Article 3. Archery Deer Hunting of California Fish And Game Code >> Division 4. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 3.
(a) In every area in which deer may lawfully be taken during
the general open season there is an archery season for the taking of
deer with bow and arrow. The season for each area shall be as the
commission may prescribe, with a minimum interposing interval of
three days immediately preceding the regular open season on deer in
that area. Except as provided in subdivision (b), a person taking or
attempting to take deer during such archery season shall neither
carry, nor have under his or her immediate control, any firearm of
(b) A peace officer listed in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section
830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code, whether active or
honorably retired, may carry a firearm capable of being concealed on
his or her person while engaged in the taking of deer with bow and
arrow in accordance with subdivision (a), but shall not take or
attempt to take deer with the firearm.
The provisions of this code relating to deer shall be
applicable to the taking of deer with bow and arrow.