Hello Everyone. This is my first post on here as well as my first actual waterfowl season. I'm currently enlisted in the US Army Infantry and got back from a 12 month deployment in Afghanistan back in May. I'm stationed at Fort Wainwright Alaska and had my first duck season up here.I started because when I went home for mid-deployment leave for a couple weeks, my brother took me out a couple times, and my God... after that these winged, billed creatures have gotten a hold of me and I believe they will never let go again; and afterwards, a decent season up here just put a nail in that coffin. And I already love hunting and being in the outdoors and it's just another activity for that. I don't get out of the army until September of next year but I cannot wait to do some real duck hunting back in good ol' Michigan. Can't wait to do some scouting in my home state, I scouted quite a bit up here in Alaska and I love scouting its like a ritual for me but it's nothing like being in the wilderness back home. So I basically just wanted to get my name out there and maybe get some info and tips from some of y'all who've done this much longer. I've got about a dozen decoys now, I never really set them up any particular way, I was never really sure if it mattered that much, should I ever invest in more someday? I've practiced a lot using duck calls and keep progressively getting better and have a good 6 in 1 for Teal, Pintails, etc. kind of deal and a decent double reed duck call so I'm pretty good on that unless there's something else I should have on my lanyard I don't know about. I have some waders but they are neoprene and those things tear all the time so once I go through this pair should I get some fabrics? Anyways just tips and knowledge would be appreciated. And if anyone here is in the northwestern region (LP) feel free to join me next season. The only other duck hunting buddy I've got is my brother, there's a remote area near my place with a large network of wetland lakes and ponds and we will gladly invite others in our duck blind. Thanks.