Originally posted by: ColoradoFJ60 on 8/17/2006 2:57:41 PM
I'm not sure if you guys know but I am one of the founders of a fishing club here in my neck of the woods. We are called Western Slope Anglers. We started out as a bunch of yokels with a fishing forum and have evolved into an organization that strives to protect our valuable fishing resources in Colorado.
We recently were contacted by one of our local newspapers to write a weekly column about all things fishing and hunting.
Here is our most recent column that I wrote in regards to the USFWS and the CDOW eliminating one of our finest trophy fisheries in the state at the expense of some endagered fish. We were able to send quite a few of our members to the Wildlife Commission meeting as we were very lucky to get onto their agenda. We spoke out about considering other options besides haphazard shocking and killing of 40+" northern pike and 5lb plus smallmouth bass.
There is a section where you can leave comments. I would appreciate it if you would read it and leave some kind of comment. I know you all may not live in my neck of the woods but we want to show them that there is support for our agenda and that taxation without representation shouldn't be tolerated anywhere. If possible also, please make a note of where you are from.
What was really amazing is that we got coverage not only in our local paper but also in the Denver Post. Here are links to other newspapers that covered our activities.
Denver Post - http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_4174390" TARGET=_blank>Click Here
Grand Junction Sentinel - http://www.gjsentinel.com/sports/co...y_WWW.html" TARGET=_blank>Click Here
Again, this is a topic that we feel very strongly about here on the Western Slope of Colorado. Many things just aren't done correctly here and we have virtually no fisheries management. People go to Utah and Wyoming to fish.