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#1 K9Bubba

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Posted May 11 2012 - 6:17 PM


Does anyone have a clam digging license?  How do you go about getting one and what is the price?



#2 porgyhunter

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Posted May 11 2012 - 6:21 PM

each town has their own prices...I think....usually get um at town hall or shellfish harbor master guy


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Posted May 11 2012 - 6:23 PM


Thanks, been looking around asking people up here and its like a secret society or something no hard information... going to follow up next week with the city see if that produces better results



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Posted May 11 2012 - 6:28 PM

Go to the clerks office at the town hall. 50 bucks for resident non commercial.


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Posted May 11 2012 - 6:29 PM

But I didn't tell you that..


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Posted May 11 2012 - 6:42 PM


Thanks



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Posted May 11 2012 - 9:11 PM

110.00 it cost me for a non resident duxbury license.



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Posted May 11 2012 - 9:48 PM


at that price ill just go buy them haha



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Posted May 12 2012 - 7:58 AM

Ten bucks for me but that's because I have a wicked nice but.



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Posted May 12 2012 - 9:58 AM

You can get a 1 day permit too, short money I think, I don't remember. Check the city website.


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Posted May 12 2012 - 10:09 AM

Where on the cape can you get an Ipswitch Style Clame Rake? It has a short handle and the forks are bent tot he shape of a hoe. The tines look to be about 9 inches long. They look like a sturdy piece of equiptment .

What do they usually cost?


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Posted May 12 2012 - 11:15 AM

Where on the cape can you get an Ipswitch Style Clame Rake? It has a short handle and the forks are bent tot he shape of a hoe. The tines look to be about 9 inches long. They look like a sturdy piece of equiptment .
What do they usually cost?


Google ribb rakes or k b white.......



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Posted May 12 2012 - 12:54 PM

If you know someone with a torch you could take a garden fork and have the tines bent



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Posted May 13 2012 - 11:31 AM

If you know someone with a torch you could take a garden fork and have the tines bent


If you will be digging in relatively soft sand without too many rocks, it might be a good idea to grind the blades down till they are much flatter. The heavier the tool the more work it is to move the sand.

Old steel works much better . (yard sales)


Another source for clam hoes is yard sales, lots of old clam hoes still around and they are much better than anything you can buy off the shelf today.

Here are 2 of my favorites, left over from my long ago days as a commercial clam digger. They were "customized" from old Ames-True Temper clam hoes, which unfortunately do not exist any longer. The tines are 7" long.


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Posted May 13 2012 - 12:55 PM

Benny's carries the White brand mentioned above which is your best bet for all purpose soft shell clam rake. You can't have too many clam rakes. :-)