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§ 708.15. Tag Quotas for Big Game License Tags Issued in Annual Drawing.

14 CA ADC § 708.15BARCLAYS 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 § 708.15
§ 708.15. Tag Quotas for Big Game License Tags Issued in Annual Drawing.
(a) Premium Deer Hunts
(1) Except for apprentice deer hunt applicants, as specified in Section 708.2, applicants shall apply via first-deer tag for premium deer hunts with the department's Big Game Drawing through the department's Automated License Data System terminals at any department license agent or department license sales office.
(2) Party deer tag drawing applications for premium deer hunts shall not be split to meet the tag quota if the number of party members exceeds the number of available tags. Party applications which exceed the number of available tags shall be bypassed until the tag quota is reached.
(3) License tags for premium deer hunts (except apprentice deer hunts) shall be awarded based on the following:
(A) Ninety percent (90%) of the individual zone or hunt tag quota shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing. Tag quota splits resulting in decimal fractions of a tag shall be rounded to the next higher whole number.
(B) Ten percent (10%) of the individual zone or hunt tag quota shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing. Tag quota splits resulting in decimal fractions of a tag shall be rounded to the next lower whole number.
(C) For zones or hunts with quotas less than ten (10) tags, one (1) tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing. Remaining tags shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing.
(D) Tags awarded to applicants for second or third choice zones or hunts shall be through a Draw-By-Choice drawing and shall not result in loss of accumulated points.
(E) License tags for apprentice deer hunts (J Hunts) as described in subsection 360(c) shall be awarded based on the following:
1. Fifty percent (50%) of the hunt tag quota shall be awarded through a Preference Point drawing. Tag quota splits resulting in decimal fractions of a tag shall be rounded to the next higher whole number.
2. Fifty percent (50%) of the hunt tag quota shall be awarded through a Draw-By-Choice drawing. Tag quota splits resulting in decimal fractions of a tag shall be rounded to the next lower whole number.
(F) An apprentice hunter applying for premium deer hunts (X zones, Area-specific archery hunts, and additional hunts) on a first-deer tag application and a second-deer tag application shall:
1. Receive a point only if he/she is unsuccessful in the big game drawing with his/her first choice on both applications.
2. Lose all preference points for deer if he/she receives his/her first choice on either application.
(b) Bighorn Sheep Hunts
(1) Successful bighorn sheep tag applicants shall be determined as follows, based on tag quotas for each hunt.
(A) For quotas of one, the tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
(B) For quotas of two, one tag shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing, and one tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
(C) For quotas of three, two tags shall be awarded using a Preference Point Drawing, and one tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
(D) For quotas of four or more, seventy-five percent (75%) of the quota shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing. Any resulting fractional tag shall be rounded to the next higher whole number. The remaining portion of the quota shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
(2) Alternates shall be selected for each hunt using a Preference Point Drawing. Alternate selection shall be limited to resident applicants.
(c) Elk Hunts
(1) Successful elk tag applicants shall be determined as follows, based on tag quotas for each hunt or hunt period.
(A) For quotas of one, the tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
(B) For quotas of two, one tag shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing, and one tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
(C) For quotas of three, two tags shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing, and one tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
(D) For quotas of four or more, seventy-five percent (75%) of the quota shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing. Any resulting fractional tag shall be rounded to the next higher whole number. The remaining portion of the quota shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
(2) Party applications drawn for the last tag available through the Preference Point drawing for a hunt will be split and the party leader (first of the party members to apply) shall be awarded the elk license tag. The party member shall become the first alternate for that hunt. Party applications shall not be split to fill the last tag available through the Draw-By-Choice drawing. In the event only one elk license tag is available to an alternate, party applications will be split and the alternate tag shall be awarded to the party leader.
(3) Alternates shall be selected for each hunt or hunt period using a Preference Point drawing. Alternate selection shall be limited to resident applicants.
(d) Pronghorn Antelope Hunts
(1) Successful pronghorn antelope tag applicants shall be determined as follows, based on tag quotas for each hunt or hunt period.
(A) For quotas of one, the tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
(B) For quotas of two, one tag shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing, and one tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
(C) For quotas of three, two tags shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing, and one tag shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
(D) For quotas of four or more, seventy-five percent (75%) of the quota shall be awarded using a Preference Point drawing. Any resulting fractional tag shall be rounded to the next higher whole number. The remaining portion of the quota shall be awarded using a Draw-By-Choice drawing.
(2) Party applications drawn for the last tag available through the Preference Point drawing for a hunt will be split and the party leader (first of the party members to apply) shall be awarded the pronghorn antelope license tag. The party member shall become the first alternate for that hunt. Party applications shall not be split to fill the last tag available through the Draw-By-Choice drawing. In the event only one pronghorn antelope license tag is available to an alternate, party applications will be split and the alternate tag shall be awarded to the party leader.
(3) Alternates shall be selected for each hunt or hunt period using a Preference Point drawing. Alternate selection shall be limited to resident applicants.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 200, 203, 219, 265, 270, 275, 331, 332, 1050, 1572, 4302 and 10502, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 110, 200, 201, 203, 203.1, 219, 255, 265, 270, 275, 331, 332, 713, 1050, 1570, 1571, 1572, 3950, 3951, 4302, 4330, 4331, 4332, 4333, 4336, 4340, 4351, 4902, 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 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 § 708.15, 14 CA ADC § 708.15
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