Heard a rumor from a good source that there will be changes on several WMAs beginning next year, or the year after. Think; limited spots and draws. Think; if you aren't there at draw time you forfeit your blind (and decoy spread around your blind) for the day to the next guy in line. This apparently stems from a new management philosophy. Again, this is a rumor I heard, but I heard it from a reputable guy who keeps up with things like this. This will impact Swan Creek, as well as other N. Alabama WMAs. Plan is to still do draws for blind placement in dewatering area, but cut the number down from what it is now. The empty holes will be marked, and folks will be able to draw for those empty holes and bring non-permanent blinds to set up for the day. If you aren't there for the morning draw, and you have one of the permanent blinds, you forfeit your blind for that day. The lucky draw will be allowed to hunt over your decoys if you so choose to leave them out around your blind (it's legal to leave them out still). I have not heard if folks knee-booting in (the way I hunt all N. Alabama WMAs) will be required to do a draw, have no restrictions, or not be allowed at all. I have to say, I do not agree with a draw for Swan Creek. Not the year after you change the rules to restrict the number of days it can be hunted (as was done this year, no Tue-Thur hunting this year in dewatering unit). Swan Creek can be a circus at times, but I just avoid it when it is. There's other public land places I could be in a short enough time it doesn't matter.