Sunday, March 28, 2010


Answer the following True or False: 
Families living in an American neighborhood should expect:    
a) To be blown out of bed early morning by unrelenting rifle fire     
b) To be greeted by hunters shooting outside their windows a stones throw away
c) To be acknowledged by duck hunters flashing you "the bird"
d) To pay for shattered windows broken out by mis-directed shells
e) To view hunters walking up on the beach shooting disabled ducks point blank
f)  To pick up the litter of empty shell casings left behind, scattered on the beaches 
g) To witness dead and crippled ducks left carelessly behind 
h) To be held hostage in your own home until the barrage of rifle fire ceases
i)  To have your child ask why ducks are falling from the sky

 If you answered any of these "False", you may want to contact your County Commissioners to stress the urgent need for a no shooting or controlled shooting zone over and around the waters of Henderson and Eld Inlets. 
Stop the madness, stop the shooting

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Our neighborhoods have been turned into hunting grounds, our migratory waterfowl has been targeted while attempting to winter on waters in the Great Northwest. As a result, our neighboring families living around Eld and Henderson Inlets are witnessing the destruction of marine life and feeling the loss of personal safety. And to think there is a simple, non-violent solution that each of us can actually enjoy doing!!
"Feed the ducks, bait the area= stop the shooting"
According to our own Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife it is illegal to shoot in a baited there is our answer! Bait the Bay!! (Which we believe is already the case due to the acres and acres of shell fish farms, but this has yet to be acknowledged by our elected officials)

From the folks that brought us much of the advice on how to protest, we are now given the basics on how to feed's a click away:
It's worth a try to save our little piece of heaven from falling to undesirable activity, litter, threats and loss of our waterfowl. And since The National Audubon Society has identified Eld Inlet/Mud Bay as an Important Bird Area., we should do whatever we can to prevent a Bird-less Important Bird Area.

Margaret Mead once said, "Never underestimate the ability of a small group of committed individuals to change the world." ....a colleague of hers added, "Indeed, they are the only ones who ever have."

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Acres of Shellfish Farms Beg The "Baited Area" Question

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife defines "baited areas" pertaining to agriculture,  but where is the discussion of  "baited areas" pertaining to aquaculture? 
Red Dots=Shellfish Farms=Wintering Migratory Diving Ducks 
It is illegal to hunt waterfowl in baited areas and it should be equally illegal to shoot in the adjacent neighborhoods