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FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 11:59:52 AM »
One more road system shut down....  :bdid:

I dont hunt there, but I am sure some do.... sorry for those effected  :bash:

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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 12:38:10 PM »
This will close hunting access up the Grouse Haven Rd. That is where we camped before 2 years ago. Also cuts down another way out if something major to the 1500 Rd. Just something to think about.

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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 12:51:28 PM »
I personally have seen snowmobilers in there in the winter chase and harass wintering elk, so closing this down will help those animals a lot IMO. While yes, its an inconvenience for many hunters who have hunted and camped up there, it will add a large roadless area to a lower shrub steppe environment, something we have very little of in this state. I think this could be a very good thing for people willing to work a little. Some great ground up that valley.
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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 01:00:11 PM »
7mmfan I know there is no point in complaining about the issue and I am not. I like the idea for the elk in fact it probably will help my hunting area. But if there was to be a big wash out on the 1500 rd. That could keep alot of people from getting out. Just my two cents.

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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 01:50:22 PM »
If you call Michelle King who is the contact at the bottom of the proposal her voicemail says that she is on furlough do to lack of government funding.  Good Luck!  :bash:

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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2013, 02:04:39 PM »
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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2013, 04:26:48 PM »
Its a sad day when hunters are happy that the gov closes access to an area and limits its access  :bdid: :bdid: :bdid:


What about those disables or unable people that can no longer recreate in these closed areas, oh, to bad for them...... Right  :bdid:


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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 07:49:56 AM »
I personally have seen snowmobilers in there in the winter chase and harass wintering elk, so closing this down will help those animals a lot IMO. While yes, its an inconvenience for many hunters who have hunted and camped up there, it will add a large roadless area to a lower shrub steppe environment, something we have very little of in this state. I think this could be a very good thing for people willing to work a little. Some great ground up that valley.

It's funny that you think closing a road will stop winter recreation. Here's a news flash for you, snowmobilers that have 1 ounce of skill only ride the roads where they have to. 99% of the riding is off road. That's where the fun is. They could close all of the roads in there and it would still get heavy use by sleds.

Anyone that thinks losing ground is good is suspect at best. IMO

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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2013, 08:06:15 AM »
Well, here's a question nobody here has addressed:

How much is the USFS spending on this "decommissioning" project?  They're taking out two bridges, recycling asphalt from the road they are tearing up, pulling out a bunch of culverts,  yada yada

You think that's cheap?  Doesn't anybody understand they could likely fix the road with the same money?

This is just another lockout of the public from public land.  We own that land! 

For people who are concerned about snowmobilers harassing elk... turn the b@$tard$ in. Harassing wildlife is a crime.

I am fed up with the small fortunes being spent to "decommission" roads.

It's ACCESS people.



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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2013, 08:26:07 AM »
Good point Dave!!!!! The road is not that bad was up there a couple weeks ago.

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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2013, 08:33:05 AM »
Well, here's a question nobody here has addressed:

How much is the USFS spending on this "decommissioning" project?  They're taking out two bridges, recycling asphalt from the road they are tearing up, pulling out a bunch of culverts,  yada yada

You think that's cheap?  Doesn't anybody understand they could likely fix the road with the same money?

This is just another lockout of the public from public land.  We own that land! 

For people who are concerned about snowmobilers harassing elk... turn the b@$tard$ in. Harassing wildlife is a crime.

I am fed up with the small fortunes being spent to "decommission" roads.

It's ACCESS people.


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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2013, 08:39:33 AM »
Good point Dave!!!!! The road is not that bad was up there a couple weeks ago.


That guy Dave tries hard to make only good points.  :chuckle:  This could easily be described as a public land grab by a public agency. I've hunted up there, camped, enjoyed the countryside and so forth. I have NEVER been a fan of "decommissioning" because it smacks of a greenie mentality. Keep People Out.  "KPO" 

I'm as cognizant of the need for good big game habitat as anybody on this forum, and maybe more than most. I'm from around here, and in this particular case, my dad graduated from Naches high school in 1940 and my grandpa was involved in building the original Naches ranger station, so I've got a bit of history with the Little Rattlesnake.

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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 09:43:39 AM »
The little rattlesnake is a useless road as it is. Why fix it if you don't need it? I will be happy to hike in. The fishing will only get better.

I think the wildcat 1306 rd should be higher priority to open back up. That is where they log the most and it provides acsess to the se part of 356.

Well, you can hike to your heart's content. Many others are not so fortunate as to be able to hike in for a little fishing, which may not get better at all, based on personal experience with waters that have been beyond the access of many people. 

Nobody's telling you that you can't hike somewhere.

And just because you think the Little Rattlesnake road is useless doesn't really make it so. There are places I'd rather not have to drive all the way around the Devil's Table to access, thank you very much.

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Re: FR 1501 Little Rattlesnake
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2013, 12:08:19 PM »
That is one thing I have always hated, the " all about ME" mantality.

Its thinking like this that get the gvreenies what they want. Divide and concuor.
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