Border Patrol run-ins

Mark Walker MWalker at
Thu Jun 24 17:00:25 EDT 1999

My experiences near the U.S./Mexico border haven't been quite as severe as
what Pierre is describing, but I must say that I've had a number of armed
U.S. Immigration (Border Patrol) officers stop me.  After seeing that I am
not smuggling anything, I have been given strong warnings (for my safety)
about even being in the vicinity.

I've been stopped in California and several times in Texas, but not yet in

Mark Walker
Mission Viejo, CA

Pierre Plauzoles wrote:

> "Ronald D. Holland" wrote:
> > 
> > Can anyone tell me what permits are required and where I 
> can get them for
> > collecting (primarily Coleoptera) in Coronado National 
> Forest (Madera
> > Canyon, Pena Blanca, Cave Creek Canyon, etc)?  The last 
> time I was in the
> > area, permits were not required.  Thanks in advance.
> Be careful around Coronado National Monument: the rangers around there
> have had considerable trouble with poacjers and drug-runners. 
>  Tell them
> ahead of time what yoiu are doing; that *should* work, but I wouldn't
> put my life on the line over it.  I know a couple researchers who were
> quite boldly harrassed by both NPS and FWS personbnel who were firmly
> convionced that they were the only ones who could legally be 
> in the area
> (the road between Canelo and Hereford).  With friends like that, who
> needs enemies?

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