I would just like to add my little tid-bit to this. Most of what I am thinking has already been well said already so I'll just keep this short and try not to repeat what has already been said. The key word in last few posts was the word CONSERVATION. Fieldofdreams, do you realize the consequences that would happen if you and your "people" had your wish and hunting everywhere would be outlawed everywhere. Overpopulation my friend. It's the same for deer,ducks,turkey,etc. The populations of these species would rise so high they would actually die very slowly of malnutrition and starvation due to the increase in competition for food and depleting food sources. Also you need to realize the fact that the higher the population of a certain animal species (e.g. ducks) the easier it is for diseases to be spread among that population. You should know that many of the natural habitats for the animals, such as wetlands, are slowly disappearing. Now just think what would happen if hunting were outlawed. Population of ducks increasing at an alarming rate and the eradication of our countries wetlands happening at the same time. Surely you know that 2+2=4, so I'm not going to explain that one to ya. We as the hunters, and conservationists, keep these populations in check while we help preserve the animals natural habitats. This, in turn, makes them healthier animals. Your anti-hunting tactics do nothing but get in the way of us real conservationists. So don't be ranting and raving about how we slaughter innocent animals and call us "murderers" when we are actually helping these animals. So why don't you take your pansy-*** off your soapbox and b!tch about something else because you may think what you are doing is for a good cause but it is not. It's just too bad that you'll never realize that. But anyway, what do I know, I'm just stupid "innocent animal murderer."