Curt, I agree with your comments and glad you have added to the discussion. I do believe that tribes should be able to take a limited amount for ceremonies as that is important to keep those cultural heritage alive. At what point do those of us sportsman and tribal exercising are right to retain fish reach the tipping point of putting a species into extinction? I would be more then willing to sacrifice targeting wild steelhead. So because I am not a member of this site that is all talk, I have paid my membership dues to the Wild Steelhead Coalition. I look forward to participating as a member. I did not write this tread to endorse such a ballot initiative, but see what could be done with the power of the voters and draw discussion to solutions to stopping the harvest of wild steelhead. I actually think that Washington State should close one river on the OP for ten years. No fishing, no developing, no netting, no hatchery plants and improve the habit to promote wild fishery restoration (Salmon, Steelhead and Trout. During that time study the increase or even decrease of returning wild fish. Has anything of this nature been discussed or approached?