Thanks Bubba - hunting the Bay for divers would be awesome. I get a few on the chain of lakes, but it is tough because it gets so crowded. I usually hunt a local farmers pond and fields, and was surprised when I actually shot two Buffle Heads on it last year. Otherwise, it mostly mallards and teal with a few woodies and mergansers every now and then.
Geese are constantly flying by since his farm is by two or three big lakes that they roost on. We can usually call in a couple everytime we are out there. But when the geese choose the nearby fields to eat in, it is awesome hunting. That is when you really get the bigger flocks decoying in real well. One day we were hunting in one field and had the geese landing in another nearby. Something spooked them all up and there were literally thousands of them swarming us - they looked like blackbirds and you couldn't hear the guy 5 yards from you. We had five guys out and within 5 minutes we had 10 geese on the ground :hammering: Took a lot of restraint not to take a third when they are flying away at 20 yards
I am always looking for neighbors up north to exchange some hunts with. I can even put you up at my place for a night or two since you are kind of far - with one stipulation - you keep your guns in the truck and I keep mine in the house :toofunny: If there are geese around, the early season hunt in September can be a lot of fun cause the limit is 5 and he has a lot of dove in his fields too - can't wait.
Pete - Not sure where you hunt, but I always like trying out different spots if you would be interested in exchanging a hunt.