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CCR 14 § 4305 – Animals

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California Code of Regulations, Title 14 – Natural Resources, Division 3 – Department of Parks and Recreation

Synopsis: The following regulation applies to California State Parks and Beaches. It prohibits visitors from harming or disrupting wild animals.

CCR 14 § 4305 Animals

(a) Protection. No person shall molest, hunt, disturb, harm, feed, touch, tease, or spotlight any kind of animal or fish or so attempt.

(b) No person shall injure, trap, take, net, poison, or kill, any kind of animal or fish, or so attempt, except that fish and bait may be taken, other than for commercial purposes in accordance with state laws and regulations.

(c) Where hunting in a state recreation area or within the State Vehicular Recreation Area and Trail System or portion thereof is permitted by regulations herein, so much of this section as is inconsistent therewith shall be deemed inapplicable, provided hunting is conducted in the manner specified.

(d) This section does not apply to activities undertaken by the Department in conjunction with its resource management activities.

(e) Feeding. In units or portions thereof where posted in accordance with Section 4301(i), no person shall feed any wildlife or feral animal listed on such posting.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 14, § 4305
Note: Authority cited: Section 5003, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 5003.1 and 5019.56, Public Resources Code.

1. Amendment filed 12-4-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 49).

2. Amendment of section filed 8-29-91 as an emergency; operative 8-29-91 (Register 91, No. 51). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 12-27-91 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Repealed by operation of law and new section filed 2-5-92; operative 2-5-92 (Register 92, No. 12).

4. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (a), adding subsection (b) designator to and amending second paragraph, repealing third paragraph, adding subsection (c) and (d) designators to former fourth and fifth paragraphs and subsection relettering filed 6-18-96 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 96, No. 25).

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