I don't foresee the Game and Fish ever being able to regulate private lands like that. And some of the leases I've heard don't allow hunting in the afternoons or atleast not every afternoon.
Don't you wonder where the ducks are going to rest and roost at if you allow hunting all day state wide? I'll tell you where. They will find the rest areas and wildlife refuges and not leave them. Either that or they will be in the next state. Got news for you my friend, they are not going to keep flying into spots where they are getting shot at all day long.
I never said to open the wmas to all day hunting on an every day bases. Just sat and sunday. Rest of the time leave it at half days. That will do two things
1 It will give the man who has to work some of those weekend mornings during the season a chance to hunt. After all he pays for those areas just like you, and everyone who hunt and fish in the state. License , stamps , the sales tax we passed, Pitman robertson taxes he pays when he buys gear waders, guns,shells the camo clothes he wears on so forth. He deserves the same chance as everyone else gets in the mornings. I would be in favor instead of sundown that cut off time is 1 hour before sundown that way ducks get to sit down and rest in the woods and it would also help prevent people from shooting a roost.
2 I am 41 I remember when Bayuo Meto was all day hunting Execpt for a small section in the very center. We had no problems killing ducks then and there were ducks there all season long. In fact we had better hunting in those days not just there but across the whole state. We have had half day hunting only on wmas for at least 10 years now and personally from what I have seen and heard the hunting is not as good as it was even in the 90's
3. Yes the AGFC can regulate when you can and cannot hunt even on private land. They do it with the canada goose season it is half day only period public and private.