There are multiple flights that come down each season. Generally I've found that the later in the season I hunt, the better the hunting, but different cold fronts, and different flights that come down have a big impact on how the hunting is. You will see more flocks, and more birds per flock, and that can make for higher bags, but it also increases the number of eyes looking for danger in each flock. If swamps and backwaters are still open, flight ducks will go there just like locals will. When you scout, look for areas that birds are either giong to, or going over/near, and try setting up there. Vary the size of your spread as well. There have been times that I couldn't pull birds in with three dozen decoys, but eight decoys seemed to do the trick. If birds flare, and nobody moved to cause it, try and figure out why, and fix it as soon as you can. The important thing is to be where the birds want to be, and be concealed. If you've got these things down, the rest comes easy.
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