apparently, the rangers at the dam have a new toy.....a radar gun!
at last weekend's hunt test they were handing out warnings to speeding violators. (10 mph limit)
people were stopped for as little as 13 mph.
if you attend Yankee Waterfowlers this weekend, watch your speed; it may not be warnings this weekend.
this is just the latest thing they have done to discourage our use of the area. since my first trial at the site in 1991, the area open to our use has shrunk by approx. 65% while the fees have been quadrupled. no gunfire after 6pm. most areas that afford shade are off limits, a real concern here in the summer months. this impacts the activities of 4 clubs, which hold 5 hts, a licensed ft and numerous training days and sanctioned trials.
i really believe that their stategy is to squeeze us, bake us and raise the fees until we stop using the area voluntarily.
if not for Canman's generosity we would not have enough area for a full slate of stakes at our events. thankyou, sir! if you're reading this, and plan to attend, please thank James for his support of our sport and his hospitality.-paul