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Brown Signs Berryhill’s Hunting Bill

Sacramento, CA — Hunters will receive clarification regarding rules related to the storing of game-birds that are being processed into food.


SB 392 was introduced by District 14 Senator Tom Berryhill, and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. California has stringent laws regarding the possession of game birds, and there has been some confusion in the hunting community about applying the possession cap to birds being processed into foods like sausage and jerky.


SB 392 requires the California Fish and Game Commission to adopt regulations, or provide input to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, to determine at what point game birds processed for consumption no longer count towards a hunters maximum possession limit.


“Law abiding hunters currently follow the law, but the law should reflect common practices within the hunting community in order for hunters to understand how to comply,” says Berryhill. “Providing this much needed clarity will benefit those of us who hunt and enjoy eating and sharing game birds with our family and friends.”


The bill addresses game birds like pheasants, wild turkeys, quail, waterfowl and doves.


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