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Offline Lee Borgersen

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Ask a Conservation Officer
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:49:06 PM »
  :police: Ask a Conservation Officer:

     How do I know if I have the right licenses? :scratch:

Q: I'm pretty new to duck hunting, and I went to a gas station/ELS vendor to by my licenses. I told the clerk to sell me everything I needed for duck hunting. How do I know if I have the right license and privileges? Can online discussion groups help?

A: Unfortunately, this was an excuse that was offered to multiple Conservation Officers during hunter checks on opening weekend of the waterfowl season. Depending on the species of fish or game you are targeting, and the general season or special hunt, there may be different licenses and stamps that are required.

 In addition, regulations may vary depending on the location or species which you are targeting. To avoid issues in this area, there is one point to be remembered; it is the responsibility of the hunter or angler to know the requirements and stay within the law.

 The gas station attendant, pro angler or employee at a sporting goods store, or someone posting on an online forum has no objective depth of knowledge on what you are required to follow or purchase. :confused: This officer has seen too many instances where bad information is given, either sideways from or directly contrary to what the law says and how it is enforced. :doah:

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 Consult the Hunting or Fishing regulation synopsis book, the DNR website, or contact your local Conservation Officer to make sure you have the right information to conduct your efforts ethically and legally.
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Re: Ask a Conservation Officer
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 02:51:52 PM »
  :police: Ask a Conservation Officer:

     How do I know if I have the right licenses? :scratch:

 Can online discussion groups help?

Na, their full of big headed know-it-alls.  I would just chance it then listen to them!  :doofus:  :rotflmao:
« Last Edit: October 08, 2018, 02:52:59 PM by Leech~~ »
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Re: Ask a Conservation Officer
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 02:53:18 PM »
  :police: Ask a Conservation Officer:

     How do I know if I have the right licenses? :scratch:

 Can online discussion groups help?

Na, their full of big headed know-it-alls.  I would just chance it then listen to them!  :doofus:  :rotflmao:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Re: Ask a Conservation Officer
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 02:57:53 PM »
Sad, but true. You have to know more than the person selling the license to get the correct ones.  I encounter ineptitude and ignorance of the license system almost every time I buy one.  I doesn't seem to matter where I go to purchase the permit or license, same story.  I have started bringing in my old license and showing them the correct numbers to put in the system.  I agree, I may have more one offs than most (turkey permit, Individual lifetime sportsman's, doe permits, bear permits, lifetime firearm) so I could be the first one of this kind they see.  With that said, I was impressed and would like to give a shout out to a high school kid at the Hardware Hank store in Big Lake. I ask him for the tooth kit I needed to send in the required teeth from the bear I shot.  Not only did he know what I was talking about, he was able to locate them in the still unopened package.  Wow. I was impressed for sure. 
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Re: Ask a Conservation Officer
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 03:00:13 PM »
  :police: Ask a Conservation Officer:

     How do I know if I have the right licenses? :scratch:

Someone posting on an online forum has no objective depth of knowledge on what you are required to follow or purchase. :confused:

You can say that again...

... wait ... no ... never mind.
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Re: Ask a Conservation Officer
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 03:05:01 PM »
Sad, but true. You have to know more than the person selling the license to get the correct ones.  I encounter ineptitude and ignorance of the license system almost every time I buy one.  I doesn't seem to matter where I go to purchase the permit or license, same story.  I have started bringing in my old license and showing them the correct numbers to put in the system.  I agree, I may have more one offs than most (turkey permit, Individual lifetime sportsman's, doe permits, bear permits, lifetime firearm) so I could be the first one of this kind they see.  With that said, I was impressed and would like to give a shout out to a high school kid at the Hardware Hank store in Big Lake. I ask him for the tooth kit I needed to send in the required teeth from the bear I shot.  Not only did he know what I was talking about, he was able to locate them in the still unopened package.  Wow. I was impressed for sure.
oh how true deadeye!!!!!!!!! its to the point i wont go to a few places because they dont have a clue. kinda like going to fleet farm once in a while.........unless you know extactly what you want........dont pay to ask!!!!!
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Re: Ask a Conservation Officer
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 05:19:18 PM »
kinda like going to fleet farm once in a while.........unless you know extactly what you want........dont pay to ask!!!!!

Hey, you leave the little girls at Fleet Farm alone!  :tut:   
Their highly trained professionals at their jobs and have only screwed me a few times over the years. And I liked it!  :sleazy:
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Re: Ask a Conservation Officer
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 07:53:31 PM »
kinda like going to fleet farm once in a while.........unless you know extactly what you want........dont pay to ask!!!!!

Hey, you leave the little girls at Fleet Farm alone!  :tut:   
Their highly trained professionals at their jobs and have only screwed me a few times over the years. And I liked it!  :sleazy:
what little girls. Not the one I go to. :crazy:
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