In reading comments about the recent walleye bag limit changes and the responses to those changes, I see a typical historical response occurring. The Northwoods taxpayers are troubled and frustrated about the lack of legislative representation. Our feedback and voices are not being addressed. The Northwoods tribal taxpayers are in the same boat as we are. Their interests are being ignored. The difference is that they have their foot in the door. We might think about focusing our anger toward Madison. Sportsmen know that if two people in the same boat take turns rowing, they’re both going toward the same shore, but if they both rock the boat in opposite directions, it serves no purpose. It doesn’t make any difference who owns the boat.
Sportsmen have to have unified action for change by letting their representatives know that they want political change and representation for the taxpayers in the Northwoods.
Asking for sportsmen to silently abstain from casinos on opening day is a wet noodle.
Get united and address the real problem, and shake the political tree for walleyes. Direct your anger in the right direction. Action speaks louder than words.
Unspoken words serve no one.
Food for thought…
Craig Strid, Rhinelander