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Duck hunting season delayed
Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/20/11 | Matt Weiser

Posted on 09/20/2011 7:39:06 PM PDT by SmithL

The start of waterfowl hunting season on public lands in the Sacramento Valley has been delayed by a week due to lingering effects of a wet winter.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weather
KEYWORDS: duck; sacramento
That can only mean,
it's still

WABBIT SEASON!


1 posted on 09/20/2011 7:39:08 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Are they seriously trying to argue that it’s too wet for ducks?


2 posted on 09/20/2011 7:40:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SmithL

It’s Elmer Season!


3 posted on 09/20/2011 7:41:01 PM PDT by hecht ("Murray, use your coaster")
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To: SmithL

Looking at the news, you’d think it is Bamster season.

Heck, he’s probably envying gerbils these days. At least they have somewhere to hide.


4 posted on 09/20/2011 7:45:17 PM PDT by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: muawiyah

ROFLMAO!!!!! Great point. LOL! Will share this one.


5 posted on 09/20/2011 7:46:45 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: SmithL

This is very odd. We are now in autumn. Winter is the next season. Ducks will fly south in autumn. I take it California will open up duck hunting season after the last duck flies away.

We need a new saying: “as the duck flies.”
Definition: overreaching governmental repression that comes with busybody micromanagement by effete intellectual snobs who have no intention of understanding what people actually do to live in this country.


6 posted on 09/20/2011 7:56:54 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

They are delaying duck season because the ducks fly away when they shot at.

California banned winter except for the mountains so we can ski.


7 posted on 09/20/2011 8:10:51 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( Congressmen should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we can identify their corporate sponsors.)
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To: muawiyah; steelyourfaith; neverdem
Many of the refuge areas were originally created to prevent waterfowl from eating crops after much of their natural wetland habitat was eliminated. Hunting pressure, however, often drives birds off refuges and onto surrounding farmland. That usually isn't a problem, because the rice harvest is normally done by October.

This year, a wet winter and mild summer delayed rice planting and caused the crop to mature slowly. As a result, a normal hunting start could flush waterfowl into rice fields that haven't been harvested yet, where they would eat the crop and cause economic harm to farmers.

Hunting delays were a regular event until the 1980s. Then technological advances created rice varieties that matured earlier, and there have been only three delayed refuge hunting seasons in the last 26 years. The last was in 2006, also a very wet year.

OK. So “global warming” caused last winter's extreme cold and wet conditions in California ... conditions so bad that in SEPTEMBER, the rice still isn't harvested and might attract ducks into the rice fields.

But that same global warming - measured at less than 1/3 of one degree! - ALSO caused this year's Texas drought AND the east coast's hurricanes.

(Pay no attention to that La Nina condition in the mid-Pacific! Pay no attention to 12 years of cooling temperatures from 1998 high point. )

8 posted on 09/20/2011 8:14:25 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: combat_boots

It’s not fair, I know, but I cheated and read the story at the link.

LAST winter was very, very wet, and it delayed the rice-planting season. Now, the rice harvest has also been delayed. Once Duck hunting season starts, the ducks flee the refuge for the rice fields, which isn’t good for the farmers.

So, duck season get postponed about a week until the rice has been harvested.


9 posted on 09/20/2011 8:17:37 PM PDT by SmithL (Soon to be a former California resident.)
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To: SmithL

A duck once bit my sister.


10 posted on 09/20/2011 8:19:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Series?


11 posted on 09/20/2011 8:25:29 PM PDT by SmithL (Soon to be a former California resident.)
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To: SmithL

Yes, but you’re being logical. About California. I thought logic was now illegal there.


12 posted on 09/20/2011 8:29:27 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: SmithL

Who needs ducks?


13 posted on 09/20/2011 8:30:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Elmers need ducks


14 posted on 09/20/2011 8:32:55 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( Congressmen should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we can identify their corporate sponsors.)
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To: Revolting cat!
“Who needs ducks?”

Duck hunters...

15 posted on 09/20/2011 8:33:36 PM PDT by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives - the Progs have never figured this out.)
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To: SmithL
Until the World Series is finished. its:

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

16 posted on 09/20/2011 8:40:02 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: SmithL

After a heavy wet Winter with over 220% snowpack in the Sierra, we have had the coolest Summer that I can remember here. It is still officially Summer for a few more days, but we are starting to dip into the 30s overnight.


17 posted on 09/20/2011 8:52:56 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Per your tag line; how do I get on the bid list?


18 posted on 09/21/2011 1:56:18 AM PDT by 5th MEB
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To: 5th MEB; Inyo-Mono

Ouch! That’s just wrong!


19 posted on 09/21/2011 11:49:21 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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