The California Fish and Game Commission has updated the regulations. They have amended Sections 365 and 708.12 for bear hunting tag validation. 1 more business day has been added to validate your bear tag. Word is since there are no numbers on the bear tags for what bear gets a tooth pulled the wardens are pulling a tooth on all bears now.
This is an extract from the regulation amendment. If you want to read the entire document, please go here
Section 365, Title 14, CCR is amended to read:
(d) Validation of Bear Tags:
Only department employees may validate bear license tags (This provision supersedes section 4755 of the Fish and Game Code). Bear license tags shall be countersigned by a department employee before transporting such bear except for the purpose of taking it to the nearest person department employee authorized to countersign the bear license tag, on the route being followed from the point where the bear is taken. If department offices are closed, the bear tag shall be validated within one (1) business day of transporting the bear from the point where taken.