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Discussion in 'Virginia Flyway Forum' started by rlh, Feb 13, 2018.
There's not enough hunters in Canada to make a difference.
I agree. My concern is if we will ever come back from a shorter season. Right now may be the best duck hunting we ever see again.
Carpe diem, y'all.
Whats fishing have to do with it?
Eat baby ducks?
No way I want to see 3 & 30 again. It would solve nothing.
...neither did applying AHM to blackheads, but they did it anyway.....
Mark, explain further.
"Hunting has not been implicated as a cause of the past scaup decline, but the Service is committed to ensuring that harvest levels remain commensurate with the ability of the declining population to sustain harvest."
So, they cut the harvest on the 2nd most abundant duck (not including BWT) to 2 in the HAF, even though hunting had no impact.
Hunting isn't having an impact at 2 birds, it may have an impact at increased numbers. Bluebill numbers have increased over the last decade after hitting record lows in 2005ish. But we are still below the long term avg. Bluebills and pintails are the only two species still below their long term avg.
1995 we were allowed 5 a day.
2005 we were allowed two a day.
The goal is make it so that harvest doesn't have an impact.