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Opening more of the Nisqually?

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  1. WidgeonmanGH

    WidgeonmanGH Elite Refuge Member

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    On the the big board I saw that the Trump Administration is going to propose increasing hunting and fishing opportunities on a number of federal refuges. Looking at the WA list, I was surprised to find the Nisqually on the list. Here is what I found from one of the links in the thread. When will they announce? I can think of a few areas that would be awful fun if they would open them up! Anyone hearing anything?

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    o Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge: Expand existing waterfowl hunting to
    1,142 new acres.
    o Entiat National Fish Hatchery: Formally open to sport fishing for the first time.o Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery: Formally open to sport fishing for the first time.
    o Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery: Formally open to sport fishing for the first time.
    o San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge: Open sport fishing for the first time on acres already open to other activities.
    o Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery: Formally open to sport fishing for the first time.

    Here is the link.
    2019-2020-Station-Specific-Hunting-and-Fishing-Proposed-Rule-Narratives.pdf
     
  2. Tool_Man

    Tool_Man Elite Refuge Member

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    Always good to have new opportunities
     
  3. Wareagle1

    Wareagle1 Elite Refuge Member

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    That’s definitely a start
     
  4. T.T.

    T.T. Elite Refuge Member

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    I would like to see part of Turnbull NWR open to waterfowl and perhaps upland bird hunting; not just the "we'll open it maybe" youth waterfowl hunt and the limited and hard to get special elk permit hunts.
     
  5. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    It will never happen, there will be some excuse as to why other refuges can open more lands but Nisqually can't. Too many lefist greeners to cry about it.
     
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  6. Coho

    Coho Moderator Emeritus Supporting Member Moderator

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    Probably put in a bird watching/family picnic/nature/jogging trail area. On the other side the state can say it's the compensation that they promised hunters for the Skagit mess.
     
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  7. HaydenHunter

    HaydenHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    I second that.
     
  8. mrbill

    mrbill Elite Refuge Member

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    So basically it would be like trading one mess for another. The politicos get to slap each other on the back for a great job and the hunters still have the same old same old. My $.02 worth.
     
  9. Coho

    Coho Moderator Emeritus Supporting Member Moderator

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    You forgot the part where the bird watching/family picnic/nature/joggers feel threatened.:z
     
  10. Wareagle1

    Wareagle1 Elite Refuge Member

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    They too should be required to have a federal duck stamp with them when on a refuge.
     

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