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§ 709. Hunter Education Instructor Incentive Program.

14 CA ADC § 709Barclays 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 § 709
§ 709. Hunter Education Instructor Incentive Program.
(a) Under the Hunter Education Instructor Incentive Program (“Incentive Program”), the department shall award incentives including, but not limited to, big game tags provided voluntarily by licensed Private Lands Management areas, Cooperative Elk or Deer Hunting areas, or other tags or hunts designated by the department, other hunting opportunities, and firearms, to eligible department-certified Hunter Education Instructors. The incentives shall be awarded annually in a random drawing according to the following rules.
(b) Eligibility Criteria
(1) Only certified instructors who meet the following eligibility criteria may participate in Incentive Program drawings.
(2) To be eligible to participate in a drawing, instructors must have been in active status for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years, inclusive of the year prior to the drawing. Instructors will earn an additional drawing entry for every ten (10) years of active service.
(3) To maintain active status, an instructor shall complete in-service training requirements, teach or assist in teaching at least one course per calendar year, and submit an annual income and expense record. The instructor must meet these requirements by December 31st of any given year to be considered eligible for an Incentive Program drawing offered the following year.
(4) Instructors with revoked or suspended Hunter Education Instructor certification are ineligible to participate in Incentive Program drawings.
(5) Paid staff within the department's Hunter Education Program are ineligible to participate in Incentive Program drawings.
(6) Instructors who are drawn and accept a tag or hunt shall not be eligible to participate in the next five annual Incentive Program drawings.
(c) Incentive Program Drawing Procedures
(1) Each eligible instructor listed in the department's Hunter Education Instructor database shall be assigned a random number in the drawing for each year's pool of donated or department-designated tags or hunts. This drawing will commence in the second week of July each year and proceed until all available tags or hunts are issued. Alternate instructors may be drawn to ensure that all tags or hunts are claimed.
(2) Among the instructors that are drawn, the instructor that is drawn first shall select a tag or hunt from the available tags or hunts, and further selections shall proceed based upon the order in which instructors were drawn.
(3) If any instructor fails to accept or select an available tag or hunt within three (3) days of being notified by phone, the instructor's selection rights will be forfeited and the next instructor in order will be contacted.
(4) If an instructor who accepted a tag or hunt later declines the opportunity and notifies the department, prior to the opening day of the relevant season, that they will not participate in the selected hunt, alternate instructors shall be contacted in the order they were drawn and offered the opportunity to accept the tag or hunt.
(5) Instructors who accept a tag are required to pay the applicable tag fee set forth in the Fish and Game Code or these regulations.
(6) Accumulated preference points from general big game drawings shall not be considered or applied in any Hunter Education Instructor Incentive Program drawings.


Note: Authority cited: Section 3051, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 702, 3049, 3050 and 3051, Fish and Game Code.
1. New section filed 4-25-2013; operative 7-1-2013 (Register 2013, No. 17).
This database is current through 12/1/23 Register 2023, No. 48.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 709, 14 CA ADC § 709
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