There was a handful of rich redneck landowners that made it up to the capitol during the time the bill was introduced. They can afford to "donate" to certain politician's coffers. That way when it's time to return the favor, it doesn't matter what the majority want, it's what has been paid for. Most fly fishers I know work hard for a living. Not all of us can take time off work and go up and support our cause. It seems like it's no problem for hunters to band together, but when it comes to fishing, the fly fishers seem to be the only ones to try to get something done. We've sent emails to reps and Senators but now it's time to hit up the guv's office.
The only thing that can be done now,and it has to be now, is to write the Governor of the state, Gary Herbert's office and tell him NO TO HB 141
It's unconstitutional and damn un-American. A handful of the cowboy caucus of Utah think they can overturn what the Utah Supreme Court decided.
Here's something from UOTF site for info on the governor.
HB 141 - Gov. Herbert struggling with Bill. - Fly Fishing Utah - The Utah Fly Fishing Resource
And for a lot of posts- Utah Stream Access and Use - Fly Fishing Utah - The Utah Fly Fishing Resource
Guys and gals from out of the state of Utah, if you ever thought about fishing in Utah, you might want to let Governor Herbert know. If it passes, so does you hard earned vacation dollars that will go to another state.
Governor Herbert's phone numbers:
His email address:
Hope you can help us out.