The sixty-day period allotted by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for comments on the proposed changes to specially regulated waters designated Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) is coming to an end.
I’m not going to go into a diatribe here listing the reasons that the proposal is a bad idea. Suffice it to say that most dedicated anglers interested enough to read this blog would find it in their own interest to fight hard against these proposed changes.
It’s easy to be disenchanted with the political system these days and to believe that voicing your opinion doesn’t matter. However, when it comes to the PFBC through the years, I have seen public comments have a great effect on the ultimate decisions that are made. Your letter will make a difference because, the truth is, most anglers will not take the time to write. Please send a letter.
PFBC Executive Director John Arway
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
P.O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000
You can read more about the changes on PaFlyFish.
Here’s an excerpt from Dave Kile:
“The Pennsylvania Board of Fish and Boat (PFBC) Commissioners proposed major changes to the existing delayed-harvest-artificial-lures-only (DHALO) stream sections when they met on January 21-22. Anglers who enjoy the special regulation waters will find trout harvested earlier and be sharing these streams with some who will be able to fish live bait year round if these changes go through January 1, 2016 …….”
Although it may seem absurd in 2015 that a physical letter is needed, I’ve been told by multiple sources that letters in a mailbox have the greatest impact. There are only a few days left to speak your mind.
Enjoy the day.