I thought the meeting went very well and was a good exchange of ideas. Ed showed the passion all of us are feeling on this issue and Curt Wells was a voice of reason and calmness. WDAY said the meeting was about pheasants, but I saw it as a meeting of access and falling quality of hunting in the state. The board took a lot of heat but I also think they showed guts being up there and giving everyone a fair chance to be heard. My one thought during all this is where is our Govenor?? Last night seemed like sheep going to slaughter over the Gov's mess. I think the meeting was a step in the right direction. I agree that Hoeven woke a sleeping giant with this. Rep. Al Carlson made a very good point: GET INVOLVED!! call you representative, pitch some ideas, just get involved somehow. Rep. Carlson has been trying to get bills passed and there just isn't the support. I hope there is now.