Nice to hear from like-minded people from a place that I now care so much about. Many government and wildlife officials from many states believe that they know much more than the public, who happens to pay for the check they bring home. They look at the public as a not knowing enemy. Some advance in decision making power from merit, while others are granted power by who they know. The reality is that they react to the support or opposition of organized groups. In SC everything changed for policy makers when the SC Waterfowlers Ass. was formed and their enrollment expanded. State officials now have an organized group monitoring changes and have someone to answer to. This group of dedicated hunters now have chapters all over the state, a summer camp for youth that gives sessions on waterfowl education, plus safe hunting instruction, and now have merged with NC so they could avoid beginner's growing pains. The time could be right for the people of Kansas if you do not have such an organization, to follow suit and start a group of your own to have a positive influence on all state policies that affect waterfowl hunting.
I hope my thoughts are helpful and provide others with similar concerns some ways to have their voices heard. Chuck