Currently, the law allows waterfowlers to add water to grain fields, but does not allow for the adding of grain to water.
What's the difference?
There isn't any.
When these laws were written, the flooded crops allowance meant that hunters could shoot birds over harvested or unharvested grain fields that had become flooded due to natural occurences.
These days, however, big money duck clubs are building huge impoundments designed and engineered to allow for the easy flooding of grains that were never meant to be harvested, but merely planted for the purpose of flooding to attract waterfowl in droves.
These crops are planted for no other reason than to be flooded later on when the grains have matured.
The fields have dams, drains, and pumps to make sure that the "crops" get flooded just in time for duck season.
In my opinion, this is baiting, and therefore should be just as illegal as tossing a five gallon bucket of corn into a swamp.
What do you say?