You are 100% right if people don't want us fishing or even looking at waters that are private because you are scouting a river make a map. At least manzer gave a fellow an idea of what was public things have changed over the years and he even states that, the maps are old but still a good resource, in todays methods of scouting rivers I'm sure if there are private waters on certain rivers make it previous knowledge before the angler get's there it's not rocket science! But to use these maps and alter them is wrong.The guy that has the maps went out on his own time and gathered these maps up from various people and scanned them for people to use. They have been up for several years so Maybe he's just tired of keeping the site up. For anybody that thinks they are public domain go to DNR and ask for a copy of them. I'm sure they probably can't get you a copy because they don't have them. Which is typical for this backwards province. To be honest its a shame that there are not maps of all the major salmon rivers similiar to the one the musuem did on the main river. For all the money that is spent in this province on fishing and the laws saying where you can and can't fish that we don't have a decent/up-todate set of maps showing what is private,open water or closed for conservation. I'd take it a set futher that the outfitters owning water or anyone using their raperian right to make money should be the ones to pay for the set-up and cost of generating these maps with the government paying the small amount to have copies printed year after year as they sell out.
Thanks for the update Bill! there certainly are a few of us putting those maps to good use, definitely appreciated that he's pulled them together over the years... i'm certain there's more than a few man hours into collecting them.Guys, this is what Manzer emailed me yesterday.
"Wow, people notice that fast. I am upgrading a blog on it and I have
backed it all up in case something goes wrong. It took a bit more
time that I expected. It will be up soon."
So if things aren't online right now they should be within a few days. His intent was to upgrade things a bit not to take it down permanately.