California dredge ban
Last Post 11 Aug 2014 03:23 PM by WILLIAM HALL. 9 Replies.
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WILLIAM HALLUser is Offline
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25 Jul 2014 10:26 AM

    If I'm not mistaken, wasnt there going to be a ruling on Californias dredge ban some time around now ? Anyone heard anything ?

    Or are they still trying to come up with some lame a$$ excuses to keep us out of the water ?

     

     

        Bill

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    25 Jul 2014 10:40 AM
    Hi Bill: It looks like we have to wait until September for a decision. Check out the article about it.

    NEWS ALERT: Dredgers left high and dry for summer
    Judge orders dredging ban settlement conference to continue Sept. 4

    http://www.goldprospectors.org/News...for-summer
    Nicole McCleaf | GPAA Web Content Manager | nmccleaf@goldprospectors.org
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    25 Jul 2014 03:09 PM
    Thanks Nicole for the update.....I guess.


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    25 Jul 2014 03:36 PM

    You're welcome. More like a non-update, I suppose. Lots & lots of waiting.

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    27 Jul 2014 03:09 PM
    After having taken the time to read the latest GPAA magazine I see the article in there, thanks again

    Yep, hurry up and wait.


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    27 Jul 2014 05:07 PM
            William, my grandfather told me that back in the prohibition days that they ' bootlegged ' it. Whatever that ment ( just playing dumb here ) . One might wonder what effect the bootleggers had in helping to repeal the 18th amendment with the 21st amendment.      Ron
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    28 Jul 2014 02:58 PM
    I know there are 'bootleggers' out there right now suckin it up, the guberment is also out there lookin just like they do in the Carolinas.

    Big cat and mouse game.


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    10 Aug 2014 08:54 PM

      Someone seems to have lost a 4" Keene dredge with air, a half mile down from Union Flats Campground. Twas snagged on a rock over a nice deep hole, funny to see their other gear nearby just stacked on the rocks like..... nooobodyyyy willl seeeee usss or hear us because of the rapids nearby. Lets smoke another doobie an get to work!

     I thought about claiming it but didn't really feel like getting shot. Not sure why it was left in the open where it could be seen from the road (if you look closely).

      I don't feel it is very fair that some should be going about business as usual, and don't think the treehuggers aren't going to find out, and even more it puts a dent in our ability to 

     get back in the water legally. 

        I don't doubt that there is dredging going on all over the state, banks are getting robbed, drivers are driving drunk and so who's to care if we break the laws.

      If you have to dredge, don't be so lame about it, get outta site, away from where people (like me) might be just wandering around looking for pretty rocks. 

       I too would like to do a little dredging again before my time is up, 

     An older fellow said the easiest way to get gold in CA. is to buy it in a bar for 60% of spot, saves you a lot of work. 

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    10 Aug 2014 09:15 PM

    Seems this ban was started by some Indians worried about the salmon in the larger rivers. What this has to do with the small streams and rivers that are void of salmon, I don't know. Maybe the Indians should quit using outboard motors in their quest for fish, that we pay to stock for them, as they pollute the water. Saving the world from behind a desk, these tree huggers should get out more and experience the wonders of nature, soak their feet (and heads) in a cool mountain stream, and just enjoy the outdoors. 

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    11 Aug 2014 03:23 PM
    William,

    The CA dredge ban has a lot of ins and outs.
    The Indians were a start, then the enviro's jumped on the band wagon, on and on it goes.
    Politicians, good science not believed, bad science that meets their agenda is accepted.
    Many someone's want us dredgers out of, off the waters, some one with $$$ and horse power.

    I don't have much confidence we will ever get back into the water, but one never knows.


    Bill
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