I know a guy that carries a .410 shotgun in his boat with him. Hes convinced that # 7 1/2 birdshot will kill a Sea Lion. I told him he better be sure because if it doesn't,that Sea Lion is gonna board your 10' Livingston and make you his wife.Torchman said:Just curious...statute of limitations, etc...who here has ever whacked a sea dog? I confess...when I worked charters in So Cal I introduced a few to Davy Jones. Where does NOAA come up with 30, and will it help the prob? I think the BIG issue is they are "gutting" the oversize Sturgys...and its the STELLARS doing it. I think all in all, its a typical .gov half step forward...but does NOT address the REAL PROB. Ever dealt with a Pissed off Stellar bull? These are the ones that are gutting the sturgeon..
Powder. This has been tried in the past. Perhaps you are unaware of Herschel the single largest predator of Cedar River river Steelhead who practiced his deadly game at the boat locks in Seattle. I was part and parcel of the effort in doing just what you suggest, long before it hit the press. Took him to sunny Calif, said good by only to say hi again within two weeks when he showed up right back where we captured him in the first place.powder said:I don't like sea lions because they scare the fish away, but killing them? WTF? They're obeying their natural instincts. I say tranquilize them and transport them to southern OR and drop them off there. Don't friggin kill them for needing to eat.
I've caught sockeye in lake wenatchee with seal marks on them.Raven said:I would say that 90% of the steelhaed we have been catching the last month have had some sort of seal marks.All 5 fish we kept today had marks and 2 had huge bite marks as well. It seem every fish any more has seal or net mark.
I'm curious kid 2, Did you get an answer?the kid 2 said:I asked a PAWS rep once time. Why is it that you protest the killing of a few bad predators and don't care as much and scream for the vastly depleting prey, (read salmon/steelhead)??[/color][/b]