Hunted the Central part of the state on a friends farm Sat morning. We were hunting a cow pasture. There was 6 of us and we were a little rusty, but had 23 by 7:45am, all shot within 25 yds. He also had about 30 mallards using the pasture(he feeds the cows everyday in a feed lot and when they go out to the pasture, the grain from the manure hits the ground and geese and ducks have started using the pasture), and it was awesome to have geese circling and look up and have 6-8 mallards backpeddling in the decoys, hope there still there for the early season. The first goose we killed that morning only had one leg, it was healed over and the leg was gone just below where the feathers stop.
There is no such thing as a cripple being too close!!! If so, you might never see it again. I'm not going to take that chance!!!