The wife & I went to get a couple of licenses this wekeend as we were planning to do some paddling on the local river for a few hours & figured we would wet a line while we were at it. So I pop into the local wallyworld & find someone that can run the machine to print out a license. They requested my SS# which I declined to provide. The woman then informed me that it's mandatory, it has to be keyed into the machine that prints the license. I asked if she had anything in writing from DNR or anyhting else that explains why my SS# was needed. She said something about it does a background check or criminal record check or something then explained that the machine has declined people a license before because they had outstanding issues (warrants?) against them. I got a copy of the fishing regulation put out by DNR & the only thing listed is that a SS# is required. So my quesiton is does anyone have any idea why they require the SS# and if it is legal for them to do so? We finaslly did give our #'s so we could legally fish.