§ 677. Dog Training and Field Trials.
14 CA ADC § 677Barclays Official California Code of Regulations
14 CCR § 677
§ 677. Dog Training and Field Trials.
(a) Dog Training When No Wild Birds Are Captured, Injured, or Killed. Notwithstanding Section 265 of these regulations, a person may train dogs to retrieve, or to point or flush game birds, or may train for or participate in field trails or similar events related to these activities, at any time of year from sunrise to sunset if no wild birds are captured, injured, or killed. Domestically reared birds may be released and taken for dog training or field trials only as provided in Section 677(b). Dogs shall not be trained on or otherwise be allowed to pursue any birds that have special protection under California or federal law, including but not limited to fully protected birds (Section 3511 of the Fish and Game Code) and endangered, threatened or candidate species (Section 670.5 of these regulations and Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50, Section 17.11).
(b) Release and Take of Birds. Notwithstanding Section 671.6 of these regulations, bobwhite and coturnix quail, domestic pigeons, and the following domestically reared game birds may be released and/or taken during dog training or organizational field trials in accordance with subsections (b)(1) through (b)(5) of this section, general resident game bird regulations, or licensed game bird club regulations: pheasants (Phasianus colchicus), including all ring-necked pheasant races, chukar, Hungarian partridge and captive-reared mallard ducks.
(1) Hunting License Required. Each person taking domestically reared game birds must possess a valid California hunting license. In addition, each person, except holders of junior hunting licenses, taking Hungarian partridge, ring-necked pheasant, and chukar must possess a valid Upland Game Bird Stamp.
(2) Prior Notification Required. Persons releasing and/or taking game birds in accordance with this section during organized field trials or hunt tests shall provide the Department's regional office in the region where the birds will be released and/or taken the following information at least three business days prior to the activity. This notification shall be in letter form, by fax, or by internet. The information required includes:
(A) Prior to Release. If the Department determines that there is a need to distinguish domestically reared game birds used for dog training or field trials from other game birds at a particular location or event, the Regional Manager may require that some or all species of domestically reared game birds used for dog training or field trials be marked with streamers, coloring, or other conspicuous material prior to their release.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 200, 203, 265, 3508 and 3516, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 203, 2080, 3500, 3502, 3508, 3511, 3513, 3514, 3515 and 3516, Fish and Game Code.
1. New section filed 4-15-68; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 68, No. 16).
2. Amendment filed 7-11-73; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 73, No. 28).
3. Amendment of subsection (c)(1) filed 6-11-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 24).
4. Amendment of Note filed 7-16-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 29).
5. Editorial correction of Note filed 9-20-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 38).
6. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 8-21-2003 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2003, No. 34).
7. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 6-15-2004; operative 7-15-2004 (Register 2004, No. 25).
8. 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 11/17/23 Register 2023, No. 46.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 677, 14 CA ADC § 677
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