Two mondays ago, January 7th, a friend and i decided we were going to go out and duck hunt for a first time. He had a boat and a few decoys that we were able to use so we decided to go out on the river. this being our first time we did not really know what to expect but we figured we could teach ourselves somewhat and get a little experience. so the first day we went out at daybreak to pick an island and build a blind since it was our first time. we got set up and ducks were flying everywhere. we were seeing a lot of ducks but could not get and to lock on to the decoys. finally around 10am a lone mallard locked on to the decoys but we both missed shooting at our first duck. but i was instantly hooked. i ended up going every single day until yesterday, the end of the season. it was a lot of 4am wake ups but it was all worth it. as the week went on we were learning more every day. we did end up getting a few ducks in the end. after this week i am hooked on duck hunting and can not wait for next season as i will be more prepared. here are a few pictures from the week.