Mythman wrote:For all the reasons already quoted in this post and others, I am unilaterally and totally against kayak registration by any government entity, period!!
I just got into the sport recently. As much as I enjoy kayaking, the main attraction for me was that it is an affordable means of access to fishing areas that were previously unavailable from shore with minimal initial investment (or so I thought! I've been spending a crap load on all kinds of accessories and equipment!
), not to mention the health benefits from the physicality of paddling! If kayak registration, specialized kayak stamps on the licenses, or any other means of exploiting/extorting environmentally conscious and responsible kayakers is passed... I believe I'll sell my newly acquired Trident 15, go back to shore/surf fishing, and possibly just join the power boat faction when I can afford that! ("can't beat 'em... join 'em?") Who knows... maybe I'll just boycott it all! (who am I kidding? would never quit fishing!)
Seriously though... I already buy the Super Combo every year & the Type II (public lands permit). I haven't used the Type II in at least 2 years, but I buy it anyway in the hopes that this asset will continue to be available for when my boys come of age. My best memories from childhood always involved being outdoors usually hunting or fishing, but also just being out there! IMO... big government is just big business...and I'm sick to death of footin' the bill!