26 September 2009

Yes, and Now We Are At the Forefront of Supporting the General Fund

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“Governor Issues Proclamation Commending Sportsmen.

“Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell has recognized Saturday, September 26, 2009, as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Connecticut….

“In an official proclamation marking the day Governor Rell said, ‘Sportsmen have been at the forefront of the conservation movement for over 100 years. They showed their support for conservation by requesting taxes and special fees on hunting and fishing equipment to help pay for wildlife and fish management, habitat restoration, and other conservation programs.’”

Propaganda from ConnPost.com

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$50 to Go Fishing in Connecticut

“As predicted by many area anglers when the saltwater fishing license went into effect, the fees are going up - in surprisingly short order, even for the most skeptical. It hasn't even been a year and already the state wants more money.

“… effective October 1st the saltwater license will increase to $20 for residents. A freshwater license will go up to $30 and a combo all-waters license will be $50. Please keep in mind this 2009 license will only be good until the end of the calendar year. A new one will have to be purchased for 2010.”

Tim Coleman writing in TheDay.com

Photo: Governor and Connecticut General Assembly lurk in the background trying to figure out how they can take another bite out of Connecticut sportsmen. [Click photo to enlarge]

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Don’t forget, a saltwater fishing license is now required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. You can purchase one from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.

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Check these links for more information:

Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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