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Government Shutdown?

Postby iFAIL » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:20 pm

So, i was reading a few articles on WPA and WMA being shutdown. How long do you guys think this is going to last?
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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby MinnesotaDan » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:37 pm

Complete BS. Hunters payed for all that through our licenses and stamps and now we can't use them? The biggest stakeholder and group funding the entire WPA system is the only one being punished.

I'm not sure anyone is gonna stop hunting WPAs because of this. Who is really gonna be enforcing it even.
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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby chasing the GREEN » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:59 pm

pretty easy to say what?? public hunting is closed? no one told me! of course unless its posted there...
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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby tabartsch » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:42 am

Well it looks like many boat landing on the Mississippi river are closed. This will make it harder to hunt on the river unless you go to a private landing. Hunter beware!!!
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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby tabartsch » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:11 pm

I just got off the phone with the Mn DNR general info. From there knowledge all hunting on the mississippi river will be off limits unless you are hunting on private land. The local paper also posted this as well. Boy this could make hunting far more difficult. Here is the article. http://www.postbulletin.com/news/politi ... c47d8.html
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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby tornadochaser » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:23 pm

Federal wardens are not furloughed. They are already actively patrolling WPA's in SD and warning hunters the lands are closed.

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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby MinnesotaDan » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:48 pm

It appears they might be taking this more serious than I thought. I drove by a WPA, the side where people would put in at, and I noticed the signs were BRAND NEW, still had the blue plastic on the back of them. Upon closer inspecting I realized the signs were exactly similar it said "CLOSED" instead of "OPEN"

I drove around to the backside of the WPA and none of those signs had been changed, so I would imagine it was a fairly deliberate attempt to keep people out. What a waste of time and money to change signs, only to change them back when this BS shutdown is over. To me this just goes beyond what is right or wrong.

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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby goldfish » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:56 pm

Yup. Going out of their way to say "this affects you"

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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby mutthunt » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:41 am

Anyone hunt WMA's this weekend? If so, were they overly packed cuz the WPAs are closed down?

Or did you just hunt the WPAs anyway?
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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby dfrauenkron » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:09 pm

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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby girard » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:52 pm

Anybody hunting the tamarac? up by DL
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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby goldfish » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:04 pm

girard wrote:Anybody hunting the tamarac? up by DL

Not legally

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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby suicidal_scaup » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:47 pm

girard wrote:Anybody hunting the tamarac? up by DL


Nope...closed signs at every access.
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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby hillbilly.. » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:05 pm

so the government shut down but yet can come back and say we cant hunt them and the dumb CO are actually gona drive around and put up signs and inforce this crap??
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Re: Government Shutdown?

Postby MinnesotaDan » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:16 pm

Like how does a CO even feel good about themselves as a man (or woman) going around doing that?
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Re: Government Shutdown?

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Re: WHO SAID COOT DID NOT TASTE GOOD

Postby goldfish » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:27 pm

Still doesn't do crap for me

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