The new 2 year budget proposal has gone before the House for discussion. In that budget is new funding for DIFW. Included is a proposal to charge a $10.00 decal fee for all canoes, kayaks, row boats and sail boats. The following link will take you to a press release issued by MDIFW summarizing the DIFW portion of the budget. http://www.mainehuntingtoday.com/magazine/News/budget_proposal.html What are others thoughts on this proposal??? I realize that man is the biggest contributor to the distruction and alteration of our environment and to wildlife in general but I have some reservations about this $10.00 fee. There are a lot of canoes, kayaks, row boats and sail boats in Maine. That translates into a lot of money. How will this effect businesses, outfitters, rental agents, etc. ? Let's hear your imput!! Either way you look at the issue, contact your legislator and let them know where you stand. They do listen - well, usually.