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URGENT!! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!

Post by Bay wolf » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:47 am

We are making progress in our fight to open the WDFW/Tribal meetings that are currently closed to any public oversight! But, we NEED YOUR HELP! Our strength is in our numbers, and over 4000 sportsmen and women have already supported our petition. However, there are over 600,000 fishing license holders in this state. Many have not heard of our fight.

Below is a letter we NEED YOU TO GET OUT TO EVERYONE YOU CAN! Copy, paste and print it, or send it electronically, but GET IT OUT!! If you haven't already done so, go to this link and sign the petition:

https://www.change.org/p/open-the-wdfw- ... e_petition

PLEASE, WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU TO GET AT LEAST 10 OTHER PEOPLE TO SIGN ON THE PETITION AND SUPPORT THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE. HERE IS THE LETTER:


Dear Sportsmen,

We are writing today to inform you of a very important issue that effects you as a sportsmen of Washington State. It involves our Co-management system and our Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

Every year, the WDFW and tribes engage in meetings called “North of Falcon”. These negotiations results in our seasons and our Rules and Regulations Book.

Some of these meetings are open to the public, but unfortunately, the most important meetings held between the Tribal Co-managers of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) and the WDFW are closed to the public. You are barred from attending. There is no video, no observers and no way for us to know what deals they are making until its all over! These secret meetings result in policies and laws being adopted behind closed doors outside the view of the public in a manner contrary to our democratic form of government and may not be the best decisions for our fish and us.

Transparency is the only way WDFW and the NWIFC can restore the trust and confidence of the public in the co-management of fish and wildlife in the state.

We have started a petition to have a live video camera allowed in these meetings, broadcast, to let the public see and hear what is being agreed to. We ask you to join us in sending a clear message that WE MATTER!

Please, add your voice of support by signing the on-line petition.

To find out more and support the Petition, do a search for; Open WDFW/Tribal NOF Change.org


Sincerely yours,
Citizen Sportsmen of Washington, Open North of Falcon
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Re: URGENT!! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!

Post by Bay wolf » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:43 pm

THANK YOU

We have gone over two thousand on-line signatures and the numbers keep growing. Thank you to all who support and signed. Please, keep working to get your friends and neighbors, family and co-workers, fellow sportsmen and fishing buddies to sign and support this very important movement. We are doing good things for our sport and our fish. Please, get the letter that is in the above post in the hands of as many people you can. Post it on your social media, and visit our twitter and Facebook pages and like them so we might reach out to more sportsmen and women.
Forgiveness is between them and God. My job is to arrange the meeting!
US Army 1st SGT (Ret)

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