Andrew Hughan Talks to Sierra Wave Media

 

Photo by Charles James

Photo by Charles James

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife held an angler and hunter checkpoint again this year, taking place Monday south of Bishop at the truck scales.

CDFW officers stopped vehicles southbound on US Highway 395 and asked if they’d been fishing or hunting. Those that had were asked to show their catches to officers.

CDFW Public Information Officer Andrew Hughan talked to Sierra Wave Media about the
checkpoint.

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RAM
RAM
8 years ago

Happy Cinco De Drinko lets get drunk and have a costume party!

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
8 years ago

benett,i disagree with you as usueal,lets agree to disagree

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
8 years ago

its illegal to be an illegal,lets quit being so friggin liberal and have an opinion,if you don’t like Hispanics,its probably drawn from a observation or personal experience,its o.k. to have a personal opinion or view on situations,as a legal citizen, I enjoy these rights,my family has fought for them.the easy… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago

Intelligent consideration of issues does not equal “soft and flowery”. Benett Kessler

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
8 years ago

Yes, it is “illegal to be an illegal”. But why is the derogatory term “illegal” only used when referring to undocumented immigrants and not used when referring to those who knowingly hire them illegally? Aren’t employers who hire undocumented workers “illegals” as well? Aren’t we just being “soft and flowery”… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago

Charles, You’ve hit the bullseye. The reason “illegals” come to the U.S. is to work — mostly. If those that hired illegals were the target for enforcement and given harsh penalties for doing so, they would at least reduce the number of illegals they hire and the reason for illegals… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Ken…..ANOTHER reason “illegals” come…and stay… in the United States is because they are WILLING to work the jobs so many here in the U.S. either feel they’re too good to do,to lazy to do,or thinking they’re not getting paid enough to do…..If all the “illegals” left,lots of people would better… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne: First off, the unskilled low wage workers are not earning a decent living. A person working for the minimum wage in California is making about $16,000 a year for a 40 hour week before taxes. And most employers will keep low wage workers below 30 hours a week to… Read more »

johneliot
johneliot
8 years ago

Wow! This topic kinda birdwalked.

johneliot
johneliot
8 years ago

Do you feel the same way about DUI checkpoints?

RAM
RAM
8 years ago
Reply to  johneliot

I have no problem with DUI checkpoints my only complaint is they should use the opportunity to round up the illegals an deport them. It’s not my problem their Country is so bad they want to come here illegally. My friend just got her citizenship a few weeks ago, she… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  RAM

I don’t know, but I do know several Hispanics and two Russians who have had a helluva time. Our immigration law is tough to navigate and expensive. “Illegals” are people and deserve consideration. I know one case in particular where INS came to Inyo County and deported a man and… Read more »

RAM
RAM
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

I’m married to a Hispanic women who also immigrated here legally. And yes we both have issues with those that have no plans to follow the current path to legal immigration. Those that come here and demand citizenship without even attempting the legal avenue should be deported. Perhaps the Hispanics… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  RAM

The Russians finally did. The Hispanic couple have remained deported. BK

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

It’s probably a disadvantage to be an illegal alien when applying for a residence permit. If your friends were deported, maybe they shouldn’t have come here illegally. Illegals by definition are breaking the law of the land. And they are not citizens until they are naturalized or given resident status.… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

The question is what to do about this. If there were the political will, a workable system could be put in place. I’m suggesting hate and self-righteousness are not good methods. As for my friends, they tried for ten years to get legal status and spent thousands of dollars going… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

“I’m suggesting hate and self-righteousness are not good methods. — BK”

A person who is breaking the law is not a hate crime victim when he is caught and is subject to the consequences of his actions. And observing simple fact is not self-righteousness.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

I guess I didn’t express myself very well. What I mean is it’s not enough to say they broke the law. The overwhelming 11 million illegals screams out that a solution other than a border wall and a law is needed. BK

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Benett, There are 8 billion people on this planet. 3 billion of them don’t even have clean water to drink. There’s probably more than 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S. What if we had 100 million? 100 million immigrants and refugees wouldn’t even dent the real needs of billions… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

We don’t have 100 million immigrants. You made my point which is we need effective immigration law which we currently do not have. Congress has failed to move forward with reform. No one is denying the need for law. I’m suggesting we consider the reality of what is happening to… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago
Reply to  RAM

RAM, and it wasn’t the Natives problem that the King and the terrible situations overseas drove all the Europeans over here, Your immigration logic is as right winger as it gets… I recommend “Border Town” it’s a new documentary series on AL Jazeera America that goes into dept with 6… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago

Oops it’s “Borderland” Check the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsy6W8rxeK4

RAM
RAM
8 years ago

I’m well aware I’m a right winger 😉 Thanks for the link. Boarder Town looks interesting I’ll be sure to check it out.

Reality Check
Reality Check
8 years ago

AL Jazeera, America’s most trusted news source (sic)

Bemused
Bemused
8 years ago
Reply to  Reality Check

Al Jazeera is, in fact, a superior news source.

Fox, on the other hand, isn’t even news…

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago
Reply to  Reality Check

This is for Steve: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera The original Al Jazeera channel’s willingness to broadcast dissenting views, for example on call-in shows, created controversies in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. The station gained worldwide attention following the outbreak of war in Afghanistan, when it was the only channel to cover… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  johneliot

John, no I don’t feel the same way about DUI check points. At least DUI check points crap all over our civil rights in the name of public safety. Fish and Game is just doing it because they can get away with it. Hope I answered your question. There are… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble….One way to “cut back” on DUI drivers,as you say to “keep it legal”….in your eyes….is to prosecute them AFTER they kill someone.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Im glad they call this dude a public info officier, because he sure does little for public relations. Pulling law obeying tourist over in search of a rare few bad apples is simply wrong! don’t care how you spin it!

andy
andy
8 years ago

It sounds weak minded and unconstitutional to me, and a lack of trust in common fisherman! whats next? background checks for overpriced fishing licsenses.

RAM
RAM
8 years ago
Reply to  andy

My Crowley Lake fishing buddies use to tell me if you’re not cheating you’re not trying 😉

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  RAM

RAM……Then,you and your “fishing buddies” are the reason they have to have these check-points…..

RAM
RAM
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Really? How is a road block South of Bishop going to catch me cheating when I drive a mile to Crowley lake and I always catch and release?

RAM
RAM
8 years ago

I refuse to give them the satisfaction so I have quite fishing in California.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

When the hunter becomes the hunted! !why don’t they try handing out fliers before they go fishing? ever try to read the regulations?It takes an hour to figure out each area.

wertyu
wertyu
8 years ago

What happened to Saturday and Sunday checkpoints?. Maybe a random day and afternoon one Friday would due better? A dozen wardens and 60 mornings with 60 citations, not counting the checkpoint. Sure does not sound like any proactive, productive planning on the DF&G’s part, nor cost efficient. Perhaps the planning… Read more »