You know, many of these posts are about real good topics like which call do you use and why, what are you mounting this year, which gun/choke, and of course, we all like the pictures of a successful hunt. But there are some that just ***** and moan about the G&F, the ban on spinning wings, over crowding, the poor man getting the shaft and so forth. And while all of those posts have some valid comments, it is kind of like preaching to the choir, we have all had those bad experiences at Bayou Meto or been pissed because of poor water control. But, instead of just venting like the rednecks we are, why don't we start actually thinking through these issues and writing a letter to the G&F commissioners or your state reps/senators. I mean it is good that we can get on here and all cry together and blame the problems on something or someone else, but why not actually try to do something productive. I have had lunch with a commissioner and thought the time was well spent. Now, did my comments have any affect? I don't know, but there are always three sides to every story and it was good to hear and be heard. Lastly, this may not be a very popular post...so in closing... ...I am having a pintail, mallard, and ringneck mounted. Wanting to start one of those "Boy's Club" mounts with a drake of every species I can bag on one piece of drift wood. Pintail is from last year and the Mallard and Ringneck from this season. The mallard was of course a fat, redlegged drake taken on the last day of the season and the ringneck was the only one I have ever seen so fully plumed that the marroon strip around it's neck was fully visible all the way around. Spinning wings...take'em or leav'em RNT Short Barrel or Drake Brake...they are dirty, dirty, dirty talkers to those drake mallards Benelli Nova 12 ga with patternmaster modifed choke No pictures...took them all on my phone then took a dip with my phone! LOL, it was dang cold! Go early, stay late, or stay in bed!