Need Urgent Emails!

Need urgent emails! HF3911. This is our last chance to kill this bill!
We now know who the conferees are for HF3911. We need to flood these legislators with emails or phone calls to their offices. We also need to email our own legislators asking them to not vote for HF3911 unless they take out the bad language. Urge them also to ask the committee members to remove the bad language. There’s also some key senators we need to contact, whose votes may make a difference when the final vote on the bill is taken next week.
HF3911 is the bill that would require permission to set or stake a trap on private property, and likely includes even public waters if property lines extend out into the water. The overall language is very vague, it also has a bunch of other stuff in it that’s confusing. You can check it out if you want.
The conferees are:
Senators Hawj, McEwan, Morrison, Boldon, and Nelson
House members Hansen, Purcell, Finkey, Jordan, and Heintzeman.
We also need to contact Senators Frenz, Hauschild, Kupec, Seeberger, and Carlson.
1) when emailing, identify the bill (HF3911) section (32) and the lines (63.23 to 64.7). Those are the lines we need removed from the bill.
2) State that you oppose requiring trapping to be treated differently than the other outdoor activities (hunting and fishing) as far as permission goes. The law would be unfair.
3) The current law is fair and it works. There’s nothing that needs fixing. Trappers are extremely responsible in asking permission on private land.
4) The bill’s language is confusing and will result in trappers not knowing what the law requires. How are trappers supposed to know if the property is “occupied seasonally” or that the land “borders private property on two sides” or if the land is used primarily for timber production”.
5) The DNR and trappers are trying to introduce young people to the outdoors and this bill with its confusing language will discourage young trappers.
6) Also state that you SUPPORT section 33 lines 64.28 to 65.4, apprentice trapping. It would help introduce young people to the outdoors.
So again, contact all the legislators above, plus your own state Senator and House member. Use the talking points above, but feel free to use your own words or thoughts. It’s better we don’t send form letters. Ask your own legislators to not vote on HF3911 unless the bad language is taken out.

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