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Fish and Game Code - FGC

DIVISION 7. REFUGES [10500 - 10932]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

CHAPTER 1. Refuges and Other Protected Areas [10500 - 10741]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

ARTICLE 5. Wilderness Areas [10740 - 10741]
  ( Article 5 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

10740.
  

It is unlawful for any person other than a legally constituted peace officer or officer or employee of the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, the department, or of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or county fish and game wardens or their duly authorized representatives, to travel by motor boat, automobile, motorcycle, or other type of motorized vehicle, or, except for emergencies and for rescue and aerial search for rescue purposes, to land an airplane, helicopter, or similar equipment, within the boundaries of a primitive, wilderness, or wild area closed to the above modes of travel as established by a duly authorized officer of the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture and recorded in the office of the Regional Headquarters of the Pacific-Southwest Region of the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture and with the department.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 427, Sec. 42. Effective January 1, 1993.)

10741.
  

Nothing in this article shall be construed as prohibiting access over any road or trail in any such area to any land to which any person is entitled to possession by such person or any person authorized by him to use such road or trail as a means of access to the land; provided, that none of the motorized vehicles or aircraft mentioned in Section 10740 shall be used by any person as a means of gaining access to the wilderness areas for the purpose of hunting or fishing. Nor shall anyone having a lawful right to enter a wilderness area with a motorized vehicle or aircraft fish or hunt while within the area after having entered the area with a motorized vehicle or aircraft.

(Enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456.)

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