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Old 02-18-2018, 08:21 PM   #1
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When you guys go out varmit hunting at night, do you give the local game warden a courtesy heads up or no? I'm wanting to get into the game but at the same time want to make sure I do it right.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:23 PM   #2
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Sometimes I do sometimes I don’t.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:24 PM   #3
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Never. Do you call the cops when you're going to drive?
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:27 PM   #4
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:28 PM   #5
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Yeah give them something to do
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:29 PM   #6
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Several of these threads have been started lately. I've been in the no call camp but the outdoor annual does ask for a courtesy call.

Artificial light
Artificial light of any form that casts or reflects a beam of light onto or otherwise illuminates a game animal or bird may not be used as an aid to hunt, except battery-powered scoping devices that project a light or dot only inside the scope; pin sight lights on archery equipment; or laser sighting devices used by legally blind hunters, or hunters who have a documented permanent physical disability that prevents them from using traditional firearm sighting devices.

Non-protected nongame animals and fur-bearing animals may be hunted at night with the aid of an artificial light on private property. If hunting at night, please make a courtesy telephone call to your local game warden.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:32 PM   #7
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Several of these threads have been started lately. I've been in the no call camp but the outdoor annual does ask for a courtesy call.

Artificial light
Artificial light of any form that casts or reflects a beam of light onto or otherwise illuminates a game animal or bird may not be used as an aid to hunt, except battery-powered scoping devices that project a light or dot only inside the scope; pin sight lights on archery equipment; or laser sighting devices used by legally blind hunters, or hunters who have a documented permanent physical disability that prevents them from using traditional firearm sighting devices.

Non-protected nongame animals and fur-bearing animals may be hunted at night with the aid of an artificial light on private property. If hunting at night, please make a courtesy telephone call to your local game warden.
Yep, read that today which is why I ask.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:43 PM   #8
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Been doing the courtesy call for years, it saves the wardens time from watching you so they can check out all the other non-callers, also saves you an interruption in your hunting when the warden does pull you over to go through your vehicle, boxes, etc..
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:47 PM   #9
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We used too when I hunted the panhandle area. Especially when we were doing a barmint contest. The GW would always tell us thanks for the heads up and never bothered us. He would always say thanks for the heads up so he didn't have to investigate us if he got a call or saw our light. It also developed a decent relationship with him.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:12 PM   #10
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I met and asked my local GW and he gave me his number and said to call/text him when I planned to hunt at night.

I don't call or text him though for two reasons. One is I'm in a spot where it's very doubtful anyone would hear and call in the shots. I've shot many many times over the last two years and GW never stopped by so I assume no one has ever heard/called. Two is I don't shoot but maybe once every 3-4 trips out and I was hunting at night 2 nights every week so that would be a lot of texts.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:24 PM   #11
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When I'm on my place, no. When I'm on someone else's place, yes.

Three weeks ago Friday night it sounded like the OK Corral on my place. No problems.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:27 PM   #12
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We always do, figure it doesnít hurt to have a little courtesy for the GW.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:03 PM   #13
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I think our place is big enough to not call ... 3400 acres, closest neighbor probably won't even hear the shot. if a warden wants to come pay a visit then by all means, come on... can't hurt when you're doing everything by the book
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:17 PM   #14
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Ive tried in the past but i never get an answer so i dont bother anymore.
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