Eldery hunters ticked by timber land permits

ElmaJune 5, 2014 

My husband and I have enjoyed fishing and hunting in the state of Washington. We are 73 and 74 years of age, and I am disabled. This is an important food source for us.

This year for me alone the cost is prohibitive. It runs us more than $160 and we would still have to have a Discovery card and to pay $75 to $250 to walk and hunt on land that we have always hunted and fished on. We pay the many different taxes to live in a place that we have loved over the years and had the freedom to do so.

I do not feel it is right to have to pay the timber companies for permits at these high costs without them offsetting our property taxes nor to have a big company that is based in California to force us to pay for land that we have hunted and fished on throughout our lives.

Do the American Indians have to have a permit to enter timber company properties? Are we the only people who are ticked off with timber company permits?

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