Full Statute Name:  Fish and Game Code. Division 4. Birds and Mammals. Part 1. Provisions Generally Applicable to Both. Chapter 1. General Provisions. Article 1. Methods of Taking. Internet hunting and associated activities. § 3003. Internet hunting and associated activities

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Primary Citation:  Cal. Fish & Game Code §3003 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2017 Alternate Citation:  Cal. Fish & Game Code Ann. § 3003 (West) Date Adopted:  2005
Summary:

This statute prohibits Internet hunting in the State of California. Under the law, it is unlawful to own or operate a shooting range or site for the purpose of online shooting or spearing of an animal. It is also unlawful to create, maintain, or utilize an Internet Web site, or other service or business in this state, for the purpose of online shooting or spearing of a bird or mammal.

(a) It is unlawful for a person to shoot, shoot at, or kill a bird or mammal with a gun or other device accessed via an Internet connection in this state.

(b) It is unlawful for a person, firm, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association, or other business entity to do either of the following:

(1) Own or operate a shooting range, site, or gallery located in the state for the purpose of online shooting or spearing of a bird or mammal.

(2) Create, maintain, or utilize an Internet Web site, or other service or business in this state, for the purpose of online shooting or spearing of a bird or mammal.

(c) It is unlawful to possess or confine a bird or mammal in furtherance of an activity prohibited by this section.

(d) It is unlawful for a person in this state to import into, or export from, this state a bird or mammal that is killed by a device accessed via an Internet connection.

(e) A bird or mammal that is possessed in violation of this section shall be subject to seizure by the department.

(f) For the purposes of this section, “online shooting or spearing” means the use of a computer or other device, equipment, software, or technology to remotely control the aiming and discharge of a weapon, including, but not limited to, a firearm, bow and arrow, spear, slingshot, harpoon, or other projectile device.

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(Added by Stats.2005, c. 672 (S.B.1028), § 2. Amended by Stats.2015, c. 154 (A.B.1527), § 59, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.)

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