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ahidog

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I’ve been wondering the same thing off San Diego
 

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When I was Commercial Lobster Fishing off Mission Beach in the late 70s and early 80s I would bring my 870 along and blast the Black brant that would fly low just outside the kelp line and I would occasionally see Scaup Flocks fly by but I never shot any. I got checked by the DFG one day with my shotgun loaded near the gunnel; he asked me about it and if he saw me shooting from a moving boat he would have no problem writing me up. He didn't think it was a good idea. That was then and this is now; its too populated to be shooting that close to shore these days and probably not a good idea. I believe the Coast Guard requires a 1-1/2 mile buffer from other craft/land when shooting a firearm.
 

ahidog

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When I was Commercial Lobster Fishing off Mission Beach in the late 70s and early 80s I would bring my 870 along and blast the Black brant that would fly low just outside the kelp line and I would occasionally see Scaup Flocks fly by but I never shot any. I got checked by the DFG one day with my shotgun loaded near the gunnel; he asked me about it and if he saw me shooting from a moving boat he would have no problem writing me up. He didn't think it was a good idea. That was then and this is now; its too populated to be shooting that close to shore these days and probably not a good idea. I believe the Coast Guard requires a 1-1/2 mile buffer from other craft/land when shooting a firearm.
thank you Jeff I was thinking about going outside of the whistler and ty a string of decoys to my skiff and drift along in a current break
 

ahidog

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So what’s the actual law when shooting off of the coast. I’ve heard 1 mile from land and I’ve heard 3 miles from land.