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UPDATE TO ALL WATERFOWL HUNTERS

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For those of you that do not know me, my name is Joshua Goins. I am the founder of Flyway Federation of Louisiana. I started this journey with a simple post on this website. It was titled 'where are the ducks'.
It has been a journey full of ups and downs. I still have yet to take a dime from one person for this battle. I am however almost ready to accept memberships and donations. I have a petition being written up by a law firm and when it is ready, I will being needing everyone in this state to sign it. This inst just about hunters and ducks anymore. This is about rights and tax payers.
The whole economy in our state is being effected by the decisions of a select few to benefit a select few. The Canadian Government has joined forces with me and gave me access to the leading biologist in Canada Ryan Zimmerling and his team. Together we decided to utilize Audubon Christmas mid winter counts, to show migration manipulation. I will attach the graphs in this post in the comments section. The graphs will make your jaw drop. We used 1986 as the start year and 2017 end. The summary is written above the graphs by Ryan Zimmerling Phd.
Thank you to everyone that has been apart of this from the get go. I welcome anymore help that is willing to join this movement effort. We are making a difference and we will better our state for future generations to come.
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Re: UPDATE TO ALL WATERFOWL HUNTERS
This is the population graph that the Canadians sent me for Canada. It is very clear showing there was never a drastic drop in the population. It also clearly shows the drastic increase in waterfowl populations in the wintering grounds. If the population is that high. Why are we not seeing it? The estimated wintering count on a certain organization’s page shows Louisiana should winter close to 11 million birds, when using the population counts and historic migration wintering areas. This is an eye opener.
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Another issue at hand, why has the focus not been on helping all Migratory birds and just selecting certain type. Is it because it’s the most beneficial one for them? It doesn’t seem like the goal is helping all Migratory birds like the business plan in the beginning stated
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Re: UPDATE TO ALL WATERFOWL HUNTERS
If you had a data set going back to WW2 you would find that mallards and Canada geese once frequented Venice in large numbers. That human interventions are altering migration patterns has been a long standing point of contention in LA (see LA conservationists magazines from the 50's , 60's and 70's). It's not ice eaters and flooded corn fields however it's dams, hot water outflow from electric generation, NWR's and the dramatic expansion of dry ground foraging as well as climactic changes (there was talk of a coming ice age in the 70's). I truly hope you find solutions but I think that this is far beyond an ice eater ban.

PS : while you are at it lets work on not short stopping all the snows and blues in north LA so we can get back to seeing them in St. Bernard again!
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I guess you think that all I’m am pushing is ice eaters. That is actually at the bottom of the list. Baiting, flooding no flood plan areas, standing crops, and manipulation of laws to allow it. High capacity gallon per minute pumps bought and paid for would be more down my alley. Yes there are power plants that have open water, they still have to have a food source. You end the baiting then you just eliminated one of the 4 things waterfowl lives for. Fly, feed, breed, and swim.
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Re: UPDATE TO ALL WATERFOWL HUNTERS
Comments around the :50 mark are interesting.

https://www.facebook.com/josh.goins.792/videos/209370663218726/
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