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Legislators pass license fee increases

November 02, 2009 at 06:24 PM

Hunters and anglers are probably going to pay more for that privilege next year.

Both the Illinois House and Senate approved an increase in hunting and fishing license fees during last week’s veto session in Springfield. All that is required for the increases to become law is a signature on Senate Bill 1846 by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller has pushed for the fee increases—$2 for a fishing license and $5 for a hunting license—to help his agency. The increases are estimated to raise an additional $3.5 million for fish and wildlife conservation.

If Quinn signs the bill, resident fishing licenses will increase from $12.50 to $14.50. A deer permit would go from $15 to $25 and hunting licenses would rise from $7 to $12.

Fee increases would go into effect Jan. 1, 2010.

Here is the text of DNR’s interpretation of Senate Bill 1846.

DNR’s take on Senate Bill 1846

IDNR is committed to improving quality recreational opportunities for its constituents, not only in the coming fiscal year but in years to come. In order to secure the future of the agency and its mission, we are asking our constituents to support us through several fee increases. The agency will diligently protect the integrity of dedicated funds that support the mission of IDNR and protect the supportive intent of the individuals who provide those funds, through hunting and fishing licenses, stamps and other fees. These proposed fees will allow the agency to enhance conservation opportunities, improve quality recreation and make critical hires for the agency, all of which lead to a better overall experience for outdoor enthusiasts.

Migratory Waterfowl Fee (Increase)

The cost of the State Migratory Waterfowl Stamp would increase from $10.00 to $15.00. The increase will be used specifically to improve and maintain state waterfowl areas. Currently, revenue generated from Migratory Waterfowl Stamp fees do not adequately support Waterfowl operations. Requires Legislative action.

FY10 - $111k FY11 - $243k

Deer Hunting Permit Fee (Increase)

The Resident Deer Hunting Permit Fee would increase from $15.00 to $25.00. The fee was last increased approximately 25 years ago. This fee would support an increase in Wildlife management staff.

Would require legislative action and an administrative rule change.

FY10 - $559k FY11 - $1.118M

Hunting, Fishing, and Sportsman Combination License Fee (Increase)

This proposal would increase all resident hunting and fishing licenses by $7.00.

Resident fishing licenses would increase from $12.50 to $14.50.

A Non-resident 10-day fishing license would increase from $12.50 to $19.50 and a non-resident annual fishing license would increase from 24.50 to $31.50

The fishing license fees were last increased over 10 years ago. Fishing license sales support fish and aquatic management throughout Illinois.

Resident hunting license fees would increase from $7.00 to $12.00. Non-Resident annual hunting licenses would increase from $50.00 to $57.00. Non-resident 10-day hunting licenses would increase from $28.00 to $35.00. Resident hunting licenses were last raised in 1974. Revenue generated from this fee increase will fund an increase in Wildlife program staff as funds become available.

Sportsman combination licenses would increase from $18.50 to $25.50. (Only Illinois residents are eligible for a Sportsman license).

Would require Legislative action and an administrative rule change.

FY10 - $548k FY11 - $1.095M

Environmental Consultation Fees (New)

Currently, local units of government and private entities are required, by statue, to complete an environmental consultation review with the IDNR. This proposal would charge a fee of $500.00 to local governments or private entities seeking this consultation.

This fee will help cover the cost of performing these reviews, including supporting staff and the automated EcoCAT web based system that allows users to get results substantially faster. After getting the review results, cities sometimes charge developers for this information that they currently receive for free from the IDNR.

Requires legislative action.

FY10 - $545k FY11 - $1.190M

Office of Water Resources Permit Fees (New)

Create a series of regulatory fees for the IDNR Office of Water Resources ranging from $400.00 to $5,000 specifically for OWR permits and Lake Michigan water allocations. The proposal also creates an annual fee (TBD) for the use of the Chain O’Lakes, to be collected from boaters. These fees will fund permit and water allocation services, flood control and dam safety programs, and operation of the Stratton Lock and Dam.

Requires legislative action.

FY10 - $394k FY11 - $1.140M

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$100 for me and my son to get shotgun tags for deer. Looks like we wont be deer hunting anymore. What a shame he is 12, just got his first deer this past youth season, and now he was hooked on hunting. Gonna be hard to explain to him that we cant afford to pay that much to deerhunt. Im a self employed flooring installer and theres not much work out there, took some part-time work too keep up with the bills, kind of. Already had to drop the insurance on my hunting vehicle, no more cable TV, etc. I guess we will have to get on the roadkill deer list to put meat in the freezer. Darnit I shouldnt have said that,now theyll probably want to charge for that too. Thanks alot you crooks in our government. By the way I wont be voting for any of you bums.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 11:50 AM

O and by the way, us self-employed people are not entitled to any un-employment benefits.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 12:00 PM

lol no matter how much people complain quinn still better then blago

Posted by johnh on 11/03 at 06:55 PM

Only time will tell, Quinn’s not impressing me much here.

Posted by knob on 11/04 at 12:02 PM

Just one itsy bitsy teeny weenie little turkey biologist? Sheesh, in todays economy you could probably hire one for 28K.
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Oh, I almost forgot. We need the fee hikes to pay off Granburg’s pension hike to 100k plus for life for his three weeks on the job at the IDNR. Not blaming Miller or Quinn for that, just stating the simple fact that hunters are sick and tired of the “service” we’ve been getting for the past few years.
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As much as I want to see the IDNR prosper, it fills me with disgust when our money is squandered.

Posted by Henry Holt on 11/04 at 12:13 PM

Come on Clint and Spicoli, one of them quail-eatin’ feral cats (companion animals here in Illinois) got your tongue?

Posted by Henry Holt on 11/04 at 02:24 PM

I always wonder why we never had these problems during the era of true progressive policies from the ‘40s-‘60s.  Ever since Reagan came into office and tripled the deficit in a couple of years, creating more debt than every president before him combined, simply by giving tax cuts to the wealthy then passing the largest tax increase on working people in U.S. history, people started to hate the government more and more.  REPUBLICANS PURPOSELY BANKRUPT THE GOVERNMENT TO CUT DOWN THE SIZE OF IT.  Reagans buddy Grover Norquist said that this was their GOAL, and they did it.  And now the Liberals are to blame because they don’t want to let these programs go.  I suppose everyone here wants this land to be owned privately, that would be a great idea.  To really fix this we should look to a good republican, Dwight Eisenhower, it’s called a 91% top tax rate, meaning if you make over 3.2 million dollars, the amount lower than that will be taxed at the rate we all pay, but all earning over that get taxed away at 91%.  But I forgot… that’s socialism.  Even though if we don’t do that all us working people see fee increases and sales tax increases, etc.. just aint fair..

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 03:01 PM

This is way more of a hunting argument than a fishing argument. Poaching will increase for sure - heck, it has been unregulated for as long as I can remember. I know some CPOs and they do a fine job. But there are way too few of them and they have too many restrictions to do what should be done. With hunting access dwindling each year and studies showing that the sport is dying (less youth participation), this fee increase WILL undoubtedly hurt involvement in the short-term.
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With that said however, I do think that fee hikes are necessary to help pull the DNR out of its financial mess. The timing is just not right. Concerns over the funds staying in the DNR are legitimate - anyone living in the state for the past year would understand that. Fool me once…

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 05:09 PM

yawn, you guys are and never will be happy. there has already been positive stuff done by idnr but noone takes the time to post on that, just a bunch of whining and crying bout spending a few bucks and now someone brings up taxes… let em tax me, im retired and own everything i have. the only thing they can tax mw on is what i own and again compared to other states ive lived in it will still be cheaper, all of you nay sayers who complain about illinois taxes and prices of hunting and fishing go try and move to the northeast,florida or california and then you will realize how good you have it here.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 07:19 PM

Henry, im not sure i support it but 30 bucks a year for me isnt all that bad.  And i dont really care about turkeys.  I have seen about 300 of them this year while in stand.  I think they are doing fine with no biologist.  And i do question where the money will go.  But hell you know me i would like to see deer tags go up to 100 dollars to keep the woods safe from the maniacs.  I know the money will be stolen.  News flash here… the government would find a way to get that 50 bucks anyway with democrats in office.  Henry you know how i am… i rarely LIke what the dnr does but this isnt worth a 60 plus post thread…

Cougs?  what do i tell them?  Ummm to get out of the woods and go find a damn job?  that was an easy one..

And golden… “todays economy” is clintons fault.  And that is a fact.  When you give 2 million people 150,000 imaginary dollars they really dont have it creates this imaginary economy for a few years then creditors realize they cant pay it off then wham you have ” todays economy”

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 07:37 PM

Just loogged on and read these comments on the fee increases. At first I thought that it was not such a big deal to pay a few extra dollars to participate in the sport I love so much. I then thought back to a time when my family was young and money was much tighter than it is now. I can remember a time when the few dollars that the fees will increase might have made the difference in whether I would have had enough to buy tags for myself and young son who is grown now and is as dedicated a hunter as I am. How many fathers will have to make that choice and not have that extra money to take their sons or daughters hunting. This increase and others that are sure to follow will continue to erode at the number of hunters that is all ready declining. Where will that leave our sport when my grandsons want to hunt deer. This increase is not the end of the world but it should be a wake up call to all who enjoy this sport. We all need to be vigilant and keep abreast of where this revenue is spent and how it impacts the hunters who provide it. Stand up and be heard with your vote if you believe it is being mishandled.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 08:07 PM

Johnh, you obviously don’t have young children whom you would like to introduce into the sport of hunting. Its also nice to know that you own ever thing you have.  Somewhere in your younger years you probably couldn’t say that but hey you might of been one of those brats born with a silver spoon in your mouth. You also must be one of those individuals that complains of nothing and lets government shove garbage down your throat.  Im not opposed to paying the extra money but for what.  To be spent on BS.  Lets here you name one thing the IDNR has done postive in the last few months.  Kept a few parks open…  Its the younger generation that is going to be hurt by these fee increases and thats what I am concerned about but hey I know your retired and you got everything paid for.  Well with our current economy alot of people are just surviving and hunting may help them put a little extra food in their freezer.  Raising fees is not even gonna touch the hole our elected officials have dug for our children but hey when you live in Eutopia “who cares right”?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 08:50 PM

Jeff, you should do research before you talk…. the loans werent given out by “loan companies” on their own.  They were mandated by clinton administration.  There was an article in the new york times (highly democratic magazine) in 1999 discussing this issue.  And they say it will fail in any economic downturn. This was an effort for clinton to stregthen his democratic base for an election in which democrats had very little chance to win.  Is it the common mans fault?  Uhhh no… If you give people loans they take them… its not rocket science. 

Tax breaks for the rich ha they pay 39 percent taxes in the highest bracket… anything higher than that and its socialism.  During bushes admin it was 35 percent…

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 09:44 PM

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/09/30/business/fannie-mae-eases-credit-to-aid-mortgage-lending.html

Now you can blame it on the republicans for letting the rich people keep some of their income in which many work hard for or have been to college for 10 years to be a doctor or something.  They should be forced to give money to others who blame society and birth and government for their misfortune.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 10:00 PM

ibowhunter, no i didnt have a silver spoon in my mouth, i worked hard for what i have, working 2 jobs at a time for over 20 years so i could be in position i am today. i have a 4 year old daughter who loves fishing and i can afford to take her fishing,huntng or whatever. everyone that is complaining is saying they cant afford it, well it seems like you can afford the necessity of a computer and internet(probably a 40 dollar a month cable hook up=480 dollars a year) but yell about paying a few more bucks for what is essentially free food. someone posted they have a hard enough time feeding there family, well whee else are you gonna get 50-100 lbs of meat for 25 dollar tag?...be realistic if your not part of the solution then your part of the problem..if you cant afford to feed your family or afford to go hunting get of your lazy rumps and work 2 jobs or cut down on the so called necessities like your 500 dollar a year internet bill.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 11:54 PM

“Cougs?  what do i tell them?  Ummm to get out of the woods and go find a damn job?  that was an easy one..” Oh your a piece of work, I’m sure there are a lot of people working that are still having a hard time especialy when you put a family in the mix of course with your attitude those are the scrubs that should not be allowed into the woods. You see not everyone has the same economic advatages as yourself, its just sad people like yourself can’t see that.
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Hey johnh just wait till that 4 year old gets going in school and see how easy it is to cancel that internet, these days kids almost have to have the internet to keep up with their school work, not to mention its still cheaper than gas for those hit by the economy and looking for work. 
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I find it funny you guys only ever mention purchasing one permit, which yeah your right not too big of a deal now add a couple kids $116 for the gun season for dad and two kids, $153 if there are three kids.
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You see it adds up for these people and I’m sure some of them right now are purchasing more than one permit or may also be hunting the muzzle loader season, the youth season, or even archery. So I’m sure there will be a decline in the number of permits sold, which means the same or less money. So really not much good has come from the increases besides reducing participation even further, but again thats an outcome you want, those families working their butts off yet still strugling shouldn’t have hunting as a hobby right?
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“But hell you know me i would like to see deer tags go up to 100 dollars to keep the woods safe from the maniacs”. Didn’t know economic status was an indicator of being a maniac, but personaly I’d trust someone that grew up hunting even if they worked at Walmart before I’d trust someone making 50k or more a year that grew up in the city.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 12:51 AM

you arent entitled to be able to hunt every season for you and your kids that possible.  If you value teaching your children to hunt you will pay the extra 150 dollars to take them.  If you dont you wont.  These fee increases havent occured forever and the price of recreation goes up.  You can afford the the 30 dollars for shells, the 1400 for guns, the 400 for warm clothes for your kids and yourself, 400 for stands, 60 dollars gas for the season but the extra 70 bucks for tags is the deal breaker huh… kids dont get to hunt because of the government.  Personally i wouldnt want my kids participating in gun season because its such a danger and a cluster….. but for parents that do its their choice. 
 

The way to go about this change that your talking about cougs is to get the state to implement special youth prices to help ensure the heritage of hunting is given to youth.  Lobby for free youth season tags or at least youth being allowed to get tags and current prices if under say 16 years of age or free hunting licenses for youth.  Not to sit around and complain about the economy.  Im certain an organization such as the IBS could champion such a cause and who would oppose it?  And surely the state wouldnt oppose an effort to recruit more future paying customers.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 02:01 AM

Now the reduced fees for youth I can get behind,thats perhaps one of the biggest faults I see in this is youths getting dinged for full price. Oh and just so ya know I have no where near that much cash tied up in hunting gear. So don’t think I’ll pay a fortune for the options then gripe over a few fees. I’m cheap all the way, not afraid to admit it.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 02:33 AM

like i stated before coug… if you can afford your 500 dollar a year internet then you can afford to hunt which is 1/3 the cost of your precious internet. Also if people are struggling to feed there families or pay there bills they shouldnt really be worrying about recreation in the first place.If there hunting to feed there family then its still a heck of a lot cheaper even with raised fees then your grocery store. Coug do you drink,smoke, have cable, go to a bar, eat dinner out, own a cell phone and a home phone? if so then quit the whining and check your priorities..

you say people dont have the same economic advatages as me? I made my own economic advantage, i worked hard manual labor for 20 years, doing construction during day and working at a crap factory at night instead of wasting time making excuses about why i cant afford something. if you spent as much energy in trying to have an economic advantage as you did complaining about a small fee increase maybe you could afford it.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 04:29 AM

Honestly, folks, this isn’t about money. In the hours that you put in a regular job, you can earn just as much (if not more) beef from the grocery store than the venison you get from the same amount of hours spent in a treestand. Sure, these fee hikes will hurt larger families with multiple kids. In these tough economic times, that’s just the nature of the beast. I really hate to say this, but hunting is not a right; it’s a priviledge. It would be nice for everyone to get to share in this priviledge, but there are too many people interested in hunting in this state than this state can support - for one reason or another (be it necessity or cost in this case), some people have to be deterred from hunting in Illinois. Blame who you want, but that’s God’s Honest Truth.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 07:28 AM

Johnh I believe your being taxed on much more than what you have unless you don’t eat, drink, drive, wear clothes or flush your toilet, and it’s all going to cost you more. I think that is the point here. I do think hunting is a right and a tradition, seems like everything we do anymore is called a privilege.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 08:09 AM

Johnh where are all these jobs you talk about 20 years ago was alot better than now finding a good job.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 08:31 AM

JOhnH, I can afford alot of things right now due to my wifes and my education which we worked hard for and continue to work hard for.  I am complaining for the individuals that are not so fortunate.  The guys that are young and supporting a family on a small salary. You obviously see through a tunnel and can’t see anything beyond that.  Like I said before, you must love government running your life.  I and alot of others don’t.  If it were not for whining and complaining we would be under British rule still.  Maybe think outside of your little box you live in.  Your starting to remind me of a Illinois politician that could care less about his fellow man.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 09:10 AM

Clint and JohnH this isn’t about money, at least not for me, it’s about principle. I’m a landowner and I don’t have to buy my tags or a license. I buy a sportsman’s license every year anyway, but I don’t have to. I do it out of principle. You see, sometimes you act in a certain way, and sometimes you pick a side in an arguement, because you think it is the right thing to do.
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No Johnh it isn’t about whining, and no Spicoli it isn’t about wanting a 10lb bass delivered to my doorstep. It’s about principle and doing what you think is right.

Posted by Henry Holt on 11/05 at 09:53 AM

ilbowhunter, I think your dead on with your assesment, but you’ll never get through to people like that until the day they finaly feel walked upon.
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Although I’m begining to think he is only on here to try and get people going, what has his input been on any of this oh thats right we all should shut up and get anouther job because we are pathetic.
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Hey jonhnh let the grown ups talk the kiddie table is over there——>
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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 10:01 AM

hey johnh, clint, you guys from Crook Co. or what?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 02:21 PM

jeff, wiki doesnt really count as a source… good try though.  When you start any ” research” out with a siting from wiki you lose all credibility.  yes, bush should have altered clintons work and could have saved us alot of problems.  But the loans were still a result of clinton. 

Henry, i already stated i really dont give a damn about a turkey biologist.  I seen 150 of them last saturday night.  I think they are doing ok.  Is there really someone called a ” turkey biologist”  And what would a turkey biologist do?  And i didnt say i was for it… Im just not going to sit around and complain about a few dollars.  If i was employed during the time ive spent reading this thread, i would have enough money to buy next years tags….

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 02:41 PM

the indr has been useless for the last 30 years. most of its directors are nothing but political hirelings , and wouldn’t know their butts from a hole in the head when it comes to wildlife or nature.if their are 1200 idnr employees, all that means is there are 800 too many. useless people and high salaries. besides, this money will go into the general fund and in all probablity go to pay for some deadhead on welfare.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 03:02 PM

Henry Holt….....THANK YOU…...I’ve been bitching for a long time about the fact we have no turkey biologist….I agree with you, where is the money going, I find it hard to swallow that we dont have the money to hire a turkey biologist….Geesh !

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 05:37 PM

ad hominem- is that your definition for that word or are you using it to sound smart? that happens when i attack you as a person and is latin for against persion in which there are two types of that falacy.  Circumstantial in which i say “look whose talking” and abusive in which i call you an idiot.  I did neither but really nice word that you used to make yourself sound intellectual i like the effort.  And im not wrong… if clinton wouldnt have stuck the government into that situation it would have possibly avoided the recession and likely have not made is nearly as bad.  Sure you can blame it on other things… greed,culture, bush’s inablity to motivate a country,But clinton and his last ditch effort is the major part.  Its not that hard to see… and its hard for me to see what you dont understand Here simple Government regulates lenders to encourage subprime loans——lenders forced to move the regression line left and give more loans for houses——-those loans being defaulted on——-lose of money———banks go under——-harder to get loan——housing market dies… where are you not getting this? 

Your talking about the stock crash in 2002 and im talking about housing and what happened.  Since then stocks have hit been over 14,000talking about the CURRENT economy and how it does result in sub prime loans. Ofcourse the loaning companies had something to do with it and mismanaged money.  YES thats why they termed it a credit tsunami because alot of things came together.  democrats can always find a way to blame republicans when the fact that CLINTON got this mess started.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 06:45 PM

clintharvey, all of that is well and good but we are to a point that it just doesn’t matter who did it. You did say something that I think is very relevant to the subject however. You mentioned the mismanagement of money, I think that’s what has everybody’s drawers in a wad. I don’t like it that the fees are going up but I don’t like that my insurance rates and everything else keep going up either. I have accepted the increase but what I can’t accept is my feeling that any additional revenue raised from said increases will more than likely be put into some politician’s pocket. I’m to the point that I just want to see some oversight in all of this.

Posted by knob on 11/05 at 08:17 PM

Under bush, the dow got over 14,000.  Should bush have done more than give out free checks?  well duh yes he should have.  But if clinton would have allowed them to regulate themselves things would have been fine.  And there is no way of knowing if that 6000 point dip would have been a fluxuation in the economy or a recession.  IMO the dow was over valued in 2007 which likely increased the problem but that is neither here nor there…. bush didnt help the matter be he definately didnt cause it. 

Between 2000 and 2006, approximately one million borrowers took subprime mortgages to finance the purchase of their first home. These subprime loans did contribute to an increased level of homeownership in the country?at the time of mortgage origination. Unfortunately, many homebuyers with subprime loans defaulted within a couple of years of origination. The number of such defaults outweighs the number of first-time homebuyers with subprime mortgages.
The decline in home values only revealed the problems with subprime mortgages; it did not cause the defaults. Research shows that the quality of newly originated mortgages was worsening every year between 2001 and 2007; the crisis was brewing for many years before house prices even started slowing down. But because the housing boom allowed homeowners to refinance even the worst mortgages, we did not see this negative trend in loan quality for years preceding the crisis.

This right here makes my whole point from YOUR article.  The bill went into effect in late 1999 and went down hill from the beginning.  Could push have done something about it?  maybe… but i dont think it was THAT easy to see coming but the second post note says from 2000 to 2006 which means FROM THE BEGINNING OF CLINTONS IMPLEMENTING it.  He should or could have seen it coming… but with the dow at a constant RISE it wasnt easy in hindsight.  Specially when a recession can only be labled a recession after the recession has occurred.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 10:06 PM

you people don,t understand. just because you pay fees and licenses, it doesn’t mean that money will ever go to where it was intended. all the money is just thrown into a common fund , and used at the discretion of a bunch of politicians. just look at the 2010 state budget (dnr budget), projections.lewis and clark hist site madison co, $236. thou,tech academy ?$235. thou,training ed for miners $32 thou, aggregate mine regs $380.thou, explosives regs $129. thou,coal mine permit costs and reclaim $410. thou,fema $1.mil,inner city urban renewel revitilization $840.9 thou,abe lincoln pres library $12,535.8 mil.i don’t know is this is right? $6,443.4mil to the coal ming regulatory fund? waterway improvements (mainly the collar counties and around east st louis)$15,210,829. i don’t know if i’m reading this info right , but the lists go on and on.their spending our money , on everything but what it was intended for.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/06 at 11:14 AM

jeff and clint. do you two have cell phones ? you two can argue over the phone , all you want. your dumb arguements about bush and clinton are not relevant to the subject .

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/06 at 03:13 PM

i think we need a duck biologist, and an egret biologist and a shad biologist and a carp biologist and a bluegill biologist…a mosquitoe biologist and a lady bug biologist..

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/07 at 01:52 PM

lol jeff….

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/08 at 05:22 PM

I can only thank my parents about 12 years ago for buying me a LIFETIME sportsman license!!!  As for the hike in prices…Well its not the last time just wait a FEW more years it will happen again cause they got away with it. I have sportsman license plates on both my vehicles, because in the paper to fill it out it said the extra money was STRICTLY goin to WILDLIFE,well dont yell (I was young, dumb and stupid) I am just soooo happy to have the chance to help our lovely government to fix roads, pet projects and ect… for having a hobby!?!? I just fear for our next generations to come, what will they have to pay for these hobbies I grew up loving.  Maybe they will just stay inside and think of the good ol’ days cause they’re all not doctors and lawyers and such!!!  It isn’t fair, I agree, but right now THEY got us by the BALLS!  I have one question for SPICOLI which one are you: a doctor, a laywer, or better yet A CONGRESSMAN???

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