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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2016, 03:17:01 PM »
Parking ticket?
It's a non-traffic natural resource infraction. Just like a barbed hook or hunter orange citation.

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Wow that's harsh.. Are you saying a parking ticket counts towards losing your hunting rights? If so it would be lawyer time for me..
Infractions only count towards license suspension if they were a misdemeanor prior to 2005. Those that were created after 2005 as Infractions, or were Infractions prior to 2005 don't count towards license suspension. This offense has always been an infraction so it won't count towards suspension.

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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2016, 03:28:58 PM »
Out where we elk in the green dot system we can't be farther than 100 feet off the road or its ticket time, so 100ft and below were good. How far off the road were ya.
Looked to be over 100 yards. I questioned the same truck being that far over there on our way out. We got stopped by the same game warden, asked how the kids did and said have a good day. He was stopping people for no access passes.
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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2016, 08:29:49 PM »
Eventually we are gonna be shut out of these areas completely and people will justify it with good intentions the entire way. Stupid.

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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2016, 08:46:27 PM »
We were uprooted from our long standing elk camp in 328 the year green dot hit. Moved camp, pissed and moaned for a minute then adapted to the new rules. There are a few established camps within our same vicinity that never moved when clearly should have. I walk by every year expecting to hear about tickets but just doesn't seem to reach them.

Such is life and at least in our area , not much got removed from the fly list just pulled some camps out of the thick timber...
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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2016, 08:49:22 PM »
I guess I've been breaking the law for so many years now that I must be blind to it.
Family and friends have been setting up camps well over the 100 ft limit?, off green dot roads, for years. Of course parking also.
There are many short distance  off shoot roads, that dead end off green dot roads, that no longer even look like roads.
This state is maxed out on  law creators.
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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2016, 09:19:02 PM »
Out where we elk in the green dot system we can't be farther than 100 feet off the road or its ticket time, so 100ft and below were good. How far off the road were ya.
Looked to be over 100 yards. I questioned the same truck being that far over there on our way out. We got stopped by the same game warden, asked how the kids did and said have a good day. He was stopping people for no access passes.

Yet they never ticket the hikers and bikers crowd at the Roost or the Subaru army at the feeding station in winter.  Get really tired of being the funding vehicle for enforcement and the targeted class all year.

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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2016, 10:06:59 PM »
Out where we elk in the green dot system we can't be farther than 100 feet off the road or its ticket time, so 100ft and below were good. How far off the road were ya.
Looked to be over 100 yards. I questioned the same truck being that far over there on our way out. We got stopped by the same game warden, asked how the kids did and said have a good day. He was stopping people for no access passes.
Yet they never ticket the hikers and bikers crowd at the Roost or the Subaru army at the feeding station in winter.  Get really tired of being the funding vehicle for enforcement and the targeted class all year.
Yes they do. Those people just don't come on hunt-wa and complain. Every year WDFW even gives state parks with authority to enforce regs at the feed station.

Also, WDFW enforcement gets significant funding from the general fund (taxes, not WDFW licenses).

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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2016, 08:05:39 AM »
Where would I find statistics of tickets written at feeding stations?

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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2016, 10:40:55 AM »
Guess it's my bad, but in my defense, I've been parking in the same area for years, right alongside people who have set up camps, other parked rigs, etc.  To make matters worse, when I look out my window at home on various weekends during the Summer, I see the entire valley behind the hay barn is filled with horse trailers, RV's, campers, etc., for weekend riding events.  Never hear of them being a ticketed.  Ignorance is no excuse, but a simple warning would have had the same corrective measures for doing something that appears to have been allowed throughout the shed hunting, riding and camping seasons.

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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2016, 11:03:04 AM »
Could someone explain the green dot and 100 ft rule?  I've not heard of it

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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2016, 11:09:07 AM »
Could someone explain the green dot and 100 ft rule?  I've not heard of it
Around here roads have a white picket @ the start of a road , on the picket is a green dot. If you don't see a white picket when you turn on a road it closed. You can drive no farther than 100' down a non green dot road.
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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2016, 11:12:31 AM »
Could someone explain the green dot and 100 ft rule?  I've not heard of it
Around here roads have a white picket @ the start of a road , on the picket is a green dot. If you don't see a white picket when you turn on a road it closed. You can drive no farther than 100' down a non green dot road.
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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2016, 12:07:11 PM »
The ones I know of are near Yakima or E- Burg
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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2016, 12:20:26 PM »
Could someone explain the green dot and 100 ft rule?  I've not heard of it

here is a green dot map of Lt Murray
http://waatva.org/documents/maps/LTMurray_GreenDot.pdf
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Re: JOE WATT SHED HUNTERS BEWARE!!
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2016, 03:36:17 PM »
I did a public information request for a list of all written citations in the Snoqualmie valley. A rough guess was that 90% were for parking without a discover pass or wdFw permit. The other 10% mixed after hours shooting or no license and harvested birds. We should just get a few meter maids in three wheeled skooters like Seattle. The lack of ticketing always infers there is a lack of need for enforcement. Think on that....
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