hunted in indiana for the southern opener and seen a ton of birds around 3k from daylight to 1pm. we scouted the day before and found this spot normally holds alot fo water but didnt have much at all. we had to walk-in around a mile walk. we got their at 1am to make sure and get a spot because we didnt know who else would be out there. we had another group show up 10 mins later. and 2 more around 4am. but we all had gooddistance between us. and each group killed a few. we did pack in severaldecoys. 3 dozen mallards,6 widgeon, 6 shovelers,1 doz teal, 6 woodies and 1 dozen pintails. with little to nowind we used a jerk-a-spreader for movement and motion.and also had out 9 robos from 12ft high down to a ft off the water to simulate a group landing. we worked several birds. lots of green wings, and bunches 50 to 60 lighting in thedecoys. we stacked up the gwteal early and then added a pair of shovelers. worked in 2 different pairs of widgeon, shot a few mallards, and had singles and doubleson finally decided to call it a day with a great opener. we knew we would kill a few after flushing out several geese and ducks out of this spot but only hoped for a few shots at some big ducks and figured we'd shoot at some fastflying teal. they responded well to calling but did have a couple that only wanted a hail call all the way until we shot. overall a good hunt and great way to start the duck season.
ducks on the front of theboat that we never got to even take off the trailer
partially done with opener.
gator getting out of the water for a min while we picked up decoys, figured it would make a good shot of him in the elements.