I hunted it last wednesday for the first time, shot 6 birds, 2 sprig, 2 gwt, a widgeon, and a scaup out of a blind in the middle of the ponds with draw 10. I have to say that I see why there is a 25 shell limit...i just wished bicycles were outlawed. The non-english speaking shooters in the blind north of us MADE 6 TRIPS before noon to get more shells on their bikes. I was so disgusted with their skybusting. Everyone in the ponds south of them, including myself, were being respectful and not skybusting and so when birds approached thier pond from the south they had a nice shot. But everytime the birds came over appoaching our spreads in the southern ponds they would get blasted at by them and the birds would flair up another 50 yards and start looking at far off places for a place to set down instead of their intended target, us. So basically i never got a shot at birds coming from the north all day. At least I knew which way to stand to actually see birds in range, south. They left about 2pm but so did all the birds. I stayed till LST and didnt see another thing in range...even after LST there wasnt a thing. It was my first time there and even though i ended up with a decent bag i don't know if it will make it to my favorites list of places to shoot if this is the norm.
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