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Old 11-10-2008, 11:06 PM
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Has anybody been hassled for "offroading in sensitive areas"?

Pull up a stump and let me tell you a little story.

I was fishing up at Browne Lake up by McCullough a few weeks ago, and on the way out got stopped by a CO about 2km from hwy 33. My truck had some week old mud on it that was mostly washed off by rain, with a little bit of mud puddle splash up the side cuz the tires stick out a bit. This guy was quite a dick. He repeatedly asked me if I was "4x4ing off road", to which I repeatedly replied no, then he threw in the "sensitive areas" term, then mentioned twice that I can be fined "$575 on the spot". I figured "on the spot" meant that he had to SEE ME IN THE SENSITIVE SPOT, not just assume that the mud came from somewhere considered sensitive. After he finally let up on that, he saw my hound in the back seat, and went off on me having firearms in the truck, which of course I didn't. Asked me 3 times about firearms. And this was all after my friend and I complied and showed him our valid fishing licenses. After about 5 min of this, he finally let us go, no doubt disappointed. I really had to bite my tongue to avoid ranting on the guy. He was well beyond "doing his job", he was power-trippin for sure.




At any rate, my question is this: has anyone else been hassled regarding these new rules they put in place in the last year or so? I didn't hear about anyone having problems on the May Long or anything, but perhaps the CO's want to line their coffers a bit more now.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:29 AM
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i would probably tell em to suck it, but I trailor my truck so I have no plates on it and they wouldn't be able to follow me anyways
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:36 AM
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i would probably tell em to suck it, but I trailor my truck so I have no plates on it and they wouldn't be able to follow me anyways

Well then you would be really screwed.....you need to have valid plates or insurance on your vehicle on all logging roads now.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:57 AM
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Well then you would be really screwed.....you need to have valid plates or insurance on your vehicle on all logging roads now.
are you fucking kidding me!?!? i might as well just drive my jeep to the fsr then, what about quads/dirtbikes?
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:52 AM
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i have never had any problems driving on F.S.R's in the Okangan Area, I have even been stopped before by two CO's because there was and oil spill up the road, just sat there till they let cars threw and off I went, They must be more sticky down there......
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Has anybody been hassled for "offroading in sensitive ares"?


Can anyone give me direction to FUCT ?
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:09 AM
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Can anyone give me direction to FUCT ?
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:21 PM
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I would sure hate to be a co, could you imagine some of the assholes you'd run into. I've been hassled before, for no apparent reason. I didn't get fined or anything. I guess maybe they have bad days too.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:23 PM
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are you fucking kidding me!?!? i might as well just drive my jeep to the fsr then, what about quads/dirtbikes?
You just need to carry proof of liability insurance with you truck buggy quad bike snomobile it dont matter
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:34 PM
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If you got yer PAL you can carry yer guns,you don't need a fishing licence unless you were fishing and i dont think he can say much more than "stay on the roads" if he doesnt catch you in the sensitive areas.Yes you need insurance for anything on a FSR.

that being said he is just doing his job,mind you it sounds like he was on a power trip but maybe you just caught up to him at a bad time.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:58 PM
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You just need to carry proof of liability insurance with you truck buggy quad bike snomobile it dont matter
Snowmobiles are exempt from the insurance thing since they are not permitted on a plowed (active) logging road. Can't recall off hand where I read it, but I think it's in the motor vehicle act. As for the rest, I've been told by some people it's always been law that you need insurance on any logging road but after talking to the insurance agent who's family member is a CO, she stated (CO's words) that it isn't law YET, but will be soon. Wish they could get the stories straight.

My opinion is that all users should have third party liability, just need it to be affordable. And all users includes non-motorized, if my quad needs insurance to ride on crown land then so should all those mountain bikes on the railbeds. Same goes for public highways.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:58 PM
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Well then you would be really screwed.....you need to have valid plates or insurance on your vehicle on all logging roads now.

are you fucking kidding me!?!? i might as well just drive my jeep to the fsr then, what about quads/dirtbikes?
every one should have to have some sort of insurance look at it this way if you are out on a fsr and you hit some one and hurt or kill them well your insur, will cover them but if some ass munch on a quad or bike hurt or kill you what is going to cover your ass.

I could be wrong but wouldn't be the first time
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:03 PM
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sounds like he was just being a dink
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:31 PM
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I've hit a roadblock 7k in on a FSR. Police and CO. The only thing they picked on me for was not wearing a seatbelt. WTF? I questioned him about the laws on FSR and he said all FSR are considered a public roadway. Therefore you MUST obey all trafic rules and regulations INCLUDING wearing my seatbelt as this carries a $178 fine and "would I like one of those?"


Come to think of it your CO isn't the only prick on the force....
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