Let me start by saying it is fantastic to be here in the great state of Mississippi. I am active duty Air Force and am new to the state of MS stationed here in Columbus, MS at Columbus Air Force Base. I have been duck hunting for the past 3 years and let me say that I am hooked. Only problem is I can't find many ducks on public land this side of the state. Let me preface all this by saying, I don't want handouts or to know where your sweet honey hole is. (well I do, but I have been lurking around this forum long enough to realize that questions like those don't end very well for the asker.) What I would really like are some like minded individuals that would be willing to show me around and point me in the right direction, maybe let me tag along if you have the room. I have done lots of research on public land and have hunted or attempted to hunt most of the WMAs near me (Trim Cane) as well as spent almost every weekend on the Tom-Bigbee river. Seems like everyone I talk to at the local sporting goods places all have their own private holes they hunt and wouldn't be caught dead on public land. Only problem is no one seems to want to help anyone else out past - "Well you could try the WMAs or Tomm-bigbee." What happened to this southern hospitality I heard so much about? I know its out there, I guess I just need to ask the right people. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks again and have a Happy New Year.