Great. Exactly what we need, more wilderness.
NY already has way too many wilderness areas, and what's not wilderness is forest preserve, which is essentially locked up as wilderness, as the state constitution prohibits cutting any material amount of trees over 3" for any purpose.
It's hard to imagine they could build any new roads or snowmobile trails within existing forest preserve, except where relatively recent old woods road exists. Otherwise the tree cutting provision applies.
So I’m out fishing today, on an old railroad bridge that crosses this creek. Most of the time today, I could barely get the darn worm into the water before fish were latching on to the hook. It was pretty crazy. I started out with a little trout hook, and ended up switching to a big bass hook, because they were biting at that on first.
Every time I dropped it in under this bridge, something got hooked quickly. Got a bunch of little brookies, several large-mouth bass, and bullfish. Ended up tossing most of it back in, because a lot of it was small, and even if it was legal to keep, it would be hardly worthwhile to take home and cook.
I ended up leaving after a few hours of fishing as I was getting sunburnt and tired of the hot sun, on the bridge. I left with 3 brookies, a 17 inch large mouth bass, and a bullfish. I probably could have taken more home, if I didn’t throw back the smaller bullfish and some smaller brookies.
So I go and tell folks, guess what, after dinner I’m going to finish off my trout limit or maybe catch another large mouth or bull fish or perch or something. If it was so easy earlier, I’m sure the fish still will be biting when I come back from dinner.
Granted, I didn’t catch much of anything after dinner, although I did get some bites. I did get a too-small to keep large mouth and a brookie, but neither was exactly what I wanted. Oh, well, that’s what you get when you get cockie.
Station, flows through Jamesville Reservoir and then combines with Chit-
tenago Creek at Minoa. There are 8.1 miles of Public Fishing Rights (PFR’s)
along this medium sized stream. Both wild and stocked brown trout, along
with stocked and the occasional wild brook trout can be found in the creek.
Butternut Creek is stocked annually by Onondaga County’s Carpenter’s
Brook Fish Hatchery with around 5,200 one year-old brown trout (8-9”),
2,400 two year-old brown trout (12-14”) and 600 brook trout (8-10”).
Today marks 43 years since the raid of Ken Ballew's house that went badly wrong, and lead in many ways to the modern gun-rights movement.
It's also where the term "jack-booted thugs" comes from after Congressman John Dingell (D-MI) used it to describe the ATF's actions during the raid.
Probably the biggest and most alarming threat to our country is the addiction to government spending. Nobody -- not even conservative republicans -- ever want to cut government due to their fear of cutting popular programs.
But the reality is, we as a country must come to a reckoning -- if we are going to create new programs and laws to deal with "new problems" -- we must cut old programs to pay for them.
We can't just keep on raising taxes, especially not on working folk. There is only so much money to go around in the economy