Call to Action: IRL & Banana River

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Call to Action: IRL & Banana River

Postby Capt Jeff Kraynik » Sun May 27, 2007 2:24 pm

In April, I learned from very disturbing news that that DEP is going to close off hunting to numerous spoil island in the IRL & Banana River.

They are using the excuse that CROW HUNTERS are disturbing the nesting colonies on some of the islands & letting birds lie.

IN FACT, they let it slip that numerous affluent riverside residents are complaining about the early morning noise.

Now some of these islands are already conservation islands & are not hunted, but many are traditional waterfowl hot spots.

Here is a list of the following islands in Brevard & Indian River Counties that they are planning on closing off to hunting. The word hunter appears after the islands in which the rich folks have complained about:

Brady Island - hunters
George Island - hunters
Honeymoon Island East - hunters
Honeymoon Island West - hunters
BC30 - hunters (shooters - dead crows)
Hobart Island
Oslo Road Conservation Area Island

The following the the TIER SYSTEM that DEP is working on:

Tier 1 - Non reglatory/non enforceable signage
Tier 2 - Input from County Commisions for closure
Tier 3 - NO ENTRY!!!

When DEP found out that a DU rep was present they began to back pedal a bit & stated how glad thery were to have someone @ this mtg & that they were not singling out hunters, but SHOOTERS.

We need to get e-mails sent off ASAP!!!

Once they start to close some of our traditional spot, eventually they will all be closed to waterfowl hunting.


Sharon Tyson
Environmental Specialist II
East Cenral Florida Florida
Aquatic Preserve Field Office
3783 N. IR Drive
Cocoa, Florida 32926
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Postby DUCKWHACKER » Mon May 28, 2007 6:11 pm

I sent an email Jeff. Thanks for the info.
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Postby Evil_McNasty » Wed May 30, 2007 9:54 am

Is there a map that details these islands? I have hunted all over the place in the IRL but do not know all the names of the islands.

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Re: Call to Action: IRL & Banana River

Postby mike1989 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:07 pm

Anything ever happen to this?
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