Gov Patterson is considering a bill to raise revenue for the state and guess who back he wants to do it on?
Thats right...the Sportsmen/women of NYS.
Anyone who fishes trout or saltwater should be against this. Our license fees are not high enough? Imagine having to buy a stamp to catch bluefish?
We fish the Hudson here occasionally, and from what I was told by a DEC e mail is;
Not even the lifetime licensees are exempt from the saltwater stamp. The trout stamp is covered, but we would still have to buy the saltwater stamp.
I urge all of you to contact your legislators and tell them you are opposed to ANY stamps for trout or saltwater. Leave it as it is. Trout included with a fishing license purchase and free for saltwater.
This is just another tax...Ain't it great living in NY?
Find your local politicos here;http://assembly.state.ny.us/http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/
Don't wait...these bills move quick when no one is watching.