Dont waste your time or money with a pop-up blind. paint your boat olive drab, grab a palm frond some black, tan, and brown paint and old the front "fingers" in a decent sized bunch approx 6 inches (horrible with the inches) away from the boat and to simple quick sprays with that mix all over the boat. use whichever colors blend with the areas you'll be hunting the most. simple olive drab by itself will work. cut palm fronds and develop a pvc holder that can be modified to attach to your boat. obviously paint that as well. cut the fronds but leave about 6 inches on the limb to place into the pvc. a 15ft. boat should take about 25-30 fronds max. save old fronds in your back yard as the dead ones will come in handy when brown is the color on your hunting ground.
thats the generally idea, you'll figure out how to perfect it but thats easy. pop-up blinds suck, they dont look naturally, they look "boxy" and they dont move with the wind. ringers and teal are relatively dumb soo you'll have ppl successful either way guaranteed. find whats cheapest and easiest for you.
bluewing teal and ringers are primarily what we get here soo a dozen of either specie will be sufficient and you can grow from there. leave your call at home, no one likes the guy wailing hail calls and comeback calls to ringnecks, they dont work and make you look like you belong in a circus. give yourself a few years a maybe you can start talking to some bluewings but its all about the X. scout scout and scout some more. if you put em to bed, you can bet your xbox they will be coming to the same spot for breakfast in the morning.
if someone beat you to the X, go to plan B, plan C, and plan D. alwys have back-ups. dont be the guy who push polls up to within 100 yards of another hunter because you somehow believe that you will get just as many birds as you previously saw there. your just going to screw up their hunt and make them fantasize about reenacting scenes from Predator with you. simply go to your next option since you've been scouting you should always know where some good back up holes are.
dont skyblast, if they arent within 40 yards dont chance a cripple. the only thing i hate more than a crippler is a skyblaster, the only thing i hate more than a skyblaster is a push poll creeper, the only thing i hate more than a push pole creeper is a Buck Gardner wanna be in Florida, the only thing i hate more than a Buck Gardner wannabe in our beloved state is a Yankee, and there is nothing worse than a yankee....DONT EVER BE A YANKEE!!!!
in all seriousness, an old timer taught me how to hunt one day and i plan on teaching my kids one day. if everyone taught the yankees of the lake how to hunt we wouldnt have the circus' we get sometimes. that being said, shoot me a PM and we'll see if your close to me and we'll see if I can teach ya some etiquette and some tricks sometime. if not, be nice to the old timers at your boat ramp, offer to be their slave for the season in exchange for a few hunts. im sure after you've cleaned enough birds and cut enough fronds you'll have some excellent hunts, new friends, and great memories under your belt. always remember to SHOOT EM IN THE FACE!