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Still no definite word on how the oil spill might impact the hunting season frameworks... current information suggests that regulatory restrictions on waterfowl hunting are unnecessary, but FWS is "very concerned" about the short and long term impacts...http://flyways.us/status-of-waterfowl
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You'll also note they are considering stopping hunting on some refuges and other areas to create sanctuaries to hold birds (ostensibly a way from the oil).
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the missippi flyway meets july 22 and 23 they have no plan to address the oil spill thats the story i get from david gote the rep from arkansas this just shows how bad the states are prepared to work together if they leave it up to the feds nothing will get done and we will lose our birds to the oil.
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The birds most likely to be impacted are the divers..cans, redheads, Ringnecks and Scaup. the flooded fields north of the coast will not change their migration...they are going to the coast with or without the flooded fields. Worse case scenario would be a hurricane that pushes the oil deep into the interior fresh marsh and destroys a lot of habitat. The oil will just sit there and kill everything (depending on how concentrated it is...)
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