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§ 507. Provisions Related to the Taking of Migratory Game Birds.

14 CA ADC § 507Barclays 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 7. Migratory Game Birds
14 CCR § 507
§ 507. Provisions Related to the Taking of Migratory Game Birds.
(a) Authorized Methods. Only the following methods may be used to take migratory game birds:
(1) Falconry.
(2) Bow and Arrows or Crossbows. Only arrows or crossbow bolts with flu- flu fletching may be used except that conventionally fletched arrows may be used to take waterfowl sitting on the water from scullboats or similar watercraft.
(3) Muzzle-loading Shotguns.
(4) Shotguns 10 Gauge or Smaller. Shotguns 10 gauge or smaller using shot shells only and incapable of holding more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined may be used, except no shotgun larger than 12 gauge shall be used in areas open to hunting on, over or adjacent to the waters of Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County. 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. Shotgun shells may not be used or possessed that contain shot size larger than T shot in steel or other nontoxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. All shot shall be loose in the shell.
(b) Use of Dogs. Dogs may be used to take and retrieve migratory game birds.
(c) Prohibition on Electronically or Mechanically-operated Devices. Electronic or mechanically-operated calling or sound-reproducing devices are prohibited when attempting to take migratory game birds. It is unlawful to use devices that are either electronically-powered, or activated by anything other than natural wind, to directly or indirectly cause rotation of decoy wings or blades that simulate wings, when attempting to take waterfowl between the start of the waterfowl season and November 30.
(d) Live Decoy Prohibition. The use of live decoys is prohibited when attempting to take migratory game birds.


Note: Authority cited: Section 355, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 355, 356 and 3005, Fish and Game Code.
1. Renumbered from former Section 334 (Register 59, No. 9).
2. Amendment filed 9-11-64; effective upon filing (Register 64, No. 19).
3. Amendment filed 10-11-78 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 78, No. 41).
4. Certificate of Compliance filed 12-22-78 (Register 79, No. 1).
5. Amendment filed 9-26-79; effective upon filing (Register 79, No. 39).
6. Amendment filed 9-23-80; designated effective 10-1-80 (Register 80, No. 39).
7. Repealer and new section filed 10-5-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 41).
8. Amendment filed 10-7-83; effective upon filing (Register 83, No. 41).
9. Amendment filed 10-11-85; effective upon filing (Register 85, No. 44).
10. New subsection (h) filed 10-2-87; operative 10-2-87 (Register 87, No. 41).
11. Amendment of subsection (e) filed 12-23-94; operative 1-23-95 (Register 94, No. 51).
12. Repealer and new section filed 9-23-96; operative 9-23-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 96, No. 39).
13. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 10-3-2001; operative 10-6-2001 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2001, No. 40).
14. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 10-9-2002; operative 10-12-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 355 (Register 2002, No. 41).
15. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 9-21-2010; operative 9-21-2010 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 355 (Register 2010, No. 39).
16. Amendment of subsection (a)(2) filed 6-23-2016; operative 6-23-2016 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 355 (Register 2016, No. 26).
17. Amendment of subsection (a)(4) Filed 6-30-2020; operative 7-1-2020 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 355 (Register 2020, No. 27).
This database is current through 6/14/24 Register 2024, No. 24.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 507, 14 CA ADC § 507
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