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)
BC39
BC49
BC52
BC53
IR02
IR03
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.

Contact:

Sharon Tyson
Environmental Specialist II
East Cenral Florida Florida
Aquatic Preserve Field Office
3783 N. IR Drive
Cocoa, Florida 32926
321-634-6148
Sharon.Tyson@dep.state.fl.us
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321-863-9182
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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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