Do you think that it is right for other's to come to your town and hunt turr's in your bay?
Do you think that if you get a lic it should be in your area eg..(taged area 45,32,37)?
Do you think that if all boats go to one area will wipe out the turr's and leave none for the next year?
Did anyone know that turr's lay only one egg a year?
Please let me know what you think.
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Do you think that it is right for other's to come to your town and hunt turr's in your bay..
Personally, I have no problem with it, Some people have no access in their home town to Turrs. I live on Twillingate Island, a area where there are no moose, so should I be allowed to go to someone elses area to hunt moose?
Noone has claims to the Turrs even if they are in a near bay. I know it can be frustrating with boats from "outside" taking our birds. This kind of thinking could apply to berrypicking, wood cutting, hunting etc.
I have my favorite hunting & fishing spots, Do I have claims on who can hunt or fish there? unfortunately not, lol.
Thats life as we know it.
I hear ya Kenneth & understand completely. We had a great population of sea ducks, then guys would persue them constantly until they have pretty well dissappeared. The justice system can't seem to control them for some reason. When most hunting was done fron shore we usually got a few birds.
Not many Turrs in ths area this winter so far. I guess they've been already cleaned up around here.
I think we should all have the right to go to wherever its legal to hunt/fish. Nflders have done it for years.How many have been to Millertown for a moose, or rabbits. Northern Pen for a week salmon fishing for moose hunting.Indian Bay for trout. Many have cabins for such purposes! Are we saying that because I live in Trinity Bay, that because theres no caribou area I am not allowed to apply for a license.? No one on Avalon can hunt bears.? certainly not.
Example I have a cabin on Gambo Pond.My cabin is in moose area 42. 600 yds away ( other side of pond) is Black River.6 Miles up the Pond is Terra Nova Moose area.
So I can take my duck license and hunt in Ontario but cant use it anywhere in Newfoundland.
All our resources are common property resources they are owned by all Newfoundlanders and should be able to be accessed by everyone.
I think we need less lines not more.
No fred i am not saying that. But you did have a good point on the lic you have to get. When you get a lic for moose or salmon, you have to tag it for that area. I was just woundering what everyone though. You made a good point. Thanks.
Ken you know this is the same issue as the moose and getting rid of them because of the accidents. What we have to realize is the demographics have changed and as Nflders our patterns are totally different. Just look ski doos. 20 years ago you wouldnt see a ski doo going west to save your life now every second machine on the road has a trailer. Turrs are the same. More people have boats now then they did 40 years ago. Not only do we have boats but we have 75 and 150 hp motors on them.
I agree with you , we have to be careful what we do, but the answer lies on reducing limits not restricting access.
Everytime we restrict access we place more pressue on the resourse. Just look at moose and cod. Limiting access only make people more determined to go.
I started hunting the Cape Shore and Placentia Bay many years ago( over 30) and theres less birds being killed there now then ever. They are just being spread amongst more people.
The year before they put quotas on turres I know guys ( placentia bay ) who killed over 1600 one week.
and gillnets in the spring often killed thousands a day. We need a better plan
this been going on for years and one time you could go out and load the boat if you wanted still thousands of turrs around i bet if the turr were in some other bay people be just going there.... to me this is just foolish for people to be complaining about this...