Went to the missisquoi this morning. Had one bird land in my decoys. Flushed it, and then missed it. That was the only bird in shooting range. This was only my second lifetime skunk at the missisquoi. My buddy hunted a different blind and shot one ring neck, which dove, and the dog could not get it. There were high flyers, 300-400 yards which showed not interest. Left at 9:30 am dissapointed. I will wait at least a week before trying the refuge again. As for the interior zone (central VT) there are very little birds. I saw a dozen on Thursday and that was the first flock I saw all year. I have only taken 4 birds in the interior zone this season. Lastly, hunted dead creek lottery yesterday. Zero birds taken, and no one else shot any birds. I found it interesting that the numbers posted for the season are what I would consider down. 78 snow geese and only 12 ducks taken all season. If I knew that I probably would not have gone. Blind 15 took around 38 geese for the year. I was lucky enough to get a good draw and chose 15 not knowing it was a 300 yard walk through a freshly plowed corn field. I have had missisqoui hunts easier than this. We did not have time to set up all our decoys. The bottom line is that by the time we left the check in, it was 5:00 a.m. Seventy minutes is not enough time to set up by shooting light so we only set up half our decoys. I saw thousands of snows, just not interested in the field we were in. The biologists came out with a tractor to take our blind down since yesterday was the last day, fortunately they took some of our decoys back in the tractor...Thank You Dave. I now will hunt deer for the first time in several years, that is until the birds return, or if they do.