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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Camp rosster

Reading another thread on here made me wonder about the history of the posted camp rossters. Why were they required and how have the laws changed over the years.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 12:02 AM
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Re: Camp rosster

Used to be if you had more than five guys, you had to post it and leave it up for 30 days. Not sure why or how it is now.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 01:21 AM
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The same as it ever was...

Permanent Camp Rosters: If fi ve or more persons hunt together from a
permanent camp and cooperate to drive deer or bears, they must maintain
a roster in duplicate. A copy must be carried by the drive leader and the
other posted at the headquarters for 30 days following close of season.
Roster must include license year, name of camp or party, location, township,
county, name of each member, all required hunting license numbers,
date of arrival and departure, fi rearm caliber, game harvested, including
sex, date, weight and number of points if applicable

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 03:36 AM
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Re: Camp rosster

From what I was told the number 25 was derived from the maximum number of members allowed in a state forest lease cabin, which is 25 also. Makes sense, other than that it's been the same as far as I know since it was started. We have kept almost every one, or if legible makes great debate silencers during after supper arguments at camp!

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 04:17 AM
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Re: Camp rosster

The bill was just passed removing the rooster.

In the coming hunting season it will be a thing of the past.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 10:01 AM
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Re: Camp rosster

Seemed that unless you were hunting as a directed group it didn't matter but if it is a thing of the past so be it. We had a lot of guys in camp and only used when we bear hunted as a group.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 12:50 PM
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Man all the people who holler bout tradition should be upset!!!!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 01:52 PM
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Re: Camp rosster

We never put on drives from our camp, but we always kept a roster. We had them all the way back to when the camp started in 1970. As the camp slowly dissolved, unfortunately the historical rosters disappeared. Probably thrown out.

I used to love to go back through them and read the names, the rifle they hunted with and what they harvested. The later ones I was there for, and it brought back some great memories. I hate that those rosters are gone now....
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