Successful Or Not, Hunters and Anglers Must Stop
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reminds all hunters and anglers,
successful or not, that they must stop at all check stations they encounter.
Each year, many hunters and anglers fail to stop at check stations because
they were not successful on that specific trip. Most see the signs, but
think they do not apply to them and continue on the way home. However,
failure to stop is breaking the law and a citation can be issued.
Fish and Game operates two types of check stations. Biologists interview
hunters and anglers at management check stations to determine harvest rates
and distribution of hunters or anglers. Biological information is also
collected to evaluate the age and physical condition of the harvested
animals. Fish and Game workers may also take tissue samples as the
department expands efforts to detect potential diseases.
Impromptu enforcement check stations are usually conducted on less
traveled roads and may be set up at any time of day or night. There,
conservation officers interview hunters and anglers to check for law
Besides the collection of critical information, check stations provide an
opportunity for exchanges between the public and the department. This may
include information on illegal activities, observations on habitat or road
conditions, or suggestions for changes in management.
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