Fish and Wildlife checkpoint on Monday

– CDFW press release

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be conducting a wildlife checkpoint operation in in the Eastern Sierra in late April to promote safety, education and compliance with laws and regulations.

CDFW wildlife officers will be conducting the inspection on westbound Highway 108, north of Bridgeport, on Monday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 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 will also be providing informative literature about the invasive quagga mussel and New Zealand Mudsnail.


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17 Responses to Fish and Wildlife checkpoint on Monday

  1. biggame April 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    low inyo- yes i have. even tho i have lived all of my life here, and my family has been here for generations, i have considered moving else where. Love the country, love most the people, but the politics ……..well all i will say is i have both seen and experienced what i once believed only happened in the movies or was something of the past.

  2. Low-Inyo April 30, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    biggame….Some of what you said there,don’t know what your talking about….complain about the dust ?….what my neighbors are doing ?….I have GREAT neighbors on both sides…and as far as washing my truck on my property…first time the truck has been washed since December of last year….can you say that ? Where I used to live,I hated everything about it.The people,the job I had,how I was being treated,LE was really tough up there,a lot worse than around here.I was told by authorities I couldn’t park or live in my trailer on private property,even though the land owner said I could.What I did,instead of whining about it I packed up and left,and moved here.Whining wouldn’t have done any good.Moving away was a simple fix to the problems.

  3. biggame April 30, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    on that same note low inyo.. you moved to Lone Pine and complain about the dust and what the neibor does on his property? You think all drug offenders should be jailed, regardless of the financial impact it has, and at the same time you admit that you would not employ a drug offender=repeat offenders. You have no tolerance when it comes to theft of (your) personal property, but you think its ok for a group to stop someone else from auctioning their personal property. You expect everyone else to obide by the laws yet you publicly admit that after witnessing the operation of the car wash, that you went home and washed your vehicle paying no regard to the restrictions. You contradict every thing you say.

  4. Low-Inyo April 29, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

    …biggame….If you can’t make a living or able to operate a business with a profit up here,as well as feeling the authorities in Inyo and Mono Counties are violating your rights……have you ever considered moving somewhere else ?

  5. biggame April 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    not only are our rights violated. the whole advertisement defeats the purpose. Those who exceet the legal limit and smuggle fish know there is a check point and therefor will more than likely take an alternate route to avoid being caught. The rest of us will end up waiting in line to be interogated. its ridiculous. this valley has always depended on tourism. politics not drought, have drained the lakes, DFW does not plant fish as they are required to, and the CHP and DFW both conduct checkpoints. How do You expect people to earn a living or operate a business? Not everyone has trust funds or is eligable to collect social security.

  6. biggame April 29, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

    wow low inyo did i offend you by saying our rights are being violated? They are. You are ok with that? I am not. Do not judge me or assume you know anything about me.

  7. biggame April 29, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    Its not about being afraid. Its about being harrassed and the unjust search and seizure without probable cause. It is a form of entraptment, a violation of our civil rights and should not be tolerated. Whats the matter with all you people and why are so many people accepting of this misconduct. Yes, people should obey the laws, including the authorities. Enforce the laws without violating our rights.

    • Low-Inyo April 29, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

      biggame….Time to maybe put up or shut up….Maybe what you should do is set an example….CDFW usually announces when and where they conduct these checkpoints in advance.What you should maybe do,to set an example for all us “accepting to have our rights trampled on ” sissies is voluntarily go to one of these checkpoints,and then either refuse to let the officers search your vehicle…or better yet,when you get to the area,refuse to stop when they motion you to pull in.And see where it gets you.Why do I get the idea your also one to probably say the liberals and Democrats,mainly President Obama, is doing everything they can to trample on our rights,once again,trying to take away our second Amendment rights by doing everything in their power to take everyone’s guns away,making it impossible for you and others to hunt….”biggame”….with their AR-15’s and fully automatic rifles.

  8. Rick O'Brien April 28, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

    I hear your plight, Tinner. I too, have witnessed (we all have) some very frustrating behavior by trailer-trash while fishing in the Eastern Sierra . I always return to my truck or camp with the rear portion of my fishing vest filled with cans and bottles, instead of fish (C&R) It’s all we can do, but…next time if it’s not too far, pick it up yourself , follow the shi#heads back to their car, and dump it at their feet ! If they are not shamed into admitting their ignorance and totally unacceptable behavior, you might have to pick it up yourself a second time, but your point will have been made . This happened to me in Santa Monica a month ago. There are shi#-heads everywhere !

  9. Trouble April 27, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

    Tinner, stop fishing in the L.A. River!

  10. Tinner April 27, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

    Hmm, what is everyone afraid of?
    Most fisherman follow the rules and regulations but not all.
    I don’t fish like I used to partially because I don’t want to be compared to one of those littering, driving their big tough 4X4 trucks where they shouldn’t, taking more than their limit, greedy fools who do. But mostly because I cant keep my mouth shut when I witness them walk away from their fishing spot and leave their garbage or when they troll/anchor their little motor boats within casting distance of the shore with no concern for those fishing from shore. In the past I’ve tied on a big heavy lure that I never used and cast at and into their boats. That usually got their attention.
    The last time I fished I got into it with a guy because he was about to hit my 13 yr old dog with his fishing pole because my grey in the face, obviously a senior dog approached his dog, hobbling, smiling with a his big happy tongue hanging out of his mouth. My dog was not on a leash but neither was his, and yet he yelled at me to put my dog on a leash. The mans toddler daughter had even befriended my dog prior to this exchange. Wow, I thought. Luckily my dog recognized him as an idiot and returned to my side. This guy and his family then cleaned their fish there on the shore leaving the guts, justifying it by saying “the other fish will clean it up” and then they left and failed to pick up their garbage…beer cans, coke cans, fast food wrappers, power bait jars. My dog even looked at me as if were asking me, “are they just gonna leave that ***t there?” Worst part about that was the parents were teaching their kids to do the same thing.
    So unfortunately CDFW has to be there to educate some of these fishermen and women, because some don’t know and some don’t care to know. Somebody has to do it, some of those who break laws will not listen anyone but law enforcement. I cannot without yelling and cursing, not with adults anyway.
    Ever heard the term “trailer trash”? I bet of all our visitors the fishing visitors are more likely to live in trailers than any other group of visitors. I can say that because yes, I live in a trailer too, crazy enough.

    • Ken Warner April 29, 2015 at 8:04 am #

      But we have a tourist economy. We need the people you describe to buy sandwiches and trinkets. What’s a little trash? Think of the money….

  11. MJA April 27, 2015 at 8:01 am #

    Shouldn’t they be called the Fish and Wild Death Department? =

  12. Trouble April 25, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

    I guess they use public safety as their excuse to for this check point? A guy can’t even go legally fishing without getting harassed anymore.

    • John April 27, 2015 at 7:19 am #

      Exactly why I don’t fish in California anymore, I refuse to support such abuse.

  13. Tourbillon April 25, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

    So CDFW is promoting safety, education and compliance with laws and regulations by way of demanding that EVERYONE be required to stop and submit to an inspection.

    i like it. As Tom Friedman has observed, if only we could be China for a day! And so we will be! Right here in Mono County! How cool is that?

    • sugarmagnolia April 28, 2015 at 9:11 pm #

      according to the article, only fisherman and hunters are required to stop, so if I’m just travelling through, I would not be stopped. I wonder how they do this? a sign saying pull over if you’re a fisherman or hunter?


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