Thursday, March 08, 2012
Bill Cochran's Mailbag: Legislation would overturn stiff beach vehicle rules
Bill Cochran is a Roanoke Times outdoors columnist.BILL: I am upset over the new National Park Service’s management plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore (N.C.) and wonder if anybody is doing anything to restore the vehicle access that surf fishermen lost?
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G.C.: The most promising thing I am aware of is a bill, H.R. 4094, that would overturn the newly adopted regulations and go back to the interim rules that have guided vehicular and pedestrian use of the beach the past three years. They are less intrusive than the new ones. The bill was introduced Feb. 28 by Walter B. Jones (R-NC) who believes the new regulations go far beyond what is needed to protect the seashore and the wildlife using it.
BILL: Can you tell me if there will be any Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquets in Virginia the next couple months or so?
C.L.: There are two this spring that I am aware of:
- March 31, Bull Run Big Game Banquet, Burke, Contact Richard Vigue, 703-317-0441.
- April 21, Shenandoah Valley Big Game Banquet, Waynesboro, Phillip Massie, 540-337-2929.