I think it's a great idea, Scott.
Quoting Scott Sainsbury <[log in to unmask]>:
> I am not anti-hunting. But, there are times / places when it would
> be good if those of us who enjoy Vermont's public wild places for
> non-harvesting purposes had a voice in how different assets are used
> and managed.
> Please tell me if I'm wrong, but I believe that today, it's the
> sale of licenses and stamps that determine who get's the votes with
> Fish and Wildlife and the legislature. Others of us can buy those
> licenses, but I don't believe there is any way that F&W can tell who
> buys them, or what their desires about conservation and use
> management are.
> I've mentioned before that perhaps it would be good to start a
> non-harvesting use license that gives F&W a way to understand how
> many people are using our outdoor resources for non-harvesting
> purposes. It would be a voluntary "license" as there is no
> enforcement associated with non-harvesting activities. But, if the
> money raised from such a program went to F&W, then those who buy the
> licenses could earn a place at the table when policy is determined.
> I'm guessing that the State wouldn't want to administer such a
> program, so, I'm not sure of how it might be executed. Any thoughts?
> I know I've brought this up before -- hope you all aren't sick of
> it. Just seems like it could be a great example of Vermont Grass
> Roots representation if we could figure something out.
> On Nov 13, 2013, at 6:40 PM, Kaylee Pollander wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I was out birding there too today and ended up discussing this same
>> fact. And yes it is open to hunting. The state has recently changed what
>> activities have priority at these sites and boat launching and
>> hunting have
>> priority. Activities like birding are not mentioned in these new
>> regulations. I know it is a bit strange for people to be
>> hunting in such a
>> heavy use area, but just be aware that they can hunt at a number of these
>> such sites and give hunters their room and we can all use these sites
>> without any problems!
>> Kaylee Pollander
>> On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Nancy Goodrich wrote:
>>> At the Shelburne Bay fishing access today at 3:00pm 2 hunters got out of
>>> their separate trucks , each with a rifle and walked to the
>>> big rock at the
>>> end of the parking lot and then walked out of sight down
>>> toward the water.
>>> Is this an area that is open to hunting ?? Nancy Goodrich, Shelburne
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