Maybe I'm the one in the wrong here. Maybe I'm in the minority.
My dog has accompanied me on most of my many hunting, fishing, hiking, etc. excursions for her entire 12 years and is a well behaved and outstanding companion. So I'm waxing nostalgic, reminiscing about the days before the cat walks on the Russian and all the exersize I used to get hiking up to the falls then down to the confluence and maybe even catching a few reds and I decide that since low numbers are reported I'll just go and have some uncrowded fun. The "bull" of the flock of "volunteers" that stood on the walkway says to me " the Forest Service would appreciate it if you had your dog on a leash no longer than 6 ft." Thank you says I and as I continue he repeats "I would appreciate it of you have your dog on a leash" and I replied "I appreciate that, thanks a lot." So we continue on our hike, encounter very few folks and after releasing a couple of spawned out reds and a trout that hit my chartruese r.r.fly I decide to check out the confluence. So we're almost there when the guy with the gun and badge hails me from the other side of the river and comes over and asks if I have a leash with me. I reply yes and ask "is it a law?" and he says yes so I put the leash on the dog and say thanks as I turn to walk back to the truck. He states that I don't have to quit fishing, that I just need to have a leash of less than 6 ft. on the dog and I reply " thank you very much but I have truly just lost interest in being here."
Soooo, to make a long story long. My well behaved dog heeling at my side is annoying to folks but it is OK for the guys in the pickups at the parking lot to have their sub-woofers from hell blasting out so loud that I couldn't hear myself think? That's the last $11 of mine they'll see.