The way it is right now in NC we can pretty much hunt when we want, where we want and if we are good and lucky at the same time we can take 6 ducks. I like being able to hunt when I want and where I want and to be able to take 6 ducks when the stars line up... but the fact of the matter is something needs to be done, and it's not necessary to reduce limits if we increase habitat. I've seen a lot of you talk about the "food" problem on the baiting threads...now I'm not talking about baiting here, I'm saying that maybe if the NCWRC made a better effort to provide food for wildlife on our public lands then maybe we would have more ducks, quail, healthier deer, more turky's etc... IMO this is the root of the problem. We can put as many band aids we want to on it but that is just a temporary solution. If we as hunters don't find a way to help the NCWRC improve the habitat we do have by creating better feeding/breeding grounds then we WILL have to reduce bag limits...and that is just a band aid. Maybe a better solution would be to figure out a way for the NCWRC to either make more money in order to do this or to better allocate their funds. Either way, if we don't solve the problem at the root then the problem will just keep coming back and get worse each time it does come back. I would be willing to pay an extra $50/year to duck hunt if I knew that the NCWRC was putting that money into habitat... Bottom line is we have to protect the habitat we have and we have to do more to improve it by planting food sources. How many guided hunts have you gone on, for deer, turkeys ducks, etc where the landowner has not done something on the land to make it more attractive to wildlife??? If you owned a 10,000 acre piece of land would you do something to make it more attractive to wildlife??? Of course you would, so what I am saying is that our public hunting land should be treated the same way and the NCWRC can not do it without the financial support of hunters. Decreasing bag limits is the lazy man's way of putting a band aid on the problem instead of actually solving it. I'm not calling anyone here lazy so don't take it that way, just saying that there is a much better way to solve the problem than reducing bag limits. Just my 35 cents.