Ask a California game warden

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  1. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    My understanding is that limits have to be separated but no further language it used. If your limit is on one side of the strap and his limit is on the other side for the strap, that’s separated.
     
  2. Flyfisher

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    This will not work with the wardens I have spoken with... just my personal experience...
     
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  3. DuckFan

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    • Shooting a Group Limit Each hunter is entitled to harvest only his or her personal daily bag limit
      You are not allowed to help others obtain their limit or to continue shooting until everyone in the blind gets a limit. When you take your limit, you must stop shooting and become an observer while hunters who don't have a full limit continue to hunt. In addition, hunters must maintain possession of their own birds in the blind. Retrieved birds should not be piled together but immediately distributed to the hunters who harvested them. You should possess only the birds you shot. (A good idea is for each hunter to have his or her own game strap, so birds can be kept in possession of those who shot them.)

    • Not Maintaining Possession of Your Birds
      When the hunt is over, some hunters routinely pile their birds in a boat or on an ATV to transport them from the field. This is a game law violation if the birds aren't separated into individual bags and accompanied by the hunters who harvested them. Hunters must also be able to identify which birds they shot.

    • Not Assigning Birds Properly
      If ducks or geese are given to or transported by another hunter (which is only allowed after you've left the field), or if the birds are left with a picker, they must be properly tagged to show legal ownership. Each tag should include the donor's name and address, total number and species of birds taken, and the date the birds were harvested. The tag must then be signed by the hunter who shot the birds.

    • Not Providing for Proper Identification
      When transporting waterfowl, the head or one fully feathered wing of each bird must be left intact for purposes of identification. The head or wing, and in some states both, must remain intact until the bird is transported to the hunter's home or until the bird is otherwise utilized (cooked in the field, for example).

    http://www.ducks.org/hunting/waterfowl-hunting-tips/waterfowlers-notebook-keeping-legal
     
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  4. Luigi Daniele

    Luigi Daniele Elite Refuge Member

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    Thank you! I have always found it a bit odd that hunters can't get blind limits, but salt water fishermen (at least on party boats) can get boat limits.:scratch
     
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    I was always told that it gave the birds time to get the dew off them, wet pheasants don't fly, they run. Pheasant club shoot time is also 0800, and you can shoot either sex on clubs.
     
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  6. Phytoplankton

    Phytoplankton Elite Refuge Member

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    It's a great idea, but you won't get the wardens to play, at one time on my favorite fishing board we had a warden that would answer questions posted on the forum, he got told by his superiors, in no uncertain terms, to knock it off. Too bad, he was a great resource.
     
  7. Luigi Daniele

    Luigi Daniele Elite Refuge Member

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    That's too bad. :(

    Mods, if this is true in general, I will in no way be offended if you unstick this.
     
  8. Cold Fold

    Cold Fold Senior Refuge Member

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    Probably safety concerns as well. Low light conditions w/ groups walking toward each other shooting at low flying birds.
     
  9. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    There are wardens who would ticket you for picking up someone else’s bird since the law doesn’t clearly state you can do it. But that’s as asinine as not helping somebody shoot a cripple because it’s their bird.
     
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  10. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    What’s the extent of this? It’s not the law but how far would people take it?

    No calling?

    No picking up a bird for a guy with a bum leg?

    No saying “here come some ducks”?
     

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