2007 California Fish and Game Code Article 1. Nongame Mammals
CA Codes (fgc:4150-4154)
FISH AND GAME CODE
4150. All mammals occurring naturally in California which are not
game mammals, fully protected mammals, or fur-bearing mammals, are
nongame mammals. Nongame mammals or parts thereof may not be taken or
possessed except as provided in this code or in accordance with
regulations adopted by the commission.
4151. Any house cat (Felis domesticus) found within the limits of
any fish and game refuge is a nongame mammal, unless it is in the
residence of its owner or upon the grounds of the owner adjacent to
4152. (a) Except as provided in Section 4005, nongame mammals and
black-tailed jackrabbits, muskrats, subspecies of red fox that are
not the native Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator), and red
fox squirrels that are found to be injuring growing crops or other
property may be taken at any time or in any manner in accordance with
this code and regulations adopted pursuant to this code by the owner
or tenant of the premises or employees and agents in immediate
possession of written permission from the owner or tenant thereof.
They may also be taken by officers or employees of the Department of
Food and Agriculture or by federal, county, or city officers or
employees when acting in their official capacities pursuant to the
Food and Agricultural Code pertaining to pests, or pursuant to
Article 6 (commencing with Section 6021) of Chapter 9 of Part 1 of
Division 4 of the Food and Agricultural Code. Persons taking mammals
in accordance with this section are exempt from Section 3007, except
when providing trapping services for a fee. Raw furs, as defined in
Section 4005, that are taken under this section, shall not be sold.
(b) Traps used pursuant to this section shall be inspected and all
animals in the traps shall be removed at least once daily. The
inspection and removal shall be done by the person who sets the trap
or the owner of the land where the trap is set or an agent of either.
4153. The department may enter into cooperative agreements with any
agency of the state or the United States for the purpose of
controlling harmful nongame mammals.
The department may take any mammal which, in its opinion, is
unduly preying upon any bird, mammal, or fish.
4154. The department may enter into cooperative contracts with the
United States Fish and Wildlife Service in the Department of the
Interior in relation to the control of nongame mammals and for that
purpose may expend any money made available to the department for
expenditure for control or eradication of nongame mammals.
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