In my opinion, ducks are less wary and easier to decoy. It also beats sitting at home and watching it on the outdoor channel. If I lived where you were I'd be out as often as I could. Where I live, I literally have to drive 2 hours to hunt public land and usually the locals are there, or they show up an hour after shooting time, and let us know that we aren't "locals." Tell you what, you send an invite my way, I'll fly from Cali to hunt with you guys opener.
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