One simple concept: Over population. Mallards are simply too plentiful. Went out Saturday and had to bat them away so that I could finally get a shot at a Northern Shoveler. Mallards are going to be like Snow Geese soon and it'll be hard for normal men like myself to kill any Shovelers. Yeah, I know what you're thinking, "But, ihateroboducks, what about the ringnecks?" True, they have exploded as of late to make a comeback, but the numbers still aren't where I'd like them. Shovelers breeding grounds have been decimated by the overpopulation of such trash as: mallards, teal, and pintails, just to name a few. I really wish you guys would stop holding up on mallards, especially the hens. Went out Sunday, 10 of us. Got our limit. 20 Hen mallards, 38 ring necks and 2 beautiful Shovelers. That's what I call a good hunt. Here are some proposed guidelines we should all institute to make sure we bring the Northern Shoveler back to prominence: 1. If you're going to waste a shell on a mallard, make sure it's a hen. 2. Try to get the limit on hen mallards increased a small amount to somewhere between 10 and 20. 3. Electronic calls on mallards legal to use. 4. No plug for special mallard season 5. Make limit on Shovelers 1 per hunting group. 6. Have 7 "Debilitating Injury from a Parallel Angle" duck calls on your lanyard. 7. Make it illegal to kill Drake mallards without at least 1 dead hen mallard 8. Unlimited shells in Bayou Meto with an even higher mallard limit 9. Make hunting catfish ponds illegal 10. Allow all decoy models excluding Shoveler decoys. The realism is too much for the smartest duck of the waterfowl kingdom to resist. Thank you all for your cooperation and happy hunting. I really think we have a movement to start on our hands. Let's hope the AFGC, DU, and Delta Waterfowl pick up on this.