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§ 257.5. Prohibition Against Taking Resident Game Birds, Game Mammals, and Exotic Game Mammals ...

14 CA ADC § 257.5Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: July 1, 2024

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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 1. General Provisions and Definitions
Effective: July 1, 2024
14 CCR § 257.5
§ 257.5. Prohibition Against Taking Resident Game Birds, Game Mammals, and Exotic Game Mammals by the Aid of Bait.
(a) Bait. As used in this section, “bait” shall mean any shelled, shucked or unshucked corn, wheat or other grains, salt or any other feed, or cervid-derived biofluid, capable of luiring attracting, or enticing resident game birds or mammals.
(b) Baited Area. As used in this section, “baited area” shall mean any area where bait is directly or indirectly placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, or scattered, and such area shall remain a baited area for ten days following complete removal of all bait.
(c) It shall be unlawful to use lures or similar materials that contain or are labeled or advertised as containing any chronic wasting disease sensitive cervid biofluid as defined in Section 714, including but not limited to urine, feces, saliva, and scent gland secretions, to take any game bird or game mammal.
(d) Resident game birds, game mammals, and exotic game mammals may not be taken within 400 yards of any baited area, except for:
(1) The taking of domestically reared and released game birds on licensed pheasant clubs and other licensed game bird clubs;
(2) The taking of resident game birds, game mammals, and exotic game mammals, on or over standing crops, flooded standing crops (including aquatics), flooded harvested croplands, grain crops properly shocked on the field where grown, or grains found scattered solely as the result of normal agricultural planting or harvesting;
(3) The taking of resident game birds and mammals on or over any lands where shelled, shucked or unshucked corn, wheat or other grain, salt, or other feed have been distributed or scattered as the result of bona fide agricultural operations or procedures, or as a result of manipulation of a crop or other feed on the land where grown for wildlife management purposes: provided that manipulation for wildlife management purposes does not include the distributing or scattering of grain or other feed once it has been removed from or stored on the field where grown.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 200, 203 and 265, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 110, 200, 201, 203, 203.1, 260, 265, 270, 275, 3800, 3950 and 3965, Fish and Game Code.
1. New section filed 8-9-79; designated effective 9-1-79 (Register 79, No. 32).
2. Amendment of Note filed 5-13-81; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 20).
3. Amendment of first paragraph filed 7-1-86; effective upon filing (Register 86, No. 27).
4. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 8-8-2019 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2019, No. 32).
5. Amendment of section heading, first paragraph, subsection (b)(2) and Note filed 5-29-2024; operative 7-1-2024 (Register 2024, No. 22).
6. New subsections (a) and (c), subsection relettering and amendment of newly designated subsections (b) and (d) filed 7-1-2024; operative 7-1-2024 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2024, No. 27).
This database is current through 7/5/24 Register 2024, No. 27.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 257.5, 14 CA ADC § 257.5
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