BRBR Status for the Opener

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  1. Gonegoosin

    Gonegoosin Refuge Member

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    Attached is the latest press release regarding conditions at the Refuge for the opener.
     

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  2. rjefre

    rjefre Elite Refuge Member

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    Goo conditions...unless the wahoos in Washington shut down the government!
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  3. DiverFreak

    DiverFreak Elite Refuge Member

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    If so Rjefre, will you take me into the brbr this time? I want to earn your rudder sticker:tu


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    rjefre Elite Refuge Member

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    Ha! We'll see, my friend, we'll see. :dv
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  5. mojo1

    mojo1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Shutting down access to those places is pure grade A bull****.

    Chances are the gate may not even be working, and I predict if it is and they have it shut off, someone will break it open like they did a couple years ago.
     
  6. Gonegoosin

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    Your prediction is true Mojo. Someone drove right through it earlier this year and last I saw, it had not been replaced. However, there is a secondary gate back near Brigham City that they will close. This one will be easier to drive through but, at least it's an option for them.
     
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    :D

    They ain't never been able to keep a gate at that place nor any other refuge I've been at. I don't see them doing it now.

    They could save themselves a lot of trouble and wasted effort and just leave the damn thing open.
     
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    mojo1 Elite Refuge Member

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    I wonder how the Bear River Club is going to access their property if they gate the road?? Surely the Feds wouldn't give special access to them??:dv
     
  9. Pintail Hunter

    Pintail Hunter Elite Refuge Member

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    I have it from a pretty good source that the BRBR will be closed unless something happens real fast. Here's some info from the USFWS regarding the matter.

    http://www.doi.gov/shutdown/fy2014/upload/FWS-Final-Contingency-Plan.pdf

    It does say that law enforcement employees will still be on the job but only to protect the property. Doesn't say anywhere that they are there to police waterfowl hunters. They'll probably have some poor sucker at the gate turning people around.

    My guess is the BRBR will be treated the same way the national parks will be treated, CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE.

    That means the state WMA's will be even more crowded.

    Call or e-mail your congressman if you are ticked. In particular, let Congressman Rob Bishop know your displeasure. From what I can see, he's no friend of the place anyway.
     
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    My source said Fish Springs will also be closed.
     

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