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I was in my shop last night finishing up the last few decoys in my rig that needed repainting. I was eye balling the 18 Oldsquaw decoys that I started and promised myself that I would finish before next season, at the same time I was thinking of the Brant decoys I've always wanted to make. Don't get me wrong here, I love puttering, and carving decoys and improving my rig every year, but I was thinking about some of the people that I take hunting. They show up at the ramp with coffee (sometimes), their shotgun and shells. I show up with my boat full of decoys that I carve and paint by hand, my dog, my boat, snacks, coffee, duck calls, and energy. I was thinking how nice it would be to be that guy just one time. To have someone set the 100+ decoys, run the boat, control the dog, pour the coffee, shoot the woundies, pick up the decoys, pluck and clean the birds. I often wonder what it would be like to just be able to sit there, listen to someone elses stories, and simply shoot the bird as they came in. Then in the evening take my limit of plucked, cleaned and bagged birds home with me, and take a nice nap on the couch. I wonder if these guys even know what goes on to make these hunts happen. I Also wonder if these guys would hunt if they had to do all those things for themselves?