Halowell has changed drastically over time, but WHAT has happended these last 5 years???? Its easy to see that, there are no more trees like there used to be when my dad hunted the place, and now there are levys are all through it for DU's wet soil management program. The question in my mind is- where have all the ducks that used to tornado into it every night dissppear to, they would flock from north south east and west to get in to Halowell? it is not just this year or last year ,Halowell has been pretty much vacant ever since DU has put in the levys and moist soil vegetation. I havent seen the tornado of mallards since that time. The last year halowell held a good number of ducks was 5 years ago, the year before AGFC/DU did the Halowell revamp levy/wet soil garbage, that year millet was planted, simple but effective. In all my years i do not ever remember halowell attracting White fronted Geese. that is all i see now! i do know they planted millet this year in a small patch maybe 80-120 acres, but it was planted in the sept 10 range and was flooded 1 month later so it never headed out, but it was a only a small small fraction of halowell. So my question is with all the millions of dollars spent on redoing the structure of Halowell, why do ducks not flock to it as they used to before DU ever got involved??? Do they not like the vegetation that is there??? Is it the fact that the Engineer for DU is not a DUCK HUNTER and kind of created a a mass water waste land that only attracts geese and small blacks now? is it the fact that ducks no longer think its an enticing rest area?? WHY? Other rest areas ive been to hold thousands upon thousands of birds, this year, so why is Halowell which used to be the BEST rest area now the Worst Rest area in the state for attracting Ducks?? What can be done to solve this?? hunting in meto aint gonna be good until halowell is loaded up again and the ducks can rest all day in the rest area and then go loaf in the woods. Is Meto's good duck hunting history becuase of AGFC/Du hand in halowell??? What is the reason it now stinks and how can it be taken back 10 years to like it used to be. Why are there geese now and not ducks????