There's a fairly easy and simple solution to cutting down on riparian ghost blinds, maybe considerably, and it wouldn't be hard at all to have it gain legislative momentum. It also wouldn't cost legit waterfowl hunters an extra penny. But it does need people to give it an initial push. Why not me and mine? Because I live way out west, don't care enough, and "we" (my friends, really) already did Sunday hunting. This would be WAAAYYY easier than Sunday hunting. I had this idea probably a decade ago, but it's still hanging out there like bad fruit, so someone who gives a damn needs to run with this. The suggestion is that **every person who buys a riparian blind license should have a valid and current hunting license and duck stamps.** As it is now, they just need to buy a blind license and a few pieces of plywood. This is an extra, albeit minor, annual economic hurdle to those who want to put up ghost blinds, but the key to making it work is that it's a pretty big pain in the *** if they don't already have a hunting license because the chances of them then having a hunter's safety course validation are super slim. Meaning they'd have to get one to set up a valid ghost blind. That's a legit hurdle, especially for people who don't want to spend multiple evenings in a room full of rednecks learning about firearm safety and such. You can do versions of that online now, but the in-person version (or a previous license purchase or HS course validation number) would be the only way to get a blind stake. That would stop more than a few people, and maybe more than temporarily. I'll cross-post this across several platforms and be done with it. A group who's impacted should pick it up and run with it. In context, it could be a fairly easy legislative win.