OK, I'm full of beans? If your numbers are correct on the 86 million acres of waste grain laying exposed in harvested fields that can feed more ducks than exist, then there is no reason to build these artificial wintering grounds (flooded un-harvested corn fields/irrigation pumps to pull heated ground water). Like I have said before, hunting from un-harvested grain fields needs to be outlawed, hunting from harvested grain fields 100% legal. The playing field is fair across the continent. I agree AR, MS, TX and AL have all been wintering grounds, they have been feeling the affects to over the last 20 years. Yes, the entire flyway has been leveed, dredged and planted. If historically there was water and food for the migrations from start to finish, why do the Duck Farmers need to hunt un-harvested grain fields (food plots using irrigation pumps when God does intend things to freeze)? Weather is abnormally warm this year, there is no denying that, what about last year and the years up until the MBTA was amended in '98 because of that one word "know" to "Knowingly"? Pre '98 coastal states harbored waterfowl everywhere, post '98 they don't. How about you focus on TN and quit trying to get into peoples heads on your theorized problems and solutions up and down the flyway? I view the coastal marshes by aircraft very, very regularly. Between Houma Louisiana and Venice Louisiana, I cannot deny it is very bad. Other coastal marsh areas, not as bad and it has been made out to be (fake news). A football field every 100 minutes??? That is extremely exaggerated, about like our duck numbers are inflated. Our annual kill used to consist mostly of mallards, pintail and widgeon, now it is mostly made up of teal, spoonbill and black jacks. The last two ducks mentioned are ones that are normally passed over to wait for the desired birds.