Interesting article from 1995...

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  1. Bwana1

    Bwana1 Elite Refuge Member

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/arch...-cooked/d6f947b9-1da0-43f6-a055-82d589441d44/
     
  2. Smackdown 870

    Smackdown 870 Elite Refuge Member

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    I myself would not mind a moratorium for a few years to get the numbers up.
     
  3. Ruination

    Ruination Senior Refuge Member

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    Cut away, just make sure you include the whole flyway.
     
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  4. Langford

    Langford Refuge Member

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    I stumbled across this article a few years back when I was doing research for a project. Although the breeding pairs are not as low as stated in this article I am in favor of a moratorium to get the polulation back up to par. It’s no secret that the wintering goose population has decreased on the shore compared to the early to mid 2000s, even in a cold winter.
     
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  5. Trevor Shannahan

    Trevor Shannahan Elite Refuge Member

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    Because they have no need to come here anymore. There is plenty of food and always open water north of us. They only have to come here when NY and PA get hammered with snow, which in the last 10-15 years isn’t that often.

    We don’t need a moratorium. Th population isn’t in dire condition, in fact it didn’t even warrant a restrictive season for next year, that was simply a suggestion by the feds as a preventative measure so that we won’t have to end up in a moratorium.
     
  6. shoot-straight

    shoot-straight Elite Refuge Member

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    Sounds like a good idea to me. Don't really want another moratorium.

    I hunted and fished before and through both rockfish and geese moratoriums. Don't want them again. Do what must be done to get back on track. No kicking the can down the road.
     

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