My name is Alex. Just joined the boards and am also new to duck hunting. This is my first season. I am 24 and got interested in duck hunting because I always enjoyed watching the geese and ducks migrate this time of year and also love shooting clays so I figured it would be fun to put some meat on the table also. So far I've only got one bird this year, a green winged teal. Been hunting a small pond that a buddy and myself got permission to hunt from the landowner. Havent seen hardly any birds on the days we hunt ( I'm only able to hunt weekends) yet it never fails that on my way into work in the mornings there are birds everywhere. This past weekend we went to hunt our spot and the landowner had guests so we could not hunt. So we decided to try Mazonia for the first time, got there late, around 8, because of our spot not working out. saw nothing and headed home. Really hoping the remaining part of the season works out. My hunting partner and myself are both new to this and are limited on budget. We don't have many people we know to help us out so we are figuring where to go, when to go, all that stuff on our own, which I am fine with. But would like to get some birds here eventually, lol. If anyone in the general area (I live in Plainfield but don't mind driving) would like to show me the ropes that would be great as our spot doesn't seem to be holding bird, but I certainly don't expect that to happen as I understand people want to protect their hunting spots. Anyways, just wanted to introduce myself, Thanks, and happy hunting.