As long as it's not cut from the bank I think you're ok. I know a guy got caught on degray a few years ago cutting brush off the bank. That's a big no no. He had to plant a lot of new trees on top of his fines what I heard. But, do the right thing and check the book! If it says it's ok, take the book with you. Some game wardens like to try to make people that don't fully understand the law feel like they are breaking the law and stick you with a ticket. It's happened more than once.