3 chessies wrote:[quote="imaduckin up north"...... why arent we raising hell with dgif to maintain them.
Because everyone is pushing and supporting Sunday Hunting. Sure lets add another hunt day for birds in a state that has very little habitat to support birds and hold them around. If the same effort was put into to habitat management that has been put into Sunday Hunting there might be more support for that movement.[/quote]
A place like Phelps can support what, a half dozen duck hunters a couple days a week? At best, under perfect conditions. Sunday hunting opens opportunities for every hunter in the state, hence the difference in effort and numbers.
Besides, why isn't there water there year-'round? Seems kind of silly to just make a puddle during the open season and forget about that place the rest of the year. You're not imprinting birds to visit, and you're not growing food when a place is simply left to dry out 9+ months a year. Seems silly to put any effort at all into this stuff if it's going to be done poorly to start with.
/not complaining, because I'll never visit the place and sure as heck don't want to hunt there, just pointing out how silly the whole situation seems