Uunfortunatly, politics does come into play with the legislature. They see it as a source of revenue, directly or indirectly, and something they can "regulate" for the public good.
The only way to get most of the politics out of the game is to make TWRA a self funded operation as is done in Kentucky. KY Fish & Wildllife receives NO general funds from the legislature. Their income is derived from hunting, fishing, and boat registration fees, along with grants from the USF&W Service. This allows them to make reasonably intelligent decisions with out the threat of having their funding curtailed. I know that they send out on-line surveys to solicit imput from users as to their needs & wants, and try to incorporate the imput into their decision making process.
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