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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2019, 06:09:22 PM »
Game Warden George Smallwood used to run a game check just outside of Eatonville on what's now called Berggren Rd. East by the gravel pit.  You would see him in his rig going in, and of course get checked going out.  That was every weekend of Deer through Elk season.  He did quite a bit of backwoods hound hunting checks too on the far side of Lake Kapowsin.  Nothing gets your blood going like hearing a voice say "Evening Son" when you were running 'coon dogs!

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2019, 06:21:39 PM »
Game Warden George Smallwood used to run a game check just outside of Eatonville on what's now called Berggren Rd. East by the gravel pit.  You would see him in his rig going in, and of course get checked going out.  That was every weekend of Deer through Elk season.  He did quite a bit of backwoods hound hunting checks too on the far side of Lake Kapowsin.  Nothing gets your blood going like hearing a voice say "Evening Son" when you were running 'coon dogs!
Boy you sure are dating yourself here  :chuckle:

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2019, 07:18:07 PM »

You all Know that game check stations aren't legal in Wa. anymore,  if your driving
 don't stop and talk then there is no way for a actual ck

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2019, 07:21:04 PM »
You all Know that game check stations aren't legal in Wa. anymore,  if you don't stop and talk then there is no way for a actual ck

Not sure where ya got that idea

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2019, 07:23:04 PM »
Guess he didn't read the regs

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2019, 07:23:14 PM »
You all Know that game check stations aren't legal in Wa. anymore,  if you don't stop and talk then there is no way for a actual ck
Incorrect

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2019, 07:29:03 PM »
Sorry if there is a official sign you have too didnt't see that in original post

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2019, 07:36:22 PM »
What if you're not hunting and you don't stop?
Are they going to assume you are and chase you down?
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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2019, 07:53:50 PM »
They can sniff out the sketchy folks a mile away, so not reason to ask further questions. glad you had a positive experience

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2019, 08:17:13 PM »
What if you're not hunting and you don't stop?
Are they going to assume you are and chase you down?
Yes. If you notice nowhere in the law does it say only those who are hunting/fishing need to stop.

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2019, 09:10:21 PM »
What if you're not hunting and you don't stop?
Are they going to assume you are and chase you down?
Yes. If you notice nowhere in the law does it say only those who are hunting/fishing need to stop.
So DUI checkpoints are illegal but game checkpoints arnt?

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2019, 09:12:45 PM »
You all Know that game check stations aren't legal in Wa. anymore,  if your driving
 don't stop and talk then there is no way for a actual ck

You really don't have to pay any taxes either or file a return, right???

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2019, 09:40:51 PM »
What if you're not hunting and you don't stop?
Are they going to assume you are and chase you down?
Yes. If you notice nowhere in the law does it say only those who are hunting/fishing need to stop.
So DUI checkpoints are illegal but game checkpoints arnt?

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Yup.

It all comes down to the need to enforce and monitor a highly regulated activity (hunting/fishing). Game check points have been fought across the country, and the courts usually just say the citizen gives up certain rights if they want to hunt/fish which is a highly regulated activity, if they don't want to do so then don't hunt/fish.

Idaho's game check point authority was held up by the federal courts just a couple months ago. There's only 11 states where DUI checkpoints are illegal (including WA and Idaho), they are even legal federally through SCOTUS decisions. Even when the WA Supreme Court banned DUI checkpoints (mid 1980s) in WA several justices agreed that DUI checkpoints in WA could be legal if it was designed properly in statute. No statute has ever been designed in WA.

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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2019, 09:53:33 PM »
That's BS if my family and I are heading into town and we have to pull in and show our papers even if we are not hunting.
Sounds alot like an old East German type of thing to me
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Re: Experienced my first game checkpoint today in Eastern WA
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2019, 09:56:13 PM »
That's BS if my family and I are heading into town and we have to pull in and show our papers even if we are not hunting.
Sounds alot like an old easy German type of thing to me
Where did anybody say you'd have to show your papers? All that's required is that you stop, if it's obvious you weren't hunting then an officer wouldn't ask for your hunting license, tags, etc..

Put that tinfoil hat away...

 


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