I checked out the blinds this weekend, though i didn't get drawn.
My Mattamuskeet host tells me that, just like the others said, that it is all about the wx. He also said the blinds on the lake proper (14 for you) are much better than those in the impoundment (6)...... He said the Feds do a lousy job with planting in the impoundment.
I am not an experienced impoundment hunter, but this weekend all of the private impoundments had neat rows of standing corn, millet, and soy. The refuge impoundment ( blinds 2,5,6) looked like they did nothing to it. Maybe they planted differently and it was packed with food......but I couldn't tell. It just looked like a big mess. It is not flooded yet......or if it is, it isn't flooded the way the private impoundments are (I saw no standing water).
Pls let me know which blind is better.
Hunting with your sons....doesn't matter. You'll have a blast.
Recommend you talk the folks on the process for getting stand- by assignments. I did that and get the scoop.