I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the Federal Refuge at Parker River NWR is closed due to a lapse in appropriations. Officers are forced to tell you to leave the Refuge if you are out there hunting. If I could speak personally about this, I would say much of what you are saying right now. Believe me. But I came on this site identifying myself as a federal officer, so no can do....
If you feel the need to beat up on me, please keep those comments to yourself, as you can't imagine the stress that I have been experiencing. My last pay check was 4 days short of pay, and there is not another one coming for who knows how long, close to a month at best. Also, turning people away is just not a pleasant thing to be required to do.
I usually love my job, love the Refuge, and love to waterfowl hunt more than any other activity. I have found great satisfaction helping people on the marsh. The Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt was also cancelled, and I also am losing out by not being able to hunt the Refuge.
Now you know.
Hope to see you out there soon.