Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

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A couple of nights ago we saw a man with a gun standing right off off the road on East Camino Cielo. Last night, men were hunting to the south of the gun range on East Camino Cielo.

Right off of the paved road hunting for deer. Is this legal? Would the police even do anything?

 

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sacjon Sep 14, 2022 10:10 AM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

Not sure, but it's not really a police matter. I'd check with Fish and Game. My buddy got in a LOT of trouble hunting quail the wrong way years ago.

oops Sep 14, 2022 10:51 AM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

It’s within the Las Padres National forest. Btw, all the sunrise and sunset watchers are leaving all kinds of trash along ECC!!

cwazny Sep 14, 2022 11:05 AM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

Not legal at all. There is no shooting of ANY kind allowed on East Camino Cielo. There hasn't been for many years.

Chip of SB Sep 14, 2022 12:05 PM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

Here is the order from the forest service that prohibits the discharge of firearms. It has a couple of exemptions and it specifically says that persons who are legally hunting can fire at game animals.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/lpnf/recreation/otheractivities/?recid=10902&actid=106

Yeti Sep 14, 2022 11:20 AM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

No worries. technically speaking it is all Nation Forest and completely legal.
Though, there are regulations in regards to distance from building, shotting across roads and safety about what it behind your target. Chances are, the hunter will be very safe and conscientious about his quest for putting food on the table.

Z Sep 14, 2022 11:22 AM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

Hunting in California is only allowed from a half-hour before sunrise until a half-hour after sunset. Hunting from/on/across a roadway is not allowed.

ConservativeSB Sep 14, 2022 11:44 AM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

As someone who has hunted in this exact area in the past month, I can assure you it is legal to hunt in this particular area. It is called Zone A and one of the largest in CA. I cannot speak to the timing of the hunting as you didn’t provide a time frame in which they are there. “Hunting right off the paved road” is completely legal as long as you are off the road and not shooting over it.

a-1663188360 Sep 14, 2022 01:46 PM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

Noozhawk's Outdoors Q&A column will give you an idea of how detailed and complex the laws are. Contact Fish & Game with questions, as Sacjon said.

https://www.noozhawk.com/search/7ec2c83fa7c75b9256a5bac

SBSBSBSBSBsb Sep 14, 2022 02:31 PM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

Target shooting is not allowed. Hunting is allowed if you are off the road and only on the mountain side of East Camino

pstarSR Sep 14, 2022 04:16 PM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

chip cause you cant shoot towards town. "danger to objects or persons BEHIND game target...... " its one of those pesky rules.

SBTejano Sep 14, 2022 05:32 PM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

Fully support responsible and safe exercising of our second amendment rights! Fired many firearms, on my occasions in that very area and enjoyed doing so with family and friends!

ParvoPup Sep 14, 2022 08:45 PM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

What can be freaky is coming around a blind curve right as a couple of dudes in tiger camo and face paint step out with AR-15s.

Talk about an Apocalypse Now flashback moment.

Babycakes Sep 15, 2022 08:56 AM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

LuvaDuck: People absolutely hunt "around here" for food. If you've ever had deer meat (specifically, back straps) you would be out there hunting too. Although illegal, there are folks who shoot/kill coyotes for, as you say, target practice. Hunting has been around as long as there have been humans, so it won't be ending any time soon. About two weeks ago we ordered from a take-out place (two tinga burritos, four crispy chicken tacos, small guac/chips, and two drinks) and it was just over $70. It makes sense for some that the price of one bullet, you can feed your family meat for quite some time. So, yeah, peeps around here hunt for food.

LCP112233 Sep 15, 2022 10:23 AM
Legal Hunting off East Camino Cielo?

People hunt to eat, and share their bounty with others as well. I am not a hunter myself, but am fortunate enough to know a few and very much enjoy the meats and sausages they share.

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