and 0 antlerless tags.
        • 3. Period Three: 0 bull tags, 0 spike bull tags, and 0 antlerless tags.
        • 4. Period Four: 1 bull tags, 0 spike bull tags, and 0 antlerless tags.
        • 5. Period Five: 2 bull tags, 0 spike bull tags, and 3 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
    • (11) Fort Hunter Liggett General Public Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: That portion of Monterey County lying within the exterior boundaries of Fort Hunter Liggett, except as restricted by the Commanding Officer.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period One: The season shall open on the third Saturday in October and continue for 9 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period Two: The season shall open on the Saturday preceding the fourth Thursday in November and continue for 9 consecutive days.
        • 3. Period Three: The season shall open on the Saturday preceding December 25 and continue for 12 consecutive days.
      • (C) Due to military operations, season dates are subject to further restriction, or may be rescheduled between August 1 and January 31 by the Commanding Officer.
      • (D) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period One: 6 antlerless tags.
        • 2. Period Two: 5 antlerless tags.
        • 3. Period Three: 5 bull tags.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory hunter orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be required to purchase an annual hunting pass available from Fort Hunter Liggett.
        • 3. Season dates and hunt areas are subject to restriction by the Commanding Officer of Fort Hunter Liggett based on military training.
    • (12) East Park Reservoir Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Glenn and Colusa counties within a line beginning in Glenn County at the junction of Interstate Highway 5 and Highway 162 at Willows; west along Highway 162 (Highway 162 becomes Alder Springs Road) to the Glenn-Mendocino County line; south along the Glenn-Mendocino County line to the Glenn-Lake County line; east and then south along the Glenn-Lake County line to the Colusa-Lake County line; west, and then southeast along the Colusa-Lake County line to Goat Mountain Road; north and east along Goat Mountain Road to the Lodoga-Stonyford Road; east along the Lodoga-Stonyford Road to the Sites-Lodoga Road at Lodoga; east along the Sites-Lodoga Road to the Maxwell-Sites Road at Sites; east along the Maxwell-Sites Road to Interstate Highway 5 at Maxwell; north along Interstate Highway 5 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season shall open the first Saturday in September and continue for 27 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 2 bull tags and 2 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions:
        • 1. All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
        • 2. Access to private land may be restricted or require payment of an access fee.
        • 3. A Colusa County ordinance prohibits firearms on land administered by the USDI Bureau of Reclamation in the vicinity of East Park Reservoir. A variance has been requested to allow use of muzzleloaders (as defined in Section 353) on Bureau of Reclamation land within the hunt zone.
    • (13) San Luis Reservoir Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: In those portions of Merced, Fresno, San Benito, and Santa Clara counties within a line beginning in Merced County at the junction of Highway 152 and Interstate 5 near the town of Santa Nella, west along Highway 152 to Highway 156 in Santa Clara County, southwest along Highway 156 to Highway 25 near the town of Hollister in San Benito County, south along Highway 25 to the town of Paicine, south and east along J1 to Little Panoche Road, North and east along Little Panoche Road to Interstate 5 in Fresno County, north along Interstate 5 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the first Saturday in October and continue for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 0 bull tags, 0 antlerless tags, and 3 either-sex tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
    • (14) Bear Valley Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: in those portions of Colusa, Lake, and Yolo counties within a line beginning in Colusa County at the junction of Interstate Highway 5 and Maxwell Sites Road at Maxwell; west along Maxwell Sites Road to the Sites Lodoga Road; west along the Sites Lodoga Road to Lodoga Stonyford Road; west along Lodoga Stonyford Road to Goat Mountain Road; west and south along Goat Mountain Road to the Colusa-Lake County line; south and west along the Colusa-Lake County line to Forest Route M5; south along Forest Route M5 to Bartlett Springs Road; east along Bartlett Springs Road to Highway 20; east on Highway 20 to the fork of Cache Creek; north on the north fork of Cache Creek to Indian Valley Reservoir to Walker Ridge-Indian Valley Reservoir Access Road; east on Walker Ridge-Indian Valley Reservoir Access Road to Walker Ridge Road; south on Walker Ridge Road to Highway 20; east on Highway 20 to Highway 16; south on Highway 16 to Rayhouse Road; south and west on Rayhouse Road to the Yolo-Napa County line; east and south along the Yolo-Napa County line to Road 8053; east on Road 8053 to County Road 78A; east on County Road 78A to Highway 16; east on Highway 16 to Route E4 at Capay; north and east on Route E4 to Interstate Highway 5; north on Interstate Highway 5 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the second Saturday in October and continue for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 1 bull tags and 1 antlerless tags.
    • (15) Lake Pillsbury Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: in those portions of Lake County within a line beginning at the junction of the Glenn-Lake County line and the Mendocino County line; south and west along the Mendocino-Lake County line to Highway 20; southeast on Highway 20 to the intersection of Bartlett Springs Road; north and east along Bartlett Springs Road to the intersection of Forest Route M5; northwest on Forest Route M5 to the Colusa-Lake County Line; northwest and east on the Colusa-Lake County Line to the junction of the Glenn-Colusa County Line and the Lake-Glenn County Line; north and west on the Lake-Glenn County Line to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Antlerless Season. The antlerless season shall open on the Wednesday preceding the second Saturday in September and continue for 10 consecutive days.
        • 2. Bull Season. The bull season shall open Monday following the fourth Saturday in September and continue for 10 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 2 bull tags and 3 antlerless tags.
    • (16) Santa Clara Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Merced, Santa Clara, and Stanislaus Counties within the following line: beginning at the intersection of the Interstate 5 and the San Joaquin/Stanislaus County line; southeast along Interstate 5 to the intersection of Highway 152; west along Highway 152 to the intersection of Highway 101 near the town of Gilroy; north along Highway 101 to the intersection of Interstate 680 near San Jose; north along Interstate 680 to the intersection of the Alameda/Santa Clara County line; east along the Alameda/Santa Clara County line to the intersection of the San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Alameda, Santa Clara County lines; northeast along the San Joaquin/Stanislaus County line to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the second Saturday in October and continue for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 1 bull tag.
    • (17) Alameda Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: Those portions of Alameda and San Joaquin Counties within the following line: beginning at the intersection of the Interstate 5 and the San Joaquin/Stanislaus County line; southwest along the San Joaquin/Stanislaus County line to the intersection of the San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Alameda, Santa Clara County lines; west along the Alameda/Santa Clara County Line to the intersection of Interstate 680; north along Interstate 680 to the intersection of Interstate 580; east and south along Interstate 580 to the intersection of Interstate 5; south along Interstate 5 to the point of beginning.
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the second Saturday in October and continue for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 0 bull tags.
  • (e) Department Administered General Methods Apprentice Elk Hunts:
    • (1) Marble Mountains Roosevelt Apprentice Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(a)(6)(A).
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the Wednesday preceding the second Saturday in September and continue for 12 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 2 either-sex tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: Only persons possessing valid junior hunting licenses may apply for Apprentice Hunt license tags. Apprentice Hunt tagholders shall be accompanied by a nonhunting, licensed adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (2) Northeastern California Rocky Mountain Apprentice Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(b)(1)(A).
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the Wednesday preceding the third Saturday in September and continue for 12 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: Apprentice Season: 2 either-sex tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: Only persons possessing valid junior hunting licenses may apply for Apprentice Hunt License tags. Apprentice Hunt tagholders shall be accompanied by a nonhunting, licensed adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (3) Cache Creek Tule Elk Apprentice Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(1)(A).
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the second Saturday in October and continue for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: Apprentice Season: 1 bull tag.
      • (D) Special Conditions:
        • 1. All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
        • 2. Only persons possessing valid junior hunting licenses may apply for Apprentice Hunt license tags. Apprentice Hunt tagholders shall be accompanied by a nonhunting, licensed adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (4) La Panza Tule Elk Apprentice Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(2)(A).
      • (B) Season: Period One shall open on the second Saturday in October and extend for 23 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: Period One: 1 antlerless tag and 0 bull tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions:
        • 1. All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
        • 2. Only persons possessing valid junior hunting licenses may apply for Apprentice Hunt license tags. Apprentice Hunter tagholders shall be accompanied by a nonhunting, licensed adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (5) Bishop Tule Elk Apprentice Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(3)(A).
      • (B) Season: Period Two shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: Period Two: 0 bull tags and 2 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: Only persons possessing valid junior hunting licenses may apply for Apprentice Hunt license tags. Apprentice Hunt tagholders shall be accompanied by a nonhunting, licensed adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (6) Grizzly Island Tule Elk Apprentice Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(10)(A).
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period One Season for antlerless elk shall open on the Tuesday after the second Saturday in August and continue for 4 consecutive days, whereas the season for spike bulls shall open on the Thursday after the second Saturday in August and continue for 4 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period Two Season for spike bulls shall open on the Thursday after the third Saturday in August and continue for 4 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period One: 0 antlerless tags and 0 spike bull tags.
        • 2. Period Two: 2 spike bull tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions:
        • 1. All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
        • 2. Only persons possessing valid junior hunting licenses may apply for Apprentice Hunt license tags. Apprentice Hunt tagholders shall be accompanied by a nonhunting, licensed adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (7) Fort Hunter Liggett General Public Tule Elk Apprentice Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(11)(A).
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period One: The season shall open on the third Saturday in October and continue for 9 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period Two: The season shall open on the Saturday preceding the fourth Thursday in November and continue for 9 consecutive days.
        • 3. Period Three: The season shall open on the Saturday preceding December 25 and continue for 12 consecutive days.
      • (C) Due to military operations, season dates are subject to further restriction, or may be rescheduled between August 1 and January 31 by the Commanding Officer.
      • (D) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period One: 2 antlerless tags.
        • 2. Period Two: 0 antlerless tags.
        • 3. Period Three: 1 bull tag.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory hunter orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be required to purchase an annual hunting pass available from Fort Hunter Liggett.
        • 3. Only persons possessing valid junior hunting licenses may apply for Apprentice Hunt license tags. Apprentice Hunt tagholders shall be accompanied by a nonhunting, licensed adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
        • 4. Season dates and hunt areas are subject to restriction by the Commanding Officer of Fort Hunter Liggett based on military training.
  • (f) Department Administered Archery Only Elk Hunts:
    • (1) Northeastern California Rocky Mountain Archery Only Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(b)(1)(A).
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the Wednesday preceding the first Saturday in September and continue for 12 consecutive days
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 10 either-sex tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: Elk may be taken with Archery Equipment only as specified in Section 354.
    • (2) Owens Valley Multiple Zone Tule Elk Archery Only Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in areas described in subsections 364(d)(3)(A), (d)(4)(A), (d)(5)(A), (d)(8)(A), and (d)(9)(A).
      • (B) Season: The season shall open on the second Saturday in August and extend for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 5 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: Elk may be taken with Archery Equipment only as specified in Section 354.
    • (3) Lone Pine Tule Elk Archery Only Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(5)(A).
      • (B) Season: Period One Season shall open on the second Saturday in September and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: Period One: 2 bull tags and 3 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: Elk may be taken with Archery Equipment only as specified in Section 354.
    • (4) Tinemaha Tule Elk Archery Only Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(6)(A).
      • (B) Season: Period One Season shall open on the second Saturday in September and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: Period One: 2 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: Elk may be taken with Archery Equipment only as specified in Section 354.
    • (5) Whitney Tule Elk Archery Only Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(9)(A).
      • (B) Season: Period One Season shall open on the second Saturday in September and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Bag and Possession Limit: 1 elk per season.
      • (D) Number of License Tags: Period One: 2 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
      • (E) Special Conditions: Elk may be taken with Archery Equipment only as specified in Section 354.
    • (6) Fort Hunter Liggett General Public Tule Elk Archery Only Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(11)(A).
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Either-Sex Season shall be open the first Wednesday in August and continue for 9 consecutive days.
        • 2. Antlerless Season shall open on the fourth Saturday in September and continue for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Due to military operations, season dates are subject to further restriction, or may be rescheduled between August 1 and January 31 by the Commanding Officer.
      • (D) Number of License Tags: 3 either-sex tags and 5 antlerless tags.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory hunter orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be required to purchase an annual hunting pass available from Fort Hunter Liggett.
        • 3. Elk may be taken with Archery Equipment only as specified in Section 354.
        • 4. Season dates and hunt areas are subject to restriction by the Commanding Officer of Fort Hunter Liggett based on military training.
  • (g) Department Administered Muzzleloader Only Elk Hunts:
    • (1) Bishop Tule Elk Hunt Muzzleloader Only Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(3)(A).
      • (B) Season: Period One Season shall open on the second Saturday in September and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: Period One: 2 bull tags and 0 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: Elk may be taken with muzzleloader equipment only as specified in Section 353.
    • (2) Independence Tule Elk Muzzleloader Only Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(4)(A).
      • (B) Season: Period One Season shall open on the second Saturday in September and extend for 16 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: Period One: 2 bull tags and 3 antlerless tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: Elk may be taken with muzzleloader equipment only as specified in Section 353.
    • (3) Fort Hunter Liggett General Public Tule Elk Muzzleloader Only Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(11)(A).
      • (B) Season: The Season shall open on the fourth Saturday in October and continue for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Due to military operations, season dates are subject to further restriction, or may be rescheduled between August 1 and January 31 by the Commanding Officer.
      • (D) Number of License Tags: 3 bull tags.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory hunter orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be required to purchase an annual hunting pass available from Fort Hunter Liggett.
        • 3. Elk may be taken with Muzzleloader Equipment only as specified in Section 353.
        • 4. Season dates and hunt areas are subject to restriction by the Commanding Officer of Fort Hunter Liggett based on military training.
  • (h) Department Administered Muzzleloader/Archery Only Elk Hunts:
    • (1) Marble Mountains Roosevelt Elk Muzzleloader/Archery Only Elk Hunt.
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(a)(6)(A).
      • (B) Season: The Season shall open on the last Saturday in October and extend for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 5 either-sex tags.
      • (D) Special Conditions: Elk may be taken with archery or muzzleloader equipment only as specified in Sections 353 and 354.
  • (i) Fund Raising Elk Tags:
    • (1) Multi-zone Fund Raising License Tag.
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the areas described in subsections 364(a)(1)(A), (a)(3)(A), (a)(6)(A), (b)(1)(A), and (d)(2)(A).
      • (B) Season: The tag shall be valid during the following seasons.
        • 1. Siskiyou and Marble Mountains Roosevelt Elk Season shall open on the Wednesday preceding the first Saturday in September and continue for 19 consecutive days.
        • 2. Northwestern Roosevelt Elk Season shall open on last Wednesday in August and continue for 19 consecutive days.
        • 3. Northeastern Rocky Mountain Elk Season shall open on the Wednesday preceding the last Saturday in August and continue for 33 consecutive days.
        • 4. La Panza Tule Elk Season shall open on the first Saturday in October and extend for 65 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 1 bull tag.
    • (2) Grizzly Island Fund Raising License Tag.
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(10)(A).
      • (B) Season: The Season shall open on the first Saturday in August and continue for 30 consecutive days, with advance reservations required by contacting the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area by telephone at (707) 425-3828.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 1 bull tag.
    • (3) Owens Valley Fund Raising License Tag.
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in areas described in subsections 364(d)(3)(A), (d)(4)(A), (d)(5)(A), (d)(6)(A), (d)(7)(A), (d)(8)(A), and (d)(9)(A).
      • (B) Season: The Season shall open on the last Saturday in July and extend for 30 consecutive days.
      • (C) Number of License Tags: 1 bull tag.
  • (j) Military Only Elk Tags. These hunts are sponsored and tag quotas are set by the Department. The tags are assigned and the hunts are administered by the Department of Defense.
    • (1) Fort Hunter Liggett Military General Methods Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(11)(A).
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. The Early Season shall open on the third Monday in August and continue for 5 consecutive days and reopen on the fourth Monday in August and continue for 5 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period One: The season shall open on the third Saturday in October and continue for 9 consecutive days.
        • 3. Period Two: The season shall open on the Saturday preceding the fourth Thursday in November and continue for 9 consecutive days.
        • 4. Period Three: The season shall open on the Saturday preceding December 25 and continue for 12 consecutive days.
      • (C) Due to military operations, season dates are subject to further restriction, or may be rescheduled between August 1 and January 31 by the Commanding Officer.
      • (D) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Early Season: 2 bull tags and 1 antlerless tag.
        • 2. Period One: 6 antlerless tags.
        • 3. Period Two: 5 antlerless tags.
        • 4. Period Three: 5 bull tags.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory hunter orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be required to purchase an annual hunting pass available from Fort Hunter Liggett.
        • 3. Season dates and hunt areas are subject to restriction by the Commanding Officer of Fort Hunter Liggett based on military training.
    • (2) Fort Hunter Liggett Military Apprentice Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(11)(A).
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. Period One: The season shall open on the third Saturday in October and continue for 9 consecutive days.
        • 2. Period Two: The season shall open on the Saturday preceding the fourth Thursday in November and continue for 9 consecutive days.
        • 3. Period Three: The season shall open on the Saturday preceding December 25 and continue for 12 consecutive days.
      • (C) Due to military operations, season dates are subject to further restriction, or may be rescheduled between August 1 and January 31 by the Commanding Officer.
      • (D) Number of License Tags:
        • 1. Period One: 2 antlerless tags.
        • 2. Period Two: 0 antlerless tags.
        • 3. Period Three: 1 bull tag.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory hunter orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
        • 2. Tagholders shall be required to purchase an annual hunting pass available from Fort Hunter Liggett.
        • 3. Season dates and hunt areas are subject to restriction by the Commanding Officer of Fort Hunter Liggett based on military training.
        • 4. Only persons possessing valid junior hunting licenses may apply for Apprentice Hunt license tags. Apprentice Hunt tagholders shall be accompanied by a nonhunting, licensed adult chaperon 18 years of age or older while hunting.
    • (3) Fort Hunter Liggett Military Archery Only Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(11)(A).
      • (B) Season:
        • 1. The Either-Sex Season shall be open the first Wednesday in August and continue for 9 consecutive days.
        • 2. The Antlerless Season shall open on the fourth Saturday in September and continue for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Due to military operations, season dates are subject to further restriction, or may be rescheduled between August 1 and January 31 by the Commanding Officer.
      • (D) Number of License Tags: 3 either-sex tags and 5 antlerless tags.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Elk may be taken with Archery Equipment only as specified in Section 354.
        • 2. All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory hunter orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
        • 3. Tagholders shall be required to purchase an annual hunting pass available from Fort Hunter Liggett.
        • 4. Season dates and hunt areas are subject to restriction by the Commanding Officer of Fort Hunter Liggett based on military training.
    • (4) Fort Hunter Liggett Military Muzzleloader Only Tule Elk Hunt:
      • (A) Area: The tag shall be valid in the area described in subsection 364(d)(11)(A).
      • (B) Season: The Season shall open on the fourth Saturday in October and continue for 9 consecutive days.
      • (C) Due to military operations, season dates are subject to further restriction, or may be rescheduled between August 1 and January 31 by the Commanding Officer.
      • (D) Number of License Tags: 3 bull tags.
      • (E) Special Conditions:
        • 1. Elk may be taken with Muzzleloader Equipment only as specified in Section 353.
        • 2. All tagholders will be required to attend a mandatory hunter orientation. Tagholders will be notified of the time and location of the orientation meeting upon receipt of their elk license tags.
        • 3. Tagholders shall be required to purchase an annual hunting pass available from Fort Hunter Liggett.
        • 4. Season dates and hunt areas are subject to restriction by the Commanding Officer of Fort Hunter Liggett based on military training.
  • (k) Bag and Possession Limit: Each elk tag is valid only for one elk per season and only in the hunt area drawn. Hunt areas are described in subsections 364(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), and (j) and persons shall only be eligible for one elk tag per season.
  • (l) Definitions:
    • (1) Bull elk: Any elk having an antler or antlers at least four inches in length as measured from the top of the skull.
    • (2) Spike bull: A bull elk having no more than one point on each antler. An antler point is a projection of the antler at least one inch long and longer than the width of its base.
    • (3) Antlerless elk: Any elk, with the exception of spotted calves, with antlers less than four inches in length as measured from the top of the skull.
    • (4) Either-sex elk: For the purposes of these regulations, either-sex is defined as bull elk, as described in subsection 364(l)(1), or antlerless elk as, described in subsection 364(l)(3).
  • (m) Method of Take: Only methods for taking elk as defined in Sections 353 and 354 may be used.
  • (n) General Method of take are those methods defined in Sections 353 and 354.
  • (o) Tagholder Responsibilities:
    • (1) No tagholder shall take or possess any elk or parts thereof governed by the regulations except herein provided.
    • (2) The department reserves the right to use any part of the tagholder's elk for biological analysis as long as the amount of edible meat is not appreciably decreased.
    • (3) Any person taking an elk which has a collar or other marking device attached to it shall provide the department with such marking device within 10 days of taking the elk.
  • (p) The use of dogs to take or attempt to take elk is prohibited.

Amendment filed 6/25/13; effective 7/1/13.

§365. Bear.

Except as provided in Section 366, bear may be taken only as follows:

  • (a) Areas:
    • (1) Northern California: In the counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity; and those portions of Lassen and Modoc counties west of the following line: Beginning at Highway 395 and the Sierra-Lassen county line; north on Highway 395 to the junction of Highway 36; west on Highway 36 to the junction of Highway 139; north on Highway 139 to Highway 299; north on Highway 299 to County Road 87; west on County Road 87 to Lookout-Hackamore Road; north on Lookout-Hackamore Road to Highway 139; north on Highway 139 to the Modoc-Siskiyou county line; north on the Modoc-Siskiyou county line to the Oregon border.
    • (2) Central California: In the counties of Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba and those portions of Napa and Sonoma counties northeast of Highway 128.
    • (3) Southern Sierra: That portion of Kern County west of Highway 14 and east of the following line: Beginning at the intersection of Highway 99 and the Kern-Tulare county line; south on Highway 99 to Highway 166; west and south on Highway 166 to the Kern-Santa Barbara county line; and those portions of Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne counties east of Highway 99.
    • (4) Southern California: In the counties of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura; that portion of Riverside County north of Interstate 10 and west of Highway 62; and that portion of San Bernardino County south and west of the following line: Beginning at the intersection of Highway 18 and the Los Angeles-San Bernardino county line; east along Highway 18 to Highway 247; southeast on Highway 247 to Highway 62; southwest along Highway 62 to the Riverside-San Bernardino county line.
    • (5) Southeastern Sierra: Those portions of Inyo and Mono counties west of Highway 395; and that portion of Madera County within the following line: Beginning at the junction of the Fresno-Madera-Mono county lines; north and west along the Madera-Mono county line to the boundary of the Inyo-Sierra National Forest; south along the Inyo-Sierra National Forest boundary to the Fresno-Madera county line; north and east on the Fresno-Madera county line to the point of beginning. Also, that portion of Inyo county west of Highway 395; and that portion of Mono county beginning at the intersection of Highway 6 and the Mono county line; north along Highway 6 to the Nevada state line; north along the Nevada state line to the Alpine county line; south along the Mono-Alpine county line to the Mono-Tuolumne county line and the Inyo National Forest Boundary; south along the Inyo National Forest Boundary to the Inyo-Sierra Forest boundary; south along the Inyo-Sierra Forest boundary to the Fresno-Madera county line; north and east along the Fresno-Madera county line to the junction of the Fresno-Madera-Mono county line; south along the Mono-Fresno county line to the Mono-Inyo County line; east along the Mono-Inyo county line to the point of beginning.
  • (b) Seasons: Except in the deer hunt areas designated as zones X-1 through X-7b in subsection 360(b), the bear season shall open on the opening day of the general deer season as described in subsections 360(a) and (b) and extend until the last Sunday in December in the areas described in subsections 365(a)(1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) above. In those areas designated as deer hunting zones X-1 through X-7b, the bear season shall open on the second Saturday in October and extend for 79 consecutive days. The bear season shall be closed when the department determines that 1,700 bears have been taken pursuant to the reporting requirement in subsection 708.12(d). The department shall notify the commission, the public via the news media and bear tag holders via the U.S. mail and the news media when implementing this closure.
  • (c) Bag and Possession Limit: One adult bear per hunting license year. Cubs and females accompanied by cubs may not be taken. (Cubs are defined as bears less than one year of age or bears weighing less than 50 pounds.)
  • (d) No open season for bear in the balance of the state not included in subsection (a) above.
  • (e) Bait: No feed, bait or other materials capable of attracting a bear shall be placed or used for the purpose of taking or pursuing a bear. No bear shall be taken over such bait. No person may take a bear within a 400-yard radius of a garbage dump or bait.

Amendment filed 3/5/2013; operative 3/5/2013

§366. Archery Bear Hunting.

Bear may be taken with bow and arrow during the bear season as specified in Section 365 and as follows:

  • (a) Areas: Those portions of the state as described in subsection 365(a).
  • (b) Season: The archery bear season shall open on the third Saturday in August and extend for 23 consecutive days. There is no open season for taking bear with bow and arrow in the balance of the state.
  • (c) Bag and Possession Limit: One adult bear per hunting license year. Cubs and female accompanied by cubs may not be taken. (Cubs are defined as bears less than one year of age or bears weighing less than 50 pounds.)
  • (d) The use of dogs is prohibited during the archery season for bear.
  • (e) Bait. No feed, bait or other materials capable of attracting a bear to a feeding area shall be placed or used for the purpose of taking or pursuing a bear. No bear shall be taken over such bait. No person may take a bear within a 400 yard radius of a garbage dump or bait.

Amendment filed 3/5/2013; operative 3/5/2013.

§367.5. Presentation of Bear Skull.

Any person who takes a bear shall present the skull (even if damaged) to a department office/officer within 10 days of taking the bear. The skull shall become property of the department. That portion of the skull not needed for scientific purposes shall be returned.

Repealer and new section filed 7-15-85; designated effective7-25-85.

§368. Wild Pig.

Wild pigs may be taken only as follows:

(a) General Season: Open all year.

(b) Bag and Possession Limit: There is no daily bag or possession limit for wild pigs.

Repealer of subsections (c)-(c)(4) filed 6-28-2002; operative 6-28-2002.

Chapter 5. Furbearing Mammals

§460. Fisher, Marten, River Otter, Desert Kit Fox and Red Fox.

Fisher, marten, river otter, desert kit fox and red fox may not be taken at any time.

Amendment filed 6-26-96; operative 7-1-96.

§461. Badger and Gray Fox.

  • (a) Badger may be taken as follows:
    • (1) Season and Area: November 16 through the last day of February, statewide.
    • (2) Bag and Possession Limit: No limit.
  • (b) Gray fox may be taken as follows:
    • (1) Season and Area: November 24 through the last day of February, statewide.
    • (2) Bag and Possession Limit: No limit.
    • (3) Dogs may be permitted to pursue gray fox in the course of breaking, training, or practicing dogs in accordance with the provisions of Section 265 of these regulations.

Repealer and new section filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§462. Muskrat and Mink.

Except as noted in Section 4180, Fish and Game Code, muskrat and mink may be taken only as follows:

Season and Area: November 16 through March 31, statewide. (This regulation supersedes Section 4001 of the Fish and Game Code.)

Bag and Possession Limit: No limit.

Amendment filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§463. Beaver.

Beaver may be taken only as follows:

  • (a) Season and Area: November 1 through March 31 in the counties of Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Nevada (except Sagehen Creek), Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba; and those portions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties within 10 miles of the Arizona-California border. (This regulation supersedes Section 4001 of the Fish and Game Code.)

    Bag and Possession Limit: There is no bag or possession limit in these areas for the taking of beaver.
  • (b) Beaver or any part thereof may not be taken in the balance of the state including the counties of Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Orange, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Ventura; and those portions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties further than 10 miles from the California-Arizona border. (This regulation supersedes Section 4001 of the Fish and Game Code.)

Editorial correction repealing subsection (c) filed 5-19-82.

§464. Raccoon.

  • (a) Seasons and Areas:
    • (1) Raccoon may be taken from July 1 through March 31 in the following area: All of Imperial County and those portions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties lying south and east of the following line: Beginning at the intersection of Highway 86 with the north boundary of Imperial County; north along Highway 86 to the intersection with Interstate 10; east along Interstate 10 to its intersection with the Cottonwood Springs Road in Section 9, T6S, R11E, S.B.B.M.; north along the Cottonwood Springs Road and the Mecca Dale Road to Amboy; east along Highway 66 to the intersection with Highway 95; north along Highway 95 to the California-Nevada state line.
    • (2) November 16 through March 31 in the balance of the state.
  • (b) Bag and Possession Limit: No limit.
  • (c) Method of Take: When taking raccoon after dark, pistols and rifles not larger than .22 caliber rimfire and shotguns using shot no larger than No. BB are the only firearms which may be used during this night period. (This regulation supersedes Sections 4001 and 4002 of the Fish and Game Code.) (See Sections 264 and 264.5 for light regulations.)
  • (d) Dogs may be permitted to pursue raccoons in the course of breaking, training or practicing dogs in accordance with the provisions of Section 265 of these regulations.

Amendment of subsection (c) filed 6-28-91; operative 6-28-91.

§465. Methods for Taking Furbearers.

Furbearing mammals may be taken only with a firearm, bow and arrow, or with the use of dogs, or traps in accordance with the provisions of Section 465.5 of these regulations and Section 3003.1 of the Fish and Game Code.

Amendment of section and Note filed 6-2-99; operative 6-2-99.

§465.5. Use of Traps.

  • (a) Traps Defined. Traps are defined to include padded-jaw leg-hold, steel-jawed leg-hold, and conibear traps, snares, dead-falls, cage traps and other devices designed to confine, hold, grasp, grip, clamp or crush animals' bodies or body parts.
  • (b) Affected Mammals Defined. For purposes of this section, furbearing mammals, game mammals, nongame mammals, and protected mammals are those mammals so defined by statute on January 1, 1997, in sections 3950, 4000, 4150 and 4700 of the Fish and Game Code.
  • (c) Prohibition on Trapping for the Purposes of Recreation or Commerce in Fur. It is unlawful for any person to trap for the purposes of recreation or commerce in fur any furbearing mammal or nongame mammal with any body-gripping trap. A body-gripping trap is one that grips the mammal's body or body part, including, but not limited to, steel-jawed leg-hold traps, padded-jaw leg-hold traps, conibear traps, and snares. Cage and box traps, nets, suitcase-type live beaver traps, and common rat and mouse traps shall not be considered body-gripping traps and may be used to trap for the purposes of recreation or commerce in fur any furbearing or nongame mammal.
  • (d) Prohibition on Exchange of Raw Fur. It is unlawful for any person to buy, sell, barter, or otherwise exchange for profit, or to offer to buy, sell, barter, or otherwise exchange for profit, the raw fur, as defined by Section 4005 of the Fish and Game Code, of any furbearing mammal or nongame mammal that was trapped in this state, with a body-gripping trap as described in subsection (c) above.
  • (e) Prohibition on Use of Steel-jawed Leg-hold Traps by Individuals. It is unlawful for any person to use or authorize the use of any steel-jawed leg-hold trap, padded or otherwise, to capture any game mammal, furbearing mammal, nongame mammal, protected mammal, or any dog or cat.
    • (1) Exception for Extraordinary Case to Protect Human Health or Safety. The prohibition in subsection (e) does not apply to federal, state, county, or municipal government employees or their duly authorized agents in the extraordinary case where the otherwise prohibited padded-jaw leg-hold trap is the only method available to protect human health or safety.
      • (A) Leg-hold Trap Requirements. Leg-hold traps used to implement subsection (e)(1) must be padded, commercially manufactured, and equipped as provided in subsections (A)1. through (A)5. below.
        • 1. Anchor Chains. Anchor chains must be attached to the center of the padded trap, rather than the side.
        • 2. Chain Swivels. Anchor chains must have a double swivel mechanism attached as follows: One swivel is required where the chain attaches to the center of the trap. The second swivel may be located at any point along the chain, but it must be functional at all times.
        • 3. Shock Absorbing Device. A shock absorbing device such as a spring must be in the anchor chain.
        • 4. Tension Device. Padded leg-hold traps must be equipped with a commercially manufactured pan tension adjusting device.
        • 5. Trap Pads. Trap pads must be replaced with new pads when worn and maintained in good condition.
  • (f) Use of Non-Body-Gripping Traps for Purposes of Recreation or Commerce in Fur. Any person who utilizes non-body-gripping traps for the take of furbearing mammals and nongame mammals for purposes of recreation or commerce in fur must comply with the provisions of subsections (g)(1) through (3) below.
    • (1) Trap Number Requirement. Any person who traps furbearing mammals or nongame mammals shall obtain a trap number issued by and registered with the department. All traps, before being put into use, shall bear only the current registered trap number or numbers of the person using, or in possession of those traps. This number shall be stamped clearly on the trap or on a metal tag attached to the chain of the trap or to any part of the trap.
  • (g) Use of Conibear Traps, Snares, Cage and Box Traps, Nets, Suitcase-type Live Beaver Traps and Common Rat and Mouse Traps for Purposes Unrelated to Recreation or Commerce in Fur. Conibear traps, snares, cage and box traps, nets, suitcase-type live beaver traps and common rat and mouse traps may be used by individuals to take authorized mammals for purposes unrelated to recreation or commerce in fur, including, but not limited to, the protection of property, in accordance with subsections (1) through (5) below. Except for common rat and mouse traps, all traps used pursuant to this subsection must be numbered as required by subsection (f)(1) above. The prohibitions of subsections (c) and (d) above shall apply to any furbearing or nongame mammal taken by a conibear trap or snare pursuant to this subsection (g).
    • (1) Immediate Dispatch or Release. All furbearing and nongame mammals that are legal to trap must be immediately killed or released. Unless released, trapped animals shall be killed by shooting where local ordinances, landowners, and safety permit. This regulation does not prohibit employees of federal, state, or local government from using chemical euthanasia to dispatch trapped animals.
    • (2) Trap Visitation Requirement. All traps shall be visited at least once daily by the owner of the traps or his/her designee. Such designee shall carry on his/her person written authorization, as owner's representative, to check traps. In the event that an unforeseen medical emergency prevents the owner of the traps from visiting traps another person may, with written authorization from the owner, check traps as required. The designee and the person who issues the authorization to check traps shall comply with all provisions of Section 465.5. Each time traps are checked all trapped animals shall be removed.
    • (3) Trap Placement Requirement. Traps may not be set within 150 yards of any structure used as a permanent or temporary residence, unless such traps are set by a person controlling such property or by a person who has and is carrying with him written consent of the landowner to so place the trap or traps.
    • (4) Placement of Conibear Traps. Traps of the conibear-type with a jaw opening larger than 8" x 8" may be used only in sets where the trap is wholly or partially submerged in water or is:
      • (A) Within 100 feet of permanent water.
      • (B) Within 100 feet of seasonally flooded marshes, pastures, agricultural lands or floodways when standing or running water is present.
      • (C) Within the riparian vegetation zone, characterized by, but not limited to, willow, cottonwood, sycamore, salt cedar, cattail, bulrush and rushes, when found within the area defined in section 463(a) where the take of beaver is permitted.
    • (5) Zones Prohibited to the Use of Conibear-type Traps and Snares. Conibear-type traps and snares, except those totally submerged, and deadfall traps are prohibited in the following zones.
      • (A) Zone 1: Beginning at Interstate 5 and Highway 89, east on Highway 89 to Harris Springs Road near Bartle, north on Harris Springs Road (primary U.S. Forest Service Road 15) to Powder Hill Road (primary U.S. Forest Service Road 49), northeast on Powder Hill Road to Road 42N56, east on Road 42N56 to the Siskiyou/Modoc county line, north on the Siskiyou/Modoc county line to the boundary of the Lava Beds National Monument, north along the eastern boundary of the Lava Beds National Monument, then west then south along the western boundary of the Lava Beds National Monument to Road 46N21, west along Road 46N21 over Gold Digger Pass to the western boundary of the Modoc National Forest, south along the western boundary of the Modoc National Forest to the boundary of the Shasta National Forest, west along the northern boundary of the Shasta National Forest to Highway 97, southwest on Highway 97 to Interstate 5, northwest on Interstate 5 to Old Highway 99, northwest on Old Highway 99 to Stewart Springs Road, southwest on Stewart Springs Road to the Yreka Ditch, west along the Yreka Ditch to the Gazelle/Callahan Road, southwest on the Gazelle/Callahan Road to Highway 3, south on Highway 3 to Ramshorn Road, northeast on Ramshorn Road to Castle Creek Road, east on Castle Creek Road to Interstate 5, north on Interstate 5 to the point of beginning.
      • (B)Zone 2: Beginning in Tehama County at the intersection of Highway 36 and the western boundary of the Lassen National Forest, south along the western boundary of the Lassen National Forest to the boundary of the Plumas National Forest, south along the western boundary of the Plumas National Forest to the boundary of the Tahoe National Forest, south along the western boundary of the Tahoe National Forest to the boundary of the El Dorado National Forest, south along the western boundary of the El Dorado National Forest to the boundary of the Stanislaus National Forest, south along the western boundary of the Stanislaus National Forest to the boundary of the Sierra National Forest, south along the western boundary of the Sierra National Forest to the boundary of the Sequoia National Forest, south along the western boundary of the Sequoia National Forest to Highway 245, southwest on Highway 245 to Road 168, southwest on Road 168 to County Road J40, west on County Road J40 to Henderson Road, northwest on Henderson Road to Lincoln Avenue, west on Lincoln Avenue to Highway 145, north on Highway 145 to Avenue 7, west on Avenue 7 to Road 21, north on Road 21 to Avenue 12, west on Avenue 12 to Road 16, north on Road 16 to Avenue 18 1/2, west on Avenue 18 1/2 to Road 9, north on Road 9 to Highway 152, west on Highway 152 to Highway 59, north on Highway 59 to Highway 99, northwest on Highway 99 to Highway 140, west on Highway 140 to Highway 33, north on Highway 33 to Interstate 5, north on Interstate 5 to County Road J4, west on County Road J4 to County Road J2, north on County Road J2 to Highway 4, west on Highway 4 to Lone Tree Way, west on Lone Tree Way to James Donlon Boulevard, west on James Donlon Boulevard to Somersville Road, south on Somersville Road to Nortonville Road, north on Nortonville Road to Kirker Pass Road, southwest on Kirker Pass Road to Clayton Road, southeast on Clayton Road to Mitchell Canyon Road, south on Mitchell Canyon Road to the boundary of Mount Diablo State Park, south along the western boundary of Mount Diablo State Park to Mt. Diablo Scenic Boulevard, south on Mt. Diablo Scenic Boulevard to Blackhawk Road, southeast on Blackhawk Road to Camino Tassajara, west on Camino Tassajara to Dougherty Road, south on Dougherty Road to Interstate 580, west on Interstate 580 to Interstate 680, south on Interstate 680 to Highway 84, northeast on Highway 84 to Holmes Street, south on Holmes Street to Wetmore Road, east on Wetmore Road to Arroyo Road, south on Arroyo Road to Del Valle Regional Park, southeast along the western boundary of Del Valle Regional Park to Arroyo Del Valle Creek, southeast on Arroyo Del Valle Creek to the Alameda/Santa Clara county line, east on the Alameda/Santa Clara county line to San Antonio Valley Road, south on San Antonio Valley Road to Del Puerto Canyon Road, east on Del Puerto Canyon Road to Santa Clara/Stanislaus county line, south along the Santa Clara/Stanislaus county line to the Santa Clara/Merced county line, south along the Santa Clara/Merced county line to the San Benito/Merced county line, south along the San Benito/Merced county line to Little Panoche Road, south on Little Panoche Road to Panoche Road, east on Panoche Road to New Idria Road, south along New Idria Road to Clear Creek Road, southwest on Clear Creek Road to Coalinga Road, southeast on Coalinga Road to Coalinga-Mineral Springs Road, south on Coalinga-Minerial Springs Road to Highway 198, east on Highway 198 to Parkfield Grade, south on Parkfield Grade to Vineyard Canyon Road, west on Vineyard Canyon Road to Highway 101, north on Highway 101 to Bradley Road, north on Bradley Road to Sargents Road, north on Sargents Road to Pancho Rico Road, west on Pancho Rico Road to Cattleman's Road, north on Cattleman's Road to Highway 198, west on Highway 198 to Highway 101, north on Highway 101 to County Road G13, northeast on County Road G13 to Highway 25, north on Highway 25 to Browns Valley Road, north on Browns Valley Road to Santa Anita Road, northwest on Santa Anita Road to Santa Ana Valley Road, north on Santa Ana Valley Road to Fairview Road, north on Fairview Road to Highway 156, north on Highway 156 to Highway 152, southwest on Highway 152 to County Road G7, southwest on County Road G7 to Highway 25, west on Highway 25 to Highway 101, south on Highway 101 to the San Benito/Monterey county line, south on the San Benito/Monterey county line to Highway 146, west on Highway 146 to Highway 101, south on Highway 101 to Paraiso Springs Road, south on Paraiso Springs Road to County Road G17, south on County Road G17 to County Road 16, northeast on County Road 16 to Central Avenue, southeast on Central Avenue to Highway 101, south on Highway 101 to County Road G14, south on County Road G14 to Milpitas Road, west on Milpitas Road to the boundary of Fort Hunter Liggett, south along the western boundary of Fort Hunter Liggett to the Nacimiento River, southeast along the Nacimiento River to Nacimiento Reservoir, southeast along the western boundary of Nacimiento Reservoir to Chimney Rock Road, south on Chimney Rock Road to Klau Mine Road, south on Klau Mine Road to Adelaida Road, east on Adelaida Road to Vineyard Drive, southeast on Vineyard Drive to Highway 101, south on Highway 101 to Highway 41, east on Highway 41 to Highway 229, south on Highway 229 to Creston O'Donovan Road, southeast on Creston O'Donovan Road to Highway 58, east on Highway 58 to the boundary of the Los Padres National Forest, south and east along the eastern boundary of the Los Padres National Forest to Highway 33, south on Highway 33 to Quatal Canyon Road, east on Quatal Canyon Road to Cerro Noroeste Road, east on Cerro Noroeste Road to Cuddy Valley Road, east on Cuddy Valley Road to Interstate 5, north on Interstate 5 to Wheeler Ridge Road, east on Wheeler Ridge Road to Laval Road, east on Laval Road to Rancho Road, north on Rancho Road to Sycamore Road, east on Sycamore Road to Tejon Highway, north on Tejon Highway to Highway 223, northeast on Highway 223 to Highway 58, east on Highway 58 to Caliente Bodfish Road, north on Caliente Bodfish Road to Highway 155, northeast then west on Highway 155 to the eastern boundary of the Sequoia National Forest, north and east along the southern boundary of the Sequoia National Forest to the Dome Land Wilderness, north along the eastern boundary of the Dome Land Wilderness to the boundary of the Inyo National Forest, north along the eastern boundary of the Inyo National Forest west of Highway 395 to the intersection of Inyo National Forest and Highway 395 near Sherwin Summit in Mono County, north on Highway 395 to the California/Nevada state line, north on the California/Nevada state line to Highway 395 in Sierra County, north on Highway 395 to Long Valley Road, south on Long Valley Road to the boundary of the Toiyabe National Forest, west along the Toiyabe National Forest boundary to the Tahoe National Forest boundary, west then south then west then north along the Tahoe National Forest boundary to the Plumas National Forest boundary, north then east then north along the eastern boundary of the Plumas National Forest to the Lassen National Forest boundary, north along the eastern boundary of the Lassen National Forest to the northern boundary of the Lassen National Forest, west along the northern boundary of the Lassen National Forest to the western boundary of the Lassen National Forest, south along the western boundary of the Lassen National Forest to the point of beginning.
  • (h) Statutory Penalty for Violation of Provisions. Violation of Section 3003.1 or 3003.2 of the Fish and Game Code, or any rule or regulation, including this Section 465.5, adopted pursuant thereto, is punishable by a fine of not less than three hundred dollars ($300) or more than two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.

Amendment of subsection (g)(1) filed 6-27-2000; operative 6-27-2000.

§466. Hours for Taking Furbearers.

Furbearers may be hunted at any hour of the day or night except that they may not be taken between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise in the area described in Section 474(a) of these regulations.

Amendment filed 6-7-82; designated effective 6-17-82.

§467. Trapping Reports.

All holders of trapping licenses must submit to the department a sworn statement or report by July 1 of his/her annual take of fur for the preceding trapping season. Statement or report shall show the number of each kind of furbearing mammals and nongame mammals taken, number sold, county in which furs were taken and the names and addresses of the persons to whom furs were shipped or sold. If the annual report is not received by July 1 following the most recent trapping year, or if it is not completely filled out, the trapper's license will be suspended. The commission shall be notified of any suspension and, subsequently, may revoke or reinstate applicant's license renewal application after written notice is given to the applicant and after he has been afforded an opportunity to be heard.

Amendment filed 6-26-97; operative 6-26-97.

Chapter 6. Nongame Animals

§472. General Provisions.

Except as otherwise provided in Sections 478 and 485 and subsections (a) through (d) below, nongame birds and mammals may not be taken.

  • (a) The following nongame birds and mammals may be taken at any time of the year and in any number except as prohibited in Chapter 6: English sparrow, starling, coyote, weasels, skunks, opossum, moles and rodents (excluding tree and flying squirrels, and those listed as furbearers, endangered or threatened species).
  • (b) Fallow, sambar, sika, and axis deer may be taken only concurrently with the general deer season.
  • (c) Aoudad, mouflon, tahr, and feral goats may be taken all year.
  • (d) American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) may be taken only under the provisions of Section 485 and by landowners or tenants, or by persons authorized in writing by such landowners or tenants, when American crows are committing or about to commit depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated in such numbers and manner as to constitute a health hazard or other nuisance. Persons authorized by landowners or tenants to take American crows shall keep such written authorization in their possession when taking, transporting or possessing American crows. American crows may be taken only on the lands where depredations are occurring or where they constitute a health hazard or nuisance. If required by Federal regulations, landowners or tenants shall obtain a Federal migratory bird depredation permit before taking any American crows or authorizing any other person to take them.

    American crows may be taken under the provisions of this subsection only by firearm, bow and arrow, falconry or by toxicants by the Department of Food and Agriculture for the specific purpose of taking depredating crows. Toxicants can be used for taking crows only under the supervision of employees or officers of the Department of Food and Agriculture or federal or county pest control officers or employees acting in their official capacities and possessing a qualified applicator certificate issued pursuant to sections 14151-14155 of the Food and Agriculture Code. Such toxicants must be applied according to their label requirements developed pursuant to sections 6151-6301, Title 3, California Code of Regulations.

Amendment of Note filed 6-26-96; operative 7-1-96.

§473. Possession of Nongame Animals.

Any nongame bird or mammal that has been legally taken pursuant to this chapter may be possessed.

Amendment of NOTE filed 5-13-81; designated effective 5-23-81.

§474. Hours for Taking.

Nongame mammals may be taken at any time except as provided in this section.

  • (a) Area Closed to Night Hunting. Nongame mammals may be taken only between one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset in the following described area: Beginning at a point where Little Panoche Road crosses Interstate 5 near Mendota; south on Interstate 5 to Highway 198; east on Highway 198 to Highway 99; south on Highway 99 to Interstate 5; south on Interstate 5 to the Los Padres National Forest boundary in Section 8, T 9 N, R 19 W, S.B.B.M near Fort Tejon Historical Monument; west along the National Forest boundary to Cerro Noroeste Road; northwest on Cerro Noroeste Road to Highway 33-166; north on Highway 33-166 to the Soda Lake Road; northwest on the Soda Lake Road and on the Simmler Soda Lake San Diego Creek Road to Highway 58 at Simmler; west on Highway 58 to the Cammotti Shandon Road; north on the Cammotti Shandon Road to the Shandon San Juan Road; north on the Shandon San Juan Road to Highway 41; northeast on Highway 41 to the Cholame Valley Road; northwest on Cholame Valley Road and Cholame Road to the Parkfield Coalinga Road in Parkfield; north on Parkfield Coalinga Road and Parkfield Grade to Highway 198; northwest on Highway 198 to the Fresno-Monterey county line; north along the Fresno-Monterey county and Fresno-San Benito county lines to the Little Panoche Road; north and east on the Little Panoche Road to the point of beginning at Interstate 5.

    This section does not pertain to the legal take of nongame mammals with traps as provided for by Sections 461-480 of these regulations, and by Sections 4000-4012, 4152 and 4180 of the Fish and Game Code. (This regulation supersedes Section 3000 of the Fish and Game Code.)
  • (b) On privately-owned property, not included in (a) above, nongame mammals may be taken from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise only by the landowner or his agents, or by persons who have in their immediate possession written permission issued by the landowner or tenant that states the permittee can trespass from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise on property under the ownership or control of such landowners or tenants.
  • (c) Fallow deer, axis deer, sambar deer, sika deer, aoudad, mouflon, tahr and feral goats may be taken only from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Amendment of subsection (a) filed 6-7-82; designated effective 6-17-82.

§475. Methods of Take for Nongame Birds and Nongame Mammals.

Nongame birds and nongame mammals may be taken in any manner except as follows:

  • (a) Poison may not be used.
  • (b) Recorded or electrically amplified bird or mammal calls or sounds or recorded or electrically amplified imitations of bird or mammal calls or sounds may not be used to take any nongame bird or nongame mammal except coyotes, bobcats, American crows and starlings.
  • (c) Fallow deer, sambar deer, axis deer, sika deer, aoudad, mouflon, tahr and feral goats may be taken only with the equipment and ammunition specified in Section 353 of these regulations.
  • (d) Traps may be used to take nongame birds and nongame mammals only in accordance with the provisions of Section 465.5 of these regulations and sections 3003.1 and 4004 of the Fish and Game Code.
  • (e) No feed, bait or other material capable of attracting a nongame mammal may be placed or used in conjunction with dogs for the purpose of taking any nongame mammals. Nothing in this section shall prohibit an individual operating in accordance with the provisions of Section 465.5 from using a dog to follow a trap drag and taking the nongame mammal caught in that trap.
  • (f) Methods of take within the California condor range. Except as otherwise provided, it is unlawful to use or possess projectiles containing more than one percent lead by weight while taking or attempting to take any nongame birds or nongame mammals in those areas described in Section 3004.5, Fish and Game Code.
    • (1) For purposes of Section 475, a “projectile” is defined as any bullet, ball, sabot, slug, buckshot, shot, pellet or other device which is expelled from a firearm through a barrel by force.
    • (2) Except as otherwise provided, it is unlawful to possess any projectile containing lead in excess of the amount permitted in subsection 475(f) and a firearm capable of firing the projectile while taking or attempting to take any nongame bird or nongame mammal within the area described in subsection 475(f). The possession of a projectile containing lead in excess of the amount allowed in subsection 475(f) without possessing a firearm capable of firing the projectile is not a violation of this section.

Amendment 5-15-08, effective 7-1-08.

§478. Bobcat.

Except as provided in subsection (c) below no person shall pursue, take or possess any bobcat without first procuring a trapping license or a hunting license and bobcat hunting tags. The pursuit, take and/or possession of a bobcat under the authority of a hunting license and a bobcat hunting tag shall be in accordance with the provisions of this section and sections 472, 473, 474, 475, 478.1 and 479 of these regulations.

Bobcats taken under the authority of a trapping license shall be taken with traps or other means in accordance with this section and sections 465, 465.5 and 475. Bobcats taken under a trapping license must be tagged in accordance with the provisions of Section 479.

  • (a) Trapping Season and Area: Bobcat may only be taken under the authority of a trapping license as follows:
    • (1) Area: Statewide.
    • (2) Season: November 24 through January 31.
  • (b) Hunting Season and Area: Bobcats may only be taken under the authority of a hunting license and bobcat hunting tags as follows:
    • (1) Area: Statewide.
    • (2) Season: October 15 through February 28.
  • (c) Bag and Possession Limit:
    • (1) Bobcats taken under a hunting license and bobcat hunting tags: Five bobcats per season.
    • (2) Bobcats taken under a trapping license: No limit.
  • (d) This section shall not apply to bobcats trapped under the provisions of sections 4152 and 4180 of the Fish and Game Code (also see Section 480 of these regulations).

Amendment filed 3/5/2013; operative 3/5/2013.

§478.1. Bobcat Hunting Tags.

  • (a) Any person who possesses a valid hunting license may, upon payment of the fee specified in Section 702, procure only five revocable, nontransferable bobcat hunting tags. Such tags shall be acquired through the department's Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office. These tags do not act as shipping tags as required in Section 479 for pelts taken under a trapping license.
  • (b) Bobcat hunting tags are valid only during that portion of the current hunting license year in which bobcats may be legally harvested as provided in Section 478.
  • (c) The holder of a bobcat hunting tag shall carry the tag while hunting bobcats. Upon the harvesting of any bobcat, the hunter shall immediately fill the tag completely, legibly, and permanently, and cut out or punch out and completely remove notches or punch holes for the month and date of the kill. One part of the tag shall be immediately attached to the pelt and kept attached until it is tanned, dried or mounted. The other part of the tag shall be sent immediately to the department.
  • (d) Possession of any untagged bobcat taken under the authority of the hunting license shall be a violation of this section except that the provisions of this section shall not apply to the owner or tenant of land devoted to the agricultural industry nor to authorized county, state or federal predatory animal control agents operating under a written trapping agreement with the appropriate landowner while on such land and in connection with such agricultural industry. It is unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, barter, trade, purchase, transport from this state, or offer for out-of-state shipment by any common carrier any bobcat pelts, or parts thereof taken pursuant to this provision.
  • (e) Any person who is convicted of violating any provision of this chapter shall forfeit his bobcat hunting tags, and shall not apply for additional tags during the then current hunting license year.

Amendment filed 7/8/11; effective 7/8/11.

§479. Bobcat Pelts.

Bobcat pelts may be taken only pursuant to the provisions of sections 465.5 and 478 of these regulations.

  • (a) Any person who takes a bobcat shall, at any time during the trapping season or within 14 days after the end of the bobcat season, have the following appropriate department mark or tag affixed to the pelt.
    • (1) Pelts from bobcats taken under a hunting license shall be tagged as provided in Section 478.1. Pelts taken by a licensed trapper for only his personal use shall, at no cost, be marked by the department. Such pelts shall not be sold.
    • (2) Pelts from bobcats taken for commercial purposes under a trapping license shall be tagged with a department shipping tag.
  • (b) It is unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, barter, trade, purchase, transport from this state, or offer for out-of-state shipment by any common carrier any bobcat pelts, or parts thereof unless the department has affixed a shipping tag to the pelt or parts thereof.
  • (c) Shipping tags and marking are available from the department. All persons taking bobcat pelts under provisions established by the commission must personally present the pelt to a representative of the department for placement of the nontransferable tag or mark and shall furnish the following:
    • (1) Date of take;
    • (2) County of take and nearest major geographical landmark;
    • (3) Sex; and
    • (4) Method of take (trap, call or hounds).
      The department shall mark bobcat pelts and issue bobcat shipping tags for export of pelts at designated department offices during the trapping season and for a 14-day period immediately following the trapping season.
      An administrative fee of $3.00 shall be charged for the issuance of each shipping tag. There is no fee for marking bobcat pelts not for sale.
  • (d) It is unlawful for any person to import, receive from out-of-state, or receive for sale, any bobcat pelt, or parts thereof that is not:
    • (1) Marked with the current export or shipping tag from the state of origin.
    • (2) Accompanied by an import declaration in accordance with Section 2353 of the Fish and Game Code, and specifying the number and kind of raw pelts in the shipment, the state in which the bobcats were taken, the license number under which they were taken and attesting that they were legally taken. Demonstration of the declaration of entry, pelt ownership and proof of legal take and marking is required of anyone receiving bobcat pelts from out-of-state upon the request of the department. The provisions of subsections (a), (b) and (c) shall not apply to raw bobcat pelts, or parts thereof, which were not taken in California.

New first paragraph and amendment of Note filed 6-2-99; operative 6-2-99.

Subdivision 3 General Regulations

Chapter 3 Miscellaneous

§700. Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Possession.

  • (a) Possession of Sport Fishing License: Every person, while engaged in taking any fish, amphibian or reptile, shall have on their person or in their immediate possession a valid sport fishing license, except when diving as provided in Section 7145 of the Fish and Game Code.
  • (b) Possession of Hunting License: Every person, while engaged in taking any bird or mammal Shall have on their person or in their immediate possession a valid hunting license.

Amendment filed 2/9/2010; operative 3/1/2010.

§702. Hunting Applications, Tags, Seals, Permits, Reservations and Fees.

  • (a) Private Wildlife Management Areas
    • (1) License Application (Initial - FG WPB 538 (Rev. 01/11), Annual Renewal - FG WPB 539 (Rev. 01/11), 5-Year Renewal - FG WPB 537 (Rev. 01/11), (incorporated by reference herein)
      • (A) less than 5000 acres $1,666.75
      • (B) 5,001 to 10,000 acres $2,400.50
      • (C) 10,001 to 15,000 acres $2,800.50
      • (D) greater than 15,001 acres $3,200.50
    • (2) Tags and Seals
      • (A) 2011 Antelope Tag (Buck) $199.75
      • (B) 2011 Antelope Tag (Doe) $ 120.00
      • (C) 2011 Bear Tag $ 56.25
      • (D) 2011 Deer Tag (Antlerless) $ 64.00
      • (E) 2011 Deer Tag (Buck) $ 64.00
      • (F) 2011 Deer Tag (Either-sex) $ 64.00
      • (G) 2011 Elk Tag (Antlerless) $400.00
      • (H) 2011 Elk Tag (Bull) $559.75
      • (I) 2011 Pig Tag $ 56.25
      • (J) 2011 Turkey Tag $ 24.50
      • (K) 2011/2012 Upland Game seals $ 1.05
  • (b) Reservation Drawings and Permits to Hunt on State and Federal Areas
    • (1) Reservation Drawings
      • (A) 2011/2012 Per Hunt Choice $ 1.25
    • (2) Passes and Permits
      • (A) 2011/2012 Type A Season Pass $135.75
      • (B) 2011/2012 Type B Season Pass $ 45.25
      • (C) 2011/2012 Type A Two-Day Pass $ 29.25
      • (D) 2011/2012One-Day Entry Permit $ 18.00
  • (c) Hunting Tags
    (1) Tag/ Application Fees Processing Fees
    (A) 2011/2012 California Resident First-Deer Tag $ 23.00 $ 4.00
    (B) 2011/2011 California Nonresident First-Deer Tag $ 233.00 $ 4.00
    (C) 2011/2012 California Resident Second-Deer Tag $ 29.50 $ 4.00
    (D) 2011/2012 California Nonresident Second-Deer Tag $ 233.00 $ 4.00
    (E) 2011/2012 California Resident Bear Tag $ 35.25 $ 4.00
    (F) 2011/2012 Nonresident Bear Tag $ 245.75 $ 4.00
    (G) 2011 California Antelope Tag Drawing (Per hunter)   $7.50
    (H) 2011 California Elk Tag Drawing (Per Hunter)   $ 7.50
    (I) 2011 California Nelson Bighorn Sheep Tag Drawing (Per Hunter)   $ 7.50
    (J) 2011 Resident Antelope Tag $ 128.25  
    (K) 2011 Nonresident Antelope Tag $397.25  
    (L) 2011 Resident Elk Tag $ 385.50  
    (M) 2011 Nonresident Elk Tag $1,192.25  
    (N) 2011 Resident Bighorn Sheep Tag $363.50  
    (O) 2011 Nonresident Bighorn Sheep Tag $ 500.00  
    (P) 2011 Bobcat Tags (Five)   $14.25
    (Q) 2011 Deer Tag – Exchange   $ 9.00
    (R) 2011 Nonrefundable Processing Fee- Elk, Antelope, or Big Horn Sheep Tag Return   $25.50
    (S) 2011 Fund-Raising Tags Random Drawing Entry Form   $5.00
    (T) 2011 Disabled Archer Permit Application Form (FG 537 (Rev. 01/11), incorporated by reference herein)   No Fee
    (U) 2011 Disabled Muzzleloader Scope Permit Application Form (FG 539 (Rev. 01/11) incorporated by reference herein)   No Fee
    (V) 2011 Duplicate Big Game Tag Affidavit (FG301 (new 01/11) incorporated by reference herein)   $9.00
  • (d) Pursuant to the provisions of Section 699, Title 14, the department shall annually adjust the fees of all licenses, stamps, permits, tags, or other entitlement required by regulations set forth in this section.

Amendment filed 7/8/11; effective 7/8/11.

§708. Big Game License Tag, Application, Distribution and Reporting Procedures.

Repealed 7/8/11

§708.1.  Big Game Deer License Tags Procedures and Requirements.

  • (a) Deer License Tag Procedures and Requirements
    • (1) Deer License Tags.
      No person shall hunt deer without a valid deer license tag in possession for that particular area as defined in sections 360 and 361. Deer shall be tagged only with a valid deer license tag for the area (as defined in sections 360 and 361) in which the deer is killed. Except as otherwise provided in the Fish and Game Code, no person shall take more than two deer during any license year.
    • (2) Deer License Tag Application and Distribution Procedures.
      • (A) Distribution of Deer License Tags:
        • 1. Deer Tag Classification
          • a. Premium Deer Hunt Tags shall include all deer hunt tags where the tag quota filled on or before the first business day after July 1 in the immediately preceding license year.
          • b. Restricted Deer Hunt Tags shall include all non-Premium deer hunt tags where the tag quota filled on or before the first business day after August 1 in the immediately preceding license year.
          • c. Unrestricted Deer Hunt Tags shall include all deer hunt tags where the tag quota did not fill on or before the first business day after August 1 in the immediately preceding license year.
          • d. The department may designate the deer tag classification for any deer hunt that was not held in the previous year.
        • 2. Premium deer hunt tags shall be distributed by drawing, as described in Section 708.14, unless otherwise authorized. Applicants may apply through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office. Applications must be received by the department by June 2. Successful applicants will be selected by drawing within 10 business days following the application deadline date. If the drawing is delayed due to circumstances beyond the department's control, the department shall conduct the drawing at the earliest date possible. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by mail.
        • 3. Except as noted in Section 708.3, deer tags for any restricted deer hunt tag or any unrestricted deer hunt tag and premium tags leftover after the drawing shall be issued upon request until each tag quota fills.

Added 7/8/11.

§708.2.  Big Game Deer License Tags Issuance and Deer Tag Drawing Application Procedures.
  • (a) Deer Tag Issuance and Deer Tag Drawing Application Procedures:
    • (1) Except for permits and deer tags issued pursuant to sections 4181.5, 4188, and 4334 of the Fish and Game Code, individuals may request deer tags and submit deer tag drawing applications at department license agents and department license sales offices.
    • (2) Applicants shall be at least 12 years of age on or before July 1 of the license year for which they are applying or at the time of application if they are applying after July 1 and possess an annual California hunting license valid for the deer hunting season for which they are applying. Applicants for apprentice hunts shall possess an annual junior hunting  license for the deer hunting season for which they are applying.
    • (3) Incomplete, incorrect, late or ineligible applications will not be accepted.
  • (b) Application Fee: The department shall require that the specified fee for a deer tag, as specified in Section 4332 of the Fish and Game Code, be paid as a prerequisite to obtaining a deer tag or tag drawing application. In addition to the tag fee, the department shall also charge a processing fee, as specified in Section 702, for each deer license tag application. Deer license tag processing fees are not refundable. Deer license tag fees are not refundable once a deer tag application has been entered into the big game drawing or a deer tag has been issued regardless of closures of any zone or hunt due to fire, weather or other natural disasters. The department may only refund deer tag license fees under the following provisions:
    • (1) The difference between the fee paid for a nonresident deer license tag application and a resident deer license tag application may be refunded for any nonresident deer tag application for which a deer tag was not issued.
    • (2) The department may refund the difference between the fee paid for a nonresident deer tag license application and a resident deer tag license application for any nonresident tag issued if all of the following conditions are met:
      • (A) The deer license tag is not a premium tag.
      • (B) The deer license tag is returned prior to the earliest opening date for the hunt.
      • (C) The tag quota has not been filled for the hunt.
      • (D)   Request for refunds shall be submitted on or before March 1 of the license year to the department’s License and Revenue Branch,1740 N. Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834  If the deadline to submit the request for refund falls on a weekend or holiday requests  will be accepted until the close of business on the first state business day following the deadline to submit the request.

Added 7/8/11.

§708.3. Big Game Deer License Tags.

  • (a) Application Restrictions:
    • (1) First-Deer Tag Applicant or First-Deer Tag Drawing Applicants:
      • (A) Any person may use a first-deer tag drawing application to apply for any premium deer hunt tag issued by drawing as specified in section 708.1. Applicants shall not submit more than three choices for deer hunts per deer tag drawing application per license year.
      • (B) First-deer license tag applicants may apply for any unrestricted deer hunt tag. Tags shall be issued upon request to first- deer tag applicants until the tag quota for the hunt is filled.
      • (C) First-deer license tag applicants may apply for any restricted deer hunt tag provided they have not been issued a premium or restricted hunt as a second deer license tag. Tags shall be issued upon request to first deer license tag applicants until the tag quota for the hunt is filled.
      • (D) First -deer license tag applicants may apply for any premium deer hunt tag remaining on July 2 provided they have not been issued a premium or restricted hunt as a second deer license tag. Applicants may apply through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office beginning at 8:00 AM on July 2 each year. Premium deer hunt tags remaining on July 2 shall be issued upon request to first deer license tag applicants until the tag quota for the hunt is filled.
      • (E) First-deer license tag applicants may apply for any premium or restricted deer hunt tag remaining on August 2 regardless of whether or not they have been issued a premium or restricted hunt as a second-deer license tag. Applicants may apply through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office beginning at 8:00 a.m. on August 2 each year. Premium deer hunt tags remaining on August 2 shall be issued upon request until the tag quota for the hunt is filled.
    • (2) Second-Deer License Tag Applicant or Second-Deer License Tag Drawing Applicants:
      • (a) Second-deer license tag applicants may apply for any unrestricted deer hunt tag. Tags shall be issued upon request to second-deer license tag applicants until the tag quota for the hunt is filled.
      • (b) Second-deer license tag applicants may apply for any restricted deer hunt tag provided they have not been issued a premium or restricted hunt as a first-deer license tag and they do not have a pending drawing application. Tags shall be issued upon request to second-deer license tag applicants until the tag quota for the hunt is filled.
      • (c) Any second-deer license tag applicant may apply for any premium or restricted deer hunt tag remaining on August 2 each year. Applicants may apply through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office beginning at 8:00 a.m. on August 2 each year.  Restricted deer hunt tags remaining on August 2 each year shall be issued upon request to second-deer license tag applicants until the tag quota for the hunt is filled.
      • (d) Any applicant less than 16 years of age as of July 1 of the license year for which they are applying, who has not used a first-deer license tag drawing application to apply for an additional apprentice hunt, may use a second-deer license tag drawing application to apply for an additional apprentice hunt tag issued by drawing as specified in sections 708.1 and 708.14. An apprentice hunter may not submit more than one application for additional apprentice hunts.
      • (e) No person shall submit more than one first-deer license tag application and one second-deer license tag application to the department during any one license year. Any person in violation of this subsection may be denied deer license tags for the current and following license year.

Added 7/8/11.

§708.4. Deer License Tag Exchange Fee.

The department shall not exchange any deer license tag for a different zone or hunt after the tag quota for the original tag zone or hunt fills for the season. The department shall not exchange a tag if the earliest season (either archery or general) for the tag being exchanged has opened. The department shall charge a nonrefundable processing fee, as specified in Section 702, for exchanging a deer license tag for a different zone or hunt.  Applicants may apply at any department license sales office to exchange a deer license tag.

Added 7/8/11.

§708.5. Deer Tagging and Reporting Requirements.

  • (a) Upon the killing of any deer the tag holder shall immediately fill out all portions of the tag including the report  card completely, legibly, and permanently, and cut out or punch out and completely remove notches or punch holes for the month and date of the kill .The deer license tag shall be attached to the antlers of an antlered deer or to the ear of any other deer and kept attached during the open season and for 15 days thereafter. Except as otherwise provided, possession of any untagged deer shall be a violation.  (Refer to Fish and Game Code, Section 4336).
  • (b) Every person to whom a deer license tag is issued shall return the completed report card portion to the department within thirty days of taking a deer.

Added 7/8/11.

§708.6. Tag Validation, Countersigning and Transporting Requirements.

  • (a) Any person legally killing a deer in this state shall have the deer license tag validated and countersigned by a person authorized by the commission as described below before transporting such deer, except for the purpose of taking the deer to the nearest person authorized to countersign the license tag, on the route being followed from the point where the deer was taken (refer to Fish and Game Code, Section 4341).
  • (b) No person may validate or countersign his/her own deer tag or tag.
  • (c) Deer and Elk Tags, Persons Authorized to Validate.
    • (1) The following persons are authorized to validate or countersign deer and elk tags:
      • (A) State:
        • 1. Fish and Game Commissioners
        • 2. Employees of the Department of Fish and Game, including Certified Hunter Education Instructors
        • 3. Employees of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
        • 4. Supervising Plant Quarantine Inspectors
        • 5. Junior, Intermediate and Senior Plant Quarantine Inspectors
      • (B) Federal:
        • 1. Employees of the Bureau of Land Management
        • 2. Employees of the United States Forest Service
        • 3. Employees of the United States Fish & Wildlife Service
        • 4. All Uniformed Personnel of the National Park Service
        • 5. Commanding Officers of any United States military installation or their designated personnel for deer taken on their reservation.
        • 6. Postmasters & Post Office Station or Branch Manager for deer brought to their post office.
      • (C) Miscellaneous:
        • 1. County firemen at and above the class of foreman for deer brought into their station.
        • 2. Judges or Justices of all state and United States courts.
        • 3. Notaries Public
        • 4. Peace Officers (salaried & non-salaried)
        • 5. Officers authorized to administer oaths
        • 6. Owners, corporate officers, managers or operators of lockers or cold storage plants for deer brought to their place of business.

Added 7/8/11.

§708.7. Deer Head Retention Requirements and Production Upon Demand.

Any person taking any deer in this state shall retain in their possession during the open season thereon and for 15 days thereafter, that portion of the head which in adult males normally bears the antlers, and shall produce the designated portion of the head upon the demand of any officer authorized to enforce the provisions of this regulation (refer to Fish and Game Code, Section 4302).

Added 7/8/11.

§708.8.  Deer Violations, Tag Forfeiture.

Any person who is convicted of a violation involving deer shall forfeit their current year deer license tags and no new deer license tags may be issued to that person during the then current hunting license year, and that person may not apply for a deer license tag or deer preference points for the following license year (refer to Fish and Game Code, Section 4340).

Added 7/8/11.

§ 708.9.  Bighorn Sheep License Tags, Application, Distribution and Reporting Procedures.

  • (a) Fund-raising Nelson bighorn ram license tags:
  • Fund-raising license tags for the taking of mature Nelson bighorn rams shall be sold for the purpose of raising funds to manage bighorn sheep. The department may designate a nonprofit organization to sell this fund-raising tag. The department may conduct a random drawing to distribute fund-raising tags. Any resident or nonresident is eligible to buy the tag. The sale price of a fund-raising license tag shall include the fee for processing and issuing an annual hunting license for the purchaser or any person designated by the purchaser. A fund-raising license tag distributed through a department random drawing does not include the fee for processing and issuing an annual hunting license. The purchasers of fund-raising license tags shall complete a required hunter orientation program conducted by the department and meet the hunter education requirements for a hunting license. The fund-raising license tags are defined in subsection 362(b).
  • (b) General Nelson bighorn ram license tags:
    • (1) The general Nelson bighorn ram license tags shall be issued by drawing, as described in Section 708.14.
    • (2) Applicants shall apply, and pay a nonrefundable processing fee as specified in Section 702, through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office on or before June 2 each year.
    • (3) Applicants shall be California residents or nonresidents, at least 16 years of age on or before July 1 of the license year for which they are applying
    • (4) Applicants shall possess an annual California hunting license that is valid during the bighorn ram season for which they are applying.
    • (5) Applicants shall not have been awarded a Nelson bighorn ram license tag in the department’s big game drawing.
    • (6) Applicants shall apply for only one designated zone.
    • (7) No applicant shall submit more than one application per license year.
    • (8) Incomplete, late and ineligible applications and applications submitted without the appropriate processing fee will not be included in the drawing and the applicant will not earn a preference point.
    • (9) Successful applicants and a list of alternates for each zone shall be determined by drawing within 10 business days following the application deadline date. If the drawing is delayed due to circumstances beyond the department's control, the department shall conduct the drawing at the earliest date possible.
    • (10) Not more than ten percent (10%) of general license tags shall be awarded to nonresidents each year.
    • (11) Unsuccessful applicants shall not be notified by mail. Successful applicants will be mailed notification as soon as practical. Upon receipt of the notification, the applicant shall submit the appropriate tag fee, as specified in Section 702, through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at the department’s License and Revenue Branch. The tag fee shall be received by the department by 5:00 p.m. on July 15 each year. If the deadline to submit the fee falls on a weekend or holiday payment will be accepted until the close of business on the first state business day following the deadline to submit payment.
    • (12) Should the quota for each zone remain unfilled after that date, the alternate lists shall be used. Successful applicants shall be issued tags only after successfully completing the required hunter orientation program conducted by the department.
  • (c) Tagholder Responsibilities:
    • (1) Only persons possessing valid Nelson bighorn sheep license tags are entitled to hunt bighorn sheep. Tags shall not be transferable and are valid only in the zone or zones specified.
    • (2) Individuals awarded a fund-raising license tag and all successful applicants for general license tags shall attend and successfully complete a mandatory hunter orientation program. Licensed guides employed by successful applicants and the fund-raising license tag buyer shall accompany their clients to this orientation program.
    • (3) All successful bighorn sheep tag holders shall have their tags validated. All tags shall be returned to the department within 10 days after the close of the season, even though the tagholder may not have killed a Nelson bighorn ram.
    • (4) Upon the killing of any bighorn sheep, the tag holder shall immediately fill out all portions of the tag including the report  card completely, legibly, and permanently, and cut out or punch out and completely remove notches or punch holes for the month and date of the kill. License tags shall be attached to the carcass of a bighorn ram immediately after the animal is killed.
    • (5) All tag holders will be notified by mail as to whether they will be required to report to the department before hunting and upon completion of hunting. The notification shall contain procedures for reporting, including appropriate methods of contacting the department.
    • (6) The tagholder shall surrender his tag to an employee of the department for any or all of the following reasons:
      • (A) Any act on the part of the tagholder which violates any of the provisions of the Fish and Game Code, or any regulations of the commission.
      • (B) Any act on the part of the tagholder which endangers the person or property of others. The decision of the department in such respects shall be final and binding upon the tagholder.

Amendment filed 6/25/13; effective 7/1/13.

§708.10.  Pronghorn Antelope License Tags, Application, Distribution and Reporting Procedures.

  • (a) Fund-raising buck pronghorn antelope license tags:
  • Fund-raising license tags for the taking of buck pronghorn antelope shall be offered for sale for the purpose of raising funds for the management of pronghorn antelope. The department may conduct a random drawing to distribute fund-raising tags. Any resident or nonresident is eligible to buy one of the fund-raising license tags. The sale price of a fund-raising license tag includes the fee for processing and issuing an annual hunting license for the purchaser or any person designated by the purchaser. A fund-raising license tag distributed through a department random drawing does not include the fee for processing and issuing a hunting license. The purchasers shall be issued the fund-raising license tag only after meeting the hunter education requirements for a hunting license.
  • (b) Distribution of pronghorn antelope license tags:
    • (1) Applicants shall apply, and pay a nonrefundable processing fee as specified in Section 702, through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office on or before June 2 each year.
    • (2) Applicants shall be California residents or nonresidents, at least 12 years of age on or before July 1 of the license year for which they are applying. Applicants for the apprentice pronghorn antelope hunts shall be less than 16 years of age as of July 1 of the license year for which they are applying.  Applicants shall possess an annual California hunting license that is valid during the pronghorn antelope season for which they are applying.
    • (3) Up to two residents may apply together as a party. Nonresidents may not apply as a party.
    • (4) Applicants  shall apply for only one designated zone pursuant to Section 363.
    • (5) No applicant shall submit more than one application per license year for a pronghorn antelope license tag.
    • (6) Incomplete, late and ineligible applications and applications submitted without the appropriate processing fee will not be included in the drawing and the applicant will not earn a preference point.
    • (7) Successful applicants and a list of alternates for each zone shall be determined by drawing within 10 business days following the application deadline date. If the drawing is delayed due to circumstances beyond the department's control, the department shall conduct the drawing at the earliest date possible.
    • (8) Not more than one nonresident shall be selected to receive a general license tag each year.
    • (9) Unsuccessful applicants shall not be notified by mail. Successful applicants will be mailed notification as soon as practical. Upon receipt of the notification, the applicant shall submit the appropriate tag fee, as specified in Section 702, through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license sales office. The tag fee shall be received by the department by 5:00 p.m. on July 15 each year. If the deadline to submit the fee falls on a weekend or holiday payment will be accepted until the close of business on the first state business day following the deadline to submit payment.
    • (10) Should the quota for each zone remain unfilled after that date, the alternate lists shall be used. Any tags unclaimed by successful applicants after that date shall be awarded to alternates for that zone, on an individual basis, in the order drawn.
  • (c) Tagholder Responsibilities:
    • (1) Only persons possessing valid pronghorn antelope license tags are entitled to hunt pronghorn antelope. Tags shall not be transferable and are valid only in the area, season, and period specified on the tag.
    • (B) All tag holders shall return the report card portion of their license tag to the department within one week after the close of the pronghorn antelope season, even though the tagholder may not have killed a pronghorn antelope.
    • (C) The holder of a pronghorn antelope license tag, after killing a pronghorn antelope, shall immediately fill out all portions of the tag including the report  card completely, legibly, and permanently, and cut out or punch out and completely remove notches or punch holes for the month and date of the kill. The tag portion shall be immediately attached to a horn of buck pronghorn antelope or to an ear of doe pronghorn antelope and kept attached for 15 days after the close of the open season.
    • (D) The tagholder shall surrender his license tag to an employee of the department for any of the following reasons:
      • 1. Any act on the part of the tagholder which violates any of the provisions of the Fish and Game Code, or any regulations of this commission.
      • 2. Any act on the part of the tagholder which endangers the person or property of others. The decision of the department in such respects shall be final and binding upon the tagholder.

Added 7/8/11.

§708.11.  Elk License Tags, Application, Distribution and Reporting Procedures.

  • (a) Fund-raising elk license tags:
    • (1) Three fund-raising license tags for the taking of elk bulls shall be offered for sale to raise funds for the management of elk. The department may designate a nonprofit organization or organizations to sell the fund-raising tags. The department may conduct a random drawing to distribute fund-raising tags. Any resident or nonresident is eligible to buy one of the license tags. The sale price of a fund-raising license tag includes the fee for processing and issuing an annual hunting license for the purchaser or any person designated by the purchaser . A fund-raising license tag distributed through a department random drawing does not include the fee for processing and issuing a hunting license. The purchasers of fund-raising tags shall complete required hunter orientation programs conducted by the department and meet the hunter education requirements for a hunting license.
  • (b) Distribution of elk license tags
    • (1) Applicants shall apply, and pay a nonrefundable processing fee as specified in Section 702, through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office on or before June 2 each year.
    • (2) Applicants shall be California residents or nonresidents, at least 12 years of age on or before July 1 of the license year for which they are applying. Applicants for the apprentice elk hunts shall be less than 16 years of age as of July 1 of the license year for which they are applying.  Applicants shall possess an annual California hunting license that is valid during the elk season for which they are applying.
    • (3) Up to two residents may apply together as a party. Nonresidents may not apply as a party.
    • (4) Applicants shall apply for only one designated zone pursuant to Section 364.
    • (5) No applicant shall submit more than one application per license year for an elk license tag.
    • (6) Incomplete, late and ineligible applications and applications submitted without the appropriate processing fee will not be included in the drawing and the applicant will not earn a preference point.
    • (7) Successful applicants and a list of alternates for each zone shall be determined by drawing within 10 business days following the application deadline date. If the drawing is delayed due to circumstances beyond the department's control, the department shall conduct the drawing at the earliest date possible.
    • (8) Not more than one nonresident shall be selected to receive a general license tag each year.
    • (9) Unsuccessful applicants shall not be notified by mail. Successful applicants will be mailed notification as soon as practical. Upon receipt of the notification, the applicant shall submit the appropriate tag fee, as specified in Section 702, through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license sales office. The tag fee shall be received by the department by 5:00 p.m. on July 15 each year. If the deadline to submit the fee falls on a weekend or holiday payment will be accepted until the close of business on the first state business day following the deadline to submit payment.
    • (10) Should the quota for each zone remain unfilled after that date, the alternate lists shall be used. Any tags unclaimed by successful applicants after that date shall be awarded to alternates for that zone, on an individual basis, in the order drawn.
  • (c) Tagholder Responsibilities:
    • (1) All tag holders shall return their license tags to the department within one week after the close of the elk season, even though the tagholder may not have killed an elk.
    • (2) Upon the killing of any elk, the tag holder shall immediately fill out all portions of the tag including the report  card completely, legibly, and permanently, and cut out or punch out and completely remove notches or punch holes for the month and date of the kill. License tags shall be attached to the antler of an antlered elk, or to the ear of antlerless elk immediately after killing.
    • (3) Persons authorized to validate or countersign elk tags are listed in subsection 708.6(c). Elk tags shall be countersigned before transporting such elk, except for the purpose of taking it to the nearest person authorized to countersign the license tag on the route being followed from the point where the elk is taken.
    • (4) Only persons possessing valid elk license tags are entitled to take elk. Tags are not transferable and are valid only for the area and period specified.
    • (5) The tagholder shall surrender his tag to an employee of the department for any or all of the following reasons:
      • (A) Any act on the part of the tagholder which violates any of the provisions of the Fish and Game Code, or any regulations of the commission made pursuant thereto.
      • (B) Any act on the part of the tagholder which endangers the person or property of others. The decision of the department shall be final.
  • (d) Elk may be taken on Santa Rosa Island pursuant to a permit issued by the department. For methods of take, see sections 353 and 354.

Added 7/8/11.

§708.12. Bear License Tags.

  • (a) Bear License Tags:
    • (1) With the exception of permits and tags issued pursuant to section 4181 of the Fish and Game Code, all bear license tags shall be available to the public through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office.
    • (2) The department shall require that the specified fee provided for in section 4751 of the Fish and Game Code for such bear license tags be paid as a prerequisite to obtaining a bear license tag.
    • (3) The department shall charge a nonrefundable processing fee, as specified in Section 702, for each bear license tag.
    • (4) Applicants may purchase only one bear license tag during any one license year. Any person who purchases more than one bear license tag may be denied bear license tags for the current license year.
    • (5) Upon the killing of any bear, that person shall immediately fill out all portions of the tag including the report  card completely, legibly, and permanently, and cut out or punch out and completely remove notches or punch holes for the month and date of the kill .The bear license tag shall be attached to the ear of the bear and kept attached during the open season and for 15 days thereafter.
  • (b) Use of Guides: Any holder of a bear license tag who utilizes the services of a guide or guides shall verify that the guide is in possession of a valid guide's license and shall place the guide's license number on the bear license tag in the space provided.
  • (c) Validation of Bear Tags:
  •  Only department employees may validate bear license tags (This provision supersedes section 4755 of the Fish and Game Code). Bear license tags shall be countersigned by a department employee before transporting such bear except for the purpose of taking it to the nearest department employee authorized to countersign the bear license tag.  If department offices are closed, the bear tag shall be validated within one (1) business day of transporting the bear from the point where taken.
  • (d) Return of Bear License Tags:
    • (1) Every person who takes a bear shall immediately return the report card portion of the bear license tag, after having the tag countersigned as required in (c) above. The tag may be presented to a department office/officer or returned through the United States Mail.
    • (2) Every person who is unsuccessful in taking bear shall return the report card portion of the bear license tags by February 1 of the current license year. The tag may be presented to a department office/officer or returned through the United States Mail.

Amendment filed 3/5/2013; operative 3/5/2013.

§708.13. Wild Pig License Tags.

  • (a) Any person, 12 years of age or older, who possesses a valid annual California hunting license may procure wild pig license tags as specified in Section 4654 of the Fish and Game Code through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office.
  • (b)Wild pig license tags are valid only during that portion of the current hunting license year in which wild pigs may be legally harvested as provided in subsection 368(a).
  • (c) Any person hunting wild pigs shall carry a wild pig license tag while hunting wild pigs. Upon the killing of any pig, the tag holder shall immediately fill out all portions of the tag including the report  card completely, legibly, and permanently, and cut out or punch out and completely remove notches or punch holes for the month and date of the kill. The pig license tag shall be attached to the carcass of the wild pig. The report card portion shall be immediately returned to the department.

Added 7/8/11.

§708.14.  Big Game License Tag Drawing System.

  • (a) General Conditions
    • (1) Except as otherwise provided, the department shall award license tags for premium deer , bighorn sheep, elk and pronghorn antelope hunts, as described in sections 360(b) and (c), 361, 362, 364 and 363, using a Modified-Preference Point drawing system.
    • (2) Except as otherwise provided, the Modified-Preference Point drawing system shall award proportions of hunt tag quotas, as specified for each species, using the following drawing methods:
      • (A) Preference Point Drawings. Tags are awarded based on the following order of priority: an applicant's hunt choice (first choice only for deer), accumulated point totals by species (highest to lowest), and computer-generated random number (lowest to highest).
      • (B) Draw-By-Choice Drawings. Tags are awarded according to an applicant's hunt choice and computer-generated random number (lowest to highest), without consideration of accumulated points.
    • (3) Except as otherwise provided, applicants unsuccessful in receiving a tag for premium deer (based on first choice selection), bighorn sheep, elk or pronghorn antelope hunts shall earn one (1) preference point for use in future Big Game Drawings.
    • (4) To earn and accumulate a point for any species, a person shall comply with all application requirements for that species as specified in sections 708.1, 708.9, 708.10 and 708.11 including the following conditions:
      • (A) Applicants for premium deer license tags, pronghorn antelope license tags, or elk license tags shall be at least 12 years of age on or before July 1 of the license year for which they are applying.
      • (B) Applicants for Nelson big horn sheep license tags shall be at least 16 years of age on or before July 1 of the license year for which they are applying.
      • (C) Applicants shall possess a valid annual California hunting license valid for the hunting season requested.
      • (D) Applications for bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope and elk hunts shall include the appropriate nonrefundable processing fees as specified in Section 702.
      • (E) Any applicant shall apply for a premium deer license tag, bighorn sheep license tag, pronghorn antelope license tag and elk license tag through the department's Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office by June 2 each year.
      • (F) Each applicant who submits a premium license tag, as noted in (E) above, through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at department license agents and department license sales offices shall receive a “big game drawing receipt” printed from the terminal. The receipt shall contain the customer’s name and permanent identification number, proof of entry into the big game drawing for the license year, hunt choices for each species, accumulated preference points for each species, and Party Identification Number.
      • (G) Except for apprentice deer hunt applicants, applicants shall not submit more than one drawing application for each species during the same license year.
  • (b) Party Applications, Residency
    • (1) No more than six persons shall apply together as a party for premium deer license tags.  Applicants for premium deer license tags may be residents or nonresidents.
    • (2) No more than two residents shall apply together as a party for elk license tags. Nonresidents shall not apply as a party for elk license tags.
    • (3) No more than two residents shall apply together as a party for pronghorn antelope license tags. Nonresidents shall not apply as a party for pronghorn antelope license tags.
    • (4) Applicants shall not apply as a party for bighorn sheep license tags.
    • (5) Each year upon application, each applicant shall specify if the applicant is applying as an individual, a party leader or joining an existing party.
    • (6) Applicants applying as an individual or as a party leader shall be assigned a Party Identification Number from the department’s Automated License Data System terminal at the time of application each year. Applicants shall be assigned a Party Identification Number for each species.
    • (7) To apply as a party, the party leader shall apply first and provide his/her assigned Party Identification Number to the other party members.
    • (8) Applicants joining an existing party shall provide the Party Identification Number of the party leader when he/she applies to join the party.
    • (9) Applicants joining a party shall be assigned the same tag choices in the same order of preference as the party leader. 
    • (10) All party members shall be awarded tags according to the choices selected by the party leader.
  • (c) No applicant shall earn more than one (1) preference point per species, per drawing, for use in future drawings. Preference points are accumulated by species and shall not be transferred to another species or another person. Preference points are not zone or hunt specific.
  • (d) Except as otherwise provided, successful applicants receiving tags for their first choice premium deer, bighorn sheep, elk or pronghorn antelope hunts shall lose all preference points for that species.
  • (e) For party applications, the department shall use the average preference point value of all party members (total preference points for the party divided by number of party members) as the basis for consideration in the drawing for that species. Point averages shall not be rounded.
  • (f) Except as otherwise provided, persons who do not wish to apply for an antelope, elk, bighorn sheep or premium deer tags, may earn one (1) preference point for any or all of these species, by submitting the appropriate application(s), as specified in sections 708.1, 708.9, 708.10 and 708.11, and selecting the point code number for that species, as defined by the department, as the hunt choice (first choice only for deer) through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office. Persons applying for a preference point in this manner shall be subject to the same application requirements as regular drawing applicants as specified in subsection 708.14.
  • (g) The department shall maintain records of preference points earned by individual applicants based on the identification number assigned to each customer by the department’s Automated License Data System. The customer’s identification number, Get Outdoors ID (GO ID)  will be printed on each drawing receipt issued by the Automated License Data System. Applicants shall notify the department's License and Revenue Branch in Sacramento in writing, of any changes or corrections regarding name, mailing address, or date of birth.
  • (h) Persons not applying for premium deer, bighorn sheep, elk, or pronghorn antelope hunts through the department's Big Game Drawings for five (5) consecutive years shall have their preference points for that species reduced to zero (0). For the purposes of this subsection, persons whose applications are disqualified from drawing shall be considered the same as persons not applying. Applying for preference points as described in (f) above, will keep an applicant's file active.
  • (i) Any person may appeal incomplete, late and ineligible applications or applications submitted without the appropriate processing fee that were not included in the department's big game drawing and the hunter did not earn a preference point. The appeal shall be in writing and describe the basis for the appeal. The appeal shall be received by the department's License and Revenue Branch in Sacramento, or if mailed, postmarked on or before May 31 of the following year. The department, upon consideration of the appeal, may grant the appeal and award one preference point to the appellant. If the department grants the appeal for a preference point, the appellant shall pay all the applicable fees. The department shall not award a preference point unless the appellant pays all the applicable fees. 
  • (j) Any applicant who was drawn for the applicant's first deer tag choice in the big game drawing and can not hunt for any reason may submit a written request to retain the accumulated preference point total and earn one preference point for deer for that year. Applicants shall return the tag to the department's License and Revenue Branch before the season starts for which the tag is valid for the department to consider the request. If the request is granted the applicant shall retain the preference point total the applicant accumulated prior to the big game drawing and earn one preference point for deer. The department shall not refund the fees paid for a resident deer tag application. The department may refund the difference between the fee paid for a nonresident deer tag application and a resident deer tag application for any nonresident.
  • (k) Any applicant who was awarded an elk, antelope, or big horn sheep tag in the big game drawing and can not hunt for any reason may submit a written request to retain the accumulated preference point total and earn one preference point for elk, antelope or big horn sheep for that year. Applicants shall return the tag to the department's License and Revenue Branch before the season starts for which the tag is valid for the department to consider the request. The applicant shall submit the nonrefundable processing fee specified in Section 702 with the request. If the request is granted the applicant shall retain the preference point total the applicant accumulated prior to the big game drawing and earn one preference point for elk, antelope or big horn sheep. The department may refund the tag fee.

Added 7/8/11.

§708.15. Tag Quotas for Big Game License Tags Issued in Annual Drawing.

  • (a) Premium Deer Hunts
    • (1) Except for apprentice deer hunt applicants, as specified in Section 708.2, applicants shall apply via first-deer tag for premium deer hunts with the  department's Big Game Drawing through the department's Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office.
    • (2) Party deer tag drawing applications for premium deer hunts shall not be split to meet the tag quota if the number of party members exceeds the number of available tags. Party applications which exceed the number of available tags shall be bypassed until the tag quota is reached.
    • (3) License tags for premium deer hunts (except apprentice deer hunts) shall be awarded based on the following:
      • (A) Ninety percent (90%) of the individual zone or hunt tag quota shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing. Tag quota splits resulting in decimal fractions of a tag shall be rounded to the next higher whole number.
      • (B) Ten percent (10%) of the individual zone or hunt tag quota shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing. Tag quota splits resulting in decimal fractions of a tag shall be rounded to the next lower whole number.
      • (C) For zones or hunts with quotas less than ten (10) tags, one (1) tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing. Remaining tags shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing.
      • (D) Tags awarded to applicants for second or third choice zones or hunts shall be through a Draw-By-Choice drawing and shall not result in loss of accumulated points.
      • (E) License tags for apprentice deer hunts (J Hunts) as described in subsection 360(c) shall be awarded based on the following:
        • 1. Fifty percent (50%) of the hunt tag quota shall be awarded through a Preference Point drawing. Tag quota splits resulting in decimal fractions of a tag shall be rounded to the next higher whole number.
        • 2. Fifty percent (50%) of the hunt tag quota shall be awarded through a Draw-By-Choice drawing. Tag quota splits resulting in decimal fractions of a tag shall be rounded to the next lower whole number.
      • (F) An apprentice hunter applying for premium deer hunts (X zones, Area-specific archery hunts, and additional hunts) on a first-deer tag application and a second-deer tag application shall:
        • 1. Receive a point only if he/she is unsuccessful in the big game drawing with his/her first choice on both applications.
        • 2. Lose all preference points for deer if he/she receives his/her first choice on either application.
  • (b) Bighorn Sheep Hunts
    • (1) Successful bighorn sheep tag applicants shall be determined as follows, based on tag quotas for each hunt.
      • (A) For quotas of one, the tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
      • (B) For quotas of two, one tag shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing, and one tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
      • (C) For quotas of three, two tags shall be awarded using a Preference Point Drawing, and one tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
      • (D) For quotas of four or more, seventy-five percent (75%) of the quota shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing. Any resulting fractional tag shall be rounded to the next higher whole number. The remaining portion of the quota shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
    • (2) Alternates shall be selected for each hunt using a Preference Point Drawing. Alternate selection shall be limited to resident applicants.
  • (c) Elk Hunts
    • (1) Successful elk tag applicants shall be determined as follows, based on tag quotas for each hunt or hunt period.
      • (A) For quotas of one, the tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
      • (B) For quotas of two, one tag shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing, and one tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
      • (C) For quotas of three, two tags shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing, and one tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
      • (D) For quotas of four or more, seventy-five percent (75%) of the quota shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing. Any resulting fractional tag shall be rounded to the next higher whole number. The remaining portion of the quota shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
    • (2) Party applications drawn for the last tag available through the Preference Point drawing for a hunt will be split and the party leader (first of the party members to apply) shall be awarded the elk license tag. The party member shall become the first alternate for that hunt. Party applications shall not be split to fill the last tag available through the Draw-By-Choice drawing. In the event only one elk license tag is available to an alternate, party applications will be split and the alternate tag shall be awarded to the party leader.
    • (3) Alternates shall be selected for each hunt or hunt period using a Preference Point drawing. Alternate selection shall be limited to resident applicants.
  • (d) Pronghorn Antelope Hunts
    • (1) Successful pronghorn antelope tag applicants shall be determined as follows, based on tag quotas for each hunt or hunt period.
      • (A) For quotas of one, the tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
      • (B) For quotas of two, one tag shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing, and one tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
      • (C) For quotas of three, two tags shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing, and one tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
      • (D) For quotas of four or more, seventy-five percent (75%) of the quota shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing. Any resulting fractional tag shall be rounded to the next higher whole number. The remaining portion of the quota shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
    • (2) Party applications drawn for the last tag available through the Preference Point drawing for a hunt will be split and the party leader (first of the party members to apply) shall be awarded the pronghorn antelope license tag. The party member shall become the first alternate for that hunt. Party applications shall not be split to fill the last tag available through the Draw-By-Choice drawing. In the event only one pronghorn antelope license tag is available to an alternate, party applications will be split and the alternate tag shall be awarded to the party leader.
    • (3) Alternates shall be selected for each hunt or hunt period using a Preference Point drawing. Alternate selection shall be limited to resident applicants.

Added 7/8/11.

§708.16. Fund-raising Big Game License Tags, Random Drawing.

  • (a) General Conditions
    • (1) Commencing January 1, 2011, except as otherwise provided, the department may award license tags for fund-raising hunts for deer, bighorn sheep, elk and pronghorn antelope hunts, as described in sections 360, 361, 362, 363, and 364, using a random drawing system.
      • (A) Applicants for a deer, elk, or antelope license tag shall be 12 years of age on or before July 1 of the license year for which they are applying.
      • (B) Applicants for a big horn sheep license tag shall be 16 years of age on or before July 1 of the license year for which they are applying.
      • (C) Applicants for deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope and elk hunts shall include the appropriate nonrefundable fee in Section 702.
      • (D) Applicants shall apply through the department’s Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office on or before June 2 each year.
      • (E) Any resident or nonresident applicant may submit one or more fund-raising tag random drawing applications for each species during the same license year.
      • (F) No applicant shall earn a preference point in any fund-raising tag random drawings.
      • (G) Accumulated preference points shall not be considered in any of the fund-raising tag random drawings.
      • (H) Fund-raising tags shall not be transferred to another person.
      • (I) Successful applicants and a list of alternates for each fund-raising license tag will be determined by drawing within 10 business days following the application deadline date. If the drawing is delayed due to circumstances beyond the department's control, the department shall conduct the drawing at the earliest date possible.
      • (J) Unsuccessful applicants shall not be notified by mail.
      • (K) Successful applicants will be mailed notification as soon as practical.
      • (L) Upon receipt of the notification, the applicant shall claim the tag at the department's License and Revenue Branch, 1740 N. Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834  by 5:00 p.m. on July 15 each year. If the deadline to claim the tag falls on a weekend or holiday the applicant can claim the tag until the close of business on the first state business day following the deadline. Any tags unclaimed by successful applicants after that date shall be awarded to alternates for that license tag in the order drawn.

Amendment to authority and reference sections filed 3/5/2013; operative 3/5/2013.

§708.17. Replacement Procedures for Lost Big Game License Tags.

  • (a) Not more than one replacement license tag for each deer, bear, elk, pronghorn antelope, or bighorn sheep license tag issued to any tag holder shall be replaced each year. If the tagholder loses any big game license tag, it shall be replaced only by following the procedures below:
    • (1) The tag holder shall provide all of the following to any department license sales office:
      • (A) An affidavit, specified in Section 702, signed under penalty of perjury by the tag holder, containing the following information:
        • 1. A statement confirming that the originally issued big game license tag cannot be recovered.
        • 2. A statement describing the factual circumstances surrounding the loss of the big game license tag.
      • (B) Payment of the Duplicate Big Game License Tag Fee specified in Section 702, established pursuant to subdivision 1053(b) of the Fish and Game Code, and as adjusted pursuant to Sections 713 and 1055 of the Fish and Game Code.

Added 7/8/11.

§712. Restriction of Importation of Hunter-Harvested Deer and Elk Carcasses.

It is unlawful to import, or possess any hunter harvested deer or elk (cervid) carcass or parts of any cervid carcass imported into the State, except for the following body parts:

  • (a) portions of meat with no part of the spinal column, brain or head attached (other bones, such as legs and shoulders, may be attached).
  • (b) hides and capes (no spinal column, brain tissue or head may be attached).
  • (c) clean skull plates (no brain tissue may be present) with antlers attached.
  • (d) antlers with no meat or tissue attached, except legally harvested and possessed antlers in the velvet stage are allowed, if no meat, brain or other tissue is attached.
  • (e) finished taxidermy mounts with no meat or tissue attached (antlers in the velvet stage are allowed if no meat, brain or other tissue is attached).
  • (f) upper canine teeth (buglers, whistlers, ivories).

Amended 2008.

§ 713. Carcass Condemnation for Diseased, Injured, or Chemically Immobilized Big-Game Species.

  • (a) The Director may authorize Department employees to condemn the carcass of a diseased, injured, or chemically immobilized big-game animal (as defined in Section 350) that was lawfully taken and lawfully possessed under a license tag that is, in the opinion of the employee, unfit for human consumption, if the individual who took the animal requests it and this condition was not created by the actions of the individual who took the animal. A Department employee may condemn a big-game carcass that was chemically immobilized if the animal was taken during the established withdrawal period of that immobilizing drug.
  • (b) The individual who took the carcass shall surrender the entire condemned carcass and any parts thereof to the Department employee or dispose of it as instructed by the Department employee.
  • (c) After condemnation and surrender or verification of the appropriate disposal of the carcass as instructed by the Department employee, the Department employee shall provide written authorization to the individual who took the animal to, at their discretion, choose one of the following options:
    • (1) Purchase and use a duplicate tag subject to the fees established in Section 702 for the remainder of the current season under which the animal was taken;
    • (2) Upon payment of duplicate tag fee, receive the same tag for the next approved hunting season;
    • (3) Participate in the next big-game drawing for that species with one additional point added to the number of preference points the hunter had when they obtained the original tag, or;
    • (4) Receive a refund for the tag and have their preference point total for that species restored to the amount they had when the tag was awarded.

New Section filed 6/24/2010; effective 6/24/2010.

§730. Camping Near or Occupying Wildlife Watering Places.

  • (a) Camping/Occupying Defined. For purposes of this Section, camping/occupying is defined as establishing or inhabiting a camp; resting; picnicking; sleeping; parking or inhabiting any motor vehicle or trailer; hunting; or engaging in any other recreational activity for a period of more than thirty (30) minutes at a given location.
  • (b) Wildlife Watering Places Defined. For purposes of this Section, wildlife watering places are defined as waterholes, springs, seeps and man-made watering devices for wildlife such as guzzlers (self-filling, in-the-ground water storage tanks), horizontal wells and small impoundments of less than one surface acre in size.
  • (c) Prohibitions.
    • (1) Camping/Occupying is prohibited within 200 yards of the following:
      • (A) Any guzzler or horizontal well for wildlife on public land within the State of California.
      • (B) Any of the wildlife watering places on public land within the boundary of the California Desert Conservation Area as depicted on the Bureau of Land Management maps of "Calif. Federal Public Lands Responsibility," "Calif. Desert Conservation Area” and the new “Desert District, B.L.M."
    • (2) Camping/Occupying is prohibited within one-quarter mile of the following wildlife watering places:
      • (A) Butte Well--T31N, R14E, Section 28, NE1/4, M.D.B.M., Lassen County.
      • (B) Schaffer Well--T31N R14E, Section 25, Center, M.D.B.M., Lassen County.
      • (C) Tableland Well--T31N, R14E, Section 17, SE1/4, M.D.B.M., Lassen County.
      • (D) Table Mountain Well--T31N, R14E, Section 32, SE1/4, M.D.B.M., Lassen County.
      • (E) Timber Mountain Well--T44N, R6E, Section 33, M.D.B.M., Modoc National Forest, Modoc County.
      • (F) Belfast Well--T31N, R14E, Section 31, NE1/4, M.D.B.M., Lassen County.

Amendment of section heading and repealer and new section filed 8-31-98; operative 8-31-98.