The Gazette published an article recently that said landowners own the river and therefore hunters and others could not use the rivers. However, the Supreme Court has consistently upheld that rivers and such have been public land since ancient times. I refer you to the following website for more information. Thank you.
EDITOR'S NOTE -- Public use applies only to flowing water itself. An attorney general's opinion issued in 1985 states: "The public may not utilize those riparian lands below the high water line for the purpose of hunting, fishing, boating and other recreation activities without the permission of the landowner except to portage or otherwise transport a non-powered vessel around a fence or obstruction in the river."
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