Im ready, but have been so busy this summer with work, a new baby and training the mutt that I havent really thought much about hunting...yea right! You gotta take them as they come. 4 weeks and we can start to get the monkey off our backs with elk, a month after that then we start thinking ducks. Then antelope, then ducks, then more ducks then some deer hunting and then some more ducks. After all that the really good duck hunting gets here. But thats 4 months from now.