Life is good on the bayou..
Every weekend has shown us something different. Saturday we had mostly Gadwall, and the rest spoonies. Saw almost no Teal or Widgeon. Was expecting to see some Pintails but didn't. The Gadwalls would circle and circle, but rarely committed. Lots of them locked up and looked committed, only to flare at about 40 yards. Changed the decoys three times and it never made any difference. I don't think we had any new birds, and/or these were decoy shy already. We finally started taking a bit longer shots than we like, and got our birds by 8:45. No cripples (Love that Hevi-Shot). My son got his dark geese also. We did obviously, get a lot of new specks in the area and I saw snows in good numbers for the first time. So far full straps on every hunt but it may be time to use fewer decoys and start moving ??