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Old 10-31-2017, 09:32 PM
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Default Unbelievable...due to garbage!

My son and I were fishing the NSR over the weekend.

I could not believe the garbage along the bank.

Some of it was from fishermen...bait boxes, etc.

But a lot had just washed up on shore due to the fluctuating river levels.

And then this....

https://globalnews.ca/news/3835007/a..._campaign=2014

Most of the garbage we saw along the river was plastic.

Just brutal for the wildlife!!
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:46 AM
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Typical of the NSR River, people have 0 respect! you can argue that it is due to it flowing right through a large city, but the Bow river is nothing like the NSR.
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:39 AM
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Thanks for posting, much more awareness needed. Iíve gotten in to the habit of always carrying a garbage bag with me as i know that virtually everywhere I go to fish I will surely encounter someone elseís mess. There is usually always a garbage can near a boat launch to use or I cart it home and dispose of it there. If we all cared enough to pick up after ourselves and/or for someone else less responsible our pursuit of outdoors enjoyment would be a whole lot better. Be a better steward of the environment everybody, a little bit of extra care and effort goes a long way.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:14 AM
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My hat is off to the angler that caught and carefully removed that garbage.
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:17 PM
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I try to remember a trash bag when I go out, I forget sometimes. Then I just grab a few of the bigger pieces to throw in the truck.
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:10 PM
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Typical of all our waters. Except remote lakes....
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:12 PM
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One of my usual hauls from a trip to the highwood this fall. Seems there's more every time I go, even if it's just the next day. Cans, towels and flip flops are most common.
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:55 PM
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I also find it frustrating and annoying when people either don't clean up after themselves or go out of their way to dispose of their garbage in nature. It shows a huge lack of respect.
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:11 PM
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People that do that should face serious corporal punishment...caning..or horse whipping. There is absolutely no reason to litter and dump your garbage all over the place. I have zero tolerance for this.
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:36 AM
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My son and I were fishing the NSR over the weekend.

I could not believe the garbage along the bank.

Some of it was from fishermen...bait boxes, etc.

But a lot had just washed up on shore due to the fluctuating river levels.

And then this....

https://globalnews.ca/news/3835007/a..._campaign=2014

Most of the garbage we saw along the river was plastic.

Just brutal for the wildlife!!
MANY Years ago i use to fish legends area quite often. Spent many times picking up garbage and needles. I even brought a metal garbage bin and locked it to a post. About a month later the barrel was used for a fire and ended up in the river. Havnt been to that area since.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:59 PM
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hidden trail cams and hand the vids into the authorities.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:28 PM
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hidden trail cams and hand the vids into the authorities.
LOL...at Legends on the NSR their isn't a card big enough to store all the pictures that would be taken!
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:28 AM
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LOL...at Legends on the NSR their isn't a card big enough to store all the pictures that would be taken!
F&W has a camera out there. I wonder if anything ever comes from those pictures.

I also used to fish Legends and remember taking several garbage bags out that area. We even filled the back of my truck one time. Its a shame people cant keep the area clean.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:59 PM
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Sad to say but Legends isn't the only spot that the pigs like to roam
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:42 AM
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Sad to say but Legends isn't the only spot that the pigs like to roam


I jet boat up and down the nsr all summer. Stop at lots of areas to fish and what not. Itís sad to see the garbage left. I usually have at least an extra grocery bag full of garbage at the end of the day. The worst spot I have seen is by the bridge at Drayton Valley, thereís a rocky area just up from the bridge good fishing spot. The amount of beer cans and bait containers is crazy.


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