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Urgent - Public Comment Period Oyster Lease

Discussion in 'North / South Carolina Flyway Forum' started by gooseaholic, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. gooseaholic

    gooseaholic Elite Refuge Member

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    NCDMF wants input regarding a THIRD oyster lease around PP and GCGL.

    The public hearing is the 11th. Written comments are due tomorrow by 5pm. The contact email is in the link.

    http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/nr-57-2019-lease

    Duck hunters are going to be squeezed out/into a smaller area if this lease is granted!

    Send an email if you can’t attend the public meeting.
     
  2. Clark

    Clark Elite Refuge Member

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    Not familiar with the oyster lease stuff - hunting not allowed? Visible infrastructure?
     
  3. gooseaholic

    gooseaholic Elite Refuge Member

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    A series of pilings with baskets supported between them. No way to access the shoreline. Look at the map and you can see the footprint of the proposed lease.

    It does not matter if you hunt there or not. It’s a “land grab” that will take away opportunities for the public land hunter.
     
  4. JFG

    JFG Elite Refuge Member

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    Already 2 others leases around there that have precluded a hunter who buys a game land stamp to having any type of quality hunt.

    I’m all for oysters and small business success, however, there are many other places around there that wouldn’t bother anyone. The state needs to understand this.
     
  5. Clark

    Clark Elite Refuge Member

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    I've hunted there for 40 years, killed bluebills and swan from that very shoreline.
    Seems they are taking after Hyde County, converting public water for the benefit of a few individuals.
     
  6. trashman

    trashman Senior Refuge Member

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    Surely y'all know by now that the natives don't give a crap about the quality of duck hunting on GCI and even less about the outsiders who hunt there. Give them another year or two and the only way a hunter will get to PP will be a long cold boat ride from Mayo's
     
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  7. KAHunter

    KAHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    are these the same areas where people sit right outside of PP or GC and shoot at any and all ducks within 100 yards and have really hurt the hunting in the impoundments?
     
  8. trashman

    trashman Senior Refuge Member

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    Easy now, you're harassing 90% or better of the people on this board!!:fp:z
     
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  9. IrvingForbes

    IrvingForbes Senior Refuge Member

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    This is a photo of a oyster farm off Wanchese. jd_small_oysters-682x1024.jpg
     
  10. bufflehead1

    bufflehead1 Senior Refuge Member

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    They've pretty much abandoned that farm and moved all of the oysters to Hyde County. The poles are still there and they still have it leased but that's about it.


    The state just passed laws making it easier to get shellfish leases and more of a pain in the *** to try to stop one from interfering with public use of an area. If you want to stop one, you better have someone willing to do more than bitch about it on the internet or email public comment.
     
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