As I mentioned above, I have been pessimistic about hunting every year but have often been pleasantly surprised. I typically don't run into many people where I hunt because I bust my hump to get there. As I get older I know those days are numbered. The question for us hunters is whether we will be willing to sacrifice to keep duck hunting around. The biggest benefit to the GSL is that it gives ducks a place to hang out during the day. What if they had other places to hang out? It's hard to imagine setting aside more rest areas when acreage is dwindling, but rest areas might be a key. Might it even be feasible, for example, to dike new areas and create new rest areas. I know that presents challenges and more areas to keep up, but is it a consideration. Boats have become the norm for hunting. Will people be willing to not use their boats as much to improve hunting? That might not be feasible because the flip side is that boats help spread people out. Dare I even mention a reservation system? Still, what are we willing to sacrifice? The areas I hunt at Ogden Bay have benefited significantly from cattle. The cattle have not only kept new growth down, but this year they had clearly opened up additional acreage. Hopefully next year will be the same. When I scouted before the season I noticed that they had mowed down hundreds of acres. I don't know if those areas ever filled with water later but there appears to be potential there. There are perhaps things that can be done. The GSL may lose its water but the WMAs will most likely continue to have water. How will we be able to continue to take advantage of that. Is duck hunting disappearing or is the way we duck hunt disappearing?