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Skagit Land Trust
« on: April 09, 2024, 12:22:21 PM »
This is for my NW WA hunters. Has anyone made an effort to connect with Skagit Land Trust in the hopes of opening up more of their land to hunting?

https://www.skagitlandtrust.org/

They have a lot of prime properties in the area:
https://www.skagitlandtrust.org/properties/greenroadmarsh.aspx

https://www.skagitlandtrust.org/properties/samishislandca.aspx

Obviously, opening up your land to public hunting is going to result in more impact to landscape and unfortunately, more litter, and so I'm wondering if a DU or WWA partnership would make sense.

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Re: Skagit Land Trust
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2024, 01:05:45 PM »
This is for my NW WA hunters. Has anyone made an effort to connect with Skagit Land Trust in the hopes of opening up more of their land to hunting?

https://www.skagitlandtrust.org/

They have a lot of prime properties in the area:
https://www.skagitlandtrust.org/properties/greenroadmarsh.aspx

https://www.skagitlandtrust.org/properties/samishislandca.aspx


Obviously, opening up your land to public hunting is going to result in more impact to landscape and unfortunately, more litter, and so I'm wondering if a DU or WWA partnership would make sense.

I called and talked to them maybe 4-5 years ago. The Greenroad unit is off limits as well as the Samish unit. But they do have a piece of property up hwy20 a ways that they said was ok to hunt. Just never went up to see it. Drove by it a couple times in the last couple years but did not stop.
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Re: Skagit Land Trust
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2024, 01:06:25 PM »
I have not, but I have a few guesses at what the response will be

Skagit Valley has a lot of public hunting land available that is not privately maintained habitat. The land trust has a few things to lose, and not a lot to gain by allowing public access, since the benefits they would get are small compared to what they currently get.
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Re: Skagit Land Trust
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2024, 01:43:57 PM »
I asked to hunt a piece by me and received a no response.  They must pick and choose which spots they open or close for hunting.
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Re: Skagit Land Trust
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2024, 02:05:54 PM »
I have not, but I have a few guesses at what the response will be

Skagit Valley has a lot of public hunting land available that is not privately maintained habitat. The land trust has a few things to lose, and not a lot to gain by allowing public access, since the benefits they would get are small compared to what they currently get.

I completely agree with your take here. If I were in their shoes, I'd want something in return like funding, volunteer labor, or publicity.

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Re: Skagit Land Trust
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2024, 02:06:48 PM »
I asked to hunt a piece by me and received a no response.  They must pick and choose which spots they open or close for hunting.

I just called them this weekend and got no response.

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Re: Skagit Land Trust
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2024, 02:42:41 PM »
The nature conservancy allows the WWA to hold a youth hunt on one of thier properties, but that is the only org I can think of. But I'll ask at the next WWA meeting
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Re: Skagit Land Trust
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2024, 11:04:54 PM »
The nature conservancy allows the WWA to hold a youth hunt on one of thier properties, but that is the only org I can think of. But I'll ask at the next WWA meeting

I appreciate that. Let me know how that goes.

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Re: Skagit Land Trust
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2024, 12:18:21 AM »
I talk to them annually about hunting opportunities but they are generally few and far between. The group isn't as "anti" as it used to be but rarely openly advertises any spots other than the ones already enrolled in the WDFW PLHO program like the one mentioned. All their lands have non-toxic ammo requirements including modern firearm so its further restrictive when looking for upland or big game properties.  As with most landowners these days they are quick to blame and shut down properties. If one does get access, make sure to follow all rules/regulations and clean things up to leave them looking better than when you started.

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Re: Skagit Land Trust
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2024, 12:39:44 AM »
Some discussion was had at the WWA meeting. They had been approached by members in the past and No was the answer. One question was asked, how many properties are actually potential good  potential spots? They didn't seem to know that many pieces owned or controlled by them. Fact is they don't have a lot of upside to open it up to public hunting.

As an aside comment. Organizations can be more than pro or anti hunting. I personally feel many conservation orgs flirt with being pro hunting by stating they are not anti hunting.  To me this means they are somewhere in between. Ambilivilant? Would like to see certain methods or species opportunities reduced but not eliminated?  Do they dislike trapping, predator hunting or modern firearms? I think you get the idea. Follow the money and the constitutes opinions.

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Re: Skagit Land Trust
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2024, 07:59:49 AM »
Just too many clowns out there running a muck like this.  I feel bad for the screaming girl but glad she understands this act is horrible when looks innocent and fun for most.

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Re: Skagit Land Trust
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2024, 09:11:56 AM »
Just too many clowns out there running a muck like this.  I feel bad for the screaming girl but glad she understands this act is horrible when looks innocent and fun for most.

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I wonder how many rock formations the government funded man made lake ruined though…

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Re: Skagit Land Trust
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2024, 11:13:47 AM »
Just too many clowns out there running a muck like this.  I feel bad for the screaming girl but glad she understands this act is horrible when looks innocent and fun for most.

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I wonder how many rock formations the government funded man made lake ruined though…


Dams have created a lot of areas for waterfowl to roost on open water and irrigation for farming that benefit to keep them in the area.  But have you seen the dams getting ripped out of the Klamath river?  Dams on the snake might be next and never thought that could happen in my lifetime if you asked me a year ago.
Don't read my post if facts hurt your feeling.

 


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