With the fall fishing and hunting seasons overlapping in many states, expect to see additional game wardens in the field, checking licenses, equipment and bag limits.
While saltwater fishing recently, we were stopped by the Department of Fish and Game in the open ocean, and I actually had a nice chat with the warden who was actually an old high school friend of mine.
The check-in went smooth because we were following all of the state rules and regulations, but we also were properly prepared with a GPS that kept us fishing legal waters and all necessary permits properly displayed.
So before going out on the water for your next fishing trip, be sure to pick up your license and showcase it properly, as well as abide by all state rules and regulations when it comes to hunting and fishing.
Also, if you see foul play while you're in the field, state organizations such as the North Dakota Game and Fish Department are asking hunters, anglers and landowners who witness fishing violations to file a report with the Report All Poachers program at (800) 472-2121.