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NCBBA is asking that anyone with a phone make some calls to gain support for bills S1557/HR718. These would essentially eliminate the judge issued consent decree and restore beach acces to what it was prior to May 2008. AKA the good old days when we (fisherman and the park service) were operating under the interim managment plan that was designed to be protective of wildlife but also provide access for mobile surf fishing.

The Senate bill, which is sitting in an Energy & Natural Resource committee, is the most pressing as action is likely very soon. Both NC Senators support the bill and NCBBA think they have support from quite a few others. We can win this one. :fighting:

Senator Menendez (NJ) is on this committee. Call his office at 202-224-4744 and tell him to support S1557 on behalf of the 1,000's of NJ anglers that travel to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to vacation and surf fish.

Then call Senator Bingamen (NM), who is the committe chair, and tell him that this is important to you and that this legislation should be acted upon ASAP so as to not lose the spring/summer fishing season. Fisherman dont deserve to lose it and the local, small fishing village, economies cant sustain much more. Bingamen's phone number is 202-224-5521.

I made several calls earlier today and it was quick & painless.
 

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Just to show how gretly these closures affect their economy down there....Im tenatively planning on going toBuxtion April 17-24th. But Im waiting to see what the closures are first. I dont want to go without access to the point / and Hatteras inlet.

Anyone that hears any updates, let me know.
 

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Just to show how gretly these closures affect their economy down there....Im tenatively planning on going toBuxtion April 17-24th. But Im waiting to see what the closures are first. I dont want to go without access to the point / and Hatteras inlet.

Anyone that hears any updates, let me know.
Same with me. I used to make 4 trips per year. Been there once so far this year but I am waiting before I make more plans.
 

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I called down there to Frank and Fran's and as of now most areas are open, including the point. The problem is that as soon as there is potential mating of those stupid plovers, they will close anywhere even close to them to vehicles without notice.

Im pretty much not going to go down I guess, not gonna take the chance
:huh:. The bird huggers are killing them down there.
 

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Eagle,

The 1st wave of closures usually happen around May 1. Then get worse from there. If you were still looking at late April, I'd go. You should be good, and even if the "point" gets closed there will still be plenty of fishy places to go.

I"ll be down Ocracoke from 4/24-5/1 for the OISFT. Fingers crossed but I think were gonna be ok. Gotta drum fish :thumbsup:. Been good the last few years.
 

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You are right, Im itchin to go. Places are so discounted it is hard not to. Im afraid we are eventually looking at no driving on beaches at all in the not so far future.

Ill be in Buxton or Avon, wife is looking at places.

Oh and funny re-reading my last post, I guess I was pissed!
 

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the mail box was full try back later great place to fish been vacationing there for thirty years working on second generation of kids and grand kids hope it never ends freedom of space is hard to loose without a fight.
 
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