Since launching the Sportsmen Say Survey on my website a few weeks ago, I’ve been pleased with the response and level of participation. We’re off to a great start!
Survey questions are generally linked with a column I’ve posted about a specific issue, and give you a chance to voice your opinion on those issues. I share the results of the surveys with reporters, bloggers, legislators, state agency staff, and the public.
Participation in the first four surveys ranged from a high of 289 to a low of 41. Here are the results.
Question: Should Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife do more to protect native and wild brook trout, including banning the use of live fish as bait on wild brook trout waters in order to reduce the chance of an introduction of new competing fish species in those waters?