TAG: Don’t fix what isn’t broken Major changes are being proposed for the STA permitting and walkin system. From one permit/ per person/ per season to pooling walkin line people so that 3 hunters have the same chance as one. There are many other proposals, too many to list or explain here. This is being done through the Waterfowl Quota Permitting Technical Assistance Group (WPTAG) What you can do: 1. Join United Waterfowlers of Florida and read all about the proposals and process on the members forum $25/year. (this is not a recruiting attempt) 2. Attend a TAG meeting. The last public meeting will be February 18 location yet to be determined in south florida and will be posted on the United Waterfowlers of Florida Public Forum or call Jaime Fedderson. 3. Send an email and make a phone call. Subject line for emails: “TAG STA: Don’t fix what isn’t broken” The message here is, if you are basically happy with the current STA permitting and walkin line system then you need to be very loud and POLITE about that fact. The changes coming could likely greatly reduce local access to the STAs as you currently know it. Send emails to: WPTAG STA representatives: Robertcsantos00@gmail.com FFJM@aol.com Jaime Fedderson (waterfowl and small game program leader) Ducks@myfwc.com 850-488-5878 If you know anyone else who likes the STA system currently they also have to contact the state. The state only hears from unhappy people. The happy silent majority needs to call now! We need hundreds of people to do this your email is really important. It cannot be stressed enough that you must be polite and must contact these people.