Pack the Meeting, Back the Redside

redside on the mckenzie

This Friday, August 3rd, the ODFW Commission will meet in Salem to hear both public comment and the staff presentation regarding the proposed rule to limit the use of bait in the study section on the Mckenzie River between Hendricks Bridge and Bellinger boat landing.

While the final decision will be made in Hermiston next month THIS IS THE MEETING TO ATTEND to show ODFW your support of wild trout on the Mckenzie. Wild trout advocates learned a valuable lesson last year when the commission denied staff’s proposal to limit bait based primarily on the testimony of those in attendance. For this reason, local wild trout advocates need to be out in force to show support and testify for the Mckenzie’s wild rainbow trout.

Where: ODFW Headquarters, 3406 Cherry Ave NE. , Salem Oregon
When: 9am, Friday, August 3rd

A number of us will be driving. For information on carpooling or additional information about the meeting please contact Monica Mullen at (541) 731-7440.
Hope to see you there!

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8 Responses to Pack the Meeting, Back the Redside

  1. David Jensen says:

    I’m in. This is important!

  2. Nick says:

    Another meeting on a weekday morning: a good way to ensure that the crowd is mainly composed of cranky old farts. I will be at work, but I have submitted written testimony.

  3. Moon says:

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported the wild fish…. I hope to see you there Friday. And if you need help getting up to Salem, please let us know.

  4. Snoppy Rodder says:

    Dear Nick,

    Glad to be a “cranky old fart”. I’ll be there to support the redsides!

    Snoppy,

  5. Heavy Hooker says:

    Weekday morning? That is bullshit. I can’t afford to take the day off work to make it to the meeting. To whom and where shall I direct my written opinion?

  6. rb2 says:

    Would the blog be willing to gather digital signatures of support? I, like the previous poster, work weekday hours and cannot attend.

  7. Oregon Fly Fishing Blog says:

    Gentlemen inquiring about written testimony, comments can be sent to Rhine.T.Messmer@state.or.us. Thank you for supporting wild, native fish.

  8. Nick says:

    Anyone got a report from the meeting? I didn’t see anything on WestFly, either. How did it go?

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