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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 7/23/2013 7:44:18 AM EDT
Just a quick couple questions:

1- Is it legal to hunt wild pig at night on Private Property?

2- Is it legal to hunt them while wearing a PVS-7 on my head?

I will not use an IR illuminator....only the goggles.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 12:27:51 PM EDT
I tried reading the law on this myself. It made no sense, all lawyer speak, so I don't even bother. Not worth getting caught and fined, hunting privileges revoked. I'd like to know as well if someone can give me the low down on this.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:03:50 PM EDT
I'd also like to know about this. I've got a guy who offered me and some friends to hunt on his property. Hes got coyotes running a muck and some hogs too. 100's of acres of private property but don't know the laws behind this.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:13:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 1:16:11 PM EDT by madbarbarian87]
I called the DFG for central CA and here is what they said regarding hunting pig: No night hunting since they are considered a game animal. I didn't even ask about night-vision since I can't get them at night


(c) It is unlawful to use or possess at any time any infrared or similar light used in connection with an electronic viewing device or any night vision equipment, optical devices, including, but not limited to, binoculars or scopes, that use light-amplifying circuits that are electrical or battery powered, to assist in the taking of birds, mammals,amphibians, or fish.

RED: Since it is emphasizing the usage of an IR light being unlawful, it seems like you can use night-vision as long as you aren't using an IR light with it.

BLUE: This is the part that is confusing. Is it a separate clause or is it still referring to the IR light? To me it looks like the subject of the sentence is the IR light, and the rest of the sentence (devices) relate to the usage of the IR light.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 1:29:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 1:36:05 PM EDT by operatorerror]
Is night hunting for feral pigs allowed under a depredation permit? Farmers and landowners can get depredation permits.

http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/pig/depredation.html

eta The immediate take thing looks interesting if you know a rancher/farmer/landowner.

http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/cacode/FGC/1/d4/3/3/2/s4181.1
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:16:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Is night hunting for feral pigs allowed under a depredation permit? Farmers and landowners can get depredation permits.

http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/pig/depredation.html

eta The immediate take thing looks interesting if you know a rancher/farmer/landowner.

http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/cacode/FGC/1/d4/3/3/2/s4181.1
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Well we are hunting on my buddies ranch. So if we are out hunting coyote at night, and happen to see a wild pig damaging the property, as long as we become his "agent or employee" we would be allowed to take it is how I read it. Uggg too many fucking laws.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 10:58:36 PM EDT
I would think you better have designation in writing that you are an agent or employee. Not that the Warden is liable to hear the shots and swoop in, but having permission to hunt coyotes, is probably not going to cut it. And the pig just being there isn't enough. It has to be destroying something of value.

I't a lot easier and cheaper to CYA before the fact, than after the fact in front of a judge.
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