California Fishing License Unbelievable

la vida

Now I love our Prezzz!!!
Jun 28, 2006
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So I go down to get legal yesterday, And to my surprise I have to show my CDL and then its scanned and all my info is up on the screen.

So Any living human can go vote in my country with no I.D.
YOU CAN NOT ASK FOR I.D. TO VOTE.

And us sport folks get tracked by Big Brother.
It just rubbed me the wrong way.

I come from an era of when lots of people thought they were watching us form our new TVs. So may-be I'm just overreacting?


On another subject---

God Bless the U.S. Armed Forces!!!!
Well Done!!!
 

sdfishkiller

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Mar 13, 2005
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Call me stoopid, but you don't have to show ID to vote?

Thought I showed sumting or other?


Still, the best $50.00 you can spend in Cali.
 

la vida

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Jun 28, 2006
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They are not allowed to ask for ID.
Only in my Country.
 

rdrrm8e

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Nov 19, 2003
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No ID to vote in Cali. Period.

Kinda funny....I was 8 mis. offshore in March when I realized I didn't have a license. Picked up the Droid and my wallet and had a license in 10 mins. No shit!
 

la vida

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Jun 28, 2006
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I just looked it up.
The official Ca. web site says you need ID.
Then theres tons of stuff saying no?
At my polling place My wife was going to show her ID and they told her they were not allowed to ask for it??
So?? I'm wrong.
 

la vida

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2strokepoke

nimrod
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dammit danny! 26' skipjack flybridge
its just a sign of things to come. my suggestion is to not be sheep, and become politcally active/aggresive. it gets your point across.
 

bajadog

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Welcome to Mexifornia amigo....
 

la vida

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Jun 28, 2006
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My guess is that with the instance access to all you Bio.
If you have any issue with lets say.
Unpaid court fee's, liens,child support( that I'm fine with) or any other of a long list of things. You will be flagged. Back when when I had court ordered support.
I could not renew my contractor or driver lic. or close an escrow w/o a letter from the court that I was not behind. I WAS NEVER LATE OR BEHIND.
EVER.
 

fishnfool

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It's not new. There has always been a requirement to show ID. It's called proof of residency and everyone in the state over the age of 16 is required to have one. Picture ID. A lot of places never followed the law in that regard. You weren't supposed to be able to buy blank licenses either but plenty of people would sell them anyway. It was/is illegal to do so as a licensing agent. Now it is impossible to do, and there is an electronic record of everyone that buys a license. Big Brother? Yep. (Three days after I turned 50 I got my first AARP solicitation in the mail. I didn't pre-register for AARP). Nothing new just being enforced. How do you suppose they differentiate between resident and non-resident licensing fees? Anyone that doesn't want to provide picture ID is hiding something or extremely paranoid. LOL You also can't use a P.O. box as an address. It can be your mailing address but not your residence even if that is what it says on your driver's license...also not a new rule but now you cannot fudge the system. No more blank licenses to stow away for your once in a while buddy that doesn't want to buy a license but can fill out real quick if it looks like you might get checked. Oh yeah...also not a new rule.

What is new? You can buy your license online in the comfort of your own home. You can get a duplicate license, (under 10 bucks), without providing the copy that you never seperated from your license in case you lost it instead of having to drop another 50 bucks. If you hunt you can get your license and permits/tags all in one stop. You can buy a license as a gift but the recipient must come in to show proof of residency, (covered above). The new licenses are waterproof and tear proof. They are thermal paper so no heating above 130 degress. Can't laminate it with heat, or leave it in the dash of your car or boat on a hot summer day or it will turn black, and you will have to pay for a duplicate. Wallet, tackle box, glove compartment all ok. Lobster report cards are there feet long...major pain in the ass.

Some good, some bad changes. Pretty much the same as far as requirements go. Quit bitchin' and go fishin'. BAAAAAAA! LOL
 

LuckyTom

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its just a sign of things to come. my suggestion is to not be sheep, and become politcally active/aggresive. it gets your point across.
Ditto...You only need to varify your adress that is on the voter registrars' sheet at the poling place and then sign next to it! Yes, illeagle folks register in front of supermarkets, ect. , and get accepted to vote ALL the time, and they do affect elections in this country! HELLO...(Loretta Sanchez, Gil Zedillo, Antonio Villarigosa, on and on..) and more candidates, have been elected with the help of muhados....Also, if more people were awake and involved we would'nt have such a shitty and disfunctional fish and game dept. in this state! Wake up people ....take back your country from these fools!
 

Ol'DirtyBastard

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Here is another positive. If you bought a license but for some reason don't have it on you, they can run your driver's license to see if you have a license and if you just forgot to bring it the fine is much less then if you don't have one altogether. Depending on the agent you run into he/she may or may not write you a ticket at all.
 

Swarthy Dago

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Take that driver's license and rub it over a powerful electro magnet. Our DL's have alot of info on them. Like who your gramma slept with. Wipe it clean. "gee officer, I just use what the state gave me".
 

plj46

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Jan 7, 2008
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Here is another positive. If you bought a license but for some reason don't have it on you, they can run your driver's license to see if you have a license and if you just forgot to bring it the fine is much less then if you don't have one altogether. Depending on the agent you run into he/she may or may not write you a ticket at all.
I seriously doubt the warden is gonna run your drivers license to check if you have a fishing license,if you dont have a fishing license in your possesion your gonna get a ticket.
 

gecsr1

28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"
Jul 15, 2005
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Sounds Like to me . Just something else to complain about here on BD

Fishing is a privilege....

Good Luck................So are you legal now....?
 

Sluester

I kill stuff
Jul 22, 2003
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Kevin is right.

They have to get the information off it anyway......
Your Name
Your Address
Your Driver License number
What you call yourself M/F
Weight
Height
DOB

What's the difference?
I always show my license when I vote, they use to ask for it, now they don't? I show it anyway.
 

narcrew

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Apr 18, 2011
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I seriously doubt the warden is gonna run your drivers license to check if you have a fishing license,if you dont have a fishing license in your possesion your gonna get a ticket.


actually they do run you licence. have had it done already. plus every other state in america was on this kind of system for a few years now. i am suprised california didnt do it long time ago.
because it makes it easier on the fisherman/ law enforcment no way to fordge or lose it now. plus its water proof if you do carry it.

and there is no fine for not haveing your licence when i got stop fish and game told me that as long as it showed up in the computer i was good and they didnt ticket me when i was in the computer.