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West's Annotated California Codes. Fish and Game Code. Division 4. Birds and Mammals. Part 3. Mammals. Chapter 4. Deer. Article 3. Archery Deer Hunting.

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Citation: CA FISH & G 4370 - 4371

Citation: West's Ann. Cal. Fish & G. Code 4370 - 4371


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2012

Summary:   These two sections govern archery deer hunting in California. Archery hunting is done with a bow and arrow and hunters which participate in this type of hunting are restricted from carrying a firearm.


Statute in Full:

 

§ 4370. Establishment of Archery Season for Taking Deer; Season; Firearms Prohibited - AMENDED 2012

SECTION 1. Section 4370 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to read:

 

<< CA FISH & G § 4370 >>

 

4370. (a) In every area in which deer may lawfully be taken during the general open season there is an archery season for the taking of deer with bow and arrow. The season for each area shall be as the commission may prescribe, with a minimum interposing interval of three days immediately preceding the regular open season on deer in that area. * * * Except as provided in subdivision (b), a person taking or attempting to take deer during such archery season shall neither carry, nor have under his or her immediate control, any firearm of any kind.

(b) A peace officer listed in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code, whether active or honorably retired, may carry a firearm capable of being concealed on his or her person while engaged in the taking of deer with bow and arrow in accordance with subdivision (a), but shall not take or attempt to take deer with the firearm.

 

Former Text:

In every area in which deer may lawfully be taken during the general open season there is an archery season for the taking of deer with bow and arrow. The season for each area shall be as the commission may prescribe, with a minimum interposing interval of three days immediately preceding the regular open season on deer in that area. No person taking or attempting to take deer during such archery season shall carry, or have under his immediate control, any firearm of any kind.

CREDIT(S)
(Stats.1957, c. 456, p. 1387, § 4370. Amended by Stats.1977, c. 839, p. 2518, § 10.)

 

§ 4371. Application of Code to Taking of Deer with Bow and Arrow

The provisions of this code relating to deer shall be applicable to the taking of deer with bow and arrow.

CREDIT(S)
(Stats.1957, c. 456, p. 1388, § 4371.)

 



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