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CCR 14 § 4313 – Weapons and Traps

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

Synopsis: Prohibits the firing of weapons on any lands managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation…

CCR 14 § 4313 Weapons and Traps

(a) No person shall carry, possess or discharge across, in or into any portion of any unit any weapon, firearm, spear, bow and arrow, trap, net, or device capable of injuring, or killing any person or animal, or capturing any animal, or damaging any public or private property, except in underwater parks or designated archery ranges where the Department of Parks and Recreation finds that it is in its best interests.

(b) Nothing herein contained shall be construed in derogation of the use of weapons permitted by law or regulation and to be used for hunting in any unit, or portion thereof, open to hunting.

(c) Firearms not having a cartridge in any portion of the mechanism, other unloaded weapons or devices such as traps, nets, and bows and arrows may be possessed within temporary lodging or mechanical mode of conveyance when such implements are rendered temporarily inoperable or are packed, cased, or stored in a manner that will prevent their ready use.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 14, § 4313
Note: Authority cited: Section 5003, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 5003.1 and 5008, Public Resources Code.

1. Amendment filed 1-28-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 5).

2. Change without regulatory effect adding subsection (a)-(c) designators and amending newly designated subsections (a) and (c) filed 6-18-96 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 96, No. 25).

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