You southern boys are so selfish, if you have ever been to sask or manitoba you would greatly appreciate the habitat areas that ducks unlimited have created in those provinces. These are breeding grounds for the ducks that you shoot during your 3 month season that you have down there :thumbsdown: . The ducks arn't being shortstopped. The fact of the matter is that there just arn't the ducks that there used to be. The population is down, and there is no reason that we should be having liberal duck seasons. There is a loss of CRP grass in the Prairie Pothole Region, there is an increase in predators, and the water quality is quickly dimiting especially in minnesota, due to farming practices, which is really unfortunate. Since you southern boys are agianst Ducks Unlimited and its corporate image, I will sincerely encourage you to join delta waterfowl. As far as I'm concered delta does the best job of any organization as far as findin out what it takes to maintain and produce healthy waterfowl populations. They are based out of Bismark ND, and contribute money to the production of hen houses, controll predator trapping (which they have found contributes to an increased brood survival rate of something like 51%.), and they also and trying to enroll more land in the conservation reserve program in the U.S. Another great thing they are doing, is trying to get a CRP program started in Prairie Canada. If this happens, this will be an unbelievable asset to the continents waterfowl populations as this will greatly benifit duck production.
Again here are the problems,
1. there arn't that many ducks anymore
2. we are loosing habitat
3. and also there is not enough habitat.
-how can you say DU is doin bad things for the ducks, when all they are doing is creating habitat on the breeding grounds of the ducks that you will hammer on all winter long. In minnesota, they are workin on christina and have a plan to go though about 20 shallow lakes and make them the best habitat possible for the ducks. Like someone said earlier, everytime I hear you southern boys whining, I throw a few more bucks there way.
Have a nice day!