Letters are needed NOW for the May 23rd meeting in Monterey!
The California Fish & Game Commission will hear public comment on proposed land use regulations for Fish & Game properties on Wednesday, the 23rd of May, in Monterey, California.
If you use any Fish & Game lands for your hunt tests, field trials or training, you will be directly affected by the new language – and not in a good way.
The new regs will require a $370.46 field trial/hunt test permit, restrict access for training, and leave our future access to state lands up to the whim of department personnel – some of whom are not particularly dog friendly.
If you have hunt tests or field trials at Los Banos, Grizzly Island, Imperial (aka Wister), or any other wildlife area, you need to be at this meeting.
If you train your dogs on DFG lands, you need to be at this meeting.
If you can’t make the meeting, you need to write a letter. If you can make the meeting, you still need to write a letter now, so the Commission can see your opposition before the meeting starts. Adoption is set for their meeting in June, so we need the Commission to these regulations back to the drawing board now.
Written comments should reference agenda item #3 and be addressed to:
Fish and Game Commission
E-mail to [email protected]
Fax at (916) 653-5040
Post to Box 944209
Sacramento, California 94244-2090
The meeting will be at:
Best Western Plus Beach Resort
La Grande Room
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
May 23, 2012 (Wednesday) 8:30 a.m.
To see the proposed language go to http://www.fgc.ca.gov/regulations/2012/index.aspx and click on Public Use on DFG Lands. The current proposal is in the second part of that section, under the Continuation Notice. The stuff above is the original proposal, the stuff below is the amended version demanded by the Commission last November.
PM me if you want more information regarding the problems with the language.