California Code, Fish and Game Code - FGC § 3200

Any person engaged in raising or importing, or who keeps in captivity, in this state domesticated game birds or domesticated game mammals which normally exist in the wild in this state shall procure a domesticated game breeder's license if the birds or mammals are kept more than 30 days after acquisition.  No license is, however, required of any of the following:

(a) Licensed pheasant clubs, except to the extent provided in Section 3283 .

(b) Licensed domesticated migratory game bird shooting areas as defined in Article 4 (commencing with Section 3300 ) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 4.

(c) Keepers of hotels, restaurants, boardinghouses, or clubs serving the meat of those birds or mammals for actual consumption on the premises.

(d) Retail meat dealers selling such meat to customers for actual consumption.

(e) Public zoological gardens possessing those birds or mammals for exhibition purposes or for the purpose of disposing of the birds or mammals by sale, exchange, or donation to other public zoological gardens.

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