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RICK-ards Red

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romore wrote:

I wonder if I would be arrested and deported for that. We got searched once at the international border, cost us a tomato.


Same here [emoticon]


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What has got me riled a few times is the Invasive Water Species check points. We sometime pack out kayaks on trips. They don't have any enclosed areas. Just a big open plastic shell.
There's checkpoints at rest areas and you're required to stop.
It could be twice in one day in the same state.
Really annoying especially when you don't plan on using the kayaks in that state. And if you do you still have to get inspected at the lake even after two inspections prior in the same state.

Agent: Sir, have you used your kayak in our state?
Driver: No
Agent: I want to inspect your kayak to see if there's any standing water inside.
Driver: You calling me a liar?

Wonder how many would have THAT confrontation....

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Walaby wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

What has got me riled a few times is the Invasive Water Species check points. We sometime pack out kayaks on trips. They don't have any enclosed areas. Just a big open plastic shell.
There's checkpoints at rest areas and you're required to stop.
It could be twice in one day in the same state.
Really annoying especially when you don't plan on using the kayaks in that state. And if you do you still have to get inspected at the lake even after two inspections prior in the same state.

Agent: Sir, have you used your kayak in our state?
Driver: No
Agent: I want to inspect your kayak to see if there's any standing water inside.
Driver: You calling me a liar?

Wonder how many would have THAT confrontation....

Mike


Pretty much it.

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ppine wrote:

This thread is demoralizing.
People need to understand the intent of ag inspection stations and why they are important.


Exactly! And think their feelings is above the livelihood of millions of Californian farmers.

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RICK-ards Red wrote:

romore wrote:

I wonder if I would be arrested and deported for that. We got searched once at the international border, cost us a tomato.


Same here [emoticon]


Show an attitude and you'll get a $250 fine.

Have a tantrum, and yeah, that's deportation.

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Pull up with your sunglasses OFF! Look them in the eye, let them speak FIRST. The I-5 SB inspection station coming from Oregon will ask if you have and fruit, now you can answer by clearly stating what fruit you have and where it was purchased.

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goducks10 wrote:



What has got me riled a few times is the Invasive Water Species check points. We sometime pack out kayaks on trips. They don't have any enclosed areas. Just a big open plastic shell.
There's checkpoints at rest areas and you're required to stop.
It could be twice in one day in the same state.
Really annoying especially when you don't plan on using the kayaks in that state. And if you do you still have to get inspected at the lake even after two inspections prior in the same state.


A visual inspection for such things on a watercraft is a total joke and waste of time. It's nothing more than a Government sponsored feel good measure like a firewood quarantine.

I have yet to see them inspect the feet or feathers of migrating Canadian or Snow Geese looking for a single living cell of Rock Snot or Golden Alga, you know, those millions of honkers that honk their way from lake to lake, stream to stream every year Spring and Fall. I also have never seen a Fish and Game guy take a stool sample from one looking for fertilized eggs from Snakeheads or Quagga Mussels, but maybe they do.

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I travel with a boat sometimes out of state. It is totallly reasonable to inspect boats for non-native species. That is how we protect water bodies. I don't mind spending $10. On the other hand it costs $85 to inspect my boat to use it at Lake Tahoe. That is each time unless I only use it at the Lake. It is 30 mintues from my house and I never go there.

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Posted: 10/24/19 08:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Every time we go through the AG inspection and they ask if I have any fruits or nuts aboard I always have the same response, "Just the wife!".

The AG inspectors always chuckle and smile but for some odd reason the DW doesn't find the same humor in it.

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Posted: 10/24/19 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Pull up with your sunglasses OFF! Look them in the eye, let them speak FIRST.

Oh good grief. What, the fruit police are now the gestapo?

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