Been a tough year for many, myself included. Water scattered the birds as most every bypass spilled in the northern valley in December. Most of my hunting buddies are way down on birds, over last year. Thousands of birds sitting in the rice fields and very happy.
Curios how you all are doing. Decent year for me, though the Mallards hardly exist. I have been targeting geese--gotta do what you gotta do-though not my thing. Took the boat out this weekend and scarcely saw a mallard.
Two weeks left--good luck all. Here is a pick from a solo hunt over a handful of decoys in Colusa. I do enjoy eating specks. TASTY BUGGERS
And here is a pick from a friend that hunted Idaho a few weeks ago--TIME TO MOVE!
EDIT---two day hunt four guys