I hunted in Bureau County IL on 10/30-11/1. We didn't fire a shot at one of our clubs in Bureau. Hunted Princeton Fish and Game Club on 11/1 and four of us got 22 teal, 1 woodie, and 1 mallard. I saw a whole lotta ducks in that club which is pretty standard for Princeton. Most of the ducks that were working were teal, woodies, and some crazy pintails. It looked to me like the early migrators are coming through. I also saw a lot of Canada geese. On my drive back to KY, I saw birds in the air and on every little pond along I-80, 39 South and 74 west all the way to the IL line. I think you guys are in for a good season.
I keep score by the number of times I get to hunt, not by the number of birds we get.