Ticks - The Scourge of Long Island by Ron Sineo

What’s small, some times too small to be seen with the eye, and lives off the blood of mammals? Ticks. These small, parasitic creatures feed off the blood of animals and humans and have been around for a long time. As a boy I remember many a conversation with my friends about ticks and chiggers. Who would have guessed that these tiny pests could have be come so dangerous. They are dangerous be cause they can spread dis ease. Various types of ticks in different regions of our country are responsible for transmitting some 8 or 9 recognized illnesses and diseases.

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End of the Duck Season

The 2017-2018 duck season has come to a close. I hope everyone got out and was able to take advantage of the abundance of waterfowl in our area. I received messages from members that this was a season of diversity. They harvested birds that they normally don't see. Great to hear that some wall hangers were harvested. Don't put your gear away just yet because Goose season is still open, so take advantage of getting back out and taking a few "Big Birds".

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Waterfowl Feeding Program

Some members have been asking the Executive Board about starting up the feeding program because of the cold weather were are having.

UNFORTUNATELY whether we like it or not, the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50, makes it illegal to distribute bait during any part of the waterfowl hunting seasons. Our hunting season on Ducks and Geese is far from over ...

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Duckboat Show - November 5th

I was just informed by the Town of Babylon that the camper facility at Cedar Beach Marina is going to stay open till Oct 31 this year. That puts the squash on our show that was scheduled for Oct 29th. We are moving the show date to our old rain date, which is November 5th, with a new rain date of Nov. 12. I hope all our vendors can make the show due to the date change. Most importantly, I hope ALL OUR MEMBERS can make the new date. We need all the help we can get. The date change was out of my control, but I hope the SSWA membership will pull together to make the date work.

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