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Old 08-04-2010, 03:28 PM
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How about a free or very inexpensive ($5.00 for the year) Park Fishing License? In Yellowstone, they do it that way (I forget the charge but it wasn't that high).

In the Smoky's a Tennessee / NC license and a yearly Park Fishing Pass.

I'd gladly pay it, especially if it improved enforcement and fisheries work.

Of course, administering such a thing could cost more than the revenue generated and it could even lead to harrassment by rangers (I could see getting checked multiple times a day by every ranger who drove by).

Doubt if there is one simple answer to the poaching question but perhaps a lot of little things (more volunteers, more involvement by us when we see something, more money through fees for enforcement, more awareness in local businesses, better sinage in the park, ).

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