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Ohio Trout Stamp?
Posted 23 December 2011 - 12:36 PM
The topic of an additional fee "trout stamp" has come up among some of my trout fishing mates here in Ohio. The question of why in most states, that support trout programs or natural reproduction, we pay for a trout stamp, but here in this state there is none to help offset the cost of doing so. I must say that the majority of this group would be in support of such a fee if it helped continue, what we consider, one of the best trout,steelhead fisheries in the country. SO,,,, What are your thoughts on this? Would you be in support or against it? Please tell us the reason for your choice... This should be an interesting topic.......Thank you for your input.
Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:25 PM
"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson
There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929
Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:42 PM
Same here. In WV we pay round 10 bucks for a trout stamp and aroung 20 bucks for fishing privelages and conservation and national forest stamps. It somes with the sportsmans package for a really fair price. If it helps the trout and creates new opportunities I would be for it 100%
I'm not from Ohio but here in Michigan we pay $14 for a restricted license and another $14 to fish all species and I don't mind at all
Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:52 AM
here in ontario its just a basic 25$ license and every December 31st an additional 17$ I think for a conservation license which limits your keep. Often times in conservation areas you need a license which applies to that conservation area, these can usually be purchased through said organization. Personally I think anything a trout stamp is a great idea if the money where to be fed back into conservation of the species in the area where the stamp applies to. Im all for support of fish and so what ever the ministery throws at me for fees I'm not complaining....much.
Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:24 AM
To have a "trout stamp"
You need to have trout
I wouldn't be against an "Erie stamp" similar to pa
But I hardly think that is needed since OH lacks the issues in PA requiring an extra lic/ permit
Oh we have trout believe it or not..... Mad River, Clear Fork, below reservoir ((recieves a stocking in late fall) plus there is a fair amount of stocking in other states lakes and ponds. Let's not forget the steelhead program along Lake Erie.... The state was stocking Clear Creek also, but not sure it's still going on. Thanks for your input.
Posted 24 December 2011 - 11:34 AM
But that is hardly enough for a full state initiative
And with Erie, what would the extra revenue provide?
Ohio has large amounts of public acces and I have not heard of stocking being threatened due to lack of funds
Posted 24 December 2011 - 12:07 PM
Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:08 PM
I don't fish trout but if I did I would not be against an extra fee but I doubt very much that the money is really earmarked for trout. The state just takes the money and runs and it will go into someones pocket for graft. Just follow the money.
True that yo...
Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:52 PM
Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:11 PM
Get me on the water!!
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:39 PM
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