I've been at this a long time, so there are a few things I've learned.
1)It will get here eventually.
2)There'll be plenty to keep me busy until it comes again.
3)No matter how much I think I'll be prepared for duck season, the first weeks of the season always catch me with duck related "work" to do.
How I'll spend the off season? Maybe hunt some squirrels, geese, and rabbits. Follow the 'Hawks in college BBall. Start working on the garden. Start fishing for bluegill and catfish. Follow the St. Louis Cardinals. Fish some more. Do some dove, teal, and squirrel hunting. That ought to get us close to next season.
So far this year.....