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Causeway Shooting Buffer: An 8 Month Process

posted by Anonymous eBirder at
on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 

Tonight the DWR's RAC will be voting on rules to be added to the 2012/13 Waterfowl Guidebook. One of those rules is a rule that we proposed last December, which would place a 200 yard no-shooting buffer along the Antelope Island Causeway.

Forster's Tern flying over the Cuaseway.

I will be in attendence at the RAC meeting, and also at the Utah Wildlife Board meeting next Thursday discussing this rule, and why we are in support of it. I'm a little nervous. I know that there is a great amount of support for this proposed rule, and hunters seem to be mostly on board, but I can't say how the vote will go. I hope that the buffer rule will be enforced along the causeway to preserve the integrity of one of Utah's most beautiful state parks, and to protect the wintering waterfowl that so desperately need the causeway for their survival.

I'll keep everyone posted on how the vote goes. No matter what happens tonight, I'd like to thank Jeff Gordon of the ABA, Corey and Jessica Stokes, Jeff Bilsky, Tim Avery, Shyloh Robinson, and Kenn Kaufmann, and all the Utah Birders for all the help they gave me along the way. I couldn't have done this without your help and support.

Here is a link to the blog post from last December that states why we feel that this is a concern.

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