You might think so, but here are some numbers for you: The tractors used by the Bottoms burn about 12 gallons of diesel per hour when under load. They can disk about 8-12 acres per hour, depending on how wet the ground is. The flood areas of the hunting pools encompass about 10,000 acres. Each acre has to be disced at least twice, and in many cases three times, in order to be effective on the cattail roots. Off-road diesel is about $2 a gallon. Add in the costs of DEF, hydraulic oil, repairs to the tractors and discs, operator's wages, etc., and you can see that it really IS costly. Thanks for the offer of $100; make the check out to CBWMA and send it to the Pratt offices. Until you've actually done it, you have no idea how difficult, time-consuming, and expensive it is. The biggest problem, however, is its ineffectiveness: even after discing three times, the cattails will be back in two-three years, just as thick as ever. So, mowing-burning-discing-discing is only temporary. The best the staff at CB can do is concentrate on one pool each year with the time/money/personel available. There are five hunting pools. That means they never catch up....and if they can't dry out any pools, it means they don't even have the chance to get started. If it were that easy, '88, it would have been done a long time ago.