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Vertebrates: California Department of Fish and Wildlife

California Department of Fish and Game

Location State headquarters in Sacramento; 6 regional offices plus a marine region office.
Directory California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Responsibilities To manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend for their ecological values and for use by the public; set and enforce regulations regarding hunting and trapping of wildlife; issue depredation permits for selected species; set regulations under which animals may be possessed, taken, or controlled; determine threatened or endangered status of species for state listing.
Contact Them - For clarification of regulations in the Fish and Game Code.

- Regarding damage caused by deer, bear, elk, wild pigs, gray squirrels, beaver, or mountain lions.

- For issuance of depredation permits to kill deer, elk, wild pigs, gray squirrels, beaver, or mountain lions causing damage.