The Association of Northwest Steelheaders (www.nwsteelheaders.org), Coastal Conservation Association and the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association are talking with Legislators, fighting the historically large fee increase that is being proposed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife..
Please join them by calling your legislators right now and letting them know that you do not support ODFW’s current proposal. Without your phone calls, there will be fee increases over the next 6 years and the sport fishing community will have nothing to say about it.
Here is a link to how to find the phone numbers for your Senator and Representative. https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html
Also, please write to: WaysandMeans.NaturalResourcesSub@state.or.us
Tell them how important this vital natural resource is to you and your family and large fee increases create disincentives, rather than incentives, to enjoy this favorite pastime. ODFW’s budget should include policies that grow sportfishing opportunity, license sales, and the resulting revenue, rather than relying on large license fee increases.
Follow the progress of SB 247here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/201…verview/SB0247