Jonesy02719

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About Jonesy02719

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    Wrenching & Fishing
  • What I do for a living:
    Ecowarrior

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    Fairhaven, MA
  1. Those shark nets are actually designed to capture/kill sharks, not necessarily to exclude them from swimming beaches. Given the surf and currents along the Cape beaches, it’s unlikely that a net system would work.
  2. Massachusetts Environmental Police Dispatch Office: 1-800-632-8075
  3. Sold my skiff last week, so I’ll probably venture out with my kayak soon. With the the season the way it’s been (water temps, late arrivals for fish species) I wonder when it will be worth my time.
  4. I have an off-the-shelf Ribb 9-tooth recreational rake. I primarily dig in sand/mud. I have two other Ribb rakes, but I use this one the most. Ribb sells at a bunch of tackle shops, and the folks at Ribb would be more than happy to tell you where to buy their products. I’d advise you to buy yourself a brand new one rather than waste your time on a WTB/WTT. They aren’t cheap, but in my opinion they are worth every penny.
  5. They're called pea crabs. They are often found in clams, mussels, oysters and other bivalves. They're edible too!
  6. Yup. I've been meaning to do this for my own car. https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-a-tinted-glass-waiver-for-your-vehicle
  7. The Environmental Police generally do not issue names of vessels or violators in their press releases. In certain cases, names of those charged/arrested have been released, but maybe by natural resource officers, harbormasters, etc., rather than EPOs. There is only ONE head boat operation of that size in New Bedford, so I can't imagine it would be a mystery to anyone who is familiar with the harbor. This operation frequently takes busloads of fishermen from NY/NJ, among other distant locales. In this instance, I think the individual violators IN ADDITION to the captain should be held accountable. It isn't like the Captain or mates are counting or measuring the hundreds and hundreds of scup and sea bass coming over the rail, so there is some personal accountability here. Lots of these guys pack up their catch (whole) in coolers and take them home with them.
  8. This. Just get replacement plates and go for the inspection.
  9. My wife and I each have our own cars (pickup truck and Honda Civic, respectively). Our third vehicle is a Jeep Wrangler YJ. Our main vehicles are used mostly for commuting to work. In addition, at times I have to drive a company vehicle and have to leave my truck at work for periods of up to a week. It's nice to have the Jeep at home so I can use it if need be. The Jeep also serves as our beach buggy, as well as a tow vehicle for my boat and utility trailer. Since it's just my wife and I (no kids), the extra insurance is negligible. If we put 2500 miles a year on the Jeep, that'd be a lot. I feel it's worth it to have it around.
  10. Last year, I knocked out an aggressive tom turkey with a snow shovel. After a little recovery period, he was no worse for the wear. Two toms were in the area at the time and they were super aggressive - pecking windows and cars, tearing up lawns, chasing people, etc. I believe the state ended up having to kill them both a few weeks afterward. I called my local dog catcher and MassWildlife. MassWildlife said, in the case of the turkeys, I was within my right to dispatch one if it was threatening me or my property. The only caveat was that the kill had to be reported to the Mass Environmental Police. I don't know how much of an issue it would be to go through that. Just like another poster said, as far as a coyote or other larger animal went, I'd do what needed to be done and worry about the ramifications later.
  11. You can try a local Private Investigator. Alternatively, you can register with the State (I assume you mean MA, Bob) for iCORI and do it that way. Supposedly, you have to have the tenant agree to the background check, and your reasons for not allowing (smokers, previous evictions, arrests) should be spelled out before hand.
  12. I used painter's tape actually! One band around the arch of my foot, and another up on my calf.
  13. After searching in vain for leaks, I simply resorted to wearing a garbage bag over my foot/leg. It was far less annoying than trying to find the leak or getting cold.
  14. Just added this to my tattoo collection.
  15. I found that my east-facing grounds did get pummeled. There seemed to be more sand in areas than there was before. The marsh was torn up in places. There also was a lot of freshly dead quahogs from very small to about cherry stone size on the beach and throughout the areas I raked. I raked after the hard freeze and I didn’t see all the dead quahogs, but that’s not to say the ice didn’t play a role too. I got close to a peck, but it took some time. I used my newest Ribb rake. I ended up calling Ribb and they put me on to a 9-tooth rake (standard basket) but with 5 inch tines. Definitely helped get down to where the quahogs were.