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  1. JRS

    JRS Elite Refuge Member

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    Sounds like the last report. Numbers are steady for 20yrs if they were Gaddies, Teal, wigs, or spoons we could kill 7 of any sex.
    Just because they had huge numbers in the 70's and their BIG BIRDS we get 1.
    Maybe someday we will get 3 drakes.
     
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    I got an old picture somewhere. 40 pounds lighter and twenty something years younger :)
     
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    Try 48yrs younger and the same 40lbs.:yes:yes:yes
     
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    We've sure been chained to this one for the last 20years, meanwhile our mallards, widgeon, and gaddys take an absolute beating without batting an eye.
    this whole "canary in the coal mine" attitude has been a money maker that's for sure.
    I'd suspect if we'd all do a little predator control we can all benefit, including the ducks.
    I'm over the pintail "problem", 7/1.
     
  6. timbutcher

    timbutcher Moderator Moderator

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    It’s total crap to limit these pintails.
    I think limits would be better if we are limited to two of any specie per day.
    4 bird limit.
     
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    If we don’t have two pintails next season (which should be a no brainer) I will question just how hard an organization like cal waterfowl cares about the “average” non-$$$$ mallard club hunter. And yes—they have some share in the blame as they are the largest California duck hunting lobbying organization there is. I know they have been trying to
    Push it, but it’s time to be successful in doing so
     
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    Tim, we still have some water here in Ca. I'll go with a big NO on the 4 bird duck limit:doh
     
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    timbutcher Moderator Moderator

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    What do I know? I live in the desert. Lol.
    Save the widgeon.
     
  10. Kurt Baer

    Kurt Baer Senior Refuge Member

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    Dr. Rowher mentions 20 years in the video and then says it's longer than that. Yes it is. Restrictive pintail limits started in 1985 or '86. Going on 35 years now!!! Been ridiculous for a long time.
     
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