Getting Even With The EPA! Priceless response!!

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  1. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep

    This is probably the funniest thing I have ever seen like this, and is a prime Example of in your face!
    ‘Epic’: Homeowners’ Response to Government Request for Access to Property Goes Viral
    ‘Epic’: Homeowners’ Response to Government Request for Access to Property Goes Viral
    Jun. 12, 2016 3:16pm Mike Opelka
    One couple’s tongue-in-cheek reply to a state agency’s request for access to their property has gone viral across social media.

    Larry and Amanda Anderson received the formal request from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife last month. The reason given by the state for requesting access to “survey the creek on your property” was to look for the “foothill yellow-legged frog.”

    According to the letter, ODFW is concerned with declining numbers of the frog’s population.

    Image source: Facebook

    After considering the request, late last week the Andersons sent a detailed reply to the state agency.

    The letter does grant permission for the state to enter the property and survey the creek. However, it also included a litany of requirements needed to be completed (permits, vehicle inspections, stamps, etc.) before any representative would be allowed on the property.

    Additionally, once the permits, stamps and inspections had been satisfied, the letter went on to list the only kind of “survey gear” allowed to be used in capturing the frogs, mandating the nets be “made of 100% organic cotton netting with no longer than an 18″ handle.”

    Read the transcribed response:

    Dear Mr. Niemela:

    Thank you for your inquiry regarding accessing our property to survey for the yellow-legged frog. We may be able to help you out with this matter.

    We have divided our 2.26 acres into 75 equal survey units with a draw tag for each unit. Application fees are only $8.00 per unit after you purchase the “Frog Survey License” ($120.00 resident / $180.00 Non-Resident). You will also need to obtain a “Frog Habitat” parking permit ($10.00 per vehicle). You will also need an “Invasive Species” stamp ($15.00 for the first vehicle and $5.00 for each add’l vehicle) You will also want to register at the Check Station to have your vehicle inspected for non-native plant life prior to entering our property. There is also a Day Use fee, $5.00 per vehicle.

    If you are successful in the Draw you will be notified two weeks in advance so you can make necessary plans and purchase your “Creek Habitat” stamp. ($18.00 Resident / $140.00 Non-Resident). Survey units open between 8am and 3pm but you cannot commence survey until 9am and must cease all survey activity by 1pm.

    Survey Gear can only include a net with a 2″ diameter made of 100% organic cotton netting with no longer than an 18″ handle, non-weighted and no deeper than 6′ from net frame to bottom of net. Handles can only be made of BPA-free plastics or wooden handles. After 1pm you can use a net with a 3″ diameter if you purchase the “Frog Net Endorsement” ($75.00 Resident / $250 Non-Resident). Any frogs captured that are released will need to be released with an approved release device back into the environment unharmed.

    As of June 1, we are offering draw tags for our “Premium Survey” units and application is again only $8.00 per application. However, all fees can be waives if you can verify “Native Indian Tribal rights and status.

    You will also need to provide evidence of successful completion of “Frog Surveys and You” comprehensive course on frog identification, safe handling practices, and self-defense strategies for frog attacks. This course is offered online through an accredited program for a nominal fee of $750.00.

    Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you. Otherwise, we decline access to our property but appreciate your inquiry.


    Larry & Amanda Anderson
  2. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

  3. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    A ray of sunshine on a Happy Day!
  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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    svjoe Angry Monkey

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  6. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey++

    Luv it !!!!!
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  7. gundog10

    gundog10 Monkey++

    OMG, made my day. Thanks for the post.
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  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Great "taste of their own medicine" for the bullshit hunting and fishing regs they have in OR.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2016
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  10. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    Guess who's property just shot to the top of the government's "must seize under the auspices of environmental protection" list. I'll even allow you a second guess if you somehow manage to get it wrong...I'm easy that way. :p
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