Originally Posted by PhilipJFry
I've never had my boat checked in Idaho the whole time I've lived here. get the sticker's every year anyways. been checked at the boat check station crossing the oregon border on I84 heading to the grand ronde, they do a walk around and ask all the questions, run their hands all over the boat looking for creatures or whatever. but they never ask to see the permit (oregon's big orange piece of paper)
I think the reason that my kayak got a closer look at the Wyoming station is that it had last been on the Colorado River in Arizona (Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry) and Arizona is apparently a "high risk" state. I've just found it curious that the Idaho check station folks never even look at my raft.
I always get the stickers for every state that requires them, display them as directed, and stop at all stations. Ive got no problem with doing that. The check stations are mostly at rest areas and I'm stopping for a pee break anyway, so no biggie.