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Old 06-27-2019, 03:39 PM
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But seals are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act so they can't be "culled". (Culled, polite-speak for shot.)

Also, those parkas would end up covered with paint from the anti-hunters.

maybe you can get some migrant Inuits to come down since they are allowed to hunt them
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Members here have to know by now that I have a low opinion of government. When they get involved decisions are either agenda based or just dumb. The seals are a PIA that interfere with tourism, draw dangerous sharks which end up lowering the quality of beach use. Have an emergency amendment to the Protection Act and shoot the fricken things so we can all go back to using the beach. Is that so complicated? That used to be a nice beach where people swam, fished, sunbathed. We want it back!
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Yesterday, a great white was spotted 40 yards from shore at Marconi. And they are seeing bunches of them at Billingsgate. We used to like surfcasting at Marconi/Highland. Anyone would like to go trout fishing in the Catskills?
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I think the Vineyard has a more local group: the Wampanoags...
...hmmmmm...
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I think the Vineyard has a more local group: the Wampanoags...
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sign'em up!
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What about Pocahontis? Could her tribe cull the seals? I think her tribe are indigenous Bagawindus.
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What about Pocahontis? Could her tribe cull the seals? I think her tribe are indigenous Bagawindus.
Lieawhatha, striped naked and ran around the Cherokee Reservation all night, she still don't have any Indian DNA in her!
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That High Head/Long Nook section of Wellfleet had some sightings over the weekend. I would not be surprised if they have another bather incident this summer. Inevitably, someone will think it all BS and become a victim. Its in the behavioral cards, like drugs and drunk driving. Matter of time.
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BTW in addition to Discovery Channel's Shark Week in August, this week National Geographic is running SharkFest. As with all cable channels they run a lot of repeats during the week, so you can catch most of the episodes using a DVR, or just staying up late


Thought it relevant to this thread, though I haven't yet seen a Cape specific episode there are a lot on "why sharks attack"....
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You might think that after a life on the Striper Coast that I would know something about sharks, have some experience. But I have had no contact, no exposure to sharks. One swam past in the Race once that looked like it had been injured. That was the limit of my shark experience. I do remember that there had been some talk in the media about sharks but I always tried to put them out of my mind because I had concerns that it would damage my angling judgement.
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Yesterday as many as 10 great whites were spotted off High Head, some of which were tagged. I suppose once they have eaten all the seals, they might move on.
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Now there is movement to repeal the Marine Mammal Protection Act to permit culling* of the seals which they say are numbering well over 100,000.

*= culling, which means shoot them.
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Now there is movement to repeal the Marine Mammal Protection Act to permit culling* of the seals which they say are numbering well over 100,000.

*= culling, which means shoot them.

new opportunity for selling seal-fur?
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Bullet holes ruin the fur. That is why the indigenous Canadians club them.
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https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-ne...island-1592106

Unexpected news. I figured Sable would be good for them.
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