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SWA access fee/pass approved
Colorado
Contributors to this thread:
Paul@thefort 17-Mar-21
2xLung 17-Mar-21
PECO 17-Mar-21
Stix 17-Mar-21
Jaquomo 18-Mar-21
tinman 18-Mar-21
Surfbow 25-Mar-21
PECO 25-Mar-21
Longcruise 25-Mar-21
PECO 25-Mar-21
Jaquomo 26-Mar-21
From: Paul@thefort
17-Mar-21
For those Colorado citizens that do not hunt and fish, but want to access SWA, the Commission just approved a SWA pass, cost approx, $46 which includes the cost of a Habitat Stamp. There will be some adjustments/considerations for elderly and low incomes. A very good move. Est users 6000.

From: 2xLung
17-Mar-21
I very much appreciated Commissioner Blecha's comments on the issue in response to certain groups who wished to use these lands for free while hunters and fishers paid.

From: PECO
17-Mar-21
Let the crying begin. Any word on plans of how to enforce?

From: Stix
17-Mar-21
Good news! I hears Betsy's comments too and sent her a thank you note. Thanks Paul.

From: Jaquomo
18-Mar-21
Great move. The people who had a problem buying a hunting license for access got what they deserve.

From: tinman
18-Mar-21
I saw it enforced by volunteers at Mt Evans SWA last year. Good move.

From: Surfbow
25-Mar-21
Good!

From: PECO
25-Mar-21
Who are "the people" and the "certain groups"?

From: Longcruise
25-Mar-21
Certain people and groups objected to purchasing a hunting license on Principle.

Problem solved! 8>)

From: PECO
25-Mar-21
What groups? Bird watchers? Stoner hippie hikers?

From: Jaquomo
26-Mar-21
Horseback riders are huge at the big SWAs where I live. Like, big groups of 15-20, often during the week too. The horse people were big lobbyists toward dropping the "license" rule. So this is the alternative.

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