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#2890371 - 07/30/12 11:04 AM Re: BASS CULLING REPORT [Re: Winchester]
MidTennFisher
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I looked into it and found that it's true. This is very disappionting. TWRA oversteps it's boundaries and I would be very happy to see them take some steps back. So what now, do they actually have the authority to come into people's homes and check their freezer?

You mean to tell me that if I, because I don't do well with cold weather, want to fish hard during spring/summer to stock up on fish to feed myself during the cold months when I don't want to go near water, that's a violation? Absolute nonsense. Shame on TWRA.

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#2890429 - 07/30/12 11:47 AM Re: BASS CULLING REPORT [Re: MidTennFisher]
scn
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TCA 70-4-204-Cold Storage of Wildlife.

It is a state statute and not a TWRA regulation. If you don't agree with the statute, the mode to get it changed is through your legislator.
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#2890435 - 07/30/12 11:55 AM Re: BASS CULLING REPORT [Re: scn]
MidTennFisher
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Oh ok, I found this on TWRA's website but didn't see anything listing it is a state statute rather than a TWRA regulation. I won't even waste my time trying to get that changed through a legislator. I don't anticipate ever having twice my limit of fish in the freezer because I eat them quickly when I keep them. I don't fish much in the winter because of the cold but I have to say this is ridiculous. As long as I obey the rules each fishing outing, I should be allowed to stock up for times when I can't fish due to weather, work, whatever.
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#2890553 - 07/30/12 01:33 PM Re: BASS CULLING REPORT [Re: MidTennFisher]
bowriter
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IT IS A GOOD THING ALL OF MINE COME FROM ANOTHER STATE \:\) Somebody has been messing with my caps lock.
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#2890626 - 07/30/12 02:46 PM Re: BASS CULLING REPORT [Re: bowriter]
fishboy1
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Whats the freezer limit for red snapper ? \:D
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#2891323 - 07/31/12 09:36 AM Re: BASS CULLING REPORT [Re: Winchester]
Craddock1
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I don't know about your home freezer but TWRA went into a hotel room in Lenoir city last year without a warrent and counted the Crappie in 3 guys coolers. They were 2 over the limit for 2 days and only got a warning. I saw them go into a neighbors home without a warrent 40 years ago and check poached deer in his freezer. He got a ticket.
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#2891340 - 07/31/12 09:51 AM Re: BASS CULLING REPORT [Re: Craddock1]
scn
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 Originally Posted By: Craddock1
I don't know about your home freezer but TWRA went into a hotel room in Lenoir city last year without a warrent and counted the Crappie in 3 guys coolers. They were 2 over the limit for 2 days and only got a warning. I saw them go into a neighbors home without a warrent 40 years ago and check poached deer in his freezer. He got a ticket.


TWRA can search with a search warrant or the owner's consent to search. Without one of the two, a search is not done. I'm guessing in the two instances you cite they had consent to search.
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#2892238 - 07/31/12 09:03 PM Re: BASS CULLING REPORT [Re: scn]
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Grumpaw
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Nice catch! I do know a 30 plus lb catfish cut into filets can sure look like several limits!!! Of course we had catfish for lunch and dinner the following day so there was not much for the freezer anyway. \:D
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#2892402 - 08/01/12 02:22 AM Re: BASS CULLING REPORT [Re: Unicam]
bguy
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sorry about that bowriter...didnt know you were pond fishing...but i think it is still illegal to have more than a double limit in your freezer at anytime...weather you caught them in another state or not i wouldnt want more than 20 filets in my freezer at one time.....i know a guy who had a stock pile of filets in the freezer and got caught!!! the TWRA can tell whats bass, whats crappie and whats catfish and etc..most cases they wont bother with looking in your freezer unless you are caught on the lake with way over your limit or they are told by someone else that you have them...i enjoy catching fish and eating them also..so know your rules before stockpileing them in the freezer...
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#2899638 - 08/07/12 09:54 PM Re: BASS CULLING REPORT [Re: Winchester]
Headhunter
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One law that needs to be changed for sure. One place the TWRA misses the mark bad.
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