Old boats in the desert

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    troutpocket Active Member

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    I went for a walk last week and came across these old boats. Any guesses as to when WDFW stopped using stencils to mark their stuff “Property of WN State Dept of Game”?
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    From the web:

    1987 - Legislature changed Department of Game, with a Commission-appointed director, to Department of Wildlife with a Director appointed by the Governor.

    1994 - Legislature merged Department of Wildlife and Department of Fisheries, creating Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). WDFW has a 9-member Commission and the WDFW Director is appointed by the Commission.
     
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    pretty sure I know where these boats are sitting. they have been there for years. not sure if they get used. were they chained to a post stuck in the ground? I lost a Livingston on those chain of lakes a few years ago. I had it chained to a tree limb - it was my fault though. I was asking for it. it was there for 3 seasons.

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    @dp yeah it wasn’t far from where I ran into you last month
     
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    It has been there for about twenty years give or take that I know of. Have never seen it move but some of the others get used occasionally.

    The secret to keeping a boat in the desert is to have one so shitty no one even wants to bother vandalizing it! Let alone go to the trouble of stealing it. Not a for sure tactic but it is a good deterrent.
     
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    The only guy who knew the boats are there and had a key for the lock died 10 years ago :confused:
     
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    “Lost”? Senior moment and you couldn’t remember where you put it?
     
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    lost it to the locals I'm sure. I used to "hide" my oars along the shore line or bury them in the sand under some of the sage brush. And when I came back I always spent an hour trying to remember where I hid them. It was a good boat. the first one I ever bought. but it was cumbersome and heavy. I knew Lenice would be it's last resting spot. RIP Livy!
     
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    I've been walking by them for more than 30 yrs. How was the trail through the Russian olives to that point? The last time I went that way it was a struggle
     
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    It’s a little thick in places. Easier this time of year than spring or summer.
     
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    yeah just try picking them up in June to use ....I bet freakin buzz worms living under that shell :eek:
     
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