This is something that has been on my mind since Saturday. It is aggravating to see this so many times over a duck season. It happens every year. It is mostly seen on opening day but it does go on other times. "REDUCING TO POSSESSION. Migratory birds wounded by hunting shall be immediately killed and reduced to possession and become a part of the daily bag limit. No person shall kill or cripple any migratory bird without making a reasonable effort to retrieve the bird and include it in his or her daily bag limit." This does not mean wait an hour or so then go home and get your kayak and come back to make a half-assed attempt at finding the bird. Shoot the thing on the water if you hit it and it is swimming. Even if you think it is too far to shoot, at least try to put it down for good. You may only cripple it further but at least you might slow it down so you or your DOG could fetch it. PLEASE ... make sure you do this every time. I had to chase some guys goose across the marsh at Delaware on Saturday. I was not happy about it. YES, I kept the goose for myself since I did all the work... besides... it was working my decoys and was coming in to my calling when he blasted at it. YES, it was over top of him but even at that, common courtesy would have been to let the guy working the bird shoot first. I know it is public hunting but come one, show some respect for others. Also, if you are the one who did this, what were you shooting at this goose? It looked like 6's or 7 1/2's were peppered all over the front of this goose. They did NOT penetrated into the meat thank goodness. They went through the breast feathers and stopped there. There may have been 2 pellets in the breast meat but off to the sides so the bigger part of it was still good shape. Just so you know, even flying over top of you, 7 1/2's will not usually kill a goose unless you get a good head shot and fill him full. ALSO: Thanks to the guy on the island who helped me locate the bird. I don't know if he is on this site but if you are, you know who you are. Anyone else out on the marsh at Delaware Saturday morning that saw me chase that bird down just wanted you to know that it was not me that shot it to begin with.