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§ 311. Methods Authorized for Taking Resident Small Game.

14 CA ADC § 311Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 1. Fish and Game Commission--Department of Fish and Game (Refs & Annos)
Subdivision 2. Game, Furbearers, Nongame, and Depredators
Chapter 2. Resident Small Game
14 CCR § 311
§ 311. Methods Authorized for Taking Resident Small Game.
The take or attempted take of any resident small game with a firearm shall be in accordance with the use of nonlead projectiles and ammunition pursuant to Section 250.1. 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).
(1) It shall be unlawful to take wild turkey by use of hunting arrows and crossbow bolts unless fitted with a broad head type blade which will not pass through a hole seven-eighths inch in diameter. Mechanical/retractable broad heads shalt be measured in the open position.
(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 use or possess a firearm while in the field engaged in archery hunting during an archery season except as provided in subsection (k)(1).
(1) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the lawful possession of a concealed firearm by an active peace officer listed in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code or a retired peace officer in lawful possession of an identification certificate issued pursuant to Penal Code Section 25455 authorizing the retired officer to carry a concealed firearm. Nor shall this section prohibit the lawful possession of a concealed firearm pursuant to a concealed carry permit issued pursuant to Penal Code sections 26150 or 26155.
(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.

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Note: Authority cited: Sections 200, 203 and 265, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 203 and 3004.5, Fish and Game Code.
History
1. New subsection (m) filed 6-24-85 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 85, No. 27). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 10-22-85. For prior history, see Register 84, No. 42.
2. Notice of Erroneous Filing declaring 6-24-85 Certificate of Compliance null and void filed 7-2-85 by OAL (Register 85, No. 27).
3. Amendment filed 9-27-85; effective tenth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 39).
4. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-24-85 order transmitted to OAL 9-30-85 and filed 11-1-85 (Register 85, No. 44).
5. New subsection (n) filed 10-2-87; operative 10-2-87 (Register 87, No. 41).
6. Amendment of subsection (f) filed 6-26-96; operative 7-1-96 pursuant to section 11343.4(d) (Register 96, No. 26).
7. Amendment of subsection (f) filed 7-1-98; operative 7-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 27).
8. Amendment of subsection (f) filed 9-1-2000; operative 9-1-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 215 (Register 2000, No. 35).
9. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (l) filed 7-24-2001 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2001, No. 30).
10. Amendment of subsection (g) filed 7-7-2004; operative 7-7-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 28).
11. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (l) filed 8-25-2009 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2009, No. 35).
12. Amendment filed 9-8-2011; operative 9-10-2011 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 202 (Register 2011, No. 36).
13. Amendment of first paragraph and Note filed 6-26-2015; operative 7-1-2015 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2015, No. 26).
14. New subsection (e)(1), amendment of subsection (k) and new subsection (k)(1) filed 11-10-2016; operative 11-11-2016 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4, subsections (b)(3) and (b)(4)(A) (Register 2016, No. 46).
15. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 8-8-2019 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2019, No. 32).
This database is current through 7/5/24 Register 2024, No. 27.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 311, 14 CA ADC § 311
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