I have found a lot more remains/live cripples this year down at the palmer hay flatts than I normally do. On two seperate trips while walking to where I stash my decoys my dog went romping around in the grass and came out with live cripples. I have also seen 2 or three duck skeletons laying around in the grass freshly picked clean down to the bone. No proof but it is pretty obvious that these birds were the result of being crippled as well. I crippled a bird and was unalbe to recover it on Tuesday. I shot him at about 20 yards, saw some feathers fly off of him and he flew low to the ground obviously hit and bearly made it over the bank into the river about half a mile away. I went after him and searched for him for about an hour but came up empty. I dont know what happened to him. Anyone else noticing more cripples down there this year than last? Just curious.