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 #2200607


Shady drizzle
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 California herping?

We are going to California sometime this summer and I plan to go herping while i’m there. I read that you just have to have a hunting or fishing liscence to herp in california but i just wanted to make sure so I wouldn’t get in trouble while i was there.



01/23/11  09:55pm

 #2200652


Cphill58
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  Message To: Shady drizzle   In reference to Message Id: 2200607


 California herping?

Just a plain fishing license...but you have to be a resident of Calif to get one...or you pay much higher fees.
The California king snakes are protected and you can not catch and keep captive any native king snake to CA.

Same with the desert iguana...if a game warden catches you it could be a serious fine. Nothing wrong with catch and release.



01/24/11  04:08am

 #2200653


Cphill58
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  Message To: Shady drizzle   In reference to Message Id: 2200607


 California herping?

Just a plain fishing license...but you have to be a resident of Calif to get one...or you pay much higher fees.
The California king snakes are protected and you can not catch and keep captive any native king snake to CA.

Same with the desert iguana...if a game warden catches you it could be a serious fine. Nothing wrong with catch and release.



01/24/11  04:09am

 #2204806


Kelso reptiles
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2200653


 California herping?

you dont have to be a cali resident
the cali kings arnt protected
and neither are the desert iggannas



02/13/11  09:53pm

 #2204856


Cphill58
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  Message To: Kelso reptiles   In reference to Message Id: 2204806


 California herping?

The State of California considers the San Bernardino population (parvirubra) and the San Diego population (pulchra) to be potentially threatened. No California Mountain Kingsnakes can be collected in Orange and San Diego counties, and in Los Angeles County west of Interstate 5.

When slabs are torn off rock outcrops by someone searching for this snake or other reptiles, the habitat this snake uses for refuge is irreparably damaged. It takes thousands of years for this rock fissuring to occur, so this habitat will not be replaced for many centuries. Such rock destruction is illegal in California: "It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs or other shelters in or under which reptiles may be found." (2007 regulations 5.60.4.)

they don’t make it easy...lol

The license will be 14.00 for a 1-2 day if you are out of state or 114 .00 annually Non RES...you can buy them online in advance.

Yes I was wrong about the desert iguana...they are not protected at this time. I would always double check it first with the USDFG

Cp






02/14/11  04:59am

 #2206001


Bone Java
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  Message To: Shady drizzle   In reference to Message Id: 2200607


 California herping?

Where at in California are you going? Most areas you are unlikely to find any reptiles no matter how hard you look. As far as the fishing license that you need...any hunting, fishing or sporting goods store will have them for sale.



02/20/11  12:30pm

 #2206619


Kelso reptiles
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2204856


 California herping?

i didint mean to seam rude hope you understand



02/23/11  11:17pm

 #2206687


Fairy Frog Mother
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  Message To: Kelso reptiles   In reference to Message Id: 2206619


 California herping?

Quote:

Most areas you are unlikely to find any reptiles no matter how hard you look.



Ive seen alligator and blue bellied lizards, california Kingsnakes, salamanders of various species... really- unless you are in one of the big cities theres herps galore here! Im in the San Francisco bay area- and the hills around us are FULL of wildlife.

The desert down near where Kelso lives apparently is full of life too.

Ok, you’re not gonna see iguanas downtown San Francisco or Los Angeles...but theres thousands and thousands of areas of wildlife preserves, state parks, and other wildlife sanctuarys.
And yeah, out of state fees suck.



02/24/11  12:05pm

 #2206739


Kelso reptiles
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  Message To: Fairy Frog Mother   In reference to Message Id: 2206687


 California herping?

actually people have found igguannas in san fran they aren freqent like in beleze or florida but they have goten out and peopl have found a few but i dont think that they are breeding



02/24/11  04:32pm

 #2268239


Tepoen98
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  Message To: Kelso reptiles   In reference to Message Id: 2206739


 California herping?

No reptiles in california? I live in northern california and I find 15 fence lizards a day and sometimes allies and snakes. Its full of herps. And Im lucky I dont need a fishing license yet :]



05/31/12  12:00am

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Philosopher
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2200652


 California herping?

you can keep a California king if you can prove it was born captive. I actually own an aberrant pattern cal. king one stripe down the back broken in two places.



10/13/15  06:43pm


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