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  1. Red foot

    Red foot Elite Refuge Member

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    I like the 1 refuge with 1 guy putting in for 3 others where the other 3 have committed to that 1 draw.
     
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  2. deltahunter

    deltahunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Keep it at 1 lotto.
     
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  3. Green house

    Green house Senior Refuge Member

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  4. Specialbelly

    Specialbelly Senior Refuge Member

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    One state one fed.
     
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  5. tule

    tule Elite Refuge Member

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    Keep it at one lotto, period, it makes things more efficient when calling numbers in the morning as most of the people in it are there to hunt that particular refuge, instead of wading through dozens of numbers of no shows to get to someone. I agree with the PA system or even an LED message board like they have at gun stores....."Now serving 15".

    Turn blind areas into AP's.......blinds are sesspools of spit, pee, dead stuff, ashtrays, garbage, and something that rhymes with "spit". Most of them have so much water in them, or mentioned stuff, that you might as well be standing in the pond anyhow. Allow bikes in AP/Blind areas up north....still dont understand why they are not allowed?

    Resi's, go back to mail in punch cards. This will weed out the "two clicks and done" crowd. I mean, the state pushed mail in ballots, right? Not to mention it will financially help out the Post Office!!:l Dont get me wrong, I like the efficiency and ease of the current system, I just dont like the 2-6 successful draws I get each season!!:l

    Another thing is......have a plan when discing areas.....it seems that its just pound some beers and jump on the tractor and see what pattern comes out of it. I do appreciate what the refuge staff does with the cards they are dealt, but at some of the refuges, the lack of knowledge to draw the birds really shows. Some of the closed zones are absolutely atrocious as well, especially in the GL. Put some food in, and more loafing islands.
     
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  6. Calikev

    Calikev Elite Refuge Member

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    Only one minor request Steve.........

    Flood Sutter up on time like it used to be. They have literally strung this out long enough. It has been in the strategic plan for the following year or two literally since the late 2000's now.
     
  7. Red foot

    Red foot Elite Refuge Member

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    Set up groups of ric shaw pullers to distribute decoys and gear
     
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  8. green with ring

    green with ring Elite Refuge Member

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    Make one or more days during the waterfowl season a Free Roam only day. The entire hunt area is free roam. Make sure that the hunt area is fully flooded. Maybe even have it First Come First Served (no lottery) like the old days.
     
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  9. lugnut

    lugnut Elite Refuge Member

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    The Casino should roll in some portable slot machines for the rock kickers. Refuge gets a cut.
     
  10. HONKSRWORKN

    HONKSRWORKN Elite Refuge Member

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    I've been trying to hunt a few refuges but when you put in for every shoot (weekend) for 3 yrs and never get drawn ... I say F it ... It's ******** when I never get drawn and I know guys that get drawn 5 and 6 times a season at good refuges ... Not that I typically enjoy hunting a refuge but when you have No other option you would like to get a decent spot for once and maybe shoot a few birds ... I'd like to see the entire system go to to all Free Roam and reservations , reservation line and sweat line ( think Mendota is still like this ) but maybe not been 12 yrs since I've been there ... I'd like to see first come first serve ( so what if Fights happen ) ... The reservation system seemed to work fine for many years till they changed to the lotto system .... I really hate the lotto system , it's why I never play the real lotto .. Never been drawn for so much as a sticker at any event I've ever been so I have no luck ...
    I guess it really doesn't matter what the guys that actually hunt these places want , the powers that be will do what they want anyways .
     

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