DFG Chief shed light on weapons-mounted lights
Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:32 PM
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 07:52 AM
They are not illegal in "all" areas.I think what John was saying was "he" uses a 6v to be sure he is compliant throughout the state.Personally, IMO if you hunt areas off the beaten path in areas within the 12v boundry you will have little to no issues when it comes to what light you use (I never had). When you start trying to color too close to the lines (i.e. thinking you are legal to hunt most anywhere with a 6v) be prepared to explain youself to the local sheriff. I'd rather hunt somewhere and enjoy myself than spend half the night trying to explain how you are "within the law" because you are using a 6v light (which most game wardens seem to care less about). We are fortunate in Calif that we are allowed to night hunt. The regulations are really not that complicated but it seems a lot of people try reading too much into things.
Is this something new? Since when are 12-volt lights illegal in "all" areas.
Posted 21 December 2010 - 09:09 AM
It will give you something to do until the weather clears, the remodeling is complete and you can hunt again. Heck, you might have time to memorize the entire code book, all volumes. The whole 6, 9, or 12 volt thing, while still the law, doesn't make much sense anymore with the availability of high lumen LED lights. Honestly, even though I make sure I'm legal, I'm always uncomfortable when I'm out there swinging a light. There is a saying, "When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras." When DFG wardens see spotlights, especially the airborne wardens, they think 'poachers', not coyote hunters. Watching that "Wild Justice" show makes it look like wardens instantly start salivating for an arrest whenever they see a spotlight's beam. They will come check you out like moths to a flame. That's a P.I.T.A. and a waste of a stand and valuable hunting time. I hate poachers and don't want to be treated like one.
I guess it's back to reading the ever evolving DFG regulations.
Posted 22 February 2011 - 07:21 PM
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