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2C Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Bulletin, RecDrd, Progressive, Reporter On diving at night, declarations and using live minnows as bait CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS CARRIE WILSON California Dept. of Fish & Game C Night Diving for Scallops? Question: Is it legal to dive for scallops at night? I have found in the regulations where it says that clams may not be taken at night but I cannot find regulations that apply to scallops. Can you help? --George B. Newport Beach Answer: Yes, you may dive for scallops at night. The restriction on digging for clams at night does not apply in this situation. The regula- tions you are looking for are covered under the General Invertebrate provisions in the California Code of Regu- lations, Title 14, sectioll 29.05, which states in part, "Except as otherwise provided in this article there are no closed hours for any invertebrate." Declarations Question: I am a license agent and last year just two days before the waterfowl season opened, a longtime customer of 25 years came in- to my store to purchase his li- cense. He had experienced a fire in his home the previous summer and had lost some possessions, including his hunting license evidence. I explained that DFG doesn't accept declarations any more, and I couldn't sell him a license. I know he had tak- en the hunter safety course in the past, and hunted since he was a teenager. What would have bee n thebest course of action for the hunter and a license agent in this situation? What can other longtime experienced hunters do if they find them- selves in a similar unfortu- nate situation? When will DFG accept declarations again? --Kevin Jeffs Jeffs Sporting Goods San Gabriel Answer: It is unlikely that declarations will be accepted again. However, according to DFG Sport Fish- ing/Waterfowl/Upland Game Program Analyst Glenn Un- derwood, there may be some- thing we can do for hunters in this situation. If he applied for waterfowl or big game drawings in the past, we may have his information in our drawing database. The hunter should contact DFG's License and Revenue branch at (916) 928-5805 and explain what happened. If they can find proof that he had a hunt- ing license in the past, they can update his hunter educa- tion status in the database and he will be able to again purchase a hunting license. Full-size cheetah/leopard taxidermy Question: My uncle re- cently passed away and left me in charge of his estate. One of the items he left is a full size cheetah/leopard taxidermy. Is it legal for me to sell it? If not what do you recommend that I do with it? --Michael C. Modesto Answer: You are allowed to give it away but you are not allowed to sell or trade it (California Penal Code, sec- tion 6530). You might want to contact a museum, service club or local school to see if they may have a use for it. Using live minnows from a bait shop? Question: When fishing in a reservoir, can I use live minnows purchased from a bait shop? --Roger L. Strong ,00isters Portola sisters Trinity Terry, left, and Tara Terry compete in the Ultimate Arm Wrestling Tournament at Harrah's in Ren0 May 18. Tara, age 13, was named National Champion in her weight class. Trinity, age 12, came in second. Tara took first and second in two separate weight classes, and Trinity took second and third. The girls have been arm wrestling for only two months. Their father, a former seven-time amateur national champion, coached them. Photo submitted Answer: While moving live fish and/or placing live fish into a different body of water from where they origi- nated is usually illegal in California (CCR, Title 14, sec- tion 1.63 and FGC section 6400), there is an exception. Depending upon which dis- trict you are fishing, certain species are allowed to be pur- chased and used as bait, while other species may only be allowed as bait if captured on the specific water you are fishing. Live bait regulations are found starting with Title Advertising works! Timberline Materials Celebrating its 1 lth Anniversary: I said this in 2007 and it still holds true/ Owner Rick Williams says: "In an effort to get the most from my advertising dollar, I surveyed customers calling my business, Timberline Materials. Asked which phone book they used, the overwhelmin response was Plumas Lassen Connection. I feel I get the biggest bang from my advertising buck with Plumas Lassen Connection." B U:LETIN 287 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 283-0800 135 Main Street, Chester, CA 258-3115 I00 Grand Ave., Susanville, CA, 25%5321 OITOLI IlilTII 96 E. Sierra (Hwy 70), Portola, CA 832-4646 .*,ILECOIL]D Greenville, CA 258-3115 t!,,i Westwood PinePress P.O. Box 790, Westwol, CA 258-3115 14 Section 4.00 of the Califor- nia Code of Regulations. You should review sections 4.10- 4.30 for specific information regarding the species that may be used in your district. Fishing multiple rods from shore outside San Francisco Bay? Question: I know that you can use as many rods and hooks as you want outside the' Goldetz Gate, but Can l use'mtltiple rods to catch ' ' striped bass and halibut from the shore? I already know that only one rod can be used for salmon, rockfish and ling- cod. I have heard if you have a striped bass or a halibut in possession, then only one rod can be used. Is this true? --Eddie H. Answer: Outside of the Golden Gate, if you are fish- ing from shore for halibut and striped bass, you carl use as many rods and'hooks as you want. If you were to catch a species like salmon or rockfish, however, you would have to release it, as only one line may be used for these species. 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