May 21 at 7:15pm
I'm 55 years old and have been fishing and hunting in the state of Louisiana for most of my life and I don't ever remember seeing so many posted signs as I do now. I'v read quit a few articles about the subject and it bothers me to the point were is it worth going fishing anymore. Well lets see I have a $80,000.00 Bay Boat a $15,000.00 Duck Boat and know telling how much in fresh and salt water poles and tackle,decoys and the list can go on. Maybe this year I won't renew my fishing and hunting licensees and sell all of my boats and equipment, boy would my wife be happy! The fact of the matter is if 30,000 of us fishermen did the same thing I guess the state would be in a bind with revenue. I would love to fish this weekend but I have looked at most of my fishing spots and 95% are on Private property and the one's that aren't you still have to cross private property to get to them. So do I stay home and save $150.00 and not break the law, or do I go fishing and catch 10 bass or 20 trout. Well this weekend I'll stay home and save the money and not break the law, sorry sportsmen merchants money stays home this week and maybe next week to. I think we are all sportsmen at heart is there know common ground, because they might as well take Sportsman Paradise away from the State of Louisiana.