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Offline BD1

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Re: ATTN: WATERFOWLERS
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 03:13:49 PM »
I unfortunately won't be out this weekend and I hate hunting without a dog for any reason, but I don't think I would take the chance. Keep in mind my dog is like my 3rd child  ;)
Good luck to all of you heading out for opener...I will be hearing the first shots in the distance Saturday morning...probably about 10 minutes before LST  :chuckle:

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Re: ATTN: WATERFOWLERS
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2018, 03:26:42 PM »
I can't believe I am saying this but I won't be participating in the opener this year. Gonna go chase some quail or something instead. So brutal! Have fun to those who go out!
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Re: ATTN: WATERFOWLERS
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2018, 03:30:57 PM »
I can't believe I am saying this but I won't be participating in the opener this year. Gonna go chase some quail or something instead. So brutal! Have fun to those who go out!

I am leaning towards not going as well which really sucks but I would hate to sick my dog get sick and half the reason I hunt is to be out with her
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Re: ATTN: WATERFOWLERS
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2018, 09:14:20 PM »
I would just leave the dog home...

I just talked with health department and was told that is was basically "go at your own discretion" since they have only tested the big bodies of water.

My thoughts are the smaller bodies have the same problem but don't have the ability to flush themselves as Moses will have when it's lowered.

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Re: ATTN: WATERFOWLERS
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2018, 11:21:48 AM »
What about the seeplakes wildlife/columbia basin refuge area? Any word?

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Re: ATTN: WATERFOWLERS
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2018, 11:32:29 AM »
What about the seeplakes wildlife/columbia basin refuge area? Any word?

To my knowledge they haven't been tested so I would take the same approach I am and "go at your own risk". Note that I am not going just to be safe
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Re: ATTN: WATERFOWLERS
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2018, 12:48:55 PM »
What about the seeplakes wildlife/columbia basin refuge area? Any word?

To my knowledge they haven't been tested so I would take the same approach I am and "go at your own risk". Note that I am not going just to be safe

I had read somewhere previously that any body of water fed by the Potholes Canal from the Reservoir is potentially effected. Since the Canal runs through the Seep Lakes area and even right through some of the lakes I would expect they are   at risk.
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Re: ATTN: WATERFOWLERS
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2018, 04:12:09 PM »
What about the seeplakes wildlife/columbia basin refuge area? Any word?

To my knowledge they haven't been tested so I would take the same approach I am and "go at your own risk". Note that I am not going just to be safe

I had read somewhere previously that any body of water fed by the Potholes Canal from the Reservoir is potentially effected. Since the Canal runs through the Seep Lakes area and even right through some of the lakes I would expect they are   at risk.

I've seen alerts for Rufus Woods, Moses, Potholes and Scooteny Rez.   There's one other locally and I forget what body of water it is.    I figure all our local waters are "at risk" for our furry friends.

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Re: ATTN: WATERFOWLERS
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2018, 07:13:52 AM »
Anymore updates about the bloom?

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Re: ATTN: WATERFOWLERS
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2018, 07:27:57 AM »
check the link for updates.

 


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