Date: 4/3/18 6:41 am From: Shea Tiller via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Hog Island WMA--intense security?
I'm hoping to go to Hog Island WMA at some point soon if not this week, and I've read some rather fiery language about the security there. I don't really know anything about this type of search procedure myself, so this raised a couple of questions. Here are some of the less favorable things I've read:
"*Bomb check while being openly eyed by a trigger happy guard with auto weapon.*"
"*they have automatic weapons and like to show them off.*"
And here is a more level-headed text:
"*you will be checked by security, which means getting out of your vehicle, getting your ID copied/checked, vehicle inspected for bombs, weapons or powder residue by security guards brandishing heavy weaponry.*"
So what exactly does this entail? I'd like to here some birder accounts of this searching. If it takes a really long time then I'll know not to go there when there's a time constraint.
And now for the birding; I have a good idea of how to bird Hog Island from maps, but are there any specific recommendations that folks have?