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Unhappily disgusted
Posted by martentrapper on Apr 26 2006
So........your unhappy that Delta has a "rural" designation. Your unhappy that the folks there are able to shoot waterfowl and other birds in the spring. Your also unhappy that some of those folks are abusing the priviledge.
I would suggest you study the regs surrounding spring bird hunting in that area. There may well be limits on some species. If not, there should at least be salavage requirements for the species hunted. If your aware of illegal harvests, report them. I suspect there are plenty of fed enforcement officers in your area. I know for a fact the F&W Service spends plenty of money on spring bird enforcement out west, where I live.
Federal subsistence hunting has NOTHING to do with race. I would think that all you urban guys could at least support that. If your all unhappy that Delta has a rural designation, work to change that. The federal subsistence board rewiews designations periodically. If your unhappy about certain species being hunted, complain to the appropriate entity. I suspect that there has been a customary and traditional use determination for those species in that area. Just out of curiosity...........why do any of you care that yellow legs, or plovers, or whatever are allowed to be hunted? Are they endangered? Bet I could easily find plenty of folks who don't think any of us should hunt any species. Be careful what you complain about.
Personally, I fail to see the problem with people wanting to live a rural, or semi rural lifestyle being able to harvest food species at appropriate times of the year. Spring seems quite appropriate for harvesting returning birds. I know for a fact they are good eating.
I'm perfectly aware that no one NEEDS to harvest these animals. No one is going to starve. It's not about that. It's about being able to make use of the wildlife we own.
Some of you guys aren't any different than the "ethics" police regularly seen on this forum.

Frank.........did you forget my name already?

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