I got a ticket for unregistered motorboat almost 30 years ago. The warden still remembers that there was an osprey nearby as he wrote the ticket.
And it's the only time I've been cited by the WDNR.
Asking about regulations is asking for legal advice. If the "advisor" is only wrong once...
I do the email route, and it works good, in some cases I've replied back to get further clarification, or to clarify my questions
edit: if it's a question asked on Lake-Link, I usually will post the answer to share the knowledge