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Can anyone tell me how or where I can dig up some sandworms while on the beach? I bought a dozen but the skates took them quick.Didn't want to drive all the way back and thought about digging for a couple,but had no idea where to look for them.Thanks for any help
 

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Jaiem. This is no Joke. Here is the link to the Smithtown permit page...

http://www.smithtowninfo.com/TownClerk'sOffice/templateproc.cfm?PageID=71

Scroll down and you will see that there really is a permit needed and you must be a resident.

Worm digging is a type of insect harvesting. In some parks it is not allowed. Also, in any environmentally sensitive Tidal Wetland, you are not permitted to dig or move more than a small amount of sand/mud.

Be careful.

I wish this were a joke.
 

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Sandworms, and blood worms have been in trouble on Long Island for years. 40 years ago you had a tough time finding a dozen and it hasn't gotten any better since then. Almost all of the worms in bait stores have come from Maine for years.
 
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