According to this land manager, Louisiana's wetlands cannot be trusted to the public.
Randy Moertle is the owner of Randy Moertle and Associates, Inc, representing several land owners.
At 1:13 he claims that if landowner's lost their ability to lease their land, and keep people off their property, then those land owner corporations would be destroyed.
Which is a moot point since inshore anglers are not interested in the land.
We just want to fish state-owned flowing water.
No land corporations are being destroyed by HB 391, nor do I want them to be. That's just ridiculous.
Furthermore, he claims that when flowing water is available to the public, criminals run rampant, poaching and destroying property.
This is easily compared to the gun issue: if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.
If he has problems with trespassers then he will continue to have problems with trespassers, regardless if his canals are gated off or not, since the nature of trespassing involves bypassing those measures.
Keeping law-abiding taxpayers out won't serve his interests.
I encourage you to watch the video below, so you can decide for yourself.
You can contact Randy Moertle and Associates, Inc. at (985) 860-9315
How You Can Help
You aren't powerless to prevent the loss of water access, join myself and other concerned citizens at the Louisiana Sportsmen's Coalition.
They are the only grassroots organization fighting for your fishing freedom!