I didnt want to post this 7 pages back so I just started a new thread
a lot of people seem to think this is about the birds. IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BIRDS! what they are doing is abusing the endangered species act. if it was really about the birds then they would at least be open minded to other possibilities but they will absolutely not listen. apparently even one of THEIR biologist once said "they cannot make this island habitable". there are hypocrits. there are 4 instances that come to mind and maybe where I lack in information or get something wrong someone could chime in or correct me.
1. this past summer there was an instance on the point where there was a fox shot and killed. rather than give all the information you can click the link. Island Free Press ...Local News now, someone from the defenders of wildlife was present when it happened and this along with trapping with leg hold traps and snares is ACCEPTABLE by them when they started with the mission to stop the use of "cruel methods" and they solicit donations to protect all animals from this. it is okay to them to kill hundreds of cats, dogs, raccoons, other predators to save a couple birds. hypocrits.
2. there was an instance where a dog was caught in one of the leg hold traps a few years ago. again, they said and did nothing about this.
3. there was an instance last year where the govt. raised the water level on the missouri river to let 1 TOW BOAT PASS. they were warned that it would kill many of the birds that they are trying to protect here that lived on the islands and sandbars in the middle of the river. I heard that a total of 49 nests were destroyed. 49 NESTS! the audubon society did ABSOLUTELY nothing about the action.
4. a couple years ago on the pea island national wildlife refuge, US Fish and Wildlife trapped 1,000 canadian geese and gasses them! they did it because they were "eating too much of the planted vegetation meant to attract birds". I think they should change the name to "pea island national wildlife concentration camp"! take a look at the definitions of the words.. wildlife- any non domesticated plant, animal, or organism. refuge- a place of shelter, safety, protection. how can you kill something that is in an area designed soley for the protection of wild animals? yet, the audubon society did absolutely nothing about it and gave no real reason why when confronted about it.
how can they let all that slide, and yet be so persistant about this issue? there is too much against the birds here. they nest in frequently overwashed areas and they have too many predators. there are more birds nesting on the roof of the mall in nags head and the dredge spoil islands than there are in the park but according to them they dont count because they are not in the park, as a matter of fact they say the park isn't doing enough because they have chose not to nest there but rather outside the park. according to record, the first sighting of plovers here was 1 pair in 1901 on pea island, the next pair was spotted on ocracoke in 1961! the most there have been on the seashore was 15 pairs in 1984. I believe there was 2 pair in 2002 and 6 pair in 2007 (tripled in 5 yrs.), yet they say the population here is declining. also why do they want year around closures for nesting areas when nesting areas are only a few months? I get so angry at this and I have so much to say but when I get started I loose track easily. last year ocracoke was rated the #1 beach in the country, the island has only 800 residents. how do you think it will suffice with only ramps 59-72 open? again, if any of my info is wrong or I am missing something, please correct me or enlighten us.
Last edited by pier_man0909; 03-29-2008 at 01:19 AM.
Nice rant Pier Man. Now go and read the other 6 pages. Write letters to your elected officials. Call their offices. Make your voice heard. I call them up once a day now. They are getting very tired of hearing from me. I'll start in again on them on Monday. If everyone starts calling and writing - the pressure will mount, and eventually stop the insanity.
We are fighting the OLF and the Black Bear disposal site in the same manner and it may be working. The way I see it - we're winning Black Bear, it's a "draw" right now on OLF and we seem to be behind on beach access. Make your voice heard! Join The Fight!
Nice rant Pier Man. Now go and read the other 6 pages. Write letters to your elected officials. Call their offices. Make your voice heard.
you say that like I havent done that already. I read the other 6 pages prior to posting but i felt like my post was going in a different direction than talking about the access itself. I have not called but I have sent e-mails, I have sent a pleacast, I have donated to obpa and I will donate more when I get a damn job. sorry about my rant, I didn't sleep last night and was cracked out on coffee. the main reason I posted it was because there hasnt been a lot on this forum about the issue and I havent seen the people on here that have brought these things up elsewhere.
No, Pier Man, for once, I was serious - NICE RANT!
O/T - why Pier Man? Do you fish from the OBX piers?
yes, OBX piers. I just keep it simple, I keep my e-mail and my forum names the same and I made my e-mail like 10 years ago and pier_man was what fit the best since at the time that was my absolute favorite kind of fishing. kinda funny story, my e-mail before that was "easeuponmynuts". after a while it was kinda embarrasing.
Pick up the phone and call them..Tellem how ya feel...
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