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Old 03-17-2011, 05:34 PM
dogfly dogfly is offline
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Default Re: AFFTA Stands Against Montana's HB309

I agree that streams should be open to everyone. If it was born and died on that personís property then we have to ask. We should be able to walk and wade the stream from a public access point.
I have a trout stream in my back yard. Normally one asks permission to fish it. However if there is a fisherman on the stream, I donít care if he stays there all day as long as he does not mess up the place. Trout normally come up to my property only when there is lots of water after a good rain Ė saw a nice brown yesterday.
Then there are (less than 1%) who donít care about the stream nor property. They leave the place a mess; even throw garbage into the stream. If it continues Iíll close it down to all just for a few lousy dopes. Then they think that my property is an access point without asking. If someone gets hurt, itís pretty rocky going down to the stream, theyíll end up suing me, I DONĒT NEED THAT.
Laws have to change to protect the property owner from liability and have a special stamp to catch lawyers (no catch and release), in addition to a trout stamp
I believe that we all should have access. Again itís the liability that gets in the way.
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