2nd post, I posted this under projects a couple days ago with no comments, I think since that thread is old, it may be dead and nobody looking. Wanted to try again. My message to Joe is at the bottom, immediately below is his reply. I'd like to ses some comments and hopefully interest in either the wing box's or United Waterfowlers. Bud
Bud – I spoke to our waterfowl managers and they said that while wing boxes can be useful, it wouldn’t provide them much information unless it was part of a wider hunter effort survey. My suggestion is that you contact Mike Petrula (cc’ed with this message) who is in our waterfowl management section and see what projects might help. I’d sure like to see the interest of the waterfowlers put to good use.
Is there any talk about starting a waterfowlers group similar to those in other states? (e.g.: http://www.unitedwaterfowlersfl.org/).
From: bud bass [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 10:24 AM
To: Meehan, Joe (DFG)
Subject: project ideas
Joe, one idea that seems to have some support would be some wing drop box's, say at cottonwood creek, rabbit slough and the knik access. Would you find this data helpful in the long term planning and use of the hayflats area in regards to hunting. Would F&G have the manpower available to collect and analyize wing sample information collected in this way.
There has been some discussion going on in regards to projects and use of the hayflats by hunters. This is on the Alaska Outdoor Fourm, Waterfowl Hunting section.