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  • Friday, May 19, 2017

    QUICK !! -- Pay Up.

    LEGISLATURE:
    VERY GOOD SHOW
    Bullock Signs Bill
    excellent step forward
    A CHANGE IN THE LAW
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    .. Yesterday we received a positive step forward in the fight against invasive species. A mere $2 per resident fisher and $15 for non resident fishers will go toward the fight.
    .. According to Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks: "This is not a license fee increase, but rather an additional requirement from the legislature to fund the fight against aquatic invasive species."
    ..  Added to an omnibus bill it is called an "AIS PASS." This can best be described as a user tax.
    .. It's available today at all license providers and online. You do not need to be an angler to purchase the pass. For interested residents this is a small outlay to aid the fight against invasive species.
    .. FWP is very specific about this: "To be very clear:  The new AIS prevention pass will be required for all anglers, including those who have purchased a license prior to May 19."
     .. For visitors planning to visit Yellowstone National Park this tax is not required -REPEAT: NOT REQUIRED FOR YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.

    RESOURCES
    >> ON LINE APPLICATION
    >> FWP ANNOUNCEMENT
    >> SB 363
    >>  INDEPENDENT RECORD
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    .. Those folks of a certain age will recall the quasi technical term from the WWII era: "BM."
    REALLY UGLY
    ..  It was an attempt to gentrify a most odorous bodily function. It was wildly parodied through the 1950's and became a standard bit of vernacular for the day.
    .. It has been revived among those fishers, of that age, to refer to the current state of our local rivers.
    .. With the magical, melting disappearance of yesterday's 4" of snow our rivers have risen rapidly and are now in "THE BM STAGE."
    .. Such a color!
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