I kinda wish the split was longer. I'm not sure where people hunt with huge sucess after the opening few days. Octobers warm weather does nothing for the quality of waterfowling in VT. I don't need to hunt until Christmas, but last years late closing, again this year, I'm liking that a lot . I'll deal with ice and look elsewhere when in happens. I know how to dreess warm....bring on the cold, the snow, the wind, and the late season ducks!!!!
Not so sure about Trevor's idea of changing the opening of the lake, I like the split better. Too many ducks feed in the interior and roost on the lake. The early pressure at their feeding grounds could impact how good the lake opening is.
I'm not against youth day because it truly brings kids into the sport, however I have seen areas that the early shooting has impacted opening day of the regular season. I see opening the interior first having the same impact.
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