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Splash22

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A dose of their own medicine!!
« on: July 10, 2016, 07:51:02 pm »

Can't vouch for the authenticity of this, but it's GREAT!
~S
 
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife sent a letter to a home/landowner asking for permission to access a creek on their property to document the decline in a certain species of unheard of frogs.
 
*****The homeowner’s response in the second letter is EPIC*****
 
Letter From Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife: (THIS is how BLM & F&WLM can get on to your property to start taking it over)
 
Dear Landowner:
 
ODFW Staff will be conducting surveys for foothill yellow-legged frogs & other amphibians over the next few months.  As part of this research we would like to survey the creek on your property.  I am writing this letter to request your permission to access your property.
 
Recent research indicates that foothill yellow-legged frogs have declined significantly in recent years and are no longer found at half their historic sites.  Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated and will help contribute to the conservation of this important species.
 
Attached postage-paid postcard and let us know if you are willing to let us cross your property or not.  If you have any concerns about this project please give us a call.  We would love to talk with you about our research.
 
Sincerely
 Steve Niemela
 Conservation Strategy Implementation Biologist

********RESPONSE FROM LANDOWNERS: ********

Dear Mr. Niemela:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding accessing our property to survey for the yellow-legged frog.  We may be able to help you out with this matter.
 
We have divided our 2.26 acres into 75 equal survey units with a draw tag for each unit.  Application fees are only $8.00 per unit after you purchase the Frog Survey License ($120.00 resident / $180.00 Non-Resident).
 
You will also need to obtain a Frog Habitat parking permit ($10.00 per vehicle).  You will also need an Invasive Species stamp ($15.00 for the first vehicle and $5.00 for each additional vehicle).  You will also want to register at the Check Station to have your vehicle inspected for non-native plant life prior to entering our property.  There is also a Day Use fee, $5.00 per vehicle.
 
If you are successful in the Draw you will be notified two weeks in advance so you can make necessary plans and purchase your Creek Habitat stamp.  ($18.00 Resident / $140.00 Non-Resident).  Survey units open between 8am and 3pm but you cannot commence survey until 9am and must cease all survey activity by 1pm.
 
Survey Gear can only include a net with a 2" diameter made of 100% organic cotton netting with no longer than an 18" handle, non-weighted and no deeper than 6" from net frame to bottom of net.  Handles can only be made of BPA-free plastics or wooden handles.  After 1pm you can use a net with a 3" diameter if you purchase the Frog Net Endorsement ($75.00 Resident / $250 Non-Resident).  Any frogs captured that are released will need to be released with an approved release device back into the environment unharmed.
 
As of June 1, we are offering draw tags for our Premium Survey units and application is again only $8.00 per application.  However, all fees can be waived if you can verify Native Indian Tribal rights and status.
 
You will also need to provide evidence of successful completion of Frog Surveys and your comprehensive course on frog identification, safe handling practices, and self-defense strategies for frog attacks.  This course is offered online through an accredited program for a nominal fee of $750.00.
 
Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you.  Otherwise, we decline your access to our property but appreciate your inquiry.
 
Sincerely, Larry & Amanda Anderson
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DiabloLoco

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Re: A dose of their own medicine!!
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2016, 08:00:07 pm »

I've read this recently. Maybe 2 months ago. I can't remember if I read it here or not. :huh:

I agree though. It's great! :thumbsup:
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Re: A dose of their own medicine!!
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 02:04:17 pm »

Hilarious! If this really happened I'd bet the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife retaliated by buzzing the place from plane or drone until they found probable cause to raid, search and burn the folks garden because of a "inherent capability to grow marijuana without a license" or something.
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Re: A dose of their own medicine!!
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 03:45:46 pm »

My favorite is the story of the gov. employees who showed up at a ranch somewhere... don't know which agency, but it doesn't matter. They tell the rancher they're going to "inspect" the whole place. He objects, so they shove their badges under his nose, telling him that the badge authorizes them to look anywhere they want. He finally agrees under duress.

Then he tells them they'd best stay out of the fenced area behind the barn, and they head right to it. He tags along and is soon listening to their screams. Rounding the barn, he sees them being chased by the big, mean bull. One of the guys yells for him to "do something," and the rancher just shrugs... "Show him your badge," he says.
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Re: A dose of their own medicine!!
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 04:46:50 pm »

My favorite is the story of the gov. employees who showed up at a ranch somewhere... don't know which agency, but it doesn't matter. They tell the rancher they're going to "inspect" the whole place. He objects, so they shove their badges under his nose, telling him that the badge authorizes them to look anywhere they want. He finally agrees under duress.

Then he tells them they'd best stay out of the fenced area behind the barn, and they head right to it. He tags along and is soon listening to their screams. Rounding the barn, he sees them being chased by the big, mean bull. One of the guys yells for him to "do something," and the rancher just shrugs... "Show him your badge," he says.


LMAO
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