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    Default Idaho boating requires another sticker

    BajaPete reminded me about this:

    I thought you may like to know that effective immediately, there is a new permit required to launch or operate vessels on Idaho waterways.

    I have talked to Idaho Dept of Licensing and Idaho Dept of Parks and Recreation, you must purchase item online or by mail.

    The following link will give you the details.

    http://www.invasivespecies.idaho.gov


    Failure to have this sticker is a $57 fine! Even out of state boats must have it, and you cannot purchase locally, only online or by mail.
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    ALL I CAN SAY IS THIS IS TOTAL BULL SH$T. WHAT A BUMMER FOR THOSE OF US WHO LIVE CLOSE TO IDAHO. WITH THE WAY THE MONEY THING IS NOW DAYS WHAT A WAY TO SCREW THE PUBLIC. ALSO WHAT GOOD IS THIS GOING TO DO OTHER THAN FILL THE POCKETS OF THOSE WHO THOUGHT THIS UP.

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    This new mussel sticker is absolutely a load of crap - didn't know it affected out of state boaters also. Just another excuse to be stopped on the water in my opinion.

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    Default BS Sticker

    How did this sticker get past all those ID boaters???? Did they have a vote? Does not make any sense. Lets see, in state $10 and you launch lets say 100 times and get inspected every time or even 1/2 the time. Out of state boater launches 1 or 2 times and pays $20. Kind of saying stay away to me we don't want you out of staters.

    They say the fees are to cover the increased inspection expenses etc. but their fee plan is back ass wards. The more the in staters use the less they pay per lauch and possible inspection. Oh and this magical sticker is going to kill all the bad bugs.... Right. Do you think they even considered the size of boat and the increased inspection work for a 40' boat vs. a 20' boat. Just another way for the government to take your $$$$$$.
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    I heard alot of people were getting hassled on Coeur d'Alene last weekend because they did not have the sticker.

    I agree...what a bunch of BS. I don't care about the $10 bucks but why do we need a seperate fugly sticker. Add it to the yearly registration fee or is that too simple
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    Default Just wrote a note to the Idaho Statesman Editorial! Here it is...

    In regards to the 2009 Zebra/Quagga mussel 2009 new mandatory FEE/TAX against boaters....and where the money will go?



    Out of curiousity, when are these so called "Wash Stations" going to be available? And if we do not have the mussels already, why the hell are we going to build wash stations here, in this state, when the mussels are coming from out of state? TAX/FEE money well spent???? Yeah right!!!

    The Zebra/Quagga mussels are obviously already a problem in adjacent states, according to what I have read, and need immediate attention. Shouldn't we build the so called, "wash stations" in other states that actuallly are infested with the mussels to rid the vessel of the infestation????? I don't see any kind of immediate attention ever happening other than Law Enforcement using the lack of "compliance" stickers on vessels to pull over boaters to generate revenue just like the FEE/TAX for some kind of infraction or BUI... Reactive measures instead of actually being proactive...this is the way I see my fee spent.. oh so typical....a waste of money. But hey, this is no suprise.

    The mussel will invade. Boaters will pay the price. Politicians will reap the rewards in one way or another.

    Tax tax tax.....spend spend spend!!! Maybe our politicians need to check their brains for these problematic Mussels before enacting such fees/taxes!

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    Well, I am only 15 minutes from the State Line....Think I'll do my boating in WA still. I am NOT about to pay them $20 to put another ugly sticker on one of my boats It's not about the money as much as it is about forcing me to add more garbage to my $10k paint job.... It's a matter of principle I guess.

    Long Lake, Sprague Lake, Liberty Lake, Newman Lake, etc etc are all within 30 minutes of me. Think I have plenty of lakes to go boating at without having to pay for this BS
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    Default How they will spend the sticker money

    BOISE – Starting in about a month, anyone pulling a boat into Idaho will have to pull over at a port of entry for inspection and possible decontamination in an effort to keep invasive quagga and zebra mussels out of the state.
    Top state officials approved emergency measures Tuesday for nearly a dozen such inspection stations around the state. One will be located at Huetter on Interstate 90 between Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.
    The $1.8 million in emergency measures includes a statewide billboard campaign, education and outreach, signs on highways and boat ramps, and monitoring and enforcement.
    But most of the money will be spent on inspection and decontamination, to stop the fast-spreading, thumbnail-size shellfish from turning Idaho’s lakes, reservoirs and beaches into shell-encrusted wastelands. That’s been the fate of numerous sites around the Great Lakes in Michigan, and the mussels in the past year have been spotted as far west as Utah and Nevada.
    “We’re trying to get some of this put together as soon as we can, before we get too far into the boating season,” Lloyd Knight, administrator of the plant industries division at Idaho’s Department of Agriculture, told the state Board of Examiners on Tuesday.
    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, chairman of the Board of Examiners, said the emergency measures are warranted. “The estimate right now is about 92 million bucks if we do nothing and just allow this very aggressive species to come in,” he said.
    That’s the estimated cost – annually – to cope with a widespread infestation of the mussels in Idaho. The shellfish can clog irrigation pipes, hydropower plants, water system intakes and more.
    “We don’t have a reservoir in the state of Idaho that isn’t somebody’s city water system,” Otter said.
    Much of the cost of the programs will be funded by a new invasive species sticker that owners of all boats launched in Idaho must buy. The stickers cost $10 for boats registered in Idaho, $20 for those registered elsewhere, and $5 for nonmotorized boats, including canoes and kayaks, which are exempt from the usual boat registration. Only inflatables shorter than 10 feet are exempt from the sticker requirement.
    The penalty for boating in Idaho without the sticker is a $57 fine.
    Knight said regulations to match a new state law went into effect May 1, requiring the stickers and allowing the Agriculture Department to “put hold orders on watercraft they suspect is carrying invasive species.”
    He said the new check stations will target “routes with a high amount of boat traffic from other states.” However, all watercraft would be required to pull in. Locals wouldn’t be kept long, he said.
    Knight said he’ll request proposals from contractors to operate the inspection and decontamination stations, which will clean boats with 140-degree water to kill any invasive quagga or zebra mussels.
    The tiny invaders can travel on boats in a microscopic form, if the boat was last in a contaminated body of water. The closest identified one to Idaho, at this point, is a reservoir in Utah.
    Knight said of the 10 or more inspection stations statewide, four will be in North Idaho. In addition to the Huetter port of entry on I-90, they’ll include some that may “rove” to test boats traveling into Idaho on I-90 from Montana and possibly on the U.S. Highway 95 corridor. Another will target the Priest Lake and Priest River area.
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    Default As I posted on another site

    I bet Idaho is going to see less out of state boaters, thus less income to their state for their unbelievable over reaction and very poorly conceived plan. You can tell they did not ask any boaters for their input or advise. Makes me want to get out of the NW sooner than later.
    Just might keep the boat in Havi this summer.
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    i live in idaho, this is bull. someone tell me how a 10 dollar sticker is going to stop the tranfer of these shells from lake to lake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDog View Post
    BajaPete reminded me about this:

    I thought you may like to know that effective immediately, there is a new permit required to launch or operate vessels on Idaho waterways.

    I have talked to Idaho Dept of Licensing and Idaho Dept of Parks and Recreation, you must purchase item online or by mail.

    The following link will give you the details.

    http://www.invasivespecies.idaho.gov


    Failure to have this sticker is a $57 fine! Even out of state boats must have it, and you cannot purchase locally, only online or by mail.
    You can purchase them at the Dept of Parks and Rec on Kathleen in CDA. I just called them. They said they are going to start giving citations out next week,..just warnings so far.
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