seems like a purely emotional statement, but let's assume it's true. doesn't your earlier argument imply that none of our fees should go to bull trout protection/restoration, since we can't fish for them and may not be able to do so in our life-times?
Smalma has stated in another post that what I called dollies are sea-going bull trout. I may be wrong but I assume they are legal for retention in the 2012 season. WA State will probably put as much $$ in habitat restoration for bull trout/dollies as they do for native steelhead.
I thought this was a wolf discussion and not fish related. I'm probably wrong. I may have to go back and read all 10 pages of the thread.
JMHPO (just my humble political opinion)
P.S. Now back to searching for undiscovered eastern WA trout streams and researching the local dove population.