I am not scouting that area yet,but have been up to dead creek wildlife management area in the last month and checked out a few spots and saw some good numbers of ducks,but you did not say ducks or geese? So I guess ducks are your question?
Goose season will be opening here in about 17 days,so I will let you know what happens then! In my area the geese are starting to group up a bit,but they are still maintaining family groups when in flight from food to roost!
Ny bag limits are much more generous than Vermonts and I would suggest hunting that side of the lake to anyone,including Vermonters!
I am too cheap to buy a Ny license,but I did hear a discussion from some people in the ny fish and game dept. talking about license fees dropping next year? And the date,(one calendar year), for the hunting licenses will be changing also.
2016 Season Totals
Canada Geese 147
Band Count 5 goose,3 duck