Many hunters along with duck hunters will see a direct impact from the Governement shutdown. The shutdown forces all government and federal workers to go home without pay. This also goes for USFWS workers who help provide hunting opportunities.
Across the nation, thousands of Federal public land areas will be closed prohibiting hunters from accessing. Contact your State’s Wildlife Department before heading out to your spot. To read more, click here: http://www.doi.gov/shutdown/fy2014/upload/FWS-Fact-Sheet.pdf