Gnuts, We are loosing hunters do a little easy research on federal duck stamp sales and tell us what you come up with. Here in WI in the mid 70's WI hunters purchased an 120,000-160,000 federal duck stamps each year. We are now averaging 65,000-75,000! For every 100 people that stop hunting in this state we are only replacing them with 50 new hunters. Our problem is not with duck and goose numbers it's our declining hunter numbers. The goose populations as a whole have never been higher, for someone that claims to hunt all over you should know this. Our duck numbers aren't doing so bad either.