THE GOOD!!!! As we eased into the river we could already see an abundance of waterfowl. The small sand bars that form up behind the wing dikes were already full of loafing Canadians freshly returned from feeding in the surrounding corn fields. Not far downstream we found what we were looking for . The dropping river level had exposed several long sand bars completely surrounded by water the type that geese love to spend the day loafing on. These bars were completely covered with geese. We had hardly gotten the decoys out and the boats positioned when a flight of snows came over the tree tops and headed straight into our set of Canadian dekes. Everyone got a piece of the action as we splashed 5 out of a group of about 15. It was steady action with few lulls till we had filled our limit of Canadians and called it a great hunt. One of our best this season. THE BAD !!! The only thing bad, was the fact that duck season was closed. Mallards were everywhere, They constantly buzzed the Can deeks and made our heart beat faster as they hung above the decoys teasing us . They kept coming back to the river from the feed fields in huge numbers, Numerous large rafts of birds floated leisurely by just riding with the current. Our last hunt of the season on the river was everything we could have hoped for and more . THE UGLY !!!!!! We were in high spirits as we returned to the boat ramp from one of our best hunts of the season. This was soon to change. Two Missouri game wardens greeted us at the ramp. They were full of chit chat, seemed very friendly, and genuinely interested in our success that morning. It was just a pretentious front as we found out . You see the access ramp we have to use to get into the Missouri river, is in Missouri and the Missouri season is closed. That warm fuzzy feeling they were putting off was quickly replaced with accusations and threats. Upon questioning us regarding where we hunted we stated we were on the Kansas side of the river and our season doesn`t close till the 17th. It got ugly quick. They attempted to trick us by telling us they had observed us hunting at a spot at least a mile and a half further downstream than we had gone. We told them that we knew they were trying to get us to admit to something we hadn`t done by lying to us about seeing us. They then told us if we didn`t admit we hunted in Missouri they were going to call for a boat and go down the river and look for " footprints, goose-feathers, and shotgun shells" you know CSI Missouri river. When we asked why would you need to do that if you saw us as you had claimed. At that point frustrated that we would not say we were hunting in Missouri the older of the two agents clearly lost self control. He started ranting, cussing, and threatening . It was a little unsettling ,this guy was way out of control and packing a 9mm Glock. He almost screamed at us that if we didn`t cooperate ( code word for confess) they were going to treat us as non-resident offenders, handcuff us, take us to jail where we would have to make bond, impound our vehicles and boats, and sick the federal authorities on us. Not wanting to see our vehicles towed or spend the afternoon in jail we asked what our options were. We would have to sign and accept an $85 ticket. I`m sure you can guess what option we chose. The final injustice came as another group came up the river , loaded there boat and proceeded to leave. The wardens acted as if they didn`t even see them . The difference was obvious to us though . They had Missouri tags on their vehicle while ours said Kansas on them . It was a great hunt and worth every bit of $85 and I will never quit hunting the river in spite of this incident. Good luck & stay safe !!!!!!