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Postby Quackerstacker » Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:50 am

We need your help to protect a NWR here in eastern Iowa. This has been a NWR for 50+ years and now the speed boaters and jet skiers want to change it from being managed to attract waterfowl into a pleasure boating lake. We have already lost 95% of our habitat in this state and we can't afford to loose any more.

Please remember this is a USFWS refuge and paid for by all waterfowlers, not just Iowans so please show your support by signing.
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The Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge and Odessa Wildlife Area under USFWS and IDNR management were established for the protection of migratory birds. The lake was funded and developed by the USFWS and IDNR to enhance migratory bird habitat. That habitat is dependant on the drawdown cycle.
Several million dollars have been spent by these agencies just over the last 10 years for developments such as the inlet and outlet structures designed specifically to manage for migratory birds.


We the undersigned agree that the current management practices including draw downs to encourage growth of moist soil plants, buttonbush and bottomland forest are the proper management of the area and changes to that management would seriously impair the area's usefulness to waterfowl as well as all the other animals that have come to depend on this area. As well as endangering the influx of hunter dollars into the local communities.

Sincerely,

Please follow the petition link below to sign the petition electronically.

http://www.petitiononline.com/Odessa/petition.html

Thanks to everyone that is willing to help.
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Postby gunman » Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:59 pm

you have my vote, #525 good luck! -Chris
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Postby DROPDUX » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:21 pm

#526--commin straight from NV
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Postby HuntingWife » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:26 pm

#528 from Georgia -- good luck!

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Postby HonkShooter » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:51 pm

#530
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Postby sdgr8wthnter » Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:09 pm

#527- South Dakota
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Postby Pete-pec » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:02 pm

#539, Pete Graf, from Wisconsin. Good luck!
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:17 pm

#540 Ryan Laing from Minnesota. Best of luck!
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:25 pm

#541
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:26 pm

#542 Matt Zumbrunn

I'm spreading the word on other forums too.
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Postby Snaph » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:37 pm

#543
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Postby gsphunter » Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:56 pm

Wow I did this a few days ago and I was #361. Sounds like you guys are getting some push behind your petition. :thumbsup:
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Postby greenster » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:11 pm

#547 and will spread the word I think this will be a good one for the mods to make a sticky for next few weeks in the conservation forum of course.
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Postby tstrong » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:29 pm

Good Luck #548
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:58 pm

551. Matthew Ragels South Dakota, 57401 any refuge is helping thousands of animals
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Postby SL80Shooter » Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:32 am

#557
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Postby Quackerstacker » Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:18 am

Thanks guys. Your help is greatly appreciated. :salude:
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Postby roscoesbuddy » Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:32 am

#578 keep it up guys.
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Postby scwaterfowler » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:37 am

number 580
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Postby 870 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:35 pm

#601 good luck, keep us posted
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Postby choclab » Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:49 pm

# 605. We are pulling for you guys!!!!
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Postby Goosen » Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:52 pm

606 good luck
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Postby C_DUbb » Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:10 pm

#611

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Postby jlb512 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:27 pm

#612 good luck
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Postby H-2-O-FOWL » Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:37 am

#625 good luck
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