CDFW checkpoint Sunday north of Bridgeport

CDFW press release
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be conducting a wildlife checkpoint operation in the Eastern Sierra in early May to promote safety, education and compliance with laws and regulations.
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CDFW wildlife officers will be conducting the inspection on northbound Highway 395, north of Bridgeport, on Sunday, May 1 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting.
The wildlife checkpoint is being conducted to protect and conserve fish and wildlife, and to encourage safety and sportsmanship by promoting voluntary compliance with laws, rules and regulations through education, preventative patrol and enforcement.
All anglers and hunters will be required to stop and submit to an inspection. CDFW officers and Natural Resource Volunteers will also be providing informative literature about the invasive Quagga Mussel and New Zealand Mudsnail.
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Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodation to participate in public meetings or other CDFW activities are invited to contact the department’s Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator Melissa Carlin at (916) 651-1214 or [email protected].
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Presto
Presto
6 years ago

This checkpoint is un constitutional. It violates the 4th amendment. We’re living in a Police State.
Unreasonable Search and seizure without probable cause. Guarantee a motorist will inform the officer of this and they will proceed without being searched.

Know your rights, be respectful.

Bob
Bob
6 years ago
Reply to  Presto

Tell them you haven’t been fishing or hunting and ask if you are free to go. They’ll say “thank you and have a nice day”. If your hammered drunk they’re probably going to ask you to step out of the vehicle. I really don’t have a problem with it. I… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

There ya go Bob, give up all your civil rights and liberties to catch a guy trying to feed his family, running from a communist contry.

Bob
Bob
6 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

The check point is proof we’ve already given up or civil rights.

What communist Country?

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Poland.

mountain watchdog
mountain watchdog
6 years ago

Today our Mexican brothers and sisters are celebrating Cinco de Mayo. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, I say God bless all of them. Some of the most polite people on the planet… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
6 years ago

Mexicans DO NOT celebrate Cinco De Mayo, not like Americans do anyway; it’s an American holiday and is pretty much just a reason for Americans to drink.

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

Next you’ll be telling me the Irish go to churcjh on St. Patrick’s Day.

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

The illegals I know tell me they don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico.. People that come here illegally have no reason to follow our laws once they’re here. I see it every day in business. They have no problem running a out of compliance FM radio station. How would… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Bob…Be careful saying “the illegals I know…..”……the right-wing loonies are gonna post and say how “un-American and part of the problem” you are if you happen to know illegals and don’t make a big deal out of it by trying to turn them in to Law Enforcement,trying to get them… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Low,

Just tell them everyone in town would be in jail or court if we were required to report all crimes we have knowledge of.

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

@Bob,
You see it every day in business? Maybe you should discuss it with those who are illegally employing them. The employees are just trying to provide for their families. It’s the illegal employers who are making it attractive for them to come here looking for work.

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

Charles O.Jones…..and it’s kinda funny how the right-wing business owners oppose the illegals being here and working here….untill it benefits them and their low-paying wages…then it seems to be O.K….funny how that works,isn’t it ?

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

It’s not my job to enforce the laws of the land.

It’s law enforcement’s. So if they’re not going arrest or cite those here illegally why should I give a damn about some stupid little fish?

Tell hell with all the laws!

kwak
kwak
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

bob . . . your simple-minded classification of people based on what you assume about their citizenship, and based on your simplistic misunderstanding of immigration laws, combined with your belligerent dismissal of anything you find annoying, makes you a far worse citizen than most of those people you would try… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Bob…..You sound like an angry old man….like those that are ruining this Country,and are on their way out and away,in more ways than one.and a better place when they’re finally gone….with your point of view….a suggestion….move…for sure,out of this area,where most here are outdoor people and enjoy the “stupid little… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

kwak……WOW !!!…..great post !!!

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Lower, I don’t think Bob was being totally serious. I think he’s trying to point out some of the ripple effects we all face with our broken imagration policies.Besides, he’s probally half right.

antoniolupi
antoniolupi
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

“Competition” implies competence. If a bunch of illegal immigrants start doing better reporting on issues of local concern, I think they’d be earning our business. The same probably applies in a couple other scenarios, too.

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

sugarmagnolia……And because the big high priced priced restaurants and hotels,even the chain-business’,owned by billionaires, can keep the wages low on their illegal employees and continue to serve Elvis ,Marilyn Monroe and JFK when they patronize their business’.

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago

I agree Sugar, if you want to stop the illegals from working here, prosicute the people that pay them illegally.

Bob
Bob
6 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

well then I’m glad they built a new court house in Mammoth because there’s a lot of people within TOML that need to stand in front of the judge.

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

You got me on that one Bob.

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

If the gov but the same effort towards illegal immigration as DFW does protecting a stupid little stocked invasasive species or Country would be much better place.

sugarmagnolia
sugarmagnolia
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

can’t you people figure out that the government wants the illegals here? Both parties do…because they serve big business and the rich, who want the cheap labor.

Tinner
Tinner
6 years ago
Reply to  sugarmagnolia

Ask any construction industry or service industry business owner, small or “big”, where their business would be without illegals or the Mexican work force? They serve all of us, you couldn’t get a cheeseburger in Bishop or Mammoth if it weren’t for them. Who would be cleaning all the motel… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

Tinner….LOVE IT !!!!!!….so true…..

Mono Person
Mono Person
6 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

Tinner, you nailed it!

Bob
Bob
6 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

I don’t buy it. Just another excuse for breaking our laws.

The real reason is greed.

Mountain Watchdog
Mountain Watchdog
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Bob – Do you really think the government is going to start knocking on doors shouting: ( like Rolfe from the Sound of Music) “SHOW ME DER PAPERS!” Neighbors blowing the whistle on their neighbors, support the building of a Berlin Wall (that Donald Trump says Mexico will be paying… Read more »

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

Times and people change. Look at Europe. The Statue of Liberty is history, but since we are taking down confederate flags why not take down the Statue of Liberty too? We could make it part of the wall. I suggest putting up right next to the big beautiful door Trump… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

…All a mute point….cause trump has about as much chance of becoming President as I have running the Boston marathon and finishing in 1st place at the age of 62….the good thing about his “reality-show” run is,it has exposed that we do need a third party candidate from here on… Read more »

Bob
Bob
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

How did Clinton’s net worth get to 200 million.

someone help me out

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Lower, I’d say Trump has a great chance at winning. At least the second best chance.

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Well Bob, Both the Clinton and Bush families are good at getting questionable loans an having the taxpayers pick up the losses when they default. Remember whitewater and the savings and loan scandals. It’s a lot easier to make money when you don’t pay your debt and still take the… Read more »

Bob
Bob
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Questionable loans: I agree and that’s just another reason why I don’t want any more Bush’s or Clinton’s in the White House.

Hans
Hans
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

“How did Clinton’s net worth get to 200 million. someone help me out” So you’ve figured out how to comment on a website but you can’t use Google? It took less than ten seconds to find out that the Clinton’s income between 2000 and 2008 was $109 million. Why? Best-selling… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Hans…I’m sure Bob is trying to mimic FOX NEWS and donald trump and saying the Clintons either stole,ripped off the tax-payers or embezzled the money they have…

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

,,,1776 :……things are a LOT different than how they were in “1776”…..now on HWY 395 you have dope runners,poachers,speeders,drunk drivers,fishermen with 75 trout in their ice chests….wanted felons..people driving without a license,without insurance, driving under the influence of drugs…if your not doing anything wrong or stupid,you got nothing to worry… Read more »

1776
1776
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Low-Inyo, your thinking is simply stunning. You would make Vidkun Quisling very proud!

Check out Gavin Newson’s latest assault on your rights.

Know your history. They always take away your rights “for your own good”. Of course the government knows best.

What makes this incredible is it is for fish.

sugarmagnolia
sugarmagnolia
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

LOW INYO, I can’t believe you could possibly be that un-american. Stand up for our country ….believe in our founding fathers and the constitution. Don’t let fear allow you to throw your morals out the window.

Rick OB
Rick OB
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Low man… I have nothing to hide and have a valid license, insurance, registration. I was camping for a week with 2 friends in Nevada and when we left our campsite for the trip home ,the only thing in our cooler was a few soda’s and hotdogs. When we packed… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  Rick OB

Rick OB…..Not accusing you of not abiding by the rules…..your local…..as far as not catching 75 fish in one day,when I tried to get the guys busted in Tom’s Place-Tuff Campground,EVERY cast for 20 minutes…..3 guys,they had a fish….and one time in Oregon at Detroit Lake,I knew a guy that… Read more »

1776
1776
6 years ago

I don’t see how this can possibly be legal under the Constitution. Reasonable Suspicion is needed to detain a vehicle and Probable Cause is needed to search a vehicle. Ben Franklin said it best: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

I think this is a GREAT idea…many SoCalers (which is surprising why the article states check-point “north’ of Bridgeport) come up here and do as they please,including poaching wildlife and over-limiting on trout,especially on opening week-end.I can remember one time a few years back,at Tuff Campground-Tom’s Place,I witnessed a truckfull… Read more »

Bridgeport local
Bridgeport local
6 years ago

Perfect, just what we need. more violations of our rights. “Will be required to stop and submit to an inspection”. Even though I am doing nothing wrong, I will still have my vehicle searched. What an absolute joke.

sugarmagnolia
sugarmagnolia
6 years ago

I’m not sure how they’ll do it, but the article says ‘anglers and hunters are required to stop’. That means if you weren’t fishing or hunting you DO NOT HAVE TO STOP. I have to assume they will have a message sign directing those people to pull over into the… Read more »

tourbillon
tourbillon
6 years ago
Reply to  sugarmagnolia

“When you buy your hunting or fishing tags you agree to be stopped for inspection.” Yup, that’s pretty much the stock answer isn’t it? In other words, when Americans attempt to exercise the rights for which they pay user fees, they agree to relinquish their rights. Let me give you… Read more »