Wild Steelhead Coalition News Letter

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Steve Buckner, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Steve Buckner

    Steve Buckner Mother Nature's Son

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    For those of you who have not joined, here is a copy of the newsletter that just came out. Please take time to write your congressman and let them know that you oppose the retention of steelhead.

    Dear WSC Members and Friends,

    Well as many of you know the City of Forks has
    exercised their right to appeal the 2 year moratorium
    on the killing of wild steelhead. They have sent off
    much information and have had a group of 18
    legislatures to sign a letter in support of their
    cause. Now would be a time to write your Senators and
    Representatives and let them know how you feel about
    this issue. Let them know that it is the minority of
    steelhead anglers in the state and the majority want
    this ban and would love to see it be permanent.

    To help find your Reps and Senator we have place a
    link on the front page of the website. Click the link
    and you will type your address in and you can find
    them.

    If you would also send a quick not to the WDFW
    commission in support of the moratorium again that
    would be greatly appreciated.

    We are contacting all the Legislatures that signed the
    letter and offering to present them with the data that
    we have collected. These are the Reps who have
    signed: Buck, Sump, Blake, Schoesler, Pearson,
    Kessler, Orcutt, Armstrong, Hatfield, Hinkle and the
    Senators who have signed: Sheldon, Morton, Hewitt,
    Hargrove, Doumit, Honeyford, McCaslin

    Take the time let them know how you feel as those that
    are opposed to this ban are being very loud now.

    Thanks
    JJ


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    Sincerely,

    Jeff Johnson
    Wild Steelhead Coalition
    1st VP Membership
    http://www.wildsteelheadcoalition.com



    Steve Buckner
    www.northwestflyfisherman.com
     
  2. mcoomer

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    Don't forget about writing your US Representatives and Senators as well.

    Mike
     
  3. pwoens

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    Thanks Steve!!

    ~Patrick ><>

    Remember who created the fish!
     
  4. TomB

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    Guys- if you have already sent a letter, this is not for you...for the rest of you...all the time we whine and cry about mismanagement, and how nothing gets done right for our fish...all of you that feel this way will not do any good if the elected represenatives don't hear about it. Please write them, I did, you should too!
    -Tom
     
  5. hikepat

    hikepat Patrick

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    Sent letters in just one week ago today. Asked for the protection on all native fish including the release of all native steelhead. Asked for the protection of our clean water as well.
    For those who have not yet written in now is the time.
     
  6. BOBLAWLESS

    BOBLAWLESS New Member

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    Thanks Skinny for attempting to marshall the troops. We must have an unrelenting committment to our wild fish and this helps.

    Mr. Jim Buck, my fine Rebilkwhencan local hack, naturally signed the moratorium repeal. He's been in the hands of the lumber business and just about any business since he got elected.

    Norm Dicks (D) Bremerton (US Congress)has been a good fighter for our fish and we are lucky to have him. Think I'll just send him an attaboy note.

    And to you, Skinny--attaboy!

    Bob, the Hope the Moratorium holds as tight as my wallet when in Forks.
     
  7. Les Johnson

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    One and all,

    The importance of writing to your representatives and senators cannot be too storngly stated,along with the Fish and Wildlife Commission and WDFW.

    I believe that we can turn Jim Buck's latest nefarious effort around but we don't want to take it lightly. As a member of the board of directors of WSC, I promise you that we are fighting for the wild steelhead tooth and nail -- and we are following all proper procedures and protocol in doing so. This is going to be a battle for some time to come so gear up for the long haul. Always remember, our representatives were voted in by us and thwy work for us, a fact some of them seem to forget. Help them remember.
    Good Fishing,
    Les Johnson
     
  8. Brian Simonseth

    Brian Simonseth Banned or Parked

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    This is an important thing for all if us to do.
    Representatives and Senators and Fish and Wildlife Commission and WDFW needs are input!

    As Bob L. said Norm Dicks (D) is a good fighter and he needs are supports.

    Wild Steelhead needs are HELP!
    After all there are the biggest losers, in the BIG picture!

    It’s time to STOP all the whine and get those letters out!

    And make sure you send a letter to Reps. and Senators who signed this:

    Reps.: Buck-R, Sump-R, Blake-D, Schoesler-R, Pearson-R,Kessler-, Orcutt-R, Armstrong-R, Hatfield-D, Hinkle-D,

    Senators: Sheldon-D, Morton-R, Hewitt-R, Hargrove-D, Doumit-D, Honeyford-R, McCaslin-R
     
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    I always hate to ask someone else to do my research, but of the names listed above, how many are Democrates and how many are Republicans? Or would that be just too much to the point?

    Bob, the My Sister says we must stay the course:reallymad
     
  10. Brian Simonseth

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