Well boys, even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in awhile. I had planned on meeting some friends this morning at 5:15 for a duck hunt to bring in the new year the right way...so I get a call on my cell at 5:25 that says, "hey, are you coming? We are about to leave." Anyways...glad I got the wake-up call because I slept through 4--I repeat--4 alarms this morning. None of the other guys showed up either. Lol. So the 6 man group ended up being three of us. We got to the hole and set up about 20 minutes before shooting light. We were on the wrong side of it otherwise, we'd have had our limits about 15 minutes after legal light. But alas...nothing ever works out perfectly. Yesterday i shot my first hooded merganser so I figured that'd be hard to top. Plus I always keep my expectations low. Anyways, I'm really glad I ended up going this morning. Because this is a great way to bling in the New Year!