Pretty bummed out...

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  1. Bagman

    Bagman Active Member

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    I got a ticket last year for not having a Discovery Pass hanging from my rear view. I thought at the time that the pass that they gave me with my fishing license was the same thing. I was wrong, and did not know it untell this year when I went into a park and show the boat launch pass to the ranger thinking that it was the pass he asked for. At that time he explained the differance to me.
     
  2. skyrise

    skyrise Active Member

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    Government !
    spending everyone else's money like drug addicts.
     
  3. cabezon

    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    People, demanding services like a 4 year old at a candy store without wanting to pay for them.
     
  4. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    Don't want this thread to go down a wrong street but really the Gov't is jacked up, this is no secret, and so are people in general. Oh wait, the gov't is ran by some jacked up people! In any case, I paid my fees, respect the rules, go beyond the norm and clean up other peoples mess and so this is why I'm pissed! That's all. A ticket on my car or note or whatever would have clarified everything as I would have stopped by the office to show my pass and explain the whole dash thing. But that guy just walked over, saw me and acted like nothing was up, the only car and me the only person there with my son. I probably took down my plate # and did the paperwork at the office....to me seeming like sneak mode. Lame.
     
  5. cabezon

    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Hi Alexander,
    I think that you aren't is a bad a situation economically as you think ["It's for $99!!! If I show proof of purchase I'll owe $59."] . I expect that if you had not purchased a Discover Pass at the time of your citation, you could purchase a Discover Pass within 15 days and have the citation reduced to $59 (see https://custhelp.courts.wa.gov/app/...s-created-with-2ssb-5622---(2011-legislation)). You already had purchased Discovery Pass and have already described that you had both passes displayed (albeit the wrong one on your mirror). The court should dismiss the citation (but I'm not a lawyer and I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express recently).

    Steve
     
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  6. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    Thanks. I'm hoping to get out of this. I'm supporting a fam of 6 on less then $20 an hr even $5 is allot of money for me....I have ZERO bandwidth.
     
  7. Catching Nemo

    Catching Nemo New Member

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    Just for clarification regarding some of the posts above: the Discover Pass (and also the WDFW vehicle access pass) is NOT required to be hung from your rear view mirror. It only needs to be visible "in the front windshield." So, I set it on my dashboard.

    "Q. Where should I display the Discover Pass?
    A. The Discover Pass must be visible in the front windshield of motor vehicles licensed for street use. For vehicles without a windshield, the pass must be displayed in a prominent location on the vehicle. Motorcycle riders may carry the pass with them.""

    I always put my Discover Pass on the dash board. If I hang it from the rear view mirror, I am paranoid that it will fall off (to the floor), and I would get a ticket. So, I never hang it from the mirror. If placed on the dash, there is almost zero chance of falling off. (and I keep my windows closed, so that the wind doesn't blow anything away).

    I have seen park rangers inspect my car (Discover Pass on the dashboard) with no problems. I even got a thank you note one time from the ranger, for supporting state parks by purchasing a discover pass.
     
  8. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Back in Nebraska we would get a park sticker every year, to be placed in the upper right-hand corner of the windshield. You could get a second one at greatly reduced price, to be placed in a vehicle of your choice. They never faded, never blew away, were never forgotten. They came off surprisingly easily, so when you bought a replacement it could go in exactly the same spot. The color changed each year, too, so there was no question whether you were compliant or not, although out here it might be easier to color-code with the month of purchase, like license tabs.

    I miss that system.
     
  9. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    The state tried the sticker route a few years ago with the WDFW access passes.
    The stickers were yellow with black text. Within months of being on your window the yellow faded to white and the black text disapperared.
    Poor printing or incorrect ink I believe was the excuse the state came up with.
    I'd prefer the sticker as well but doubt it will happen.
    SF
     
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  10. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    Took my stuff to court, told them my story. Proved by show and tell that I've had/purchased my Discovery Pass waaaay before that ticket was issued and they scrapped the ticket! Whew! Thank God for good people! Now that money will go towards it's initial purpose.
     
  11. Bagman

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    Fishon good on you. It's good to get a judge that thinks.
     
  12. bugboy9

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    Sweet! I'm glad it went your way Alexander. Good fishing to you.
     
  13. cabezon

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    That's a great result Alexander!! [And a cautionary tale to the rest of us that we need to know which agency requires which pass to be prominently displayed.]
    Steve
     
  14. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    when i bought my discover pass i wasn't required to give my license plate at the time of the purchase. kind of tough to have a database with no data.
     
  15. Nick Clayton

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    I have seen, and spoken to many, many poachers this year. It pisses me off to no end that a guy out minding his own business, abiding by the law, gets popped for that while meanwhile blatant poaching continues IN THE MOST EASILY ACCESSED AND PATROLLED PLACES IN THE STATE, and nothing ever happens.
     
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