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  1. Shirleyshusband

    Shirleyshusband Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks! It's going on the list.
     
  2. BigMike

    BigMike Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes... Seals are more curious than they are malicious.
    Their "play" can (and has...) drowned many a dog.
    Many of the "DownEast" duckhunters won't tolerate a seal anywhere near their hunting rig - for a reason.
     
  3. fishnfool

    fishnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    I don't tend to see seals on the beaches. They prefer rocks and ledges that aren't usually dog friendly. I've never once worried about them with my dog.

    The will definitely steal your seaducks, and I've heard stories about aggressive males near small boats, but have never experienced either.

    I have had seals pop up near me when surfing but they never get too close. As a kid from the Midwest I always think it's pretty cool to see them....but my thoughts are changing as the white shark population keeps growing (and moving north).
     
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  4. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    Congratulations!!!!

    At one time; camp host, park volunteer or church mission, BSA camp, Church camp was part of our retirement dream.
    However my wife's parents are priority.; much of her time is with them.
     
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  5. ibfowl

    ibfowl Senior Refuge Member

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    It's not the seals you have to worry about, it's the BIG toothy critters that eat the seals if it's anything like out here.
     
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  6. Shirleyshusband

    Shirleyshusband Elite Refuge Member

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    Pretty little lake less than 5 minutes from our camper. Had it all to ourselves.
    Was talking to a couple locals earlier and mentioned eating bass. They said ugh, you're gonna eat those?

    They tasted just fine. Dipped in dry Bisquick and Old Bay (had to, we're in New England) seasoning.

    Never had a problem eating bass...

    And as we paddled off, a loon wished us a good evening. :tu
     
  7. woodiefanatic

    woodiefanatic Elite Refuge Member

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    Nothing wrong with some fried up bass. I’ve had a few smallies and I think they eat up pretty well
     
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  8. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    Find some time to drive to Mount Washington and take the cog train up to the peak. Super cool. That mountain is very unique. Try to tine it with hopefully sunny weather.
     
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    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    The towns on the water look just like the postcards. There are some decoy carvers up that way too. I had never saw a salt marsh before going to Maine. Thought it was neat and got to see a pair of blacks light in it.
     
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