I just spoke with Darrin Mercier, the attorney for the Siskiyou County Farm Bureau.
"Obviously we're excited about the ruling" in the case against the Department of Fish and Game, he said.
He praised the judge for showing "intellectual honesty" in laying out arguments against what the DFG was doing. He said he expected the state to appeal.
"It's what they've been saying from the beginning, but they've said a lot of things," he said. "In a way we would invite it."