It's time to start taking climate change seriously,especially concerning waterfowl. Where we used to able to harvest divers/ seaducks in decent numbers in Oct. has moved into Nov. effectively shortening our season for these birds.
I would like to see the North Gulf Coast unit at least moved up to the later opening/ closure that South East has (sept 16- Dec31) or even later to be inline with Kodiak, and the Aleutians, (October. 8 - Jan.22) or somewhere in between.
Even if you don't believe in climate change here are changes going on with our waterfowl that are making them migrate later every year, at least along the coast. Going to write a proposal to the Feds after I get as much feedback as possible.