As I drew the very last lotto number at Sac, I reverted to plan B which was to shot the Sutter levee for the first hour then return to get back in line. (Another reason for no purge as it would remove this opportunity) WELL, the Sutter levee is POSTED "NO WATERFOWL HUNTING" north of Oswald road on both side of the Sutter closed zone. I did some basic talking to all the wardens at the Sac check station and they "knew nothing" The following must be considered RUMOR since I was not able to verify anything. First, there is a alleged 'trade' for some blinds for Sutter in exchange for the loss of this PUBLIC land to waterfowl hunting. (1)Did Sutter offer any blinds this weekend??? (2)Does anyone know how the FEDERAL refuge can get anything from the exchange of not hunting thousands of acres of STATE PUBLIC land??? Second, the alleged reasons for the DFG to go along with the "DEAL" was the low life waterfowlers that skyscrape (a term NOT quantified in law) resulting in unwonted waste into the closed zone and the trespassing of said hunters on private land to retrieve downed game. Neither of these charges appear to be verified with DATA, only heresay and opinion. Rumor has it that the club owners (our brethren) put POLITICAL pressure on the water district since the pass shooting, which is still legal, was making the birds go up and thus reducing their chances of getting lower shots and degrading "THEIR" hunting. Since the LEVEE is PUBLIC PROPERTY AND was designated a wildlife area, it appears the logic to close it to public waterfowl hunting could applied to almost ANY PUBLIC hunting area. Does anyone have verifiable fact concerning this Posting??? I intend to do some telephone research Monday to ask the DFG who, what, when, where, and WHY. I do NOT recall it being on the DFG game commission agenda and such a large loss of public waterfowl hunting area, one would think, should involve the Commish. Anyone who is inform on this matter please post up so that we can get a better view of our government in action.