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Attention all Wildlife Management Federation employees. If you have any small children that would like to go boat riding on a Sunday afternoon i would suggest you take them for a ride down the beautiful RESERVE canal and show them how much of a wonderful job their parents did BURNING those camps that where on the canal.The people that owend the camps had the oppertunity to take their kids ride down RESERVE canal on a Sunday afternoon and show them how good of a job the WMF did on burning down the camps.
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   Guy L
Its time to put down the bottle....Not sure what burning you are referring to, but in one post you have alleged that both parents and WMF (whoever that is) are arsonists, and for some reason, there is a special public attraction by children to view it.....Maybe it's just me???
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I would suggest that if you are not sure what went down, Maybe you need to put your bottle down.
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   Guy L
Well sir, I did attempt to decipher the little bit of info you posted about cmps burning on reserve canal and some organization I never heard of, but Google searches on reserve canal camp burning and the Wildlife Management Federation turned up absolutely nothing. May I suggest that if you want to post here and get some intelligent comments that you provide enough detail so that readers know what you are talking about. Judging by the overwhelming number of responses to your post, I suspect that I am not the only one who has no clue about what you are describing or the organization you seem to want to bash. I am at work, so unfortunately, I cannot pick up the bottle, but I may do so upon arrival at home.
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   whitekey
Well its about time!!!
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If you do not know what i am talking about then the message was not intended for you.
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Guy L, when you get this figured out please let me know. Is the boat ride only open on Sunday afternoon? How small do the children have to be?
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   wilford
old news, the camps had to go. Now EVERYONE can enjoy the Maurepas Swamp, not just the lease-holders.

Thank you LDWF.

btw, I belonged to a club that lost our lease the the WMA. At least now the swamp will remain swamp. You DO KNOW that developers were looking for ways to pave that swamp.

now, I'm gonna pick up the bottle in a little while.
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   boug23
It's always tough to lose a lease, especially one with a lot of history and multiple generations. Having said that I believe the camp owners had the option of removing the camps which they chose not to do. To leave them there would have not been a good thing. There are always two sides to a story and fortunately every sportsman in the state just became a little better off whether they hunt this swamp or not. I'm tryting to be honest and respect both sides. Now it's time to move on.
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   E---MAN
Sounds to me that this was the same deal that the camp owners on the sherburn had.
The LDWF Gave ample notice to all camp owners that they had to remove anything that they wanted by a certian date and after that date it would be bulldozed , Burned ,removed ETC...
EVERYONE WAS WARNED AHEAD OF TIME W/ PLENTY OF TIME TO TEAR THE CAMP DOWN AND MOVE THE MATERIALS .
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Its often sad that people comment on situations that they have no clue about. As a child it was always nice to
go fishing down this canal. You could see familys during the summer, father and sons during the winter learning
about the outdoors together.This is somthing hard to find
in this day and age. I was never able to enjoy those camps
but it was nice to know they were people that did. Now I own a camp elswere and if someone tried to take it from me
and my faimly I would feel the same way as you Runners.
This is truly history lost and it is a shame that I
cant take my kids down their and show them how things once
were. Even if they were left abandond and rotting.
So maybe we are a little harsh on the wildlife and fisheries, but something will affect everones life this way and you will need a place to vent and I hope no one bashes you for your feelings. But I fear that will go the way of the camps also.........
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   wilford
you should have taken YOUR MONEY AND BOUGHT THE LAND, then you could still have it. I've had it with you whiny ass biotches crying about the man taking your property, which you never owndes up front.
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The Kid Card has been played , similiar to the Race Card it's the new deal which is suppose to make you think differently about a situation because it involves kid -------going fishing with the Kids in the reserve Canal this weekend and wondering if anyone has any good spots they wanted to share or do you think the fire scared off all the fish and ruined that spot forever , that would be a shame as my kids didn't get to fish there
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Wilford is right. I bet the club could have bought, at minimum, the canal frontage where the camps were.
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Well here we go once again,pls read my post again. My
faimly did not have or want the oppertunity to have a camp
in this location . Hunting in the swamp is just not my thing. Wilford I thought I was pretty clear on that.
Cheers...................

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Buying the land the camp was on was not an option.
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   sowtrout1
If memory serves correctly, the private land owners that donated the property to me & you REQUIRED there be no permanent buildings on the property owned by anyone other than the LWF. Thus the old camps had to go. Where is the problem with that?
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   Capt. JJ
I just wanted to say, I'm 24yrs old, I practically grew up out in that swamp, we had a well know camp off of mississippi bayou. My dad started bringin me out there since i was a lil baby. In fact I grew up huntin on the same lease and camp where the very first Duck Commander video was filmed. Probably my most fondest memories would be launched the boat at the private launch we had right before Dutch Bayou Huntin Club, and the sound of my dad's 12ft 4cyl 200hp Lycoming powered decked airboat made, and I remember very clearly the big freeze of 89 it was my dad and Warren Cocoa and the whole bayou was frozen over and it was 10 degrees and out of 4 airboats only 1 would start cause it was the only fuel injected 6cyl aircraft powered boat. That swamp real always remain in memories of growing up and gettin to see duck huntin as good as it gets. Its a shame that they burnt the camps down. But we should be happy that we have almost 40,000 acres of land to hunt and enjoy now as you choose. I went back there about a yr ago when i bought a new go-devil and just runnin back there brought back all the good memories and helped me remember the sheer beauty of that swamp.... Capt. Jeff
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If you want to see a camp just stay on Airline going north. There is a camp just past the management area.
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The camp owners did not own the swamp. All they wanted was the land the camp was on. Let me clear this up a little for some of you. The land owner did not offer any body to purchase their piece of land which the camp sat on. All of you guys that are in favor of what DWF did continue to suck up to them kiss a_ _ little more soon it will be your turn and we will have the last laugh.
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Sounds like you fell asleep somewhewre and miss out on the real picture. Try hunting high land.
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Continue to hunt the highland.But it would help to agree with the swamp hunters, If you know what i mean MAN.
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Wilford: Keep kissing up to your hero's.
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   Ryan

The definition of Lease:
" To grant use or occupation of under the terms of a contract" .

I feel sorry for the people that lost there camps. I know the Tradition and memorys that go on there, but it was a lease.
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   wilford
those folks with leases could have inquired about purchasing the land under their structures at any time over the last 50 years.

I am my own hero, dunno what you are talking about there. We lost 2/3's of a 3,000 acre lease to the WMA that was held by the same club for 50 years or more. We lost the last 1,000 acres when some well-connected Laplace folks pulled an end-around on us and got Standard Mortgage to lease them the land instead of us while we had a right of first refusal clause in our lease.

I am my own man, I don't drink anyone's kool aid.

You folks really need to quit beating this dead horse, take your sour grapes and go make some whine.

Internet tough guy.
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To begin with there is a standing rule that no camps are allowed on any management area. The lease holders only have the rights to hunt/fish/get drunk or what ever back there. The land owners have the rights to do what ever they want with their land. I hunt the same swamp in one of the few clubs left, but we all know that the day will come when the land owner decides to do something else with his land, there is nothing we can do about it so insted of all of the pissing and moaning just go hunt.
Wilford Sarpy hunting club got screwed, I know a few guys that were in the club when all that went down. But the meat didn't come from dwlf it came for some sorry azz people in LaPlace.

As far as the state burning those camps, they gave the clubs that had them 3 or 4 extra years in them. The camps were to be removed right after the state got that land.
I can't believe people are still crying about this subject, get over it!!!!!!
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   roadhead
parish dug canal, Parish drainage canal parish owened rights to canal which includes banks, state used is strong hand. It sucks. thats why we stayed in camps so long, thats why it was such a B.S. case on the states part. thats why members of the camps are still frustrated.
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