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Whitcomb Island Closure

  • 09 Jan 2017 12:50 PM
    Message # 4519142

    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jan/08/field-reports-extreme-cold-prompts-refuge-hunt-res/

    All, 

    I wanted to start some dialog about the above..  My thoughts are below-

    1) How does WDFW determine that ducks/geese are "stressed"

    2) How do they determine that 2/3 of waterfowl are in "poor condition"

    3)  If the state is going to plant crops for wildlife, why wasn't it already cut? Because they didn't, it took away goose hunting opportunities at Whitcomb all season, and the birds could never utilize this resource for food.

    4)  Is anyone worried this sets a precedence for closing areas?

    Not sure who has been out there, but whoever manages that property also destroyed the perimeter of the pond on the point. Wiped out the blind, and basically made a road around the intake pond. I understand that they needed better access to the pond, but they completely destroyed all the cover in the process. 

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