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PostPosted: February 7th, 2012, 2:26 pm 
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Many thanks to the morons who run Rachael Carson national wildlife refuge for screwing us out of another fine place to catch stripers. Access to a little river is now closed to shore fishing. Like the Mousam,Spurwink, Branch brook,the Ogunqiut and other good waters this little river is now but a fishing memory. :evil: @$#%@ !!! :evil: :evil:


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PostPosted: February 7th, 2012, 2:31 pm 
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What was the explanation? Shoreline erosion control?


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PostPosted: February 7th, 2012, 4:19 pm 
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I've been in touch with the refuge manager, and it turns out Mainiac's post might be a bit premature. They're in the process of figuring out the access signage for a new piece of property, and are open to continued access for shore fishermen. I'm hoping to meet in person with the manager sometime soon, and I'll update this post with more info when I have it.


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PostPosted: February 7th, 2012, 4:50 pm 
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I would anticipate access stipulations similar to being able to waterfowl hunt on those same parcels. The is access for such, but you do need a permit from the refuge first so that they can educate you on marsh ecology, areas of sensitive marsh ecology that they may wish for folks to stay away from, etc...

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PostPosted: February 7th, 2012, 6:46 pm 
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I've been fishing (used to hunt there when it was legal) there for thirty years. I think I've got a good idea of the ecology there. :)
Just another barrier I suppose. If what the guy told Matt is true then all will be well. Not that I mind paying to use an area ,its just I'm so tired of seeing my places to fish and hunt disappear forever. :(

thanks for chasing me around the forums Matt. :D


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PostPosted: February 7th, 2012, 11:42 pm 
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Perhaps I am wrong, but I think Rachel Carson is still open to hunting. I didn't get a permit this year, but I have in the past, and hunted some of the areas mentioned in the original post. If I recall correctly, the fee was pretty nominal--maybe $5 for the season?


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PostPosted: February 8th, 2012, 11:05 am 
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They have designated hunting and fishing areas. Total access is gone. :(


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