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Default Washington State Halts Puget Sound Steelhead Release

New article posted on theflyfishingforum.com: Washington State Halts Puget Sound Steelhead Release
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I don't live in the PNW but is there any fishing still allowed for Pugent Sound steelhead that isn't strictly single barbless, no bait, C&R? I understand there is still tribal fishing but that's not going to change.

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This year the state of Michigan faced a similar problem. Fortunately, due in no small part to the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, that serious threat to hunting and fishing by the anti's, that threat was nipped in the bud, and hopefully squashed for some time.

In a nutshell, when michigan decided to allow a limited Gray Wolf hunt, some clever boy in one of the anti-hunting groups figured out that they could sue for suspension utilizing vague EPA & NRC rules and regulations as the basis for their suits....Further, that due to the political process, they could rally anti hunting supporters to petition the state government to waste time discussing and voting on anti-hunting legislation...Essentially, putting wildlife management into the hands of the citizens that scream the loudest.

Well, we're Michigan by Gawd, hunting and fishing in our state like most others is practiced by a large part of the population. Up-North for opening day a long held tradition, and whether they realize it or not our hunting and fishing licences pay for not only the states sporting wildlife management, yet also the public lands, state parks and recreation areas, protection and management of all non-game species, etc.......Essentially, hunting and fishing pays for all outdoors management and conservation. Heck, without that money....You might as well just pave it all over.

Welp, through our own petition drive we levied the state to write into law that all wildlife, natural resource and forestry decisions are to be made solely by our very capable and outdoors sporting "pro" Department of Natural Resources......Essentially nipping in the bud further suits and petitions to put into law anti-hunting and fishing legislation, especially by groups that are non-citizens.

If you wish to read further on what we did, look here....

Protect Your Hunting Rights with SB 288 & 289! - MUCC

Michigan Legislature Passes SB 288 to Manage Wildlife with Science

SB 288 & 289: Scientific Wildlife Management - MUCC Policy Tracker

Petition Drive Launched to Protect Scientific Wildlife Management - Michigan United Conservation Clubs

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