ayeFeesh said "This could be resolved with an easy clarification to the laws. You cannot take possesion of more than a daily limit of fish in one day. Seems to fix all the concerns I see brought up."
I've been thinking about this. It's so simple and straightforward. So much so that I went and looked at the DNR Administrative Code (DNR laws). And wouldn't you know it, this seems to be right in the law and addressed clearly. Here how the DNR defines daily bag limit in the law:
NR 20.03 Definitions. In this chapter: (8) “Daily bag limit" means the maximum number of fish that may be reduced to a person's possession from a specified waterbody or portion of a waterbody in one day.
So, this being true, If I catch my limit I've reduced to my possession the maximum number of fish in a day. IF I then accept a gift of another limit on the same day I'll reduce to my possession twice the daily bag limit which is illegal according to NR 20.03 (8).
Perhaps the assumption that it's allowable to accept a gift of fish on the same day a limit is caught is completely wrong to begin with.
Does anyone know how to go about getting the DNR to clarify this?