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Whatcom County Council is voting to end your right to hunt Drayton Harbor.  Put on your camo and join us at the County Council meeting as a show of support for hunting rights in Whatcom County.

Whatcom County Courthouse Wed Aug 7th 7pm
311 Grand Ave, Bellingham, Washington 98225 7pm

https://www.thenorthernlight.com/city-seeks-to-establish-no-shooting-zone-in-drayton-harbor/?fbclid=IwAR0e3WGO6MY6kt-ZOLodI2fFZ6gcGi1v_AQ5oEB6VqG1NvHMTDuiQI4l7Es


This notice is from the Washington Waterfowl Associations Whatcom Chapter
« Last Edit: August 05, 2019, 03:58:31 PM by Special T »
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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 02:13:38 PM »
I've been following this for some time, and it is absolute BS.

The city of Blaine can pound sand.  This isn't a safety issue at all, it's a Noise issue.

“Every year we receive MAYBE HALF A DOZEN inquiries,” said Blaine police sergeant Michael Munden.

The resolution notes that “it is difficult for members of the public to distinguish between incorporated and unincorporated areas particularly on the open water, which causes numerous hunters to inadvertently move into areas where hunting and discharge of firearms is illegal.”


State game warden Dave Jones appeared to disagree with this characterization. “In my 12 years of enforcing here, I’ve never had to address someone who is inside the city limits,” he said. He said he understands why a new resident to the area, who is unfamiliar with hunting, might have concerns about noise and safety. But he said the hunters are a “good crowd” who generally abide by the rules. Often, they are accompanied by professional guides. “No one’s in danger of anything whatsoever, but there’s some noise,” he said. “That’s just a reality.”

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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 02:25:06 PM »
I've been following this for some time, and it is absolute BS.

The city of Blaine can pound sand.  This isn't a safety issue at all, it's a Noise issue.

“Every year we receive MAYBE HALF A DOZEN inquiries,” said Blaine police sergeant Michael Munden.

The resolution notes that “it is difficult for members of the public to distinguish between incorporated and unincorporated areas particularly on the open water, which causes numerous hunters to inadvertently move into areas where hunting and discharge of firearms is illegal.”


State game warden Dave Jones appeared to disagree with this characterization. “In my 12 years of enforcing here, I’ve never had to address someone who is inside the city limits,” he said. He said he understands why a new resident to the area, who is unfamiliar with hunting, might have concerns about noise and safety. But he said the hunters are a “good crowd” who generally abide by the rules. Often, they are accompanied by professional guides. “No one’s in danger of anything whatsoever, but there’s some noise,” he said. “That’s just a reality.”

Dave Jones has big brass balls! Ive meet him and wish more Wardens were like him.
In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself. 

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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 03:23:42 PM »
I'm not seeing a date for the council meeting, just a time and place. Is it tonight?
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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 03:29:40 PM »
That is a long way from me, but I wish you guys the best of luck.  Total BS!

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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2019, 03:59:13 PM »
I'm not seeing a date for the council meeting, just a time and place. Is it tonight?

I updated it.

Wed Aug 7th 7pm
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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2019, 04:28:58 PM »
I've been following this for some time, and it is absolute BS.

The city of Blaine can pound sand.  This isn't a safety issue at all, it's a Noise issue.

“Every year we receive MAYBE HALF A DOZEN inquiries,” said Blaine police sergeant Michael Munden.

The resolution notes that “it is difficult for members of the public to distinguish between incorporated and unincorporated areas particularly on the open water, which causes numerous hunters to inadvertently move into areas where hunting and discharge of firearms is illegal.”


State game warden Dave Jones appeared to disagree with this characterization. “In my 12 years of enforcing here, I’ve never had to address someone who is inside the city limits,” he said. He said he understands why a new resident to the area, who is unfamiliar with hunting, might have concerns about noise and safety. But he said the hunters are a “good crowd” who generally abide by the rules. Often, they are accompanied by professional guides. “No one’s in danger of anything whatsoever, but there’s some noise,” he said. “That’s just a reality.”

Dave Jones has big brass balls! Ive meet him and wish more Wardens were like him.


Thank you wildlife officer Dave Jones for speaking up and setting the record straight  :tup:

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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2019, 04:36:56 PM »
I've been following this for some time, and it is absolute BS.

The city of Blaine can pound sand.  This isn't a safety issue at all, it's a Noise issue.

“Every year we receive MAYBE HALF A DOZEN inquiries,” said Blaine police sergeant Michael Munden.

The resolution notes that “it is difficult for members of the public to distinguish between incorporated and unincorporated areas particularly on the open water, which causes numerous hunters to inadvertently move into areas where hunting and discharge of firearms is illegal.”


State game warden Dave Jones appeared to disagree with this characterization. “In my 12 years of enforcing here, I’ve never had to address someone who is inside the city limits,” he said. He said he understands why a new resident to the area, who is unfamiliar with hunting, might have concerns about noise and safety. But he said the hunters are a “good crowd” who generally abide by the rules. Often, they are accompanied by professional guides. “No one’s in danger of anything whatsoever, but there’s some noise,” he said. “That’s just a reality.”

Dave Jones has big brass balls! Ive meet him and wish more Wardens were like him.


Thank you wildlife officer Dave Jones for speaking up and setting the record straight  :tup:

He is not known for being quiet and reserved. Unlike nearly every other government employee he has no fear of loosing his job.
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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2019, 04:41:13 PM »
I wonder if we had more Dave Jones's in WDFW if we would have lost hounds, bear baits and foothold trapping  :dunno:
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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2019, 05:19:18 PM »
I wonder if we had more Dave Jones's in WDFW if we would have lose hounds and foothold trapping  :dunno:

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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2019, 07:10:12 PM »
Thanks for the update. I know i will be there.
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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2019, 07:23:05 PM »
Will there be any representation there? 

Waterfowl associations?
Ducks Unlimited?
other duck clubs?
other hunting groups?
other conservation groups?  BHA?

Need to get some groups going

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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2019, 08:00:53 AM »
Will there be any representation there? 

Waterfowl associations?
Ducks Unlimited?
other duck clubs?
other hunting groups?
other conservation groups?  BHA?

Need to get some groups going
Washington Waterfowl Association will be there. The Whatcom chapter guys are sharing info via thier FB page. The Grays harbor chapter went through this in Thurston County and is sharing information.   If your a FB person search out thier page. If you can attend make sure to do so.

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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2019, 08:19:17 AM »
This has more to do with an irrational fear of guns and a sense of entitlement than it has to do with hunting. These people don't think anyone should be able to disturb the peace of their oceanfront homes, regardless if it's an exercise of legal activity. I can almost guarantee the complainers are donating members of Anytown USA. Attack anything that has to do with guns.
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Re: Whatcome county council voting to end hunting in Drayton Harbor.
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2019, 08:55:14 AM »
This has more to do with an irrational fear of guns and a sense of entitlement than it has to do with hunting. These people don't think anyone should be able to disturb the peace of their oceanfront homes, regardless if it's an exercise of legal activity. I can almost guarantee the complainers are donating members of Anytown USA. Attack anything that has to do with guns.

It's not a gun issue at all IMO.  As stated by the BPD, they only get up to 6 calls a year.

It's the city of Blaine having a noise issue.  This town has been dead for years and is slowly starting to come back to life.  It's one of the few affordable areas left in Whatcom County to buy a home.
I think the city is afraid the noise will push new home buyers and developers away.

 


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