While driving an autmobile traffic officers are not allowed, in most cases, to stop you and demand your papers just because you are driving. Why then can DNR officers demand to see your papers just because you are fishing? Both types of officers are licensed by the state and so are fishing and driving state licensed. Yet traffic police seem in most cases to respect the 4th ammendment in that they must witness something susupicious, probale cause, to make a stop and demand papers. Of course this is not true when DUI road blocks are set up and the constitution is essentially ignored for the greater good. Like when Japanese Amercan citizens were sent to concentration camps during WW2.
Is there something susupicious about fishing? When we cast a line into the water do we lose a portion of our constitutional rites? Doesn't the 4th ammendment to the constitution apply to all branches of goverment? Which activity, fishing or driving, has the highest potential for citizen harm? I'm pretty sure it's driving.