If you dont hunt september teal by the bay, then you would never( i say never but it would be more like 90%) get a chance to see let alone shoot a teal or wood duck in MD. The blue wings are already starting to migrate through in August and are mostly gone before October. Woodies and gwt move out mostly before the November split as soon as it starts getting cold. That is the reason for the October split. Some guys will agree that they want to do away with October split because they also bow hunt during the rut and they dont like to choose between ducks and dumb deer. Other guys will say don't do away with the October split because that is the only time its not cold out, and they are fair weather duck hunters. They wont go out in the snow, or single digit weather, and they like to clog up public hunting areas on opening day with their new duck commander calls, dozen mallard decoys, and what sounds like a broken kazoo hail calling at birds a mile high. Those are basically the 4 opinions that I have seen to the change or keep the october split. Myself, I say keep it, we usually beat up some woodies and teal during that week and thats the only time we shoot them. I bow hunt also, but if you are hardcore into the rut, I would reccomend shooting ducks in the morning and hunting the rut in the evening. Realistically, just leave the seasons as is and make your choice and what to hunt. It gives deer hunters more room if guys choose to duck hunt. It gives duck hunters more room if guys want to deer hunt.
does having multiple screen names on a forum and having a conversation with yourself make you an extra special rock star hunter?