So far I've had 5 controlled hunts on the Missisqiou. My hunting partner was drawn for 2, and I got 3. The first two hunts we limited in 3 1/2 hours. No decoying birds, only pass shooting; and it was opening day. The second hunt we limited in around 3 hours and again very few decoying birds. The third hunt, I did not even fire the gun. The fourth hunt yielded two teal and a grounded boat. Fortunately, there were some nice folks that were hunting in the bay and they pulled me out. The last hunt was by far the best duck hunt of my life. I must have seen over two thousand mallards. They were not landing in the decoys or locking up, a few jacked but most shots were between 25-40 yard passing shots. We were just trying to pick the greenheads and let the hens go bye. Only one bird was shot at that got away. I shot less than ten shells which was quite a difference from my fourth hunt in which I could not hit the side of a barn. I started reloading hevishot and I think this helped. I was more conservative in my choice of shot, and had no cripples. They just folded. All birds that day was shot in open water which made it easy for the dog. Last month I posted a thread where she retrieved a pintail decoy. This week she retrieved her 64th bird including 15 geese. Not bad for a 45 pould lab thats only 20 inches tall. I won't be doing any boat hunts for the next week since the U-Bolt that holds the bunker board broke. I need to drop it off as it is a custom bolt and requires a special order.