No ducks aren't flying overhead. 10 or 20 are in a plastic crate sitting next to you. You will be a hundred yards out in the field from the handler and dog. When they're ready you get 1 duck out of crate, hold gun with one hand. When they signal you give the bird a big toss in the air, let it get air under it's wings, shoot, and sit down. Sometimes two people are out there to throw and shoot. One throws birds the other guy shoots, or thrower will be a backup gun in case 1st gun misses. Pheasant are harder to shoot by yourself as are pigeons.