(Forgive me, for this long time KS duck hunter is frustrated with the circus that has become public duck hunting in this state.)
This 40 year duck hunter has the same frustration so I guess I need forgiven as well.
With that said, I have to say overcrowding isn't an new problem, I remember the days back in the 70s when a person could shoot 10 ducks on the 100 point system, Cheyenne Bottoms was so over crowded, hunters were taking turns standing inline in the cold to get a blind and a lot of hunters were turned away do to filling all the blinds up. McPherson didn't exist and neither did a lot of other areas that are now waterfowl meccas. I remember hunting a local reservoir where a guy had to go 4 hours early to get his spot. The biggest problem we have today is hunter ethics, these new duck dynasty hunters don't have a clue what the word ethics mean, they are there to kill something. They could care less about watching a sunrise, watching a marsh come alive with 5,000 black birds etc. Kill Something the only 2 words in their vocabulary. Ive wondered all year why it takes a 31/2 inch mag to kill a duck, Ive shot my share of ducks in 40 years with a standard 23/4 non magnum shell. On second thought I do know why they need the big shell, its because theyre pass shooting ducks 100 yards out and a 100 yards high. Maybe I shouldn't call them duck dynasty hunters because I have feeling Phil Robertson knows what the word ethic means, so, I guess I will just call them slob hunters
If you're there for the limit, you're there for the wrong reason