Sunday, January 31, 2010

Is Duck Hunting Dangerous?

What is the difference between drive-by shootings and float-by shootings?

Drive-by shootings involve a car plus gun/rifle fire....Float-by shootings involve a camouflaged boat plus gun/rifle fire.

We have presented the research, facts, and testimony to our County Commissioners to support the need for a no shooting zone or controlled shooting zone for the peninsulas and inlets of Thurston County.

The following videos may drive home the point even further:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's the Power of Love!

We are not alone in our quest to press for peace and safety for neighborhoods, environment and wintering sea birds.....

Enjoy the music:

While you read the article:
Rocker Huey Lewis Baits Ducks

Report to Washinton Dept of Fish and Wildlife if you witness duck hunting in a recently harvested shellfish area or near bird or duck feeders.

Oh, one more thing:

The Hunters Code of Conduct: to show respect for wildlife and to be considerate of non-hunters....

      Non hunters would be us, the families who are:  

  • blasted out of bed in the early morning hours by the sound of rapid  fire 
  • forced to witness crippled and dead birds washing up onto the beach in the aftermath of the hunting
  • charged with collecting the litter(spent gunshot shells)knowingly left behind by the hunters
  • greeted by hunters flashing the neighborhood "the bird"(no pun intended)
  • unable to allow their children to play outdoors for fear of being shot
  • forced to stay indoors and listen to buckshot falling down on their home
  • faced with hours, days, months and (going on)years of trying to convince the officials that allowing hunting in neighborhoods is a disaster waiting to happen, as well as an ecological nightmare
Please contact your Thurston County Commissioners  and sign the on-line petition  if you believe it is time for a no shooting/controlled shooting zone in the South Puget Sound land and bays that time forgot.

Many thanks to those of you who have already participated in contacting our County Commissioners and  signed the on-line or paper petition.
                         It doesn't get any closer to home than this                                                                                                            

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mud Bay Extraordinaire

Preserved and protected forever
thanks to the vision and hard work of The Capitol Land Trust!

Mud Bay has a beauty that can be captured at all seasons (if you remember to pack your camera!)
The eagles enjoy the the Mud Bay basin where the salmon run ends and the food is plentiful.

Mud Bay, same eagle, different location with sea gull close by

It doesn't get any better than this, anywhere!

 Pictures/descriptions courtesy of Mary Skelton

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Friends of Henderson Inlet and Eld Inlet have spoken

The message is serious:

Stormy seas up ahead if hunting grounds remain within neighborhoods.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Baited area?...don't stop here!

and with each round of fire, the sanctity, safety and peace of a neighborhood also dies.