Strider wrote:I also want to say I think TPWD is a great agency that has done a lot to not only maintain, but improve the quality of our outdoor opportunities in this state. They are also terribly underfunded.
CharlesBronson wrote:Bad bad bad idea to require registration.
Next will be float tubes.
Then inner tubes.
Throwing more governmental control and additional charges at kayakers is just one more example of the ever-eroding loss of any and all freedoms to just enjoy the outdoors.
When I lived in Chicago (the longest, coldest, saddest, darkest 4 years of my life), I never used my yak due to the ridiculous number of fees and obstacles placed in the way of anyone wishing to enjoy nature.
That's why my wife and I LOVE Texas!
We appreciate the ability to go out, breath fresh air, hike, boat, and float along rivers, and not worry about paying the government for that simple pleasure.
Night Wing wrote:Bigrock wrote:The cost of hunting and fishing in Texas continues to rise, little by little. Want to bow hunt? x-tra Want to fish saltwater? x-tra Turkey hunt? mo $ So much has been added over the years, we got used to it, so now it's the super sized combo, just like a damn burger. And they still keep cramming stuff into it. Mo' regulation....not this time.
The hard and sad truth is......"They are not at the mercy of us, we are at the mercy of them"....when it comes to them wanting money.
PaPaBear_tx wrote:I am all for supporting our parks and water ways, but when is it enough? I already pay for a Super Combo fishing/hunting license, Lake Texoma fishing license, Ft. Worth Nature Center pass, State Parks pass, and a National Parks pass. Then add license plate fees for the camper and the yak trailer. I do not wish to add a fee onto that for my five kayaks. ENOUGH!!!!!
Piscado Loco wrote: You tend to find very uncaring people running those parks who do the bare minimum & then sit on their butts the rest of the time.
Paddlefoot wrote:Piscado Loco wrote: You tend to find very uncaring people running those parks who do the bare minimum & then sit on their butts the rest of the time.
Man, you certainly aren't going to the same State Parks that I go to. What I see is those folks busting ass all day long to get people checked in, maintenance, patrols, etc. When you see the park vehicle drive by, he more than likely is on the way to the restroom to clean up someone's mess! They aren't just sightseeing.
Reefmonkey wrote:I'd also like to point out that I see a lot of yakers using public boat ramps to drive a trailer containing a yak into the water, when they could have just as easily lowered the boat into the water elsewhere, even right next to the ramp, which would not have tied up the ramp for heavy boat users who really need it. It's a matter of courtesy, but also, if I'm seeing it, TPWD officials are seeing it, and when (not if) kayak registration comes up again, they are going to justify requiring all of us to register our yaks every year by saying that we use public boat ramps just like everyone else, and so we should have to pay the same fee per boat as everyone else. If we weren't using ramps, we would have more of a leg to stand on to have a much lower fee than other boaters.
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