My buddies actually wussed out, so I ended up going by myself, which is not a problem. I had hunted there several times, just always in the free roam. So I got a blind this time. lots of action right before shooting time. I had 3 mallards sitting in my spread for 15 minutes, then flew off 5 minutes before shooting time.
I shot a coot by accident right at shooting time. Missed a bunch of "reach out there shots", and got one ring-neck duck/ drake.
I think I'm gonna started doing afternoon refuge hunts for a while. Less stress / more sleep.