I spent the last two weeks of the residential goose season picking off pairs on the local ponds. When they start pairing up and staking out their breeding spots before the season ends, it makes for some fun hunts in our area. The best part of those two weeks was discovering a flock of pintails using one of my spots. Started with 9, and by late last week was up to 18. They spent all morning on the pond and provided good entertainment while I was waiting on geese. I've only seen pintails in our area twice before and then it was 1 and 2 of them. If only I could see them in the fall. It is incredibly frustrating at how hard I have to hunt in the fall to find any ducks, yet in the spring the ponds and lakes around here look like the pictures in D.U.'s magazine.