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    us
    Nov 2007
    North GA
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    Fish and Wildlife attitude

    A day of river detecting was ruined today by a DNR agent that was ignorant about GA law concerning MDing. After pulling me out of the water and making a huge scene in front of my kids and others saying I did not own the land that I had no right to be there detecting, he was informed by someone on the phone that I was allowed to be there. He then read the same law I told him about to start with back to me as if I didn't know.
    The rest of the day was spent being harassed by city police and county sheriff deputies looking for someone digging huge holes in the county park. No doubt this was called in by the shamed DNR guy because I was in the river and did not detect at all on land. I guess what bothered me the most was all this took place with him wearing bullet proof vest and military style getup. Why is that needed to harass fisherman and people metal detecting and other criminal outlaw activities that a Fish and Wildlife agent may come across. What has happened to our country?
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    Ouch. Bummer This kind of stuff is exactly why 90% of my hunting nowadays, is done at night. So peaceful. So serene

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    us
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    What if that Agent stumbles upon a "grow"? That vest might allow him enough time to call for back-up. 100 more other reasons possible too.

    Don't flatter yourself thinking he's all dressed up to play just for you.

    And now he knows the law himself.
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    us
    Nov 2007
    North GA
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    The majority of their time is spent on public shorelines checking for fishing license to generate income. Maybe my next trip out MDing I should go in military gear and loaded for bear. you never know when I might stumble across a grow field.
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    us
    Nov 2007
    North GA
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    need to educate myself so I can do this.

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    It's amazing how many cops are ignorant about the laws they are tasked with enforcing. Even worse? The ones who play congress and make it up as they go along.
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    Cops are allowed to make mistakes but YOU are not!
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    Sir

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    It sounds like this bully and thug is also a Loser. Sorry for you.

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    us
    Sgt Retired

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    the equipment is now standard for those folks so I don't see the issue with that, but being unprofessional in front of a citizen and their family is a different matter, he should have known better. What I do is print out the legal info for the state county or local jurisdiction that I am hunting in and keep it in my wallet. I'm not saying keep em in there all the time, just for the places you are going on that hunt. Saves a lot of time when you can show them instead of telling. Most of the times me words no work good (that's what my wife says but I still love her) so it's best to have something in writing with the laws and statutes so they can read it and go suck an egg. Sometimes when an officer is working a natural resources gig, it's easy to get emotional about that park or the culture of the area they work in, still he shouldn't have been a dick and tried to get his buddies to harass you. Passion is what protects our sport and our natural areas. Just being objective, no disrespect to you, I'm sorry that happened.

    Also, did he have a mustache? I have a theory about law enforcement folks with mustaches.
    Last edited by P.ALLEN; Jun 19, 2017 at 12:36 PM.
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