Don’t let the calendar fool ‘ya, meteorlogical winter is a full on time to fish, hunt, hike and tie a few flies with your feet on a cooler and steak on a plate. Read Fish Wrap to find out how you can get outdoors or hang inside this month to make the most of our newest season. And as always, thanks for reading.
Rhode Island’s CRMC subcommittee has recommended that Perry Raso’s application to expand his shellfish business into a salt pond with a long history of various recreational uses, be denied. The RI Saltwater Anglers are looking for some help with their own subcommittees. RIDEM wants to help you learn to tie flies and our good friend Tom Adams help us understand the benefits of tree saddles for deer hunting .
Frank Daignault has published eight books and hundreds of articles about saltwater fishing. But all of his achievements were earned in the company of his wife Joyce. Together they raised a family while fishing and hunting for sport and food. It was an honor to speak with them and learn more of thier story.
Our rights to walk a shoreline are being challenged by shoreside landowners who don’t want people walking on “their beach” and a lot of “us” have had enough. There is welcome legislation to protect our rights while another bill seeks to slightly sharpen penalties for animal poachers. Both bills affect us and both need a few minutes of your time to let representatives understand how you feel.
The RI Legislature is reconsidering banning some types of confined hunts where Chronic Wasting Disease may be introduced to local cervid populations like White-tailed deer. The Backcountry Hunters and Anglers support the bill as a way to keep CWD out of Rhode Island.