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Article - Arkansas Duckhunting Decline - Climate Change

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  1. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    So you are from Tunica? I've had some cracker jack hunts there in the last 20 years. This past was awful though.
     
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  2. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    BS!
     
  3. Old Carver

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    It would be interesting to see where they went. 62-82 was a good 20 years. I wonder if we lost those birds to mortality or they changed their migration pattern over time? Either way they aren't where they used to be and I feel for you.
    Is DU or Delta or someone tracking numbers real close (not just for their PR departments)? Is there an overall decline in bird numbers? Are they just not going all the way South in their migration like they did in say...62-82? Has there been an increase in ducks wintering over in surrounding states or refuges? I'm real curious. If things are changing up here it's gotta have a ripple affect all the way down the flyways.

    We radio tag caribou in the arctic and track each herd season to season. Still think microchips in ducks and tracking would get us some answers.
     
  4. goosenazi

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    Yet another ignorant person hoping for poor regulations based off what they see in their own little bubble. Duck season lenght and limits are based on populations and set to remain compensatory. Your proposed changes would likely have zero effect on the population because of habitat. There’s only so many ideal nesting sites, suitable brood raising locations, etc. for the population to expand. We are shooting the birds that would die from predation, disease, etc.
     
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  5. The Deadeyes

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    The state of Missouri experienced the fourth coldest winter on record. Last I checked ducks tend to migrate in November. Last I checked, Missouri is the state that is adjacent to the northern border of Arkansas. You cannot tell people to forget politics when discussing “climate change” ( remember when it was “global warming “), because it is ALL about politics and globalization. The world is going to self destruct, but just give governments more money and they will fix it? If you believe that, you voted for Obama.
     
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    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    What you're describing is the authoritarian socialist platform as proscribed by the Marxist socialist progressives formerly known as democrats.
     
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  7. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    What is your point? The Midwest got cold. The earth temp still rose. Hence why it’s not America warming but global warming.
     
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  8. The Deadeyes

    The Deadeyes New Member

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    So it was very cold in the Midwest, ducks did not go to Arkansas, how do you blame it on warming??
     
  9. The Deadeyes

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    The “recorded” earth temperature rose, you need to do some research on that.
     
  10. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    I have. Are you insinuating that the earth is not warming? You think just because MO had a cold late winter that it means something? Thinking like that is why we can’t have nice things.
     
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