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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2023, 08:19:15 PM »
Close but no cigar, Gotta keep trying, Im writing to the rules committee next.
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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2023, 08:10:47 AM »
In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself. 

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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2023, 08:45:09 AM »
Ive sent mine in, have you?

https://www.howlforwildlife.org/wacommconfirm

Absolutely!  Howl is a fantastic platform, and it pains me that there aren't more hunter taking advantage of using them!  They make it so easy to send emails through their platform.  :)

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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2023, 11:07:47 AM »
Letter to Commission:
Dear Honorable Senators,


I write to you regarding the confirmations of a majority of animal rights activists on the WDFW Wildlife Commission. Our Governor has loaded 5 seats with these activists in direct violation of RCW 77.04.040 which states, in part: the governor shall seek to maintain a balance reflecting all aspects of fish and wildlife, including representation recommended by organized groups representing sportfishers, commercial fishers, hunters, private landowners, and environmentalists. In choosing Rowland, Ragen, Smith, Baker, and Lehmkuhl, Governor Inslee has violated state law.


The result has already been a limiting of recreational opportunity and seasons for the hunters and fishers of WA State. The conservation and volunteer efforts of our group can't be overstated. A minimum of 50,000 hours of volunteer time are donated by our group each year. That's equivalent to 25 full-time positions that the WDFW need not hire. In addition, including tags, licenses, and revenue from the Pittman Robertson Fund, hunters and fishers account for 48% or the department's revenue. Discourage us to a point where we no longer support hunting and fishing recreation in WA and you ruin true conservation forever in this state and the budget for the WDFW.


You have been elected by us to write our laws. This is a message from our Governor to you and We The People that he needn't bother to follow our laws. Please return his message with your own that our laws matter and he must rectify this imbalance that he's mandated to keep. I humbly request that the Commission be brought into balance by maintaining no more than 2 seats of any interest group named in the RCW. Thank you for your consideration of my request. I ask that my communication be read into the record.


Most Sincerely,
Pianoman

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projects with those groups and the WDFW.

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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2023, 11:52:25 AM »
Good letter. 
Economy failure = Too many people spending money they don't have on things they don't need to impress people they don't like.

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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2023, 12:04:16 PM »
Letter to Commission:
Dear Honorable Senators,


I write to you regarding the confirmations of a majority of animal rights activists on the WDFW Wildlife Commission. Our Governor has loaded 5 seats with these activists in direct violation of RCW 77.04.040 which states, in part: the governor shall seek to maintain a balance reflecting all aspects of fish and wildlife, including representation recommended by organized groups representing sportfishers, commercial fishers, hunters, private landowners, and environmentalists. In choosing Rowland, Ragen, Smith, Baker, and Lehmkuhl, Governor Inslee has violated state law.


The result has already been a limiting of recreational opportunity and seasons for the hunters and fishers of WA State. The conservation and volunteer efforts of our group can't be overstated. A minimum of 50,000 hours of volunteer time are donated by our group each year. That's equivalent to 25 full-time positions that the WDFW need not hire. In addition, including tags, licenses, and revenue from the Pittman Robertson Fund, hunters and fishers account for 48% or the department's revenue. Discourage us to a point where we no longer support hunting and fishing recreation in WA and you ruin true conservation forever in this state and the budget for the WDFW.


You have been elected by us to write our laws. This is a message from our Governor to you and We The People that he needn't bother to follow our laws. Please return his message with your own that our laws matter and he must rectify this imbalance that he's mandated to keep. I humbly request that the Commission be brought into balance by maintaining no more than 2 seats of any interest group named in the RCW. Thank you for your consideration of my request. I ask that my communication be read into the record.


Most Sincerely,
Pianoman

Former Master Hunter (resigned)
Former Hunter Education Instructor (resigned)
Member of several conservation groups and conservation volunteer in dozens of
projects with those groups and the WDFW.

To  kevin.vandewege@leg.wa.gov,   jesse.salomon@leg.wa.gov,   ron.muzzall@leg.wa.gov,   christine.rolfes@leg.wa.gov,   sharon.shewmake@leg.wa.gov,   shelly.short@leg.wa.gov,   derek.stanford@leg.wa.gov,   keith.wagoner@leg.wa.gov,   judy.warnick@leg.wa.gov
P-man,

Those who you sent that to already made their committee vote. It's up to the whole Senate now. One would assume those on the committee would voted in favor of confirmation in committee would vote in favor during the full senate vote.

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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2023, 12:11:33 PM »
Well, it can't hurt. I know my senator will be voting against their confirmation. I don't have much power over the others. I made a few new points as well.
"Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens based on the actions of criminals and madmen will have no positive effect on the future acts of criminals and madmen. It will only serve to reduce individual rights and the very security of our republic." - Pianoman

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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2023, 12:16:26 PM »
I did forward this to my senator again and asked for it to be read into the record.
"Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens based on the actions of criminals and madmen will have no positive effect on the future acts of criminals and madmen. It will only serve to reduce individual rights and the very security of our republic." - Pianoman

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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2023, 09:46:38 PM »
All F&W Commission appointments have been passed through the Rules Committee and are now up for a full Senate vote.

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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2023, 10:15:06 PM »
It matters little.  Legal action is our only hope.

From what I read this weekend, Inslee is still thinking about running again.  Darn.


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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2023, 11:22:58 AM »
Looks like trying to get this thru the Senate and appoint.

Takes 2 minutes to fill out your name and email against.

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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2023, 01:35:07 PM »
Done, and had my wife email as well.

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Re: Commission members recommended for confirmation
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2023, 02:06:27 PM »
It's pretty fast. Be sure to personalize the message. We're not robots here.

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