Duck Wild, your point on pursuing cripples from a boat is exactly what I wanted to express. I believe we lost that bufflehead because of following letter of law. I was not in boat, but I watched my partner motor to bird, disengage motor, turn it off, load a shell, shoot, shout obscenity when bird kept going, crank engine and do it again. I lost sight of him around a point at which time he said boat was grounded and too muddy to pursue by foot. I feel that a more aggressive action to get bird would have been more in spirit of wanton waste rule, but violation of other aspects. Further, in my (admitted few) yrs of watching I've seen all kinds of antics of hunters chasing birds so I understand the need for laws. For me it has made me a more conservative shooter, taking what I feel are high percentage shots for my skill level. Also, makes me REALLY want a dog!