N8, don't put too much into the duck counts. Most of the ones you hear about are for the central and Mississippi flyways. To be honest, the Atlantic and Pacific flyways tend to stay VERY steady and rarely fluctuate much. Other than the AP geese in the mid 90's, not much changes from year to year with our major duck species, like mallards, blacks, woodies, etc. Just my opinion of course, but like some have said on here, when the "low duck" number years were here, and we only had a 3 bird, 30 day season, we saw a lot of ducks. Pretty much on par with now. Only difference I see is in the species that we get from that area. I used to never see Pintail or Wigeon back then, but do occasionally see them now.