you have never flow over the sac valley north... or even the grasslands for matter.
with Rot Farming now days and using water to decompose a crop. the ducks have
more than enough area to rest, feed, hide from us...
if you ever get the chance to fly a small Cessna with someone, do it and it will
open up your eyes to all the places the ducks use other than the refuges and clubs.
you will be amazed...
refuges are only for poor soles to use from the state and are not the golden egg
for duck/goose hunting. while they do have huge closed zones and attract birds
they are but a small areas in the whole central valley.
another thing that refuges are going to have to start doing is allowing the killing
of coyotes on them, salt slough I saw a pack of more than 12 dogs the other day.
every time you see feathers on the roads or near tules... coyotes...
that problem is going to have to be rectified for sure...