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Old 06-10-2019, 08:09 PM
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I was wondering let say for example that you forgot your hunting licence back at the camp, let say 20km or so and on your way back from your evening hunting, you get stop , Can Fish & wildlife officers have the capability to verified if you have a licence on their truck computer ?
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:10 PM
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Negative. Must be on you at all times and photos on phone do not count either
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:23 PM
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If you are on your way back, in your truck, you are not hunting. Therefore, you do not need a license.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:25 PM
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If you are on your way back, in your truck, you are not hunting. Therefore, you do not need a license.
That is incorrect.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:29 PM
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Negative. Must be on you at all times and photos on phone do not count either
Are you sure, they can't verify? I have a hard time believing that.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:31 PM
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fail to carry a hunting licence when the hunter is hunting under the authority of that licence or when the hunter is transporting game taken under it.
● fail to produce a licence when requested to do so by a wildlife officer.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:32 PM
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Right from the regs. An no Iíve asked if photos of license saved are good and answer is no because the scan them. Oh well not hard to carry them
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:33 PM
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fail to carry a hunting licence when the hunter is hunting under the authority of that licence or when the hunter is transporting game taken under it.
● fail to produce a licence when requested to do so by a wildlife officer.
So, where does it say you need a hunting license to drive down the road?
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:36 PM
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If you are on your way back, in your truck, you are not hunting. Therefore, you do not need a license.
Correct.

One of the first things they will always ask you" what are you doing" or " are you hunting"

You are driving, not hunting. Tell them that. You do not need a hunting liscence to drive.

Please chime in if this is incorrect.

If you say/ admit to hunting, then yes. You can be charged for hunting without having it on your person.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:36 PM
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Intent on hunting If you have rifle bow hunting gear your have intent on hunting donít matter if you just left your spot or not. Written in the regs pretty easy to understand
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:39 PM
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So if you are driving to a shooting range, out of season, with your gun and hunting gear, and state you are not hunting, you can be charged?

Please, charge me. Would have fun with that.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:40 PM
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Ps.

Please try to prove "intent".

Ha
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:40 PM
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Intent on hunting If you have rifle bow hunting gear your have intent on hunting donít matter if you just left your spot or not. Written in the regs pretty easy to understand
I can have a gun in my truck 365 days a year. Not hunting. As the above poster said, donít admit to hunting.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:42 PM
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If you are on your way back, in your truck, you are not hunting. Therefore, you do not need a license.
Unless you have game in the vehicle.

And if they check on the computer, and see that you have licenses issued to you, and you have firearms and hunting gear with you, they are going to suspect that you are hiding something. Do you really want to have F&W watching you, because they suspect you of illegal activities?
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:43 PM
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I wonít poach. Itís pretty easy to follow regs just easier to carry tags and license so I donít look for ways to get out of tickets or look like a tool
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:46 PM
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Driving in a vehicle with a gun is not poaching, unless I'm missing something?
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:46 PM
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Unless you have game in the vehicle.
Correct, unless itís monopoly
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:47 PM
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What if I always have game?
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:48 PM
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I was wondering let say for example that you forgot your hunting licence back at the camp, let say 20km or so and on your way back from your evening hunting, you get stop , Can Fish & wildlife officers have the capability to verified if you have a licence on their truck computer ?
Yes they can check and verify what licences you hold.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:48 PM
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I wonít poach. Itís pretty easy to follow regs just easier to carry tags and license so I donít look for ways to get out of tickets or look like a tool
I apologize, I didnít know there were people that have never made an innocent mistake. I hope you report yourself if you ever accidentally make a mistak. Or else, in your own words, you will look like a tool.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:50 PM
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Just tell them you are hunting rabbits or some other game that doesnít require a license. Itís not what they know, itís what they can prove.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:50 PM
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Yes they can check and verify what licences you hold.
But you need to attach the tag IMMEDIATLEY if you shoot something.

Therefore, if you state you are hunting(big game)and don't have it on you, you can Be charged. Full stop.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:54 PM
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You are not hunting. After driving down the road a while, you remembered leaving your license back at camp. You promptly turned around to go back and get it and hunt if time allows or, start cooking for the boys. Your storyline!
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:09 AM
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Thanks for all the answers, but only one member has answer my question, The question was, Can a fish & wildlife officer verified your licence in the field ?
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:56 AM
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Thanks for all the answers, but only one member has answer my question, The question was, Can a fish & wildlife officer verified your licence in the field ?
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If your in an area that has cell/internet service and you have your WIN card they can verify. Still doesn't let you off the hook and you are still subject to fines for not carrying your licence/tags on your person if your hunting.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:56 AM
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Thanks for all the answers, but only one member has answer my question, The question was, Can a fish & wildlife officer verified your licence in the field ?
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He can do that if he has computer access, or if it is during business hours where he can call an office, but it is still an offense to not be able to produce your license if asked.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:02 AM
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Thanks for all the answers, but only one member has answer my question, The question was, Can a fish & wildlife officer verified your licence in the field ?
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Yes.

Or no..

Depends on many variables...

Carry your licence and there will never be an issue....
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:23 AM
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Papers! Show us your papers!
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:59 AM
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Think his question is “for” a wildlife officer
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:17 AM
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Its a piece of paper, how hard is it to carry it? I photocopy several and stash them in all my gear. One in the truck, one in my backpack, and another in my jacket and a spare, just in case. Same goes with my fishing licenses. No reason whatsoever to not have a copy on you at all times. Its not the officers responsibility to prove you have a license by checking, its yours, its the law.
To much running around and looking for loopholes and what if scenarios. Its getting tired.
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