10-28-2011, 06:59 AM
Re: State Budget Committee Aims To Bolster Hunting, Fishing
Sadly, also contained in the same bill is a requirement that every single purchase of an easement must be open to hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking and cross country skiing:
Section 3. 23.0917 (8) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
123.0917 (8) (g) The department may not obligate moneys from the
appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) to acquire land under sub. (3) unless hunting,
fishing, trapping, hiking, and cross-country skiing will be allowed on the land
acquired or unless every member of the natural resources board approves the land
If this passes there will no longer be any easement purchases along trout streams because a 66 foot wide corridor is too narrow to accommodate hunting etc., and in any case landowners don't want to allow hunting in their fields. So, unless we can get the bill changed before final passage, this bill will end the DNR trout stream easement purchase program.
Last edited by LenHarris; 10-28-2011 at 10:25 AM.