State of Michigan (Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resource Commission): Reinstate the ban on chumming in rivers and streams.
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State of Michigan: Department of Natural Resources

State of Michigan (Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resource Commission): Reinstate the ban on chumming in rivers and streams.

    1. Petition by

      Real Steelheaders Don't Chum

The practice of chumming loose eggs, corn, and other organic material to catch/harvest steelhead and trout is not in the best interest of our cold water fisheries. There are many unanswered questions concerning the negative biological impacts that chumming has on steelhead and trout. Furthermore, this is an unethical fishing practice that provides fisherman that chum opportunities to catch large numbers of fish at the expense of other anglers who do not chum.

To:
State of Michigan: Department of Natural Resources
Please reinstate the ban on chumming of eggs, corn, and other organic material in Michigan rivers and streams.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jason Smagacz SAINT HELEN, MI
      • 8 months ago

      Chumming does not equal fishing

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    • Robert Fox GREENVILLE, MI
      • 8 months ago

      ethics and protection of cold water fisheries

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    • Thomas Miller RIVERVIEW, MI
      • 8 months ago

      To maintain the population of trout and salmon in the river for our children and grandchildren.

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    • Gary Lindquist WYOMING, MI
      • 8 months ago

      It's just unethical and rather unsporting of those who chum

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    • Paul Clark MIDLAND, MI
      • 8 months ago

      This is an unnecessary and damaging/wasteful tactic. Promotes the harvesting of eggs from female fish for the purposes of chumming, and is a disruption to the natural ecosystem and natural modes of fish feeding.

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