Stopped at Walmart yesterday to pick up Grizzly locking tag. After purchasing the tag, the guy behind the counter went thru his spiel of telling me to make sure I have the locking tag, papers, license on me at all times while hunting Brown Bear. Then, he proceeds to tell me that the state law says that anytime you are carrying a gun outside of you're vehicle you should have your hunting license with you because you are considered to be hunting. I asked him where he got his information, and he says the state told him he had to tell anybody purchasing licenses, tags, etc...the spiel that he gave me. I wasn't going to argue with the guy when he was just doing his job, so I left.
So my question is this...Since when does the state consider carrying a weapon outside your vehicle constitute "hunting"??? So, for somebody like me who carries a concealed weapon most of the time, I need to have my hunting license and locking tag with me? When i'm in downtown Wasilla, Anchorage, or any other community? Based on this guy's spiel that he gave me, sounded like he was reading it right off of a card. I don't doubt that the state, or at the least, Walmart, told the guy he had to say it.