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Restricting access to fishing takes away our rights

Posted: March 2, 2012 - 9:41am

The Soldotna City Council elected to close more shore line on the Kenai River to fishing under the banner of safety. Safety, safety, safety. It is out of control. Our government uses it to shrink our rights daily. It's their trump card. It doesn't matter what anyone else says, thinks or is affected by their law; they throw the word (safety) into it and bam, it's a done deal.

What it really comes down to is those poor people who don't have boats are in the way. Hmm, how do we get them out of the way? I know, safety! Now we can get 2 more minutes on the river.

If you don't have a boat you know how hard it is to find a place to fish from the bank, and alot of people can bearly afford the gas and parking to get there, and when you get there good luck finding a place to fish. You kow what is not safe? By closing more shore line to fishing you are forcing people to wade farther and father out in to the fast moving cold water of the river. 

People with power did the same thing with Halibut IFQs. They took a resouce that belongs to the people, and under the banner of safety gave that resource to the rich.

When are we going to wake up? Once our rights are gone they're gone for good.

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akmscott
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akmscott 03/02/12 - 07:04 pm
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Well wtittem Bob and I think

Well wtittem Bob and I think you hit the nail on the head!

denali8
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denali8 03/03/12 - 03:13 am
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amen

amen

spwright
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spwright 03/05/12 - 09:22 am
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Dip Net

Mr Kautz,
Ya may wish to speak with your fellow Dip Netters & ask them to Stop destorying the Beaches, Sand Dunes with their
4-wheelers then walking onto private property & taking a dump & not even the courtesy to bury it !
The Bad Behavior of a Few Idiots will soon ruin it for Everyone. & ya wonder Why the Gov closes access ?

SPW

s2wheel
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s2wheel 03/06/12 - 10:30 am
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why

Why for gods sake everytime someone says something about fishing someone has to comment on dipnetters give it a rest for goodness sake

bornalaskan
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bornalaskan 03/06/12 - 09:32 pm
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Let see my family have

Let see my family have personal fishing with nets and hook and line long before there was permission with my father and friends. And no matter what I will still be personal fishing with my children as long as we have the need and I don,t worry about how rich any one is they can,t take it with them.

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radiokenai 03/21/12 - 04:13 pm
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s2wheel
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Don't fret, spwright is a liberal wingnut...

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