*** are you talking about? commercial duck hunting was shut down by two things; greed and total disregard for the environment on the part of the commercial hunters and the availability of less gamy processed foods. I'll say it again, there is no greater abuser of natural resources than commercial harvesters. Be it corn, chickens, crabs or ducks. Did we not learn our lesson with ducks? No, we have to bust our asses to kill a couple park mallards who took a wrong turn on their way to ocean pines yet as a group we deify the old 'outlaw gunners'.