Since late September I've hunted various systems (river, woods, marsh).
Saw a ton, I mean a huge huge amount of woodies in the woods.
Marsh had more mallards than I would have expected for late september, saw pintails on that outing as well.
I've seen a good number of early migrators (pintail, gaddies, wideon, and a few teal) but very few mallards.
Sadly I think we're going to be in a big lull until late December, if not longer.
Look at the jet stream right now, from Kansas to Michigan it is moving South to North. Not good to push birds down.