I think in almost 40 years I have only been checked 1 or 2 times.
We had a local GW I think Moebly might have been his name that would stop at the gate and shoot the breeze with us. Have not seen him in years. I asked him why such a small badge on such a big man?
"Makes a smaller target" was the reply I got. I recall another time we were hanging out at the gate and there was a shot just up the road. We all walked up there to see what they got. They said the kid missed a nice buck. so we went back to the gate. The GW said he would come back tonight and arrest them for an illegal deer. I aks him what made him doubt their story? He said there was a drop of blood on his boot!