It is there on their website.Why isn't any of this on their site or in the news anywhere? The only source I can find is literally just your post here on UWN.
This is exactly how you're supposed to know...which is one of the problems, especially considering that they changed the trespass law along with closing stream access, and private property is technically not required to even be posted anymore.Sorry for the dumb question here but... Is there somewhere I can find what rivets and strands are closed or am I supposed to know by looking for no trespass signs?
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Are you serious? You are asking us to go on a one-year hiatus from fishing in Utah? Sorry, but I say hell no! Idaho is a long ways for me to travel and Nevada and Arizona just don't offer much of what I am interested in (also long drives to find fish).I think a message needs to be sent. This is my proposal and it will only work if everyone gets on board: I say everyone who buys a fishing license does not buy one when theirs expires. Take your old license and mail it into your representative with a note saying you are protesting the legislation (legislatures), and the decision by the Utah Supreme Court in closing down the 2, 700 miles of public water. In the letter we state that it is a one year protest but could be longer unless they change the rule back or make significant compromise.
I know this hurts a lot of people that have nothing to do with it, like sporting goods stores, the DWR, and guide services, but we've got to make a stand.
The Idaho border is not that far away and I would be willing to buy a season non-resident license there and make the trips. I'm really getting tired of this fiasco.
I can live with your attitude.Let's ask ourselves what would really happen IF enough people did what you recommend...what other consequences could come of such an action? We may get back some of that stream access that you so desire, BUT couldn't we also lose in other areas? What about those awesome new solar powered aerators being put on Boulder top...could the loss of revenue cost us a couple more of those aerators? Couldn't losing something such as those aerators also cost us more waters to fish? What about a place like Navajo Lake where the dike just broke a few years ago and money is badly needed for a permanent fix...could losing the revenue cost us fixes like the one done? What about fewer fish being stocked or no fish being stocked in some of our streams? Could we lose some brown trout in the Fremont? The Sevier? Otter Creek? Because of lost revenue?
Sorry, selfish or not...your idea isn't all that good! And, selfish or not, I am not sacrificing a year of fishing in Utah in hopes of getting back something that I have never really lost because I always assumed stream beds that flowed through private property were private.
What I do know is this: with or without those 2,700 miles of access to streams that flow through private property, we have miles upon miles of streams that we do have access to and many reservoirs and lakes that we are allowed to fish. What is selfish is this idea that I should sacrifice for you because you feel the loss more than I do...even more selfish is that you are asking me to possibly sacrifice some of my favorite fishing spots so that you can get some of yours back!