What goes around . . .

In response to Matthew Godson’s Open Season article (Australian Shooter, February 2019) ‘Ducks don’t visit dried-up ponds’, we SSAA members here in south-east Queensland seem to be enjoying the company of most of the southern waterfowl population ‘coincidentally’ every time the southern states are in drought.

Dr Kingsford might like to leave his cocoon and travel around our local waterways and farmers’ dams to assess if there’s actually water in the impoundments as we can’t see the water through the waterfowl density!

Bide your time southerners, the ducks will be back when you have the water and we’re in drought. Everyone , please stop stressing over waterfowl populations - we have millions of them here and are happy to share if you’ll just be patient and await their return . They can actually fly very long distances in short time spans. Keep up the good work Matthew, see you in the reeds some time.

Garry McIntosh, Qld

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