Originally Posted by gretch6364
I would like to see Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado all join forces and ban them as well. I know felt bottom's are not the only carrier and maybe not even the biggest culprit, but banning them gets people talking and thinking about it.
"Other states considering a ban include Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Mexico, New York City and Oregon." Not sure I'd call New York City a State so that may be a typo. That aside, several of the above States have very strict requirements with boats/trailers as they can be major bad news in transferring 'invasive species.'
A few years back (Oregon had just put into play their boat check requirement) got to spend a weekend as a Vollie on I-5 just into Oregon. Anyone with a boat trailer was required to pull over and have the thing inspected. If you didn't pull over (missed the signs, etc.,) an Officer went after you and you got pulled over. In that short period we found three north bound California trailers with the damned things attached to the trailers! (Boats were all clean.)
The one that got every one's attention was the driver said the boat/trailer hadn't seen water in close to two weeks and (out of Reddington, CA) the day temps had been in the 105 to 110 degree range. Those 'suckers,' some the size of a fifty cent coin were all 'alive and doing well.'
Two permanent inspection places here in Southern Oregon (that I know of) and they're OSP truck inspection sites. One's on I-5 (Ashland, Or) the others on 101 on the coast. Apparently there's a small fee charged.
But back to the OSP and their inspections. I've seen two instances where an Officer pulled into a major Rogue River boat ramp and did a walk around and checked out all the drift boat trailers. I can make a reasonable guess that an 'out of state' license plate really got a through look-see.