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PostSubject: my son and I and the game warden   July 1st 2016, 4:49 am

This past winter my son and I decided to do some ice fishing in the highup in Arizona, so we headed up on a nice day, with a breeze  to make it interesting. The road had been bladed so there was a row of snow along the edge of the road. We parked on the edge of the road, and loaded up and walked out on the lake. The middle of the lake was free of ice and the breeze rippled the water. We walked out a ways and checked the ice depth, four inches, so we drilled four or five holes, set our chairs up and then put some corn down a couple of holes. Put corn on our hooks and waited. Well, we had it hot and heavy and were soon at our limits, so we took those fish ashore and stuck em in a snow bank, then returned to our chairs and started over again. Before long we lacked a fish each of having our limits when a game warden comes by, gets out and hollers for us to come ashore so he can check our licenses. I told him if he wanted to see mine, to just come on out. Every now and then the water ripples would send a crack all the way to shore, and one side of the crack would raise half an inch, but no water surfaced. The game warden starts out and he's a young guy fresh out of college, no brains. Half way out the ice cracks again and the crack ran right between his legs. He hollers, have a nice day, and dashes for shore, hops in his pickup and drives off. We caught another fish to finish our limits, gathered up and walked back to the pickup and put our catch in the ice chest and left another direction. I've been skunked on that lake so many times I didn't feel bad at all. It was a great day. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: my son and I and the game warden   July 1st 2016, 7:00 am

I've never had any interest in ice fishing and don't know what the laws are. How are you allowed to catch the limit twice in one day?

You wouldn't have got away with telling that to a Colorado warden.

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PostSubject: Re: my son and I and the game warden   October 14th 2016, 8:52 am

thanks for your story, it was fun and interesting. in n.dak a few years back a fellow worker was tired of the local gamewarden being such a jerk and bothering the fellow workers and his friends when ice fishing on the american side of the canadian border. the law was when you have a ice house you cant lock the door. so they put two doors in their ice house, one in front and one in back. they locked the back one which was legal as the front one was unlocked. sure enough the game warden came that day and tried to open the door faceing the shore and it was locked. he started screaming and yelling and pounding on the door like a mad man as was typical of him. my fellow worker let this go on for a couple of minutes then walked out the unlocked door, around the ice house and when the gamewarden saw him he just said. what? the game warden saw he had been had as the inside of the ice house was filled with laughter. he just turned and left and said nothing.
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PostSubject: Re: my son and I and the game warden   October 14th 2016, 9:51 am

Here the river stays open year round. It gets cold out but river stays at 55 degrees.

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PostSubject: Re: my son and I and the game warden   July 16th 2017, 4:05 pm

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I've never had any interest in ice fishing and don't know what the laws are. How are you allowed to catch the limit twice in one day?

You wouldn't have got away with telling that to a Colorado warden.

Yep, these Colorado Wardens don't have a sense of humor.  Don't get caught using DuPont Spinners either, Bear Claw knows all about using them.  affraid   Basketball

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PostSubject: Re: my son and I and the game warden   August 5th 2017, 6:29 am

I have to agree on catching twice your Daily Limit. Here you catch your Daily Limit you are done for the day that is why it is called Daily Limit. Then you are allowed to come out next day and catch your limit again but not twice the same day.

Seen many Tickets for this.

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PostSubject: Re: my son and I and the game warden   August 5th 2017, 7:18 am

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Yep, these Colorado Wardens don't have a sense of humor.  Don't get caught using DuPont Spinners either, Bear Claw knows all about using them.  affraid   Basketball

WARNING don't use black powder packets (Dupont Spinners) in an aluminum boat - those old pop riveted seams open up. Man that hurts your elbows when the bottom goes out .... Neutral    headslap   Dunno   I think the wardens damn near messed their drawers when that happened, it took a while before they came over with their flashlights to see if we were OK. Yes we got fined .... Cool

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PostSubject: Re: my son and I and the game warden   August 5th 2017, 3:25 pm

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 What river are you near in the Ozarks? We lived in Hartshorn for several years near Current,and Jacks Fork also fished the Niangua and eleven point.

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PostSubject: Re: my son and I and the game warden   August 5th 2017, 6:07 pm

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 What river are you near in the Ozarks? We lived in Hartshorn for several years near Current,and Jacks Fork also fished the Niangua and eleven point.

Niangua. By Bennett Springs Trout Park, West of Lebanon.

Lived here many years my Son grew up loading and Unloading Canoes and Rafts for Floaters.

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PostSubject: Re: my son and I and the game warden   August 6th 2017, 4:55 pm

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I lived in Fair Grove many years before moving to Hartshorn I have spent a many day fishing at Bennet Spring and floating the Niangua. I dont think I could even get in a canoe anymore without something breaking.
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PostSubject: Re: my son and I and the game warden   Today at 6:48 am

Mark how do you like the Pedersoli Kodiak Safari in .72 cal. ?

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