Re: Response to Captain Tim's questions regarding the DFG search

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Posted by John Refkin on November 03, 2005 at 09:53:24:

In Reply to: Response to Captain Tim's questions regarding the DFG search posted by John Refkin on November 03, 2005 at 08:02:53:

The Fish and Game Code link is here:


That is where I found out about these laws when researching the topics orginally. Great idea on the posting of the laws on your boat, Tim. As for Dave, I respect anyone who questions the authority of any agency and it is important to do so. As long as you don't PHYSICALLY interfere with law enforcement or refuse to comply with a LAWFUL command, you will be respected. But until the Supreme Court tells us differently, the current state laws are in effect. Simply, these laws exist to help Game Wardens catch poachers. DFG doesn't do everything right, and at times they screw up, but for the most part they are out there doing the right thing- making sure our kids can enjoy the same public resources we love and cherish. Here is a copy of the Fish and Game Code sections you requested, Tim.

1006. The department may inspect the following:
(a) All boats, markets, stores and other buildings, except
dwellings, and all receptacles, except the clothing actually worn by a person at the time of inspection, where birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibia may be stored, placed, or held for sale or storage.
(b) All boxes and packages containing birds, mammals, fish,
reptiles, or amphibia which are held for transportation by any common

2012. All licenses, license tags, and the birds, mammals, fish,
reptiles, or amphibia taken or otherwise dealt with under the
provisions of this code, and any device or apparatus designed to be, and capable of being, used to take birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibia shall be exhibited upon demand to any person authorized by the department to enforce the provisions of this code or any law relating to the protection and conservation of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibia.

7702. The department may enter and examine any canning, packing,
preserving, or reduction plant, or place of business where fish or other fishery products are packed, preserved, manufactured, bought or sold, or board any fishing boat, barge, lighter, tender, or vehicle or receptacle containing fish, and ascertain the amount of fish received, or kind and amount of fishery products packed or manufactured and the number and size of containers or cans for fishery products purchased, received, used, or on hand and may examine any books and records containing any account of fish caught, bought, canned, packed, stored or sold.


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