I am a duck hunter first and foremost. A couple of years ago, the following rule was written into the season regulations. Hunting From Boats on Rivers Written permission of the landowner is required by persons hunting from boats on rivers and streams when the boat is anchored, tied to the shore, or tied to any structure in the river. It is unlawful to place decoys in the river or to go ashore to retrieve game without the written permission of the landowner. The only exception to this law is when the river or stream passes through public property where hunting is allowed. The same can be applied to people anchoring in rivers for fishing purposes. Have any of you expierenced any problems with game wardens or the county sheriff for anchoring your boat in the middle of the river? I have always thought that the river system of the state was held in trust for the people of that state as a public travel system up to and including the high water mark. The state now claims that all land under the rivers in this state are that of the private owner who borders the river system to the middle of the river. Therefore, setting an anchor, tieing off to deadfall, (etc) is tresspassing. This reg set off a flurry of debates and arguments once written in the hunting community. How do you feel about it?