[CT Birds] Shotguns and Geese
rlafleur at crec.org
Sun Sep 12 18:14:05 EDT 2010
I couldn't have expressed it better. Thank you for your thoughtful
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On Sep 12, 2010, at 5:28 PM, "Larson Eric" <eric_r_larson at hotmail.com>
> It is the fall, and hunting season is open for migratory fowl in
> some areas in CT - the DEP website lists open season dates and
> species by area http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2700&q=323426&depNav_GID=1633
> . If you have concerns about whether someone is hunting illegally
> or they present immediate safety concerns, call your local law
> enforcement. But bear in mind many wildlife management areas are
> multi-use, and hunting is often one of those uses.
> I have had birding disrupted by many things - runners with dogs
> enjoying the trails where I often bird in the morning, busloads of
> middle school students shreaking joy on the strand at Bluff Point,
> and my labrador charging out of the house in the morning and
> scattering birds at my feeder on his way to remind the neighbor's
> cat and a pesky groundhog that this is his turf. Not always how I
> would wish it would go, but that's life. If I feel strongly enough
> about it, I'll speak up, but most times it's a learning experience
> for me (pick trails that aren't amenable to runners, avoid Bluff
> Point mid-morning during the school year or whenever there are buses
> in the parking lot, and check out the birds in the yard before I let
> the dog out).
> The world is multi-use and if you encounter someone who interferes
> with you enjoyment, pause a moment and talk to them, you may find
> common ground. This July I spent a day banding Canada Geese with
> the CT DEP, and met hunters who were as concerned about preservation
> of habitat, and damaging invasive species as I was.
> Just a thought.
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