If you are paddling rivers that start or end in state wildlife areas, the DOW requires you to have a Habitat stamp. These stamps can be purchased anywhere hunting or fishing liscenses are sold. The DOW is out and making sure that kayakers know about this program. I have not heard of tickets being issued, but I'm sure that as the season progresses, we will see them writing tickets. I'm sure some of you have run into this already.
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