In all honesty, do you think that Maryland land owners are going to allow the blind license laws to become more liberal? Waterfront by its nature is worth considerably more than a comparable non waterfront piece of real estate; that translates to a higher tax base. Politicians are dependent on that tax base to fund their pensions and dealings; the tax payers will not be forgotten or lost. As more and more duck hunters feel "entitled" to their stake locations, more and more landowners will fill out the necessary paperwork and expend the time to get their neighbors together to lock out more and more shoreline. We live in a very densly populated area. The population centers of Philadelphia, Washington, and Baltimore coupled with the new and improved highways & bridges have brought the Chesapeake & Delmarva within 2 hours drive of millions and millions of people. I grew up on the Shore. I remember when the past duck hunting cost me mowing a few lawns and a couple of dozen soft crabs. There was plenty to go around. Crabs? I worked as a waterman during my summer & winter vacations to help with tution costs. Beautiful Chester River Jimmies ( they callthem jumbo's now) would go for $15 a bushel in August and may be $35 before 4th of July weekend. Tonging oysters would yield a boat full by noon as opposed to eight bushels for a long days work. I have come to terms with the passing of an era. I would suggest that you guys quite complaining and come to terms. Do something proactive. Send money to Ducks Unlimited. Buy some marshland. Buy some acreage. Join a duck club - they have plenty of hunting opportunities.