WOW, So glad to find your post and happy to see that it is a new post. I am new to this website, and I am a "new" duck hunter, and have been hoping to find someone in the local Jax area looking for buddies to hunt with. Before I scare you off with the words "new hunter", please give me a couple of lines to explain.
I spent most of my childhood growing up in the woods of Canada hunting and fishing, but at a certain age things like education, job, and the other things that can distract a young man, caused me to put hunting and fishing in a lower priority... Moving forward many years, after several incidents that caused me to evaluate what is really important to me I have reconnected and translated my freshwater fishing skills into decent saltwater fishing skills, and last fall I reconnected with hunting. Admittedly my success last duck hunting season was pitiful, one day out and only one duck, still better than being skunked I suppose...
The bottom line, I know that I'm missing some gear, and I admit that I really am a "new hunter", but I'm willing to learn/help/sit second fiddle for a chance to get out. I am a cautious person, especially when it comes to guns. That was one of the thing I really liked about your original post, from what I have heard as well, Guana can be a bit of a circus, and I agree it would be best to stay away from that show!!
As a final note, my schedule for the most part is open 7 days a week, so I'm not limited to weekend only outings,
Hopefully we can connect,