Steve, I have heard from 5 people that say they were either at WAC meetings or stakeholder meetings, every one of them said they came away with the impression that it was going to be a small increase. None of them are stupid people, they all understand English, and I cannot believe that in early February DNR didn't know they were going ask to effectively double the rates. So, I am not really faulting you guys for letting them gloss over what you thought was going to be a small increase, but if they had said "we're not sure if its going to be $95 or $98 for the new consolidated license" then I would have expected that this "dialog" would have started then and there, protocols be damned. Instead, you should all be offended because you were all sent out of the meetings like a bunch of unwitting "shills". Now, if I sound a little offended its because for a few years I've been beating everyone I know in State government over the head with the loss of the aviation department, defending DNR tracking devices, etc. while working directly with the NRP officers, who incidentally have no idea what is going on in Annapolis and just hope they don't run out of gas while on patrol. And so I wait, respectfully, having asked several times, for someone to answer the following questions- WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU NEED THE EXTRA MONEY FOR? and; WHAT DO YOU EXPECT THE INCREASED FEES (not historical trends, I'm talking about the specific impact of these fees) TO DO TO HUNTER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION AND WHAT DO YOU BASE THOSE PROJECTIONS ON? If I ever get an answer then I may have some follow up questions. Edit- Paul, I understand the chain of command, but if you aren't the guy that can answer the questions, then who is?