I talked to some folks that went to the public meeting last friday (3/28) at Wendler.
It turns out that there is an organization that wants to effetively shut down motorized boats and hunting at the Swan Lake swamps: BARCO - Butte Area Residents Civic Organization
When you read their comments on the plan
it only sounds bad due to the 3hp motor restriction on the whole area.
However, they want to protect the swans, too. Their suggestions for protecting the swans would shut down the hunting in the area by not allowing "legal" hunting until the swans leave. Since swans stay in the area until they are frozen out that means no hunting EVER again.
So get on those links up above and submit your comments to stop the crazy people. I will admit that it is their back yard, but due to the laws of this state it is everyones backyard and we have equal footing to access and use it.