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Nat'l forests remain open for hunting

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Dave Workman, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ‘Heavily armed’ citizens descending on federal lands

    :thumbup: ;) :thumbup:

    They will arrive with loaded rifles, shotguns and handguns, they will be wearing everything from camouflage to fluorescent orange, and as the Everett Herald reports today, nobody will be stopping the army of hunters headed afield for this weekend’s general deer season opener in Washington State.

    ?Heavily armed? citizens descending on federal lands - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com
     
  2. Cameron72

    Cameron72 Harrington, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Tunbull National Wildlife Refuge by Spokane is closed. People who drew a once in a lifetime tag can't get in. They won a powerball jackpot now they are screwed out of it.
     
  3. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Got that and I'm going to update. That's just pathetic...
     
  4. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    While we were certainly prepared to open up any locked gates, I have a real concern: are there going to be any game wardens on patrol? If not, it could really open the doors for poachers. Poachers are not only dangerous to game, but to hunters as well: these guys to NOT want to get caught, and you never know what may happen if you're the one to catch them.
     
  5. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how it works in Washington, but the majority of game enforcement in Oregon is done by OSP. I also know for a fact BLM LEO's have been on duty as well.
     
  6. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Washington's game laws are enforced by the game....er, Fish & Wildlife, er....some state run agency. I can never keep up with all it's names changes (done to satisfy tree hugging anti hunting groups)...
     
  7. ARKLITE881South

    ARKLITE881South USA Well-Known Member

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    How can they possibly, physically, patrol the national forest? Its a joke.