Monday was my first time ever hunting Hyde county. My hunting partner and I were with a guide just off the lake. Our morning hunt was a little slow due to thick fog but we still took a mixed bag of 3 teal, a drake & hen pintail, 1 ringneck & 1 woodie. The afternoon hunt was looking slow too until the rain set in around 4 ish and then the birds began to move. We wound up with 11 birds total. It was right at 5:20pm when a pair of mallards, the first ones we had decoy all day, locked up on our spread. Turns out that the drake and hen both had bands! After legal time the birds were really flying, it was amazing. The darker it got the more birds came in. We sat there on the bank of the impoundment and watched until we couldn't see them anymore. Sweet.