Any of you guys going to be affected by this Government shutdown?Â All National Wildlife Refuges and National Forests are being closed (as well as all the National Parks).
BLM Land is still available to hunt and fish on so that’s good.
This is a pretty big deal down here in Louisiana… LOTS of people duck and deer hunt on the Refuges and Bow Season was supposed to start today.Mathews Switchback XT!It’s hard to believe how slow this site has become… I put up a hot button topic like this and it has 8 views and no responses in almost 3 hours… in the old days this would have been an 3 page thread by now… haha.
Oh well… I’m still here and I’ll just continue to tryMathews Switchback XT!
Joined: 7/21/2004We’re all out hunting on private land LOLÂ
Wayne National Forrest borders so much private land around here I don’t know how they could close it or even know who or where someone was on it. The web site doesn’t mention any closings.
Interesting that this is shut down:Â http://www.usda.gov/fundinglapse.htm
Seems to me the server is still running.Â
It’s hard to believe how slow this site has become… I put up a hot button topic like this and it has 8 views and no responses in almost 3 hours… in the old days this would have been an 3 page thread by now… haha.
Oh well… I’m still here and I’ll just continue to try
I remember the days when you couldn’t even keep up with all the daily posts! Oh well very few are better then none right.
Location: Quantum LeapvilleThe U.S. government shutdown hasn’t affected my hunting. Â Seriously, though, what the heck is going on down there? How can your legislators not get their collective acts together to keep your national government running? It blows me away.You are now reading my signature.
The U.S. government shutdown hasnâ€™t affected my hunting. Seriously, though, what the heck is going on down there? How can your legislators not get their collective acts together to keep your national government running? It blows me away.
Uh, the government is running TOO much unfortunately. There are still spending billions/day. All they do is shut down the things that they know will make people mad, but not cause rioting (i.e.- cutting off welfare checks, social security, etc.).
The reality is this: Our president has given wavers to all of his buddies, unions, etc., because they know they can’t afford the rising costs of Obamacare, but he won’t grant individuals the same option of waiving mandatory Obama coverage. Our House of Representatives has voted to delay the implementation of the individual mandate for one year, simply requesting the same consideration that Obama has given his buds. Harry Reid, Pelosi and Obama have now equated those who such to terrorists.Â
Joined: 4/23/2008I hunt a military base since I am active duty. I don’t have a place to hunt now here in northern Va
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I hunt a military base since I am active duty. I donâ€™t have a place to hunt now here in northern Va
TheyÂ areÂ not allowingÂ hunting on the base because of the shutdown?Â That makes absolutely no sense
Of course neither does the Affordable Care Act but that didn’t stop it… ROFLMathews Switchback XT!
Weâ€™re all out hunting on private land LOL
Wayne National Forrest borders so much private land around here I donâ€™t know how they could close it or even know who or where someone was on it. The web site doesnâ€™t mention any closings.
Interesting that this is shut down:http://www.usda.gov/fundinglapse.htm
What a difference a few hours makes. Heard on the news last night that Wayne National was officially closed also. Â Still no change on the web site.Â http://www.waynenationalforest.com (doesn’t really matter).
Washington never ceases to amaze.
Have a friend who drove to Colorado for an Elk hunt. Figure he’s headed back by now and just missed the closures.I was just up on the Grand Mesa Natl Forest trout fishing yesterday, 1 Oct, and the Natl Forest gates were open and there were no Closure Signs posted. Saw several hunting camps, and it seemed no USFS Ranger had been by to tell them to vacate. In fact, called the USFS local office and got a recording that they are all furloughed but nothing about the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, or Gunnison Natl Forests being closed. Â Perhaps it comes down to the local office’s attitude … either lock up all the gates and offices and post closure notices, or just lock the office and leave everything else as is. One complication here locally is thereÂ is private property/cabinsÂ within the Natl Forests and some ranchers still have cattleÂ grazing on leases. ÂThat is a beautiful picture Brian… Wowzers!!Â Love the fall colors already starting to show up thereMathews Switchback XT!
That is a beautiful picture Brianâ€¦ Wowzers!! Love the fall colors already starting to show up there
I’d agree! Â Great picture.
On the subject of the closures, the whole thing is ridiculous to me. Â For one, we (the tax payers) pay/paid for the Federal land…to me, we should be able to use it whenever we want. Â If the Federal government wants to stop funding for the parks, then close up the Ranger stations, but the land should still be open. Â Just my 2 cents
Same goes to all the monuments, etc. in DC that are closed to tourist…how can you essentially barricade an outdoor monument…then try to prosecute people for looking at it if you can’t afford to pay the employees to work there?All We Do Is SELFILMED
Joined: 5/30/2010i know a couple that planned a wedding in Yosemite.Â nope.Â closed!
my buddy was gonna unleash his “Bride to be” on Washington.Â release the kraken!!Â she was so ******…..For those coming to Colorado to hunt, this article, while it only covers White River and Arapaho NF, Â is the best information I could find:
HQ/Visitor Centers/Information Kiosks, etc. will be closed. Search and Rescue and law enforcement will be active. Campgrounds will be closed, but most have already closed for the winter, so no big change there. USFS roads will be open unless closed for winter conditions. FWIW, we are having early snows (note the dusting of snow in my picture above,Â there is a Winter Storm Warning for Thur~Sat, and we’ll be getting a couple of inches more in the high elevations.) Colorado can get heavy snows in October, so be advised this year is shaping up for early snows.
Location: Van Wert County, OhioBeautiful scenery up there Brian!
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