HELL NO! Why would I want 10 days of hunting taken off the end of our season (the only 10 days we actually have ducks around) to shoot a couple birds in 90 degree weather? I dont even start hunting until nov because its always so darn hot, why do we need to go out when its 90 just for a couple 8oz birds.
NO, NO NO NO brother.
Lets see if I can get this right for you.
If we get rid of the 5 day early season in the south zone as we know it, we dont loose 10 days of the regular season.
In fact it is the opposite. You pick up the present 5 days and can use them for your regular duck season plus put your split in there where it is needed to get rid of the lull period.
However what is being said here is giving the early season duck hunters 15 days in early september to hunt teal when they are here in bigger numbers and during the peak migration period. Those 15 days of teal hunting do not count towards your regular duck season. This would replace the 5 days we do get as early opportunity and allow us the ability to put those 5 days in a regular duck season where hunting all ducks is more beneficial to all. Right now how it works out is we are forced to use 5 days of our regular season to mainly shoot Teal and wood ducks and we loose 5 days of our regular duck season structure for it.
What is being suggested gives us those 5 days to apply to our regular duck season and the teal only season gives 15 days early to early season duck hunters. In all we pick up 15 days of early and a normal 60 day season with a split. That equals 75 days of duck hunting where as we present get 60 and we waste our split for just a shot at the tail end of a teal migration.
Any issues with what I just said , just call me and I will explain.
You took it all wrong brother.