example, proposal.....For the sake of argument, it don't matter what you call it. The rockford boys, and the marion boys want what they want, but the carlyle/rend crowd represents by far the two biggest state sites with a very large number of hunter/days. I don't really know what can be done to help the poor rockford crowd.......they ain't got no ducks anyway comparatively speaking......and I don't really give a crap about the marion club owners and their bubblers. I do understand the guys that want basically an indiana ohio river zone........why wouldn't they? they're right on the same river!! but in the end, it should be whatever sites have the most hunter/days that carry the weight.......like I said, I don't even duck hunt in illinois much anymore, maybe that's why I'm able to put aside all the regional wants and wishes and say look, what are the two biggest state areas, with the most hunter days........why don't we figure out what's best for them first, and satisfy the largest swath of public hunter/users in one shot.......not the private guys, not the comparatively small number of guys that hunt rivers in way north illinois....no, the big spots in terms of hunter days in the field........I have 20 years experience in these areas, and I can speak with some sense of history.......if you leave the dates the way they were for 2005-2006 then your two biggest areas in terms of hunter usage are at severe risk for losing half of a 60 day season to freeze out. Period. Don't blame the messenger.....it's just the way it is.