Missouri sure seems to do things right with the 10 or so public hunting areas they have where you reserve a blind or do a daily draw. These areas seem to really hold ducks and the success is usually arountd 2-5 ducks per person on a regular basis. Granted people do get turned away but that looks mostly like on weekends. Iowa and Minn basiaclly saw no ducks this year yet missouri is holding good numbers right now and hunters are having good luck. Granted I still think the duck numbers are not that good but ther certainly know how to manage the refuges to keep the ducks around. To me they really seem to have there act done. I am sure nothing like that will ever happen here but I would think it is the future of what waterfowling is left to us all. I think next year I might have to make the drive down to the big mo and at least I will see some ducks.