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§ 708.5. Deer Tagging and Reporting Requirements.

14 CA ADC § 708.5Barclays 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 § 708.5
§ 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 report to the Department their deer harvest.
(1) Successful deer tag holders are required to report deer harvested within 30 days of the date of harvest or by January 31, whichever date is first.
(2) Unsuccessful deer tag holders, whether they hunted or not, are required to report no harvest by January 31 annually.
(c) Harvest Report Card Return and Reporting Mechanisms.
(1) By mail at the address specified on the harvest report card. A harvest report card returned by mail shall be postmarked by the date applicable to that card as specified in this section. If a report card is submitted by mail and not received by the department, it is considered not reported.
(2) Online through the department's internet license sales service website by the date specified in the section. Tag holders reporting online will be provided a confirmation number upon successful submission. The tag holder must record the provided confirmation number in the space provided on the harvest report card and retain the harvest report card until March 1 annually. Tags reported online must be surrendered to the department upon demand.
(d) Beginning July 1, 2016, deer tag holders, whether successful or unsuccessful, who fail to report by the date specified in this section shall be subject to a Deer Harvest Non-reporting Fee. The fee specified in Section 702 shall be charged prior to the issuance of a deer tag or deer tag drawing application in the following year.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 200, 203, 265 and 1050, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 1050 and 4336, Fish and Game Code.
1. New section filed 7-8-2011; operative 7-8-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 27).
2. Amendment of subsection (b) and new subsections (b)(1)-(d) filed 6-22-2015; operative 7-1-2015 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2015, No. 26).
3. Amendment of subsection (c)(1) and amendment of Note filed 7-19-2017; operative 10-1-2017 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 265 (Register 2017, No. 29).
This database is current through 6/7/24 Register 2024, No. 23.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 708.5, 14 CA ADC § 708.5
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