took a couple of people out and killed a few birds ... coulda shot well over 100 woodies, and bout the same number of canadas ... had no less than 30 woodies in fornt of us at a time ... landin and feedin .... and called the canadas in the whole mornin .... just to see if we would see any collars and to keep interest in a newbie .... as i said had a newbie out and a longtime huntin partner .... the newbie was nuthin but smiles the whole time ...well besides when the newbie's rem jammed and we had birds comin in ... had to hand my gun over and work on the rem .... all in all the numbers of woodies and canadas were unreal .... the mallard numbers were lackin but we could have shot more if it werent for me holdin the other 2 off on a big flock of mallards that landed in the dekes after i spotted a sprig in a big flock of mallards up high tryin to get into the hole we were in .... but they both understood as we shoot so many mallards here that it is nice to bag a sprig at any time of the season ... much less this early .... anyhow the birds couldnt get into the whole due to very strong winds and high timber downwind and after 10 or so attempts gave up and bugged out .... and the mallards that had landed in the dekes heard the comotion after i was tryin to find out which two of the people with me was gonna shoot the sprig .... was a great time tho and there was a bit of shootin ... just think that we shoulda had at least a 3 bird limit on canadas this year ... thinkin its only gonna get better .... hope yall are killin birds .... havin fun ... and enjoyin the season .... here is a pic of the take .... the bird on the right is HUGE !!!! .... http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i245/morel_2006/?action=view¤t=mushrooms722.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch1 i found myself with anticipation that i hadnt felt for awhile ... i used to hunt ALOT ... kill 200 or so birds a season ... then didnt get a chance to hunt at all last season (out of town workin all the time) .... its great to be back !!!