Boundary Waters Quetico Forum :: COVID-19 Information and Discussion :: No license!
I have my birth certificate, social security card, Valid Wi DL, W2s,Bank Statement, old licenses from WI. I have tons of ID.
I’ll find out for sure tomorrow.
The excitement and intimidation “healthy” that has been building up is colliding with this stress, and all I want to do is leave for my trip.
Reading through the rules, I don't see a lot of hope for getting a resident license. You could try going to a place that issues licenses but don't get your hopes up. There are no DNR offices that I know of that issue licenses....if you are thinking "rangers" that means the USFS and they don't have anything to do with fishing licenses. Licenses are sold at private businesses like outfitters, bait shops, hardware stores, gas stations,etc. Don't think it will help trying to buy one in person from one of these people, because they have to create an account for you just like if you bought it yourself online, and it's going to ask for your DL number.
If you risk it, I would plan on getting a ticket, cookies or no. Best bet is to buy a non-resident license and fish with a clean conscience.
Ive been planning my first trip to BWCA for a while now.
I live in MN, but have not been able to obtain my MN drivers license due to the Pandemic.
I was scheduled to go in today, but my appointment was rescheduled for the end of the month.
I cant get my MN fishing license without my MN ID or drivers license.
This is my only opportunity and I’m unsure how to proceed.
Ive done everything in my power to get everything in order for this, but the license delay has killed me.
I’m leaning towards just going and if I’m checked, simply explaining my situation. Ive thought about going as far as putting all my license info explaining my situation, promising to get my license ASAP, into a nice Tupperware container with some fresh homemade cookies.
Ive always been law abiding in this manner.
I’m not trying to destroy the system, haha.
Ive even considered just going to the ranger station and explaining.
I just feel like I have to much time and money invested in this trip already to not go because of something as silly as not having my MN ID or DL.
Thoughts and comments welcome!
Why not just use that to buy a non-resident license? It will unfortunately cost more money that a resident license but at least you'll be legal and not risk an ticket.
Otherwise I would call the DNR and present your situation to them. Perhaps they have a work around that is not readily apparent.
I sent an email to the DNR and got a response telling me i can just buy it online and print it out immediately, which I think just means they didn’t really read my email.
I’m thinking of trying to locate the nearest DNR office tomorrow to see if there’s anything I can do.
If that fails, I figured maybe I could call the office nearest EP64 East Bearskin and see if that leads anywhere.
I appreciate the input.
There must be a good solution
I would just do a direct call like I mentioned-I bet it will be solved immediately.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call them and talk direct or email them back again
Excited once again!
Thank you all
HajiMcGee: "Just bought a non resident. Oh well. IM GOING!
Great. I was reading through this thread and was wondering what the big deal was...buy a non-resident license!! You read my mind...ahead of time. Have fun!!!!!!