Because of that increase, the Wildlife and Fish Refuge and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are looking in to creating more beaches around the area.
“We have very few beaches and that’s something we’re looking at long term because our pelican population needs the same beaches,” Britton said. “One of the things we really try to focus on are the potential conflicts between people and wildlife, so those are measures we are always discussing.”
In order to maintain a peaceful relationship between people and wildlife, there needs to be a level of respect between the two parties. As the season changes that is something for people to take into consideration when traveling on the river.
“This time of year there are sometimes issues but changing to fishing and hunting is kind of neat change in the season for us,” Britton said.