Well, it's certainly a bummer with the season being over but I had a great last 3 days. I didn't kill ducks in the numbers that I did during the hard freeze a few weeks ago, but what I did harvest certainly made all of the season's work pay off. Wednesday we went out and only managed a a few hen mergs. I saw hardly any puddle ducks whatsoever and we called it quits relatively early. Thursday we hit a new spot and had great action shooting at brant all morning. All season I had been itching badly to shoot a banded bird and finally Thursday morning I shot my first band ever on a goose from Conway, NH. Friday I managed to bag a ruddy duck, which I had never even seen before, as well as a few mallards, but wasn't able to limit out on them (another one of my goals that I have yet to achieve). Saturday morning brought yet one last good hunt. Again, I didn't see a great number of puddle ducks, but I managed to shoot a beautiful drake goldeneye. Another item on my bucket list that I had been gunning for all season and am finally able to cross off. I am going to have him mounted. He's in the freezer now but I'll be bringing him to the taxi in a few days. I hope you all had a great season. I had slow start and am still trying to get good at pinpointing good numbers of birds, but I certainly learned more this season than any before. I can't wait till next October. Better break out the fly tying gear to pass the time.