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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2019, 05:59:30 AM »
Every yr for last 10 yes I have lived over here they put up a check station on HWY 395 couple miles north of Deer Park, I saw it yesterday when we ran home for lunch.

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2019, 06:13:41 AM »
Every yr for last 10 yes I have lived over here they put up a check station on HWY 395 couple miles north of Deer Park, I saw it yesterday when we ran home for lunch.

We stopped at this one plenty of times over the years. I remember WANTING to stop when I was 11 with my first deer. I got lots of high fives and congratulations from everyone there. It was pretty cool for a young kid.
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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2019, 06:52:56 AM »
Every yr for last 10 yes I have lived over here they put up a check station on HWY 395 couple miles north of Deer Park, I saw it yesterday when we ran home for lunch.

We stopped at this one plenty of times over the years. I remember WANTING to stop when I was 11 with my first deer. I got lots of high fives and congratulations from everyone there. It was pretty cool for a young kid.

The only check station or warden I've ever seen in the field was my first deer at the entrance to the Vail tree farm back before you had to pay to get in. Felt like the coolest guy ever showing the wardens my buck in the back of the truck and they were great there as well.

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2019, 07:10:52 AM »
We used to get stopped around Early Winters 30 years ago, if I remember right sign said for all hunters to pull over...State patrol was always with them.
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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2019, 07:29:56 AM »
You dont have to transport your own buck, if its tagged properly anyone can transport it.

Why would they need to see if your id matched the tag?  I had to leave camp to work and someone else brought my buck home, even got checked in camp no prob

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2019, 07:58:25 AM »
You dont have to transport your own buck, if its tagged properly anyone can transport it.

Why would they need to see if your id matched the tag?  I had to leave camp to work and someone else brought my buck home, even got checked in camp no prob

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Someone else can transport an animal as long as the tag holder provides the proper paperwork.

https://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=220-200-120

It is unlawful to possess wildlife taken during the open season by another unless it is accompanied by a statement which shows the name, address, hunting, fishing or other license or permit number and signature of the taker, the date, county and game management unit where taken.
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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2019, 08:14:14 AM »
Yup, I had written a letter and stuck it on the buck. Warden checked it and I guess decided it was close enough but I'm not sure I got it perfect!

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2019, 11:00:01 AM »
I was checked at the same Miles Creston station yesterday.

In addition to checking my tag, WDFW staff confirmed my buck was a whitetail and not a mule deer, and had me show that my guns weren't loaded. They told me they have problems with mulie harvest during the late whitetail hunts-especially with smaller bucks. Because my buck was a spike and his whitetail-ness wasn't obvious from his antlers, they identified him based on coloration on his head.

Lesson learned: if you quarter out your late season whitetail, keep the tail!


WDFW staff were friendly and professional, and I'm glad they were out there. The whole stop took less than 5 minutes and was a good reminder to always verify you've got the right deer in your scope (whitetail or mulie) before pulling the trigger.

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2019, 11:18:29 AM »
They should have check points right outside the indian reservations.   ;) :)

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2019, 11:39:28 AM »
I used to get checked every year out at vail back in the day they had a big check point set up,  didn't see a game warden there this year but two years ago when I coughed up the money there the wardens stopped me about 3 or 4 times a day to check my weyerhauser paperwork, I thought that to be a little odd since they are game wardens and they never once checked my hunting license or tags, nice to not let non permit holders in I guess but that seems like Weyerhausers job.

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2019, 12:32:57 PM »
I was able to get out yesterday for 3 hours of last minute late season blacktail.  The only deer I got close to I heard walking through some brush and was waiting quietly for it to come out when a warden drove up the logging road to check my license and spooked it.  :o

He was nice.  Obviously he couldn't have known.  It didn't really bother me.  More of a funny story than anything.

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2019, 01:40:04 PM »
Soooo, how bout some pictures of that buck Mr. TV  :peep:
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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2019, 04:42:05 PM »
Heís not much to brag about! 

We needed him out of the gene pool in our area so I did.  We had two bucks this year with strange racks. Pretty sure heís not broken off but who knows.  The lack of point before the stump at the end makes me think itís a genetic thing. 
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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2019, 04:50:17 PM »
Iíve been stopped at the hwy 2 as well. All I had was a grouse and the didnít care.


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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2019, 04:54:02 PM »
Heís not much to brag about! 

We needed him out of the gene pool in our area so I did.  We had two bucks this year with strange racks. Pretty sure heís not broken off but who knows.  The lack of point before the stump at the end makes me think itís a genetic thing. 
Oh wow, that thing is kinda cool! Thanks for showing  :hello:
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