Thanks to all those who appeared and testified at the hearing yesterday. The turnout was overwhelmingly in favor of hunters, trappers and anglers. This was just the first of many skirmishes on this particular measure. Now the chair of the committee will decide if the matter deserves a work session, following which the committee will vote on whether the pass it to the full Senate floor. If so, and assuming it gets passed, then it will be voted on by the full Senate. Again, assuming it passes the Senate, it then goes over to the Assembly and we start the whole process over again.
I really believe the way this measure is treated will lay the groundwork for how the Senate Natural Resources Committee will handle the anti trapping bills that we know are going to be coming out in the next few weeks. It was great to have so many well spoken, well respected folks from across the entire state take a stand on this measure. If you weren't able to participate, don't worry, there will be more opportunities but the successful turnout we had yesterday was due to those trappers, hunters and anglers who didn't believe "the other guy" would be there. Thanks again.