Oops, I sure didn't mean to imply that you were 'dumb enough', just that I did not have the patience to color a picture for my learned friend from WI. Well said and much more politically correct than I would have said it. It was hard to stomach his pontifcal thoughts regarding the future of our waterfowl tradition and how American NR's and their $$$ are going to save it. Ah yes, that almighty American dollar to the rescue!!!! AGREED completely! And this is why I think we should apply the "American way" to NR Alien freelancing in Canada and force them to pay for a guided hunt. It is what they understand. They attach a dollar value to everything. So if you have the best waterfowl hunting in the world, and we do, we should charge NR's for it accordingly. It seems like Canada is today what many states were 50-75 years ago when it comes to waterfowl hunting; great hunting, easy access with little to no expense and lots and lots of birds. Tikka I have said this before on this post; we know it works well for NR deer hunters and NR bear hunters in MB, any thought as to why we should ignore it for watefowl???