Taken as a whole, you could certainly envision a grim long-term prognosis for the future of running our dogs on wild birds in wild places. Hopefully it will never come to that. Hopefully we can find some way to come to an agreement. Hopefully, we'll always thrill to the sight of a staunch point, a long retrieve and our dogs with a mouthful of feathers from a bird never touched by the hand of man. But if things don't work out, will you still enjoy watching your dog work on preserve land?