Psssh... "Better equipped"... Translation... we're going to sit here and tell you about all the logical things more normal thinking people WOULD do in these situations...and proceed to tell you that they are against the law... or maybe even insult you more and tell you they actually woudn't work.
It is protected !!! CDFW is not going to do crap, they will wait and hope a private citizen takes it out and then make a huge fuss over was it legal for the citizen to kill a protected animal. and slowly let it dissipate into news long ago