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BEAR Driving and license

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According to a local Officer you have to have a valid Bear license to even drive for bear. I have always heard different, but when I looked in the regs, it states "Anyone participating in a bear hunt Must have a current Bear license. Anyone if this is true?
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According to a local Officer you have to have a valid Bear license to even drive for bear. I have always heard different, but when I looked in the regs, it states "Anyone participating in a bear hunt Must have a current Bear license. Anyone if this is true?
Correct.
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So you do need one then?
Yes, if you are "participating" in the hunt. "Participating" can be construed to include many activities involved in hunting.
搂 143.68. Carrying the license.

. . . how does this square with the exceptions to a license found in the Act under 2701.c ???????
Timber, The original question was about driving for bear. I interpreted the question to mean does a person need a bear license if he is only driving for bear, and not possessing a firearm. Acting as a driver requires a bear license.

If a person is not possessing a firearm, and is within sight & hearing distance of a licensed hunter, and meets all other 2701(C) exceptions, then he wouldn't need the bear license.

However, this hypothetical situation could be very problematic for a "bear driving" situation where sight & hearing distances may not be continuously met, and then would create an unlawful situation.
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