We've been having some real ups and downs with the ducks and geese this year. First the geese get here the day before the first season closes, they spend that week cleaning out both corn fields, and I mean they picked it clean. The season re-opened, we had one hunt to get them and they moved out to a bare, wide open, brown, mud field to laugh at us while all of the local bird watchers (non-consumptive users) sit on the side of the road to watch the birds decimate the newly sprouting wheat. The ducks? One day the birds are here, the next day they are no where to be found. When they are here, they're really wary of anything that hints of decoys or hunters. You guys up north, how about not shooting at them for a month while they migrate down this way? When the geese do commit to coming into the decoys, its a fun show but it is taking every trick in the book and 15 dozen decoys to make it happen. My old, fat butt and back are sore from toting decoys, setting them out, moving layout blinds, just to watch the birds make a pass and haul butt. (actually watching them fly over is a real neat scene, just wish they'd come down to visit more often). If it wasn't for the expert ability of my hunting buddy, my goose hunting would be zilch. I love waterfowl hunting, it gives me lots of opportunity to whine.