California Hunting License Stamp Validation Regulations

California hunting license stamp validation regulations.
California hunting license stamp validation regulations.

Here, we fetch up California hunting license stamp validation regulations hunting licenses, duck stamps, upland game bird stamps, clubs, juniors, and more. We retrieve them by Topic and Regulations and bring them back with links to the text, summaries, and links to our pages with definitions and related hunting seasons, laws, and locations.

Warning shots!! Always check the Fish and Game website for additional and updated rules. Additional rules and regulations might apply (e.g. Penal Code and county ordinances). While the contents of this page is not intended for legal advice, our Legal Labrador is here to help. You might also wish to review our Basics menu for summaries of these regulations.


Topics

Here, we fetch up a list of topics from federal and California hunting license stamp validation regulations, plus links to the text and our pages with definitions and related hunting information.

California hunting license stamp validation regulations for waterfowl, like brant.
California hunting license stamp validation regulations for waterfowl.
  1. Brant, see 14 CCR § 510, Geese, Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, and Waterfowl.
  2. Clubs, see 14 CCR § 600 [license and stamp requirements for domestically reared game birds, dog training and field trials] and Licenses.
  3. Coots, see Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program.
  4. Disabled Hunters, see Military.
  5. Doves, see Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program.
  6. Ducks, see 14 CCR § 510, Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, and Waterfowl.
  7. Duck Stamps, see Federal Duck Stamp and State Duck Stamps.
  8. Federal Duck Stamp, see Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservations Stamp.
  9. Fees, see Licenses.
  10. Geese, see 14 CCR § 510, Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, and Waterfowl.
  11. Harvest Information Program, see Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program.
  12. Juniors, see 16 U.S. Code § 718a, Licenses, and Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservations Stamp.
  13. Licenses, see 16 U.S. Code § 718a [stamps]; FGC § 714 [lifetime license validation privileges]; FGC § 3031 [fees, residency, juniors, and adult supervision], 3031.2 [lifetime license and fees], 3033 [applications for disabled veterans and recovering service members, as defined], 3037 [valid through June 30], 3038 [permit and tags for disabled members of the US armed forces], and 3040 [free hunting days without license]; 14 CCR §§ 600 [game bird clubs] and 700 [requires possession to hunt]; and Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservations Stamp and Military.
  14. Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program & Validation (HIP), see 50 CFR § 20.20 [survey requirements to hunt migratory game birds, exemptions, and CDFW responsibilities].
  15. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, see 16 U.S. Code § 718a [possession and enforcement] and 14 CCR § 509 [waterfowl hunting requirement for Juniors under the age of 16].
  16. Migratory Game Birds, see FGC § 3700.2 [license and stamp requirements], Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, and Waterfowl.
  17. Military, see FGC § 3033 [reduced fee license for disabled veterans and recovering service members] and 3038 [permit and tags for disabled members of the US armed forces].
  18. Moorhen, see Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program.
  19. Nonresidents, see Licenses.
  20. Permits, see Military.
  21. Pigeon (band-tailed), see Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program.
  22. Property Damage, see 16 U.S. Code § 718a, Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservations Stamp, and Waterfowl.
  23. Regulations, see 14 CCR § 509 [adopts federal regulations in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act].
  24. Stamps, see Federal Duck Stamp, Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservations Stamp, State Duck Stamp, and Upland Game Bird Stamp.
  25. State Duck Stamp, see FGC §§ 714 [lifetime license validation privileges], 3700.2 [free stamp with validation], and 3702.5 [artwork]; 14 CCR § 510; and Waterfowl and Wildlife Conservation.
  26. State Duck Validation, see FGC §§ 714 [lifetime license validation privileges] and 3700.2 [free stamp with validation]; 14 CCR § 510 [waterfowl hunting requirement except with Junior hunting license]; and Wildlife Conservation.
  27. Tags, see Military.
  28. Upland Game Bird Stamp, see FGC §§ 714 and 3682.2 [fees and lifetime license validation privileges].
  29. Validations, see Federal Duck Stamp and State Duck Stamp.
  30. Waterfowl, see 16 U.S. Code § 718a, 14 CCR § 509 [requires federal duck stamp except Juniors under the age of 16], Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservations Stamp, and Wildlife Conservation.
  31. Wildlife Conservation (use of license, stamp, and validation fees for waterfowl and upland game birds), see FGC §§ 3684, 3700.2, 3701, 3702, 3702.1, 3704, and 13005.

List of Regulations

List California hunting license stamp validation regulations from the US Code, Code of Federal Regulations, California Fish and Game Code, and California Code of Regulations.
List of California hunting license stamp validation regulations.
  1. 16 U.S. Code § 718a
  2. 50 CFR § 20.20
  3. FGC § 714
  4. FGC § 3007
  5. FGC § 3031 sets uses fees for hunting license, granting privilege of taking birds and mammals to residents, juniors, and nonresidents, and requires adult supervision of juniors under the age of 16.
  6. FGC § 3031.2 provides for lifetime licenses and fees for residents.
  7. FGC § 3033 provides for reduced fee license for disabled veterans and recovering service members, as it defines.
  8. FGC § 3037 provides that the duration of a hunting license is from July 1 to June 30 of the license years.
  9. FGC § 3038 provides for hunter permit to disabled member of the US armed forces (instead of license and tags), valid as long as the member is in a medical facility and disabled.
  10. FGC § 3040 provides qualifications for unlicensed hunters to participate in any “Free Hunting Days” offered by the CDFW at its discretion.
  11. FGC § 3682.2
  12. FGC § 3684
  13. FGC § 3700.2
  14. FGC § 3701
  15. FGC § 3702
  16. FGC § 3702.1
  17. FGC § 3702.5
  18. FGC § 3704
  19. FGC § 13005
  20. 14 CCR § 700
  21. 14 CCR § 509
  22. 14 CCR § 510

Hunting Licenses & Special Permits

FGC § 714

Generally [700 – 715]

(a) In addition to Section 3031, 3031.2, 7149.05, or 7149.2 and notwithstanding Section 3037, the department shall issue lifetime sportsman’s licenses pursuant to this section. A lifetime sportsman’s license authorizes the taking of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibia anywhere in this state in accordance with law for purposes other than profit for the life of the person to whom issued unless revoked for a violation of this code or regulations adopted pursuant to this code. A lifetime sportsman’s license is not transferable. A lifetime sportsman’s license does not include any special tags, stamps, or other entitlements.

(b) A lifetime sportsman’s license may be issued to residents, as follows:

(1) To a person 62 years of age or over upon payment of a base fee of seven hundred thirty dollars ($730).

(2) To a person 40 years of age or over and less than 62 years of age upon payment of a base fee of one thousand eighty dollars ($1,080).

(3) To a person 10 years of age or over and less than 40 years of age upon payment of a base fee of one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200).

(4) To a person less than 10 years of age upon payment of a base fee of seven hundred thirty dollars ($730).

(c) This section does not require a person less than 16 years of age to obtain a license to take fish, reptiles, or amphibia for purposes other than profit or to obtain a license to take birds or mammals, except as required by law.

(d) This section does not exempt an applicant for a license from meeting other qualifications or requirements otherwise established by law for the privilege of sport hunting or sport fishing.

(e) Upon payment of a base fee of four hundred forty-five dollars ($445), a person holding a lifetime hunting license or lifetime sportsman’s license shall be issued annually one deer tag application pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 4332 and five wild pig tags issued pursuant to Section 4654. Lifetime privileges issued pursuant to this subdivision are not transferable.

(f) Upon payment of a base fee of two hundred ten dollars ($210), a person holding a lifetime hunting license or lifetime sportsman’s license shall be entitled annually to the privileges afforded to a person holding a state duck stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 3700.1 and an upland game bird stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 3682.1. Lifetime privileges issued pursuant to this subdivision are not transferable.

(g) The base fees specified in this section are applicable commencing January 1, 2004, and shall be adjusted annually thereafter pursuant to Section 713.

(h) The commission shall adjust the amount of the fees specified in subdivision (g), as necessary, to fully recover, but not exceed, all reasonable administrative implementation costs of the department and the commission relating to those licenses.

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FGC § 3031

Hunting Licenses [3031 – 3040]

(a) A hunting license, granting the privilege to take birds and mammals, shall be issued to any of the following:

(1) A resident of this state, 18 years of age or older, upon the payment of a base fee of thirty-one dollars and twenty-five cents ($31.25).

(2) A resident or nonresident, who is under 18 years of age on July 1 of the licensing year, upon the payment of a base fee of eight dollars and twenty-five cents ($8.25), regardless of whether that person applies before or after July 1 of that year. A license issued pursuant to this paragraph shall be known as a junior hunting license.

(3) A nonresident, 18 years of age or older, upon the payment of a base fee of one hundred eight dollars and fifty cents ($108.50).

(4) A nonresident, 18 years of age or older, valid only for two consecutive days upon payment of the fee set forth in paragraph (1). A license issued pursuant to this paragraph is valid only for taking resident and migratory game birds, resident small game mammals, fur-bearing mammals, and nongame mammals, as defined in this code or in regulations adopted by the commission.

(5) A nonresident, valid for one day and only for the taking of domesticated game birds and pheasants while on the premises of a licensed game bird club, or for the taking of domesticated migratory game birds in areas licensed for shooting those birds, upon the payment of a base fee of fifteen dollars ($15).

(b) The base fees specified in this section are applicable to the 2004 license year, and shall be adjusted annually thereafter pursuant to Section 713.

(c) The commission shall adjust the amount of the fees specified in subdivision (b), as necessary, to fully recover, but not exceed, all reasonable administrative and implementation costs of the department and the commission relating to those licenses.

(d) A person who is 16 or 17 years of age, is in possession of a valid junior hunting license, and is issued an entry permit pursuant to Section 551 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations may hunt in the area described in the entry permit unaccompanied by a person over 18 years of age but shall not be accompanied by a person under 16 years of age.

(e) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2020, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2021, deletes or extends that date.

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FGC § 3031.2

(a) In addition to Sections 714 and 3031, and notwithstanding Section 3037, the department shall issue lifetime hunting licenses under this section. A lifetime hunting license authorizes the taking of birds and mammals anywhere in this state in accordance with the law for purposes other than profit for the life of the person to whom issued unless revoked for a violation of this code or regulations adopted under this code. A lifetime hunting license is not transferable. A lifetime hunting license does not include any special tags, stamps, or fees.

(b) A lifetime hunting license may be issued to residents of this state, as follows

(1) To a person 62 years of age or over, upon payment of a base fee of three hundred sixty-five dollars ($365).

(2) To a person 40 years of age or over, and less than 62 years of age, upon payment of a base fee of five hundred forty dollars ($540).

(3) To a person 10 years of age or over, and less than 40 years of age, upon payment of a base fee of six hundred dollars ($600).

(4) To a person less than 10 years of age, upon payment of a base fee of three hundred sixty-five dollars ($365).

(c) Nothing in this section requires a person less than 16 years of age to obtain a license to take birds or mammals except as required by law.

(d) Nothing in this section exempts an applicant for a license from meeting other qualifications or requirements otherwise established by law for the privilege of sport hunting.

(e) The base fees specified in this section are applicable commencing January 1, 2004, and shall be adjusted annually thereafter pursuant to Section 713.

(f) The commission shall adjust the amount of the fees specified in subdivision (b), as necessary, to fully recover, but not exceed, all reasonable administrative and implementation costs of the department and the commission relating to those licenses.

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FGC § 3033

Hunting Licenses [3031 – 3040]

(a) Pursuant to this section, the department shall issue to a disabled veteran or recovering service member who has not been convicted of a violation of this code a reduced fee hunting license that authorizes the licensee to take a bird or mammal as authorized by this code and regulations adopted pursuant to this code.

(b) The base license fee for a reduced fee hunting license shall be four dollars ($4) for the hunting license year beginning on July 1, 1995, and, for the following years, this license fee may be annually reviewed and adjusted in accordance with Section 713.

(c) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1) “Disabled veteran” means a person having a 50 percent or greater service-connected disability and an honorable discharge from military service.

(2) “Recovering service member” means a member of the military who meets the definition of “recovering service member” in Section 1602(7) of the federal National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181).

(d) A person applying for a reduced fee hunting license shall submit to the department adequate documentation for the department to determine whether the person is, in fact, eligible for a reduced fee hunting license. The department shall not issue a reduced fee hunting license to a person unless it is satisfied that the person has provided adequate documentation of eligibility for that license.

(e) A disabled veteran shall submit the following documentation:

(1) Proof of an honorable discharge from military service.

(2) Proof of the disability described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c), either by certification from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or by presentation of a license issued pursuant to this section in the preceding license year.

(f) A recovering service member shall submit a letter to the department stating that the person is a recovering service member as defined in subdivision (d), from either that person’s commanding officer or a military medical doctor. The letter may be submitted either in hard copy form or online.

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FGC § 3037

Hunting Licenses [3031 – 3040]

A hunting license authorizes the person to whom it is issued to take birds and mammals, in accordance with law, for a term of one year from July 1st to June 30th, or, if issued after the beginning of such term, for the remainder of the term.

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FGC § 3038

Hunting Licenses [3031 – 3040]

Any member of the armed forces of the United States who is in a military medical facility and who is at least 70 percent disabled shall be issued a hunting permit, on application therefor, by the department, in lieu of a hunting license and appropriate tags, authorizing the taking of birds and mammals. If the permit covers a period during which birds or mammals may only be taken or shipped with appropriate tags, the department may issue such tags with the permit or shall endorse the permit to authorize such taking and shipping without such tags.

Such a permit shall be valid only during the period of time such person is in the medical facility and so disabled. Certification by the commanding officer of the military medical facility shall be sufficient proof of this period of time and extent of disability.

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FGC § 3040

Hunting Licenses [3031 – 3040]

(a) Notwithstanding Section 3031, the director may designate two days per year as “Free Hunting Days.” One free hunting day may be established during the fall hunting season, and the other free hunting day may be established during the winter hunting season. The department shall publish the exact dates of the free hunting days in annual publications of the department regarding current hunting regulations.

(b) During a free hunting day, a California resident may hunt if accompanied by a hunter who holds a valid hunting license issued by the State of California, has held a valid hunting license for at least the last three consecutive years, is at least 21 years of age, and accompanies only one unlicensed hunter in the field at a time. An unlicensed hunter shall participate in the free hunting days for only one license year and shall complete a hunter education course approved by the department and register with the department, or an agent of the department, prior to participating in a free hunting day. While engaged in hunting activities, the unlicensed hunter shall remain in close visual and verbal contact with the licensed hunter at all times so that the licensed hunter is able to provide adequate direction and immediately assume control of a firearm from the unlicensed hunter at any time.

(c) An unlicensed hunter who participates in a free hunting day shall have in his or her possession all of the following:

(1) A certificate of completion of a course in hunter education as required in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 3050.

(2) Any required tags or report cards.

(3) Any required federal entitlements.

(4) Any required entry permits.

(d) Unlicensed hunters participating in free hunting days shall not take any species that requires a draw or lottery to obtain a tag.

(e) An unlicensed hunter hunting pursuant to this section is subject to all of the limitations, restrictions, conditions, statutes, rules, and regulations applicable to the holder of a valid hunting license, except the requirement to possess a valid hunting license.

(f) The department may adopt additional minimum requirements and restrictions for a licensed hunter or unlicensed hunter participating in a free hunting day pursuant to this section.

(g) This section shall not be implemented until the department’s Automated License Data System is fully operational for at least one year.

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14 CCR § 700

Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Possession.

(a) Possession of Sport Fishing License: Every person, while engaged in taking any fish, amphibian or reptile, shall have on their person or in their immediate possession a valid sport fishing license, except when diving as provided in Section 7145 of the Fish and Game Code.

(b) Possession of Hunting License: Every person, while engaged in taking any bird or mammal shall have on their person or in their immediate possession a valid hunting license.

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Duck Stamps & Validations

Here, we retrieve California hunting license stamp validation regulations that relate to federal and State “duck stamps” and validations.

16 U.S. Code § 718a – Prohibition on taking

(a) Prohibition.

(1) In general.

California hunting license stamp validation regulations for federal and State duck stamps.
California hunting license stamp validation regulations for federal and state “duck stamps.”

Except as provided in paragraph (2), no individual who has attained the age of 16 years shall take any migratory waterfowl unless, at the time of the taking, the individual carries on the person of the individual a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, validated by the signature of the individual written in ink across the face of the stamp prior to the time of the taking by the individual of the waterfowl.

(2) Exception.

No stamp described in paragraph (1) shall be required for the taking of migratory waterfowl—

(A) by Federal or State agencies;

(B) for propagation;

(C) by the resident owner, tenant, or sharecropper of the property, or officially designated agencies of the Department of the Interior, for the killing, under such restrictions as the Secretary may by regulation prescribe, of such waterfowl when found damaging crops or other property; or

(D) by a rural Alaska resident for subsistence uses (as that term is defined in section 3113 of this title).

(b) Display of stamp.

Any individual to whom a stamp has been sold under this subchapter shall, upon request, display the stamp for inspection to—

(1) any officer or employee of the Department of the Interior who is authorized to enforce this subchapter; or

(2) any officer of any State or political subdivision of a State authorized to enforce State game laws.

(c) Other licenses.

Nothing in this section requires any individual to affix the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp to any other license prior to taking 1 or more migratory waterfowl.

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FGC § 3700.2

(a) Upon full implementation of the Automated License Data System, the department shall continue to prepare, or have prepared, state duck stamps depicting migratory waterfowl.

(b) Any person who obtains a duck hunting validation pursuant to Section 3700.1 is entitled, upon request, to receive a state duck stamp, open edition, at no additional charge.

(c) Any person may purchase a state duck stamp, open edition, for a fee of ten dollars ($10).

(d) State duck stamps, Governor’s edition, may be printed and sold on a bid basis, beginning at a minimum bid, as determined by the department or its representative.

(e) The commission shall determine the form of the state duck stamp.

(f) Possession of a state duck stamp obtained pursuant to this section does not entitle the holder to take any migratory bird, as defined in Section 3700.1.

(g) The department may prepare and sell artwork, posters, and other promotional materials related to the sale of duck stamps or waterfowl hunting and conservation.

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FGC § 3701

California hunting license stamp validation regulations for state duck stamps.
California hunting license stamp validation regulations for state duck stamps.

All funds derived from the sale of state duck hunting validations and state duck stamps, and related items authorized by subdivision (e) of Section 3700 or subdivision (g) of Section 3700.2, shall be deposited in the State Duck Stamp Account in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund to permit separate accountability for the receipt and expenditure of these funds. An amount not to exceed 6 percent of the amount annually deposited in the account may be used for administrative overhead related to the use of those funds and for implementation of the federal Migratory Bird Harvest Program.

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FGC § 3702

California hunting license stamp validation regulations for waterfowl habitat projects.
California hunting license stamp validation regulations for waterfowl habitat projects.

Funds deposited in the State Duck Stamp Account shall be used for projects or endowments approved by the commission for the purpose of protecting, preserving, restoring, enhancing, and developing migratory waterfowl breeding and wintering habitat, evaluating habitat projects, and conducting waterfowl resource assessments and other waterfowl related research. These funds may be used to reimburse nonprofit organizations for completed habitat projects. Subject to Section 3704, the department may make grants or enter into contracts with nonprofit organizations for the use of these funds when it finds that the contracts are necessary for carrying out the purposes of this article.

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FGC § 3702.1

An advisory committee, as determined by the department, that includes interested nonprofit organizations that have goals and objectives directly related to the management and conservation of waterfowl species and primarily represent the interests of persons licensed pursuant to Section 3031 shall review and provide comments to the department on all proposed projects funded from the State Duck Stamp Account to help ensure that the requirements of Sections 3702, 3703, and 3704 have been met.

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FGC § 3702.5

The department may permit individual artists to sell a limited number of prints of duck stamp related artwork or posters. This section shall become operative on July 1, 1993.

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FGC § 3704

Two dollars and twenty-five cents ($2.25) of the amount collected by the department for each state duck stamp sold shall be allocated by the commission for the purposes of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan in those areas of Canada from which come substantial numbers of waterfowl migrating to, or through, California. These funds shall be matched with federal or private funds available for that purpose. The available balance of the funds shall be used for any project authorized pursuant to Section 3702 in California. However, any lands acquired in California with those funds shall be open to waterfowl hunting as a public shooting ground or wildlife management area.

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FGC § 13005

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(c) Upon issuance of a lifetime license or lifetime privilege issued pursuant to Section 714, 3031.2, or 7149.2, the department shall transfer the following amounts from the Lifetime License Trust Account to the Fish and Game Preservation Fund:

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(9) Ten dollars ($10) for one state duck stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 3700.1.

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14 CCR § 509

Concurrence with Federal Regulations.

California hunting license stamp validation regulations from the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
California hunting license stamp validation regulations for migratory birds.

(a) The regulations adopted by the United States through its Secretary of Interior under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, as amended annually in Part 10, subparts A and B, and Part 20, Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, are hereby adopted and made a part of this Title 14 except where said federal regulations are less restrictive than the provisions of Chapter 7 of this Title 14 (sections 500-509), the provisions of Chapter 7 prevail.

(b) Any violations of the regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (a) are violations of this section.

(c) It shall be unlawful for any person aged sixteen years or older to take any migratory waterfowl unless at the time of such taking the person carries in his or her immediate possession an unexpired Federal migratory-bird hunting and conservation stamp validated by his or her signature written by him or herself in ink across the face of the stamp prior to any taking of such birds.

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14 CCR § 510

State Duck Stamp.

Any licensed hunter taking ducks, geese, or brant must have a current state duck validation in his or her possession. Any person hunting under the authority of a valid junior hunting license is exempt from this section.

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Harvest Information Program (HIP)

Here, were retrieve California hunting license stamp validation regulations that relate to the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) of the United States Fish & Wildlife Service.

Hunting License

Here, we fetch up California hunting license stamp validation regulations that relate to hunting licenses for residents, nonresidents, juniors and more.

Upland Game Bird Stamp

FGC § 714

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California hunting license stamp validation regulations for upland game birds.
California hunting license stamp validation regulations for upland game birds.

(f) Upon payment of a base fee of two hundred ten dollars ($210), a person holding a lifetime hunting license or lifetime sportsman’s license shall be entitled annually to the privileges afforded to a person holding a state duck stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 3700.1 and an upland game bird stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 3682.1. Lifetime privileges issued pursuant to this subdivision are not transferable.

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FGC  3007

Methods of Taking [3000 – 3012]

Except as provided in this code or regulations adopted pursuant to this code, it is unlawful to take a bird or mammal without a license or entitlement to do so.

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FGC § 3682.2

(a) Upon full implementation of the Automated License Data System, the department shall continue to prepare, or have prepared, upland game bird stamps depicting upland game birds.

(b) Any person who obtains an upland game bird hunting validation pursuant to Section 3682.1 is entitled, upon request, to receive an upland game bird stamp at no additional charge.

(c) Any person may purchase an upland game bird stamp for a fee of six dollars and twenty-five cents ($6.25), as adjusted pursuant to Section 713.

(d) Possession of an upland game bird stamp obtained pursuant to this section does not entitle the holder to take any upland game bird species.

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FGC § 3684

(a) The Upland Game Bird Account is hereby established within the Fish and Game Preservation Fund.

(b) All funds derived from the sale of upland game bird hunting validations and upland game bird stamps shall be deposited in the Upland Game Bird Account to permit separate accountability for the receipt and expenditure of these funds.

(c) Funds deposited in the Upland Game Bird Account shall be available for expenditure upon appropriation by the Legislature to the department. These funds shall be expended solely for the purpose of acquiring land, completing projects and implementing programs to benefit upland game bird species, and expanding public hunting opportunities and related public outreach, including, but not limited to, enhancing upland game bird habitat. Any land acquired with funds from the Upland Game Bird Account shall be acquired in fee title or protected with a conservation easement and, to the extent possible, be open or provide access to the public for upland game birdhunting. The department may also use funds from the Upland Game Bird Account to pay for administrative and enforcement costs of the programs and activities described in this section. The amount allocated from the account for administrative costs shall be limited to the reasonable costs associated with administration of the programs and activities described in this section.

(d) The department may make grants to, reimburse, or enter into contracts or other agreements as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 1571 with, nonprofit organizations for the use of the funds from the Upland Game Bird Account to carry out the purposes of this section, including related habitat conservation projects.

(e) An advisory committee, as determined by the department, that includes interested nonprofit organizations that have goals and objectives directly related to the management and conservation of game bird species and primarily represent the interests of persons licensed pursuant to Section 3031 shall review and provide comments to the department on all proposed projects funded from the Upland Game Bird Account to help ensure that the requirements of this section have been met. The department shall post budget information and a brief description on its Internet Web site for all projects funded from the Upland Game Bird Account.

(f) Upland game bird projects authorized pursuant to this section are not subject to Part 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code or Article 6 (commencing with Section 999) of Chapter 6 of Division 4 of the Military and Veterans Code.

(g) The department shall maintain the internal accountability necessary to ensure compliance with the collection, deposit, and expenditure of funds specified in this section.

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FGC § 13005

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(c) Upon issuance of a lifetime license or lifetime privilege issued pursuant to Section 714, 3031.2, or 7149.2, the department shall transfer the following amounts from the Lifetime License Trust Account to the Fish and Game Preservation Fund:

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(10) Six dollars and twenty-five cents ($6.25) for one upland game bird stamp or validation issued pursuant to Section 3682.1.

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