Public land yes, Not like here though. you have to drive around ALOT to scout where birds are going to and from. Put in almost 1200 miles of driving once in North Dakota. first day was balls to the walls awesome, then hit a lull on day two and three, then a big push of birds came in from canada for the last day. Didnt hunt all day everyday. more like 2 hours in the morning, pack up, scout for the next day and then setup in the evening. Its almost overwhelming and you really have to see it to understand it.
By the end of the week we had the place figured out and could have probably had limits in the first hour of each morning for the following week if we had stayed.
We also were passing up shots on buffs, mergs, ruddies, and any other trash ducks after the two coots first morning. Could have had way more kills but was only taking good shots for the most part and being selective after losing a few in the cattail forests they have there.
From all the guys I spoke with that live there, there is a lull in between when the local ducks leave and the canada ducks move down. Was told we were in that lull period, which made me laugh because there were still ducks everywhere
. This year's learning will pay big next year. wasted some time experimenting with different spreads and tactics.
cant forget one simple factor that not may people will admit as well..... missed quite a few too.