westhavendave

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    Surf, kayak,and stream fishing
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    Fire Captain
  1. http://ctdeep.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=70d13bc033854b89a87c04b1d11b1a43
  2. Senator Looney (apt name) tried to railroad this one for his NIMBY friends who live near the river and are afraid of the legal pop pop of birdshot from the northeastern side of the river near Middletown Ave. Found a few links where the hunting lobby jumped all over this as well. Hopefully this bill was not called during the recent session which ended yesterday or today. http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/condo_owners_to_duck_hunters_/
  3. The post was honorable,but, there are rules here about mentioning specific spots, especially in CT where access can be an issue. In the future it would be my recommendation to leave specific locations out of any posts.
  4. I was joking, should have added a The OP should just quietly call DEEP rather than announce on here specific locations where people are catching fish. The poachers gather info from these boards too.
  5. No bass there, don't bother. Must have drifted over from the sandbar.
  6. Surfcasting a nice sweep on the river tonight, had four surfcasters just walk into my darter drift without a care in the world, proceeded to turn on the white lights for every schoolie they caught. Rather than cause an incident, I ended up leaving. Too bad.
  7. Co-sponsors of SB-109 Sen. Martin M. Looney, 11th Dist. Rep. Juan R. Candelaria, 95th Dist. Rep. Roland J. Lemar, 96th Dist.
  8. General Assembly File No. 268 February Session, 2018 Substitute Senate Bill No. 109 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN STATE REFUGES FOR WILDLIFE. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened: Section 1. Section 26-106 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018): (a) That portion of Milford Harbor extending from Memorial Bridge to the Milford breakwater and that portion of Gulf Pond extending from land of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company to said breakwater and that portion of the upland known as harbor side of Wilcox Park located on the east side of said Milford Harbor, comprising five acres more or less, is established as a state refuge for wildlife. [The territory within the limits above described shall be subject to all provisions of the general statutes relating to state refuges for wildlife and to the regulations of the commissioner relating to such refuges.] (b) That portion of the Quinnipiac River in New Haven extending from the Interstate 95 bridge to the Interstate 91 bridge and that portion of the Mill River in New Haven extending from the Interstate 95 bridge to the Interstate 91 bridge is established as a state refuge for wildlife. (c) The territory within the limits described in subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall be subject to all provisions of the general statutes relating to state refuges for wildlife and to the regulations of the commissioner relating to such refuges. This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections: Section 1 October 1, 2018 26-106 ENV Joint Favorable Subst. The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department. OFA Fiscal Note State Impact: Agency Affected Fund-Effect FY 19 $ FY 20 $ Department of Energy and Environmental Protection GF - Potential Revenue Gain Up to 1,000 Up to 1,000 Note: GF=General Fund Municipal Impact: None Explanation The bill designates portions of the Quinnipiac and Mill rivers in New Haven as state wildlife refuges; prohibiting hunting, trapping, fishing, or trespassing in these areas. It subject violators to a fine of up to $100. Creation of a fine may result in a revenue gain of up to $1,000 annually as it is anticipated that there could be up to 10 violations as a result of the bill's provisions. The Out Years The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of violations. OLR Bill Analysis sSB 109 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN STATE REFUGES FOR WILDLIFE. SUMMARY This bill designates portions of the Quinnipiac and Mill rivers in New Haven as state wildlife refuges. In doing so, it prohibits hunting, trapping, fishing, or trespassing in these areas. A violator is subject to a fine of up to $100 (CGS § 26-107). Specifically, the bill establishes as a state wildlife refuge the portion of the (1) Quinnipiac River in New Haven extending from the I-95 bridge to the I-91 bridge and (2) Mill River in New Haven extending from the I-95 bridge to the I-91 bridge. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2018 BACKGROUND State Wildlife Refuge By law and regulation, hunting, trapping, fishing, and trespassing are prohibited in any state wildlife refuge (CGS § 26-107 and Conn. Agencies Regs. § 26-66-1(h)). Additionally, the law prohibits hunting, killing, pursuing, or trapping wildlife in a lane, road, or highway adjacent to a state wildlife refuge. Being in a state wildlife refuge or closed area with a firearm, bow and arrow, trap, snare, net, or dog is prima facie evidence of a violation. By law, the energy and environmental protection commissioner, or his designee, may hunt, kill, or trap fox, skunk, raccoon, wildcat, mink, weasel, hawk, owl, or other predatory bird or animal in a state wildlife refuge or closed area (CGS § 26-107). COMMITTEE ACTION Environment Committee Joint Favorable Substitute Yea 16 Nay 14 (03/22/2018) It made it out of committee with revisions but is still a horrible bill.
  9. Actually looked at the bill, there is no mention of Norwalk in the one i have found. Also will declare Milford Harbor and Gulf Pond as refuges. The New Haven bill will ban hunting from the I-91 bridge near Exit 8 to the !-95 Quinnipiac river bridge. The scary fact is the "explanation" within the bill quote--- The bill designates portions of the Quinnipiac and Mill rivers in New Haven as state wildlife refuges; prohibiting hunting, trapping, fishing, or trespassing in these areas. It subject violators to a fine of up to $100. Creation of a fine may result in a revenue gain of up to $1,000 annually as it is anticipated that there could be up to 10 violations as a result of the bill's provisions.
  10. Duck hunting on the Norwalk Islands seems like a legit pastime. Not known to many, but there is a State owned hunter and fishing boat launch on the Quinnipiac as well, will they take that away?
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  13. I get it, but..... I am 58 years old and for some reason can really only be excited by new music. I have my favorite bands and appreciate each one. I just find it interesting how many here can keep just posting and posting about the 60's and 70's bands over and over. It is like going to a pro hockey game and hearing every 70's AOR cliche song again and again. I find that the peers of my era especially have regressed musically instead of listening to new and exciting music. I mean how many times can you see Joel at MSG or even Springsteen? I admit that great live acts are not the norm these days, but I for one still want to be "shudder" progressive in my musical tastes.
  14. I have come to the conclusion that none of the other posters on this thread listen to any of the other music posted, we are too self absorbed in our own tastes.