Ok, the other thread has me fired up, and I'm sick and tired of the proposals coming out of homer that keep jabbing us waterfowlers with a stick. I'm sure a lot of us here remember the bag limits being reduced in K-Bay a few years ago. And the fact that there was no science supporting the reduced limits. From what I got by people who were at the BOG meeting it was passed because there was that a couple members were hung up on wanton waste issues, and didn't want to hear about the biology.
Instead of letting the people down in K-bay keep trying to whittle down our hunting access and privileges, lets fight back. Three years ago they got the limits of Harliquins and Longtails reduced from 6 per day down to 2, and 4 in possession. There was no science supporting this, we had bird bios scratching their heads wondering why. All of us knew the real motive. It was a personal attack at the guide that operates down in Seldovia, and an attempt to make hunting sea ducks in Katchemak bay unappealing or not worth it, and an attempt to turn the bay in front of cabin owners into a bird watching sanctuary.
I remember right after this passed that a few members were looking into putting in a proposal to get this overturned. I'm wondering what happened to those proposals, and why don't we reattack this. I've never put a proposal in front of the BOG before, so I'm somewhat uniformed on how to do this. But I think if a few of us put our heads together we could put forth a good science based proposal to hopefully get this overturned.
I'm stationed in Maryland at the moment, but more than happy to work online with you guys to get this working. And before the naysayers say why the heck are you meddling in AK affairs. I'm military and have kept my Ak residency, because in a few years I will be returning for good when I retire.
I'd really like to hear you guys' thoughts on this and wether or not you think it's a worthy fight.