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Ex-GladeshunterEx-Gladeshunter Posts: 255 Deckhand
A wildlife officer in a wildlife management area that I visit has a habit of entering my camp and open and search my cooler's without permission. Is this behavior a legal search? It was my understanding that an officer must have observed a person participating in a regulated activity in order to search.


  • NOAA-EnforcementNOAA-Enforcement Posts: 202 Moderator
    You may want to try Ask My FWC if you are talking about a Florida officer, or contact one of their local offices.
    My purpose on this site is to help everyone understand Federal Fishery Regulations and to provide information. Working with the Florida Sportsman is a collateral (volunteer) duty I asked for and enjoy; I will only give you an answer that I’m willing to put my name on and stand behind. Sometimes that means checking with other agents/offices in the area of concern.
    Please Stay Safe And Have A Wonderful Day.
    Special Agent Allan Coker
    NOAA's Office For Fishery Law Enforcement
  • Fish HaidFish Haid Posts: 8,417 Admiral
    Next time, set up a hidden camera and record his reaction when that angry water moccasin jumps out.
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