When Approached by a Conservation Agent
If you are approached by a Conservation Agent in the field, remember they are doing their job—ensuring compliance with the Wildlife Code. Most hunters contacted by Conservation Agents are obeying wildlife laws. As the Agent approaches, keep the muzzle of your firearm pointed in a safe direction and follow the instructions given by the Agent. The Agent may ask to inspect your permits, firearms, game containers, and any wildlife you may possess. The law requires that you allow this inspection upon request of a Conservation Agent or other law enforcement officer. If you have questions about regulations or local information, please wait until the Agent has completed the inspection before asking your questions. Most field checks are completed quickly, so be courteous and cooperative. Responsible hunters know and understand the regulations before going hunting and ensure that everyone in their party follows the rules.