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Privately owned or not, people should be able to pass through in canoe

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"Navigable waters are public highways or easements held in trust for the public by the state, regardless of whether the waters run through privately owned land." That was the argument made by a representative of the attorney general's office in state Supreme Court a couple of Fridays ago, and it is the better argument. If accepted by the judge, as it should be, it would mean that a lawsuit brought by a bunch of private ...

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November 27, 2012
10:15 p.m.

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Should have a stream access law like Montana where as long as you remain below the high water mark you can access the stream legally. You can't trespass across private property to get there, but must access the stream from public points like bridge crossings, parks, etc., and not cause any damage or littering while passing through. People respect private property there too.