Fishermen need to clean up their act |

Fishermen need to clean up their act

Where was it written, “Fishermen don’t have to pack-out what they pack-in?”Cases in-point: While walking along Dillon Reservoir recently, my dog decided if it smells like a fish, it must be a fish. I found him with monofilament line and sinker hanging from his mouth, the hook imbedded in his jaw.Then there was the crow with monofilament line around its leg laying on its back on the ground, the other end of the line twisted around a low branch; if the branch would have been higher on the tree, the bird would have hung itself.It matters not your feelings about crows, they are indigenous, plus no animal deserves to die like that.Fisherman are not exempt; while they have the right to fish on Dillon Reservoir, they also have the obligation to preserve the area in which they recreate.For the sake of our migratory birds, the next time you find monofilament line, sinkers, hooks, candy wrapper, beer cans, etc. along the lake, please pick it up, and then get mad.

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