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§ 708.11. Elk License Tags, Application, Distribution and Reporting Procedures.

14 CA ADC § 708.11BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 1. Fish and Game Commission-Department of Fish and Game
Subdivision 3. General Regulations
Chapter 3. Miscellaneous (Refs & Annos)
14 CCR § 708.11
§ 708.11. Elk License Tags, Application, Distribution and Reporting Procedures.
(a) Fund-raising elk license tags:
(1) Three fund-raising license tags for the taking of elk bulls shall be offered for sale to raise funds for the management of elk. The department may designate a nonprofit organization or organizations to sell the fund-raising tags. The department may conduct a random drawing to distribute fund-raising tags. Any resident or nonresident is eligible to buy one of the license tags. The sale price of a fund-raising license tag includes the fee for processing and issuing an annual hunting license for the purchaser or any person designated by the purchaser. A fund-raising license tag distributed through a department random drawing does not include the fee for processing and issuing a hunting license. The purchasers of fund-raising tags shall complete required hunter orientation programs conducted by the department and meet the hunter education requirements for a hunting license.
(b) Distribution of elk license tags
(1) Applicants shall apply, and pay a nonrefundable processing fee as specified in Section 702, through the department's Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office on or before June 2 each year.
(2) Upon the killing of any elk, 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.
(A) License tags shall be attached to the antler of an antlered elk immediately after killing. The license tag shall be kept attached to the antler of an antlered elk and retained for 15 days after the close of the season.
(B) License tags shall be attached to the ear, leg, or largest portion of meat of antlerless elk immediately after killing. If the head is removed and not retained, evidence of sex in the form of udder or vulva must remain naturally attached. Boned out or quartered animals shall have evidence of sex naturally attached to a portion of the meat. The license tag shall be kept attached to the ear, leg, or largest portion of meat of an antlerless elk until processed and then shall be retained for 15 days after the close of the season.
(3) Up to two residents may apply together as a party. Nonresidents may not apply as a party.
(4) Applicants shall apply for only one designated zone pursuant to Section 364.
(5) No applicant shall submit more than one application per license year for an elk license tag.
(6) Incomplete, late and ineligible applications and applications submitted without the appropriate processing fee will not be included in the drawing and the applicant will not earn a preference point.
(7) Successful applicants and a list of alternates for each zone shall be determined by drawing within 10 business days following the application deadline date. If the drawing is delayed due to circumstances beyond the department's control, the department shall conduct the drawing at the earliest date possible.
(8) Not more than one nonresident shall be selected to receive a general license tag each year.
(9) Unsuccessful applicants shall not be notified by mail. Successful applicants will be mailed notification as soon as practical. Upon receipt of the notification, the applicant shall submit the appropriate tag fee, as specified in Section 702, through the department's Automated License Data System terminals at any department license sales office. The tag fee shall be received by the department by 5:00 p.m. on July 15 each year. If the deadline to submit the fee falls on a weekend or holiday payment will be accepted until the close of business on the first state business day following the deadline to submit payment.
(10) Should the quota for each zone remain unfilled after that date, the alternate lists shall be used. Any tags unclaimed by successful applicants after that date shall be awarded to alternates for that zone, on an individual basis, in the order drawn.
(c) Tagholder Responsibilities:
(1) All tag holders shall return their license tags to the department within one week after the close of the elk season, even though the tagholder may not have killed an elk.
(2) Upon the killing of any elk, 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.
(A) License tags shall be attached to the antler of an antlered elk immediately after killing. The license tag shall be kept attached to the antler of an antlered elk and retained for 15 days after the close of the season.
(B) License tags shall be attached to the ear, leg, or largest portion of meat of antlerless elk immediately after killing. If the head is removed and not retained, evidence of sex in the form of udder or vulva must remain naturally attached. Boned out or quartered animals shall have evidence of sex naturally attached to a portion of the meat. The license tag shall be kept attached to the ear, leg, or largest portion of meat of an antlerless elk until processed and then shall be retained for 15 days after the close of the season.
(3) Persons authorized to validate or countersign elk tags are listed in subsection 708.6(c). Elk tags shall be countersigned before transporting such elk, except for the purpose of taking it to the nearest person authorized to countersign the license tag on the route being followed from the point where the elk is taken.
(4) Only persons possessing valid elk license tags are entitled to take elk. Tags are not transferable and are valid only for the area and period specified.
(5) The tagholder shall surrender his tag to an employee of the department for any or all of the following reasons:
(A) Any act on the part of the tagholder which violates any of the provisions of the Fish and Game Code, or any regulations of the commission made pursuant thereto.
(B) Any act on the part of the tagholder which endangers the person or property of others. The decision of the department shall be final.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 200, 203, 219, 265, 270, 275, 332, 1050, 1572, 4302, 4331, 4336, 4340, 4341 and 10502, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 110, 200, 203, 203.1, 219, 255, 265, 270, 275, 332, 713, 1050, 1570, 1571, 1572, 3031, 3950, 3951, 10500 and 10502, Fish and Game Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 7-8-2011; operative 7-8-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 27).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (b)(2) and Note filed 5-21-2015 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations. Changes operative 7-1-2015 pursuant to Stats. 2014, c. 456 (AB 1709), section 1, effective 1-1-2015; operative 7-1-2015 (Register 2015, No. 21).
3. Redesignation and amendment of portion of subsection (c)(2) as new subsection (c)(2)(A), new subsection (c)(2)(B) and repealer of subsection (d) filed 6-22-2015; operative 7-1-2015 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2015, No. 26).
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).
This database is current through 5/6/22 Register 2022, No. 18
14 CCR § 708.11, 14 CA ADC § 708.11
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