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Sea Lions....... A RANT

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by i8asquirrel, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. i8asquirrel

    i8asquirrel Keizer, oregon Member

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    I am so sick of the Sea lion situation. Once again our sturgeon quota is cut down. Boniville pool is closed 2-19-11 and the Willamette opens But you have to know it wont last. When are people goingto pull there heads out and understand the problem. ODFW says the darn Sea lions will take another 10,000 + fish and another 700 oversize ( our grand childern wont see the replacement of these fish) yet we protect these fish eating furbags!
    I have a hard time being convinced that California stellar sea lions are indangered, But I am darn sure that Oregon,Washington river lions are in surplus. These things should be classed as a sub-speicies and controlled . the have no place 120+ miles upstream from the ocean.
    I understand that everytime the state starts hazing or trapping they get stormed by the hairy armpit tree hugging croud, But WHY oh Why does the state not just pull a black opp. on these nasty beast. they could certainly put a couple riflemen on an elivated position with supressed firearms and ghillie suits and thin these things out.
    I for one If I spotted them doing it would dnot be calling the news or whining about it. I would however buy them lunch!
     
  2. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    I think that Oregon should start marketing seal meat! Seems like a good replacement for all the fish they are eating.
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Consider it a blessing. The toxic level of Sturgeon flesh is sky high thanks to Hanford
     
  4. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Nukes are the only good energy we have left. Any pollution in the river is due to chemicals being dumped from upstream businesses and factories, not so much Hanford.

    As for the Sea lions I agree, they are called SEA lions not river lions, kill them all!!
     
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  5. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    Darn things were eating our crab trap bait in Winchester Bay years ago.....thin them out....I don't know if they even serve a purpose.
     
  6. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    They need to issue some Indian hunting permits for them.
     
  7. marty8587

    marty8587 NE Portland Active Member

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    A hunting season would be the cure! A long time ago I saw a documentary about Canadians fishing commercial Salmon and when the seals bothered thier fishing they shot them and then canned them in brown gravey for rations!!
     
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  8. pyromancer

    pyromancer Portland Freelance Graphic Designer Bronze Supporter

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    I have seen the damn things swim up not 3 feet from a boat or 5 feet from shore and grab salmon right off fisherman's lines. Even in a world where we were only armed with spears and rocks these things are asking to be killed. Thin the heard I say.
     
  9. caden08

    caden08 washougal Member

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    +1 ;)
     
  10. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've seen them munching on Sturgeon in the Columbia by Astoria and also just downstream of the I-5 bridge while fishing for Salmon.
     
  11. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'll bet Trlsmn has a recipe! :laugh:
     
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  12. i8asquirrel

    i8asquirrel Keizer, oregon Member

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    If the toxic levels in Salmon and Sturgeon are so High why dont we have dead Sealions laying around on the beaches????
    Hey maybe thats It , They should start to die off due to Higher than normal Lead levels!!
     
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  13. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This is a typical result when misguided policy ignores reality. Sure there used to be hundreds of thousands of sea lions around our coast. But there where millions of fish for them to feed on as well, and no human activity they impinged on. Surely a 50% reduction in numbers would not be noticed. I wouldn't be surprised if while crabbing you were "rushed" by a two ton animal and forced to defend yourself.
     
  14. i8asquirrel

    i8asquirrel Keizer, oregon Member

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    I scuba dive and spearfish the Oregon and Washington coast and can tell you from personal experience that having on of these big SOB's grab a fish on the end of your spear gun line will give you ride you wont soon forget. I think we need a season on them to reduce the #'s...... I would certainly buy a tag ( probably at any cost) .
     
  15. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I hate these things too. They are a major pain in the behind. Maybe we need to call them sea rats so people won't think they need all this protection. I'd like to give them some acute lead poisoning of a decent caliber.
     
  16. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    No I don't but I have a bunch of friends in Canada so I asked one of them to post a recipe and got this. Credit goes to "Skybandit

     
  17. marty8587

    marty8587 NE Portland Active Member

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    Awsome!!!!
     
  18. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I would try it sounds goooooooooooooood
     
  19. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I agree! I have long felt that the Native American Nations should have every right to harvest the sea lions just as they always did in the past, keeping the natural balance. This would put the issue out of the reach of the bleeding-heart "Wussy-environmentalists" (in contrast to the pragmatic "Common-sense enviromentalists.") It is my understanding that all of the coastal tribes revered their sea lion cousins for the wonderful fur robes that they provided to bear the cold Pacific Winter!..................elsullo


     
  20. DAB

    DAB ydnaS nogerO New Member

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    The Fed's have the say over them @!#$^%&*(*&^%$# Sea Lions not the State. I do believe if the state had it's say there would be fewer of them.