Well I SAW your listing on monday... :)
Would've loved to have been able to learn about river hunting. Just started this year - up in Moses Lake - and have a very modest 5 birds to my name. Oddly, they're all different species. I'm the pokemon of beginning duck hunters.
Hope the trip was great. Would absolutely love to hear about future spots! Can't get a whole lotta days off work, but I'd try.
Incidentally while your group was out on the river, I was out on the Moses Lake spillway before work and got 1 buffle and 1 shoveler. Again, firsts all round. Boy that buffle plucked EASY! Can't wait to make an assessment on its culinary pros/cons.
10 Teal, 6 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 4 Pintail, 3 Coot, 1 Widgeon, 1 Bufflehead, 1 Canadian Goose, 1 Hooded Merganser