February 7, 2023

Class Privilege For Hunters

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It appears the legislative committee for Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has given approval of a plan that would grant opening day hunting privileges to non-residents who are wealthy enough to own at least 25 acres of land in Maine. Hiding behind some nonsense about approving the measure to open up or keep open more land for hunting, the committee has taken a step to promote class privilege. Perhaps many members of the committee have relatives and friends who own 25, or more, acres of land in Maine that would like to hunt on the first Saturday that has been set aside for residents only.

Maybe it would be easier to mail in a copy of your income tax return and set a minimum threshold on income to be eligible to hunt in Maine. Or maybe if you are a fly fisherman only, who practices catch and release…..oh, never mind.