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I spend about 30 days hunting every fall. About 1/2 of the time is spent with my nonresident friends. Some of these people were ND residents and some never have been. I know the young people that run this form and they hunt with men and women from all over the country.I want to allow as many hunters as the state can handel and still have quality hunting.The key word is quality. The hunting pressure is getting so heavy that in general the quality is starting to go downhill. Last fall I had a hunt planned for the Long Lake area. This was about 3 weeks into the season. I called my friend who lives on the lake to set up the hunt. He told me not to come. He said the shooting pressure was the heaviest he had everseen or heard. Three days of very heavy pressure and all the birds moved to SD Hesaid in all his life he has never seen this happen . He said it sounded like a war zone. During the course of the fall I would new flights of ducks come into the state they would be shot up in days they were gone. The quality of North Dakotas waterfowling is slipping. The only way to control this is to put a cap on the number of hunters. Most of my friends understand this. They want quality not quanity. I hope this post is accepted well by nonresidents. You are our friends and family but you can not all come at one time it ruins the hunt.