I returned from ND on the 16th and I will say this year was a little different than the last few. Main thing I noted was that most of the early migrating ducks were gone. Teal, redheads and the others were tough to find concentrated. Mallards were everywhere, but not flocked up in extra large groups. Almost every pothole had 20 to 50 on it, but it was very difficult to find 100+ on a pothole. I'm sure the field hunters had a tough time due to that. It was also difficult for us to set up 5 man hunts because we normally look for those larger concentrations.
I guess my point is that I don't really have a point.
There are plenty of ducks there and we will need some weather to start the Migration of the "Big Ducks".
Until then, I'm just gonna go to work on some blue & green Wingers, Woodies, pintail and maybe a shoveler or Two.