That's because we shoot very little SJBP migrants, compared to you guys. We identify the sjb birds by the small bill, but there are more than a few species of canada geese that live in the area. You just happen to have them all stop in your backyard. I'd say that a lot of it is related to bands being reported. From what I understand, that's also an issue with the AP/RP border. Guys don't want to see that line for the AP extend any further so they aren't reporting them. Not suggesting guys screw up info intentionally, but until you guys stop reporting the majority of those sjbp bands, you'll have a tough time removing those restrictions.
For your sake, I hope you get one or the other of you wishes. Well, maybe not you, the great majority of people who hunt the NWZ. Either give you the cold and leave the seasons where they are, or extend the seasons and have it be warm late again. When the lake and swamps freeze, the majority of hunters agree the season is over. If you go into January,and the migrating ducks never stop, you and everybody else is SOL. I know, you'll tell me that's the best time, but you're not the majority of hunters who rely on the swamps and lakes. Push those hunters from Geneva into your little open water spot on the creek, you'll be sorry.