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ConCrnd_Sprtsmn said:
Steve in PA said:
There is no requirement to carry a drivers license or photo ID when hunting. The law says "provide identification", which could be name, ssn, date of birth, address, etc.

It's the same with polie officers. There is no law that requires the person to carry or produce a drivers license (unless they are operating a motor vehicle) or any type of photo ID. During an investigatory stop, the person would be required to provide identification, such as name, DOB, etc.
Actually, the law says more than "provide identification". It actually says, "to satisfactorily provide positive identification." There is a BIG difference.

****On page 85 of the 2009-2010 Hunting and Trapping Digest:

Identification Required When Hunting: While
afield, in addition to their hunting or furtaker license,
sportsmen are required to have cards or
papers that must be shown to an officer or landowner
upon request to confirm identification and
residency.


Now, I don't know about you... but, a current and valid PA Driver's License or Photo ID does both of those in one single move.

Let's look at your examples:
-- a name is a name and proves neither residency nor that you are the person whose name you have just given to the officer...( not that anyone ever lies to an officer and gives a false name... lol, rotfl). Well, I guess the WCO is just going to escort you out of the woods and to their vehicle, so they can use the radio to verify your information.
-- a SSN (from your mouth to God's ears) means nothing. And, even if you have your SSN card, that does NOT prove residency or that you are even THE owner of the card (there is NO photo or address on the card!). Well, I guess the WCO is just going to escort you out of the woods and to their vehicle, so they can use the radio to verify your information.
-- A date of birth (DOB)? - means nothing out in the middle of the woods, without paper to back it up. And, a DOB does NOT prove that you are a CURRENT resident. Well, I guess the WCO is just going to escort you out of the woods and to their vehicle, so they can use the radio to verify your information.
-- An address? Is that a current address or an old address? Do you have any paperwork to prove that you are currently living there? Do you have any proof that you are/or have been a PA resident for at least 30 days? No? Well, I guess the WCO is just going to escort you out of the woods and to their vehicle, so they can use the radio to verify your information.

{Is anybody catching onto a theme here? Why would you make it more difficult for a WCO to do their job, if it is so easy to comply? Why would you make it harder on yourself? Why make the Officer spend a half hour playing "Twenty Questions" under your treestand during the last good hour, when you could have pulled out a current, valid picture ID and had it over and done with in a few quick seconds? But hey, if you want to make the WCO take you out of the woods, ask a lot of questions and run a background check on you, because you won't carry and produce a simple photo ID, well that's your choice.}


**** Also, According to Title 34 - The Game and Wildlife Code:


Sec. 2711. Unlawful acts concerning licenses.

(a) General rule. - Except as otherwise provided in this title, it is unlawful for any person to:

(1) - (11) etc, etc.

(12) While exercising any of the privileges granted by any license provided for in this title, refuse or fail to satisfactorily provide positive identification to any landowner upon whose land that person may be occupying OR to any officer whose duty it is to enforce this title.

(13) Violate any regulations promulgated under the authority of this subchapter.

(b) Penalties. - A violation of this subchapter relating to:

(1) - (7) etc. , etc.

(8) Any of the other provisions of this subchapter or the regulations promulgated thereunder is a summary offense of the fifth degree.

(c) Separate offenses. - Each day of violation or each illegal act constitutes a separate offense.
BUT, BUT, BUT, WHY Do I have to carry my drivers license with me?
Someone might rob me and steal my license...and if I have my wallet on me, they might also steal my credit card and other things in it....

BUT, BUT, BUT, WHY Can't a WCO just walk back to MY Truck and get the ID if he needs it so bad?
 

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yotehunter74 said:
carry a photocopy of your current license... it does not say that it has to be the current drivers license... just a form of positive ID .... and wouldnt it be easier to carry it with you than to have the WCO ask for it and you have to walk the whole way back to your vehicle.... not to mention it does say "WHILE AFIELD" not "if you feel like it" lol
I think you missed what I was getting out... see the Smirk?

Also, I didn't say ME, I Said HE could walk back to my truck and get it if he wanted it so badly

Again...
 

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fjp110 said:
I think there is a difference that needs to be explored here. Just because Steve may or may not be a cop, just because the law does or does not say you need to carry a license, and just because a WCO can or cannot take you in to custody for not having a license . . . doesn't mean you shouldn't carry one. It makes life easier. You can spend time arguing with a WCO making him miserable in the woods all day about what the laws allows if you want. I carry a photo copy of my driver's license and my concealed carry permit in my holder every time. I would rather hunt then argue with a guy trying to do his job. These WCO's go through enough they don't need an argument about this.


RESPECT RESPECT RESPECT!

You nailed it!!!

Don't matter if they are a WCO or Police Officer!!
 

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Retired Donkey said:
Had a problem years ago with a Game Commissioner. I hate to call them Game Wardens. He checked me and my son,he was 14 at the time asked him for identification. Guess what he wasnt old enough to drive at the time, seems the deputy was upset because he wanted his Birth Certificate. The Game Commissioner that was showing him the ropes. Told him to forget about it.


What the heck are the Commissioners Doing out Enforcing the Law??

I thought all the Game Commissioners did was haggle over what law they wanted changed or what season they wanted changed and sat at the head of meetings and listened to us Hunters Yap about what we want???
 

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Bluetick said:
Had a problem years ago with a Game Commissioner. I hate to call them Game Wardens.
Bluetick...

Yeah, BUT...

1 Commissioners do not go out and Enforce the law... so he should have said... "Game Cop", seeing they were never even Wardens and if he doesn't understand they are not Game Protectors any longer, but Wildlife Conservation Officers...

what I was saying, was exactly the same thing that WCO R.W.J said, but with a hidden way to make 1 think!
 
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