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U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« on: June 26, 2018, 09:30:22 PM »
"Under the bill, designated officials would be able to remove some California and Stellar sea lions from specific areas where they are posing the most harm to endangered native fish runs."

I'm a WCO, where can I get 'designated'  :chuckle: There ought to be some good contracts for some really big, stout cage traps pretty soon too.

http://komonews.com/news/local/us-house-to-vote-on-bill-allowing-lethal-removal-of-sea-lions


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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 09:55:26 PM »
What ever it takes to thin the herd!

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2018, 09:58:40 PM »
 :tup: Lets hope it actually happens!
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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 10:26:57 PM »
If I am not mistaken the bill needs to pass in the Senate and Trump needs to sign it.
It wouldn’t hurt to call our two commie senators and ask them to vote to approve the senate bill when it comes up.
Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray if you weren’t sure who I am referring to.

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 10:52:31 PM »
Despite what you'd think, Cantwell is pushing the bill to the Senate.

"Republican Sen. Jim Risch is sponsoring a bill that would make it easier for federal fishery managers to kill sea lions that could prey on salmon and steelhead. Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington has also signed on in support of the proposal."

http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-senator-champions-bill-makes-it-easier-kill-sea-lions-preying-salmon#stream/0
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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 11:33:29 PM »
Lets get started sooner than later.  Seal got this one from me last month.

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 06:46:06 AM »
Does this bill need Senate approval as well?
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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 07:18:57 AM »
"Under the bill, designated officials would be able to remove some California and Stellar sea lions from specific areas where they are posing the most harm to endangered native fish runs."

I'm a WCO, where can I get 'designated'  :chuckle: There ought to be some good contracts for some really big, stout cage traps pretty soon too.

http://komonews.com/news/local/us-house-to-vote-on-bill-allowing-lethal-removal-of-sea-lions

That cage trap would have to be a monster.  I am completing a large guillotine trap right now that feels like a beast to handle but it is nothing compared to what a sea lion would require  :yike:
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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 08:42:11 AM »
I favor the .223 trap.

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2018, 12:04:48 PM »
Does this bill need Senate approval as well?
Yes. Maria Cantwell introduced a identical bill in the senate. The bill has been referred to the Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. It is unknown when it could get a vote.

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2018, 12:31:39 PM »
Does this bill need Senate approval as well?
Yes. Maria Cantwell introduced a identical bill in the senate. The bill has been referred to the Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. It is unknown when it could get a vote.
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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2018, 12:36:37 PM »
Does this bill need Senate approval as well?
Yes. Maria Cantwell introduced a identical bill in the senate. The bill has been referred to the Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. It is unknown when it could get a vote.
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I wonder if it would help if we found out who is on the committee and encouraged them to bring it to the floor for a vote?

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2018, 12:52:51 PM »
This needs to go through ASAP
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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2018, 01:12:21 PM »
I wonder if they'd make it a special permit draw or something....I recall my ancestors killing them for sustenance so I need 1 to continue to exercise my rights. :chuckle:
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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2018, 01:15:12 PM »
Need to pass this and one that replaces sea lion with wolf.

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2018, 01:17:07 PM »
I wonder if they'd make it a special permit draw or something....I recall my ancestors killing them for sustenance so I need 1 to continue to exercise my rights. :chuckle:

Would you really eat one?

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2018, 01:21:56 PM »
Hopefully it's good.  700 lbs of nasty sea lion would be bummer.

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2018, 01:24:41 PM »
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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2018, 01:25:04 PM »
I wonder if they'd make it a special permit draw or something....I recall my ancestors killing them for sustenance so I need 1 to continue to exercise my rights. :chuckle:

Would you really eat one?
I would and then have a sweet fur jacket made!

I also wouldn't be surprised if this ends up being a token to the tribes as a way to discreetly take care of the issue. One I would be in favor of.

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2018, 02:16:52 PM »
I would prefer that the marine mammal protection act is repealed and we treat harbor seals, sea lions, etc. no differently than any other game species with an appropriate hunting season.  I will take this as a consolation prize though, we need any kind of management we can get.
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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2018, 03:03:34 PM »
I wonder if they'd make it a special permit draw or something....I recall my ancestors killing them for sustenance so I need 1 to continue to exercise my rights. :chuckle:

Would you really eat one?
I would and then have a sweet fur jacket made!

I also wouldn't be surprised if this ends up being a token to the tribes as a way to discreetly take care of the issue. One I would be in favor of.

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2018, 04:06:14 PM »
If it were to pass and that is a big if it will probably go to APHIS. Tribes might stand a slim chance if they wanted to push it. I think anyone else is very unlikely.
But makes me wonder about what to do with one. Eating, seems like poor table fare but maybe. I would give it a try. Maybe when Plat gets his he can hold a barbecue and I could crash the party for a taste.
Hide on a sea lion must be like 4 inches thick. Not sure what use it would have. Recaps? :chuckle:
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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2018, 05:23:14 PM »
I would most definitely like to eat harbor seal or sea lion, that was a staple for many people in the history of our species. Not sure if I would like the taste, but only one way to find out.

If the fat is tasty (I have heard it is), a family could be set for quite a while for cooking, baking, etc.

A big, thick, warm pelt like that could be a lot of fun to play around with.
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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2018, 06:42:49 PM »
Special draw, make some money, shoot em.

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2018, 05:14:52 AM »
Tribal members are killing them now.

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Re: U.S. House approves bill to allow killing sea lions
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2018, 06:03:12 AM »
not enough or fast enough