It looks like you're new here. Sign in or register to get started.
Put yourself in their shoes. A well thought out point is better received than a long diatribe. Think - this is a first meeting of many future meetings. You want them to wonder who you are and to remember you the next time. Some folks get the wrong kinda tag on them out of the gate and never gain needed credibility. Remember most of them are new at being an FWC commissioner as well. Hope it goes well as you've definitely made some good points on the forum.
N. Cook said:
You think the animal rights group was there at this meeting...just wait....the bear hunt will bring bus loads...most of this group of Commissioners have not experienced a true dust up....there can be close to 100 speakers on bear and panther issues....90% anti hunting "animals are like people" types...
The FWC has been taken over by bunny huggers. Bring back GFC
Digital Now Included!
Give a Gift
Preview This Month's Issue
See All Other Magazines
See All Special Interest Magazines
Get the top Florida Sportsman stories delivered right to your inbox.
All Florida Sportsman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.
To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.
Get Digital Access
Actions speak much louder than words.
An example is when Commisioner Sole speaks at 1hr - 04 min- 00 sec at the June 19, 2018 FWC meeting part 2 - https://thefloridachannel.org/videos/6-19-18-florida-fish-wildlife-conservation-commission-part-2/ . As he responds to speakers that apparently late to the game (seems as though FWC staff may have missed engaging the spearfishing folks that would be banned from taking a triple tail by being banned from taking them in federal waters which is legal now) while allowing fishermen to have at them in federal waters. Apparently Mr Sole a former FDEP head man thinks folks should be assumed guilty of rule breaking from the get go so let's ban them as a way to be "thoughtful" as we manage. Scroll back from time stamp to 53 min 45 sec to see previous 2 spearfishing speakers to get full context related to Mr Sole's comments and his rejection of data out of hand.