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    I'm curious if anyone has the scoop on the gravel/sand quarrying project that has commenced in the middle of Fairbanks' only decent waterfowlery. As I understand it, the entire chunk of land is borough-owned, so I assume it's the borough that contracted out the job. I do hope they pump water back into it before next season because it stinks out there now. Literally, it stinks of rotting vegetation and mud... and the water is gone, which makes it quite useless as a duck hunting spot.

    I hunted down by the heavy equipment this morning, mostly wanting to get a better view of the project that had drained my favorite swamp. It's pretty impressive how much earth has been moved out of there.
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    I know of another decent spot in the area that almost no one hunts. decent pike fishing if the hinting is slow too

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnyD View Post
    I'm curious if anyone has the scoop on the gravel/sand quarrying project that has commenced in the middle of Fairbanks' only decent waterfowlery. As I understand it, the entire chunk of land is borough-owned, so I assume it's the borough that contracted out the job. I do hope they pump water back into it before next season because it stinks out there now. Literally, it stinks of rotting vegetation and mud... and the water is gone, which makes it quite useless as a duck hunting spot.

    I hunted down by the heavy equipment this morning, mostly wanting to get a better view of the project that had drained my favorite swamp. It's pretty impressive how much earth has been moved out of there.
    I don't know anything about this project, but I work on similar ones down here and I recommend you make a few calls and speak to the city or entity doing it. Get the scoop straight from them. They have to have permits that detail how they are going to remediate the site. It maybe that they plan to remediate in a way that turns it into an awesome hunting spot in the future, or they could have a terrible plan. Either way, you have a better chance of turning into something good if you contact them, get more info and see if you can improve upon their plan.

    Nothings worse to a project manager to learn of public opposition in the paper or online but never receive a call from the concerned citizens.

    Just my 0.02

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    Thank you good sir.
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