Pondering pintails

Clouds of sprigs in California prompt the question, should waterfowl bag limits be more regionalized?

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:21 PM ET
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. | Author
"In Defense of Hunting"

"Here they come!"

Those words ring true to every waterfowl hunter's heart.

Your gun is clutched in hand as you peer over the edge of the blind at those specks in the sky that are approaching your decoys and growing larger by the second. The adrenalin rush kicks in as the heart rate climbs. Your retriever is quivering with excitement, silently giving you that "Go for it, man, and don't miss" look.

It's not close enough to see the whites of their eyes; but you sure can see the ...

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Pondering pintails