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MrTenX
08-30-2005, 7:10 PM
Paid the annual ransom to the state for permission to hunt doves again this year however, does anybody have any idea why the Feds (believe this is a federal program) not only need your name, address and drivers license # but, also your height, weight, hair color and eye color in order obtain the required H.I.P. (http://wildlife.state.co.us/hunt/small_game/hip.asp) stamp?
No "fee" for this stamp at this time however, I wonder how long it will be before they start charging us hunters to administer this program in the future.
At least they don't require a SSN #.

MrTenX
09-06-2005, 5:00 PM
I emailed the Dept. of Fish and Game regarding the need to collect this personal information and this is the response I received:

Hello Mark

The HIP Survey form was patterned after the hunting license. I believe
we can eliminate collection of additional information as you requested.
I will keep your suggestion in mind and if possible, will redesign the
form for 2006 so we no longer collect personal characteristics.

Glenn Underwood
Sport Fishing/Waterfowl/Upland Game Program Analyst
Department of Fish and Game
License and Revenue Branch
(916) 227-2268

>>> <XXXXXX@aol.com> 08/30/05 7:38 PM >>>
Why does the H. I. P. stamp application require not only our name,
address
and drivers license # but, also our height, weight, hair color and eye
color?
I believe all this information is a bit intrusive and unnecessary if
this
program is only a small game harvest survey.

Thank you,

XXXX XXXXXX

Not bad. Hopefully they won't require all the extra information next year.