3,800 Acre's in Chesapeake purchased by the state.

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3,800 Acre's in Chesapeake purchased by the state.

Postby MIKE J. » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:24 am

Has anybody heard if this will be designated as a WMA? The location is great and friends of mine (6) filled thier SWAN permits this year in one morning in a nearby field.

http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/st ... 21&tref=po
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Postby LEWDOG » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:49 am

If I'm reading it right and The Nature Conservancy is the owner there won't be any hunting there but if VDGIF has the most money in it then it will be a WMA .

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Postby MIKE J. » Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:38 pm

VDGIF news release that came out today, It will be a WMA, possibly opening this spring. :cool:

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/newsroom/news.asp?id=83
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Postby NOVAggie » Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:47 pm

Good news!

Now how about up here in northern VA???
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Postby LEWDOG » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:52 pm

Great news :thumbsup: . I pray that they do it like Ragged Island , we don't need anymore quota hunts .

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Postby Sweathog » Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:40 pm

That's a nice piece of land. I Hunted that Back in the 80's and early 90's with the Cavalier Hunt Club.
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Postby LEWDOG » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:16 pm

Tell me do you think that there will be any waterfowl hunting at this place , it was said that it was wetlands that was ditch and drain for growing so I'm thinking that there is a lot of water going to be there now that it isn't going to be farmed ?

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Postby Sweathog » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:01 pm

There are a couple Main ditches that run through it, about 10 to 15 feet wide, but the main draw on that property is swan and geese, although if it's not maintained properly they won't show up. Farming has actually been the reason for the geese.
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Postby cut_un » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:27 pm

:welcome: To our site sweathog, glad you stopped by to "talk some duck" :thumbsup: Like Ld said. I do hope the area will hold a few ducks& geese. Two things I realized this past season. I need to find some swamp land to hunt and a spot to shoot more geese(fields) maybe the area will be "a new spot" :thumbsup: again, hope you stick around and join in on our discussions. We have a good group of guys on here, thy know their stuff and I think we have guys from most every section of the state represented :getdown: cut
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Postby gthompson » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:19 pm

Have goose shells, will travel. Actually I work pretty close to there master chief. I'll throw a dozen in the truck. :thumbsup:
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Postby MIKE J. » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:58 pm

GT,
Hopefully the state will continue to work the fields and plant some crops, that's the only chance of getting geese to toll there, plus it will be good for the first day or too, then the birds will wise up quickly, never mind competing with everyone else on a WMA. But what the heck, I didn't hunt one day in a field this year, so it is better than nothing.

I'm pretty sure I know where you work, a few miles down the road to the east, lot's of antenna's???????? :smile: Anyway's we will hook up and get out there. I have layout blinds and a bunch of deke's. can't wait for September to roll around.

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