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I dont know much about the Robo Duck, meaning i have never used one. But i see in todays Star/Tribune that a politician wants to ban it. Its the same fool that supported banning underwater cameras when his buddy who is next to his district proposed to ban them. What the hell are these two guys trying to protect? Could it be the lakes they live on? Has the fishing population been reduced since the underwater cameras have been on the market? They keep saying "whats next?" Well whatever is next, iam ready for it. I thought the DNR was supposed to control out natural resources? I dont know the DNR's position on Robos, but i didnt ever hear them say anything about the cameras? Why dont you politicans support a bill to hire more CO's or toughen our littering laws? Isnt it the poachers and garbage that really reduces our fish and game? Iam cant say i support or deny a robotic duck decoy, but jumping up and spending my tax dollars on banning something that hasnt had sufficant evidence to reduce the duck population is ridiculous. By buying a hunting and fishing license am i not entitled to the limit of game i pursue that the same lawmakers gave to me that also want to keep it from me? Quit wasting our time with these B.S bills and go after the poachers and folks who ruin our natural habitat with garbage. Jeeez wake up already

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D-Man,
We have a good thread on this topic going on the waterfowl forum. Check it out.
As for Robo, I purchased one last year, just to eqalize the field since everyone that hunts where I do has one, and I would personally like to see them banned. Sometimes they don't help at all, but other times they are extremely deadly.
Comparing Robo to to cameras is like comparing apples to oranges. The cam helps you catch fish by giving you more information, but a cam does not set the hook for you or cause the fish to school up under your boat. Robo on the other hand, brings the ducks to you, or at least brings them in closer.
I do agree that some politicians don't give a rat's behind about the true issues, they just seem to jump on whatever is hot at the time for publicity sake. Unfortunetly, these are the same morons who are masters of persuasion and manipulation and the ones who seem to get re elected term after term cause they can kiss butt beter than the rest.

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D-man is on target in his call for more COs. What good is fisheries management and research if we don't have enforcement?

Look at the tech history -- motor trolling was going to ruin fishing; then, however rudimentary, "locators" were going to ruin fishing.

The most stupid natural resource proposals out of state legislatures come from sponsors who neither fish nor hunt.

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Are not waterfowl populations at an all time high? This being the case, why are we looking to ban something that will help in the management of these creatures?

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I think they should have a "robo-goose"...too many dang geese around!!!

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SOME species are at a high...would not say "All Time" since data has only been collected for less than 100 years.
Bluebill, blackducks, canvasbacks, pintails and redheads are all in desperate need for help.
We cannot sit back even when the going is good for other species. All it will take is one good drought to plummet the populations of all ducks. Lets conserve what we have and produce more to counteract such an event. It is not in the spirit of fair chase to have a device that brings the birds to you as well as Robo can.

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I have never used a Robo Duck and all I have to say is that a Robo Duck doesn't shoot your gun for you or make you more accurate with your shot! Lets get rid of all decoys and blinds wink.gifScottS

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