I started to think that no one was going to reply to me. i've seen your name on the refuge a couple of times. I actually get to goose bay from ship creek. It's only 10.5 miles up the arm to the mouth, so I figure what the heck. Boat gas is much cheaper than deisel, not per gallon mind you, but the drive is way shorter. I'm used to rabbit slough so I can handle first come first serve. I've got a nice little crew that hunts fair and does our best to be far far away from others.
Ft. rich is trickey, I talked with the biologist over there and he said as long as we were on the north side of the river we were fine. As far as legality the hunter gets a permit from the front gate area, and your good to go. Walking in from base side would be no fun, because of the really steep banks but boating would be a peice of cake- well that is as long as you don't mind hunting until the tide comes to pick your boat back up.
I'm willing to go all the way to little sue this year, I have pretty flexible hours so I can hunt any time of day. I also plan on hunting everyday until freeze up, wonder if I can get 60 days in.
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