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§ 671.6. Release of Animals into the Wild.

14 CA ADC § 671.6Barclays 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 3. General Regulations
Chapter 3. Miscellaneous
14 CCR § 671.6
§ 671.6. Release of Animals into the Wild.
(a) No person shall release into the wild without written permission of the commission any wild animal (as defined by Section 2116 of the Fish and Game Code), including domestically reared stocks of such animal, which:
(1) is not native to California;
(2) is found to be diseased, or there is reason to suspect may have the potential for disease;
(3) may be genetically detrimental to agriculture or to native wildlife; or
(4) has not been successfully introduced prior to 1955.
(b) no permission will be granted to any person to release to the wild state turkeys that have been domestically reared for propagation or hunting purposes, except as provided in subsection 600(i)(4) of these regulations. Only wild trapped turkeys trapped from the wild by the Department may be released into the wild.
(c) Every person who releases Barbary partridges, Turkish or Greek chukar partridges; French, Spanish or Arabian red-legged partridges; and/or bobwhite or coturnix quail into the wild shall have a valid permit signed by the director of the department before making such a release. Persons desiring to release such birds shall submit an application showing the number and sex of birds to be released, the location of the proposed release, and the proposed date of such release.
At the time of release of such birds, the department may require that they shall be banded by the permittee with appropriate bands furnished by the department. The department may require a report giving the age, sex and number of the individual birds released.
(d) Application for the introduction of all non-native birds or animals, except those birds cited in subsection 671.6(c), shall be made to the commission on forms supplied by the department.


Note: Authority cited: Section 2120, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 2116, 2116.5, 2118, 2118.2, 2118.3, 2118.4, 2120 and 2121, Fish and Game Code.
1. Amendment filed 1-23-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 4). For prior history, see Register 75, No. 23.
2. New Note filed 7-16-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 29).
3. Editorial correction of Note filed 9-20-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 38).
4. Amendment filed 4-6-87, operative 5-6-87 (Register 87, No. 15).
5. Repealer and renumbering and amendment of former section 671.5 to section 671.6 filed 2-26-92; operative 2-26-92 (Register 92, No. 13).
This database is current through 11/24/23 Register 2023, No. 47.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 671.6, 14 CA ADC § 671.6
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