I was there with my dad and brother in law on Wednesday with a decent number and scratched out a good shoot. Shot a blind, and only had one bird at first light. Waited about 30 minutes, and then they started to fly. We shot decent from 8ish until 9, then nothing all afternoon until 4. From 4 until 6 we were able to get 5 birds, which was awesome for us, as our club usually shoots terrible in the evening. Ended the day with 6 pintail, 2 mallards, 4 wigeon, a spoon and a gad I believe. Overall a very nice shoot for the lack of birds around.
Like you said though, it was nice for us just to be able to hunt that area. A lot of people lately seem to be dulling down little dry creek, but the habitat that area has is really amazing to us. The amount of feed out there is amazing, something we have been working towards getting our club to look like! Ditches full of smart weed....
. But it is a great looking refuge, and should be, in our opinion, the model of all the other refuges around that neighborhood. You shouldn't be able to tell the difference between the closed and hunting zone of a refuge! (gray lodge cough cough)
"Ducks are like women; they are all good, just some are better than others."-Best 8:00am duck blind quote I have ever heard.