Well I see a lot of people getting on here to rant a little bit so I figure wth??:biggrin: I've hunted everyday for the past week in the same area. We've either killed our limit or been a mallard or two shy up until yesterday. We have been killing our trash ducks early with a few mallards and then just waiting around until late and killing the rest of our big ducks. I'm not naive and I know that you are going to have shot chasers after a couple of days of shooting but Friday morning we killed our last duck for the limit at 11:58 and were walking out a little bit after 12:00 back to the boats. We rounded the first bend headed back to the ramp and a couple kids were headed right up to where we just pulled out with gps in hand. Of course all of our crew knew what was going on and figured that we would have company the next morning. So I'm back in the hole shortly after 4:00 the next morning Q-Beam in hand with decoys out when the "topwaters" pull up. I shine repeatedly but they set up within 100 yards. (On the upwind side :fit::fit No one in my crew ranted or raved, we just figured we'd let them be (wouldn't do any good to make a scene out in the woods). Close to shooting hours another group moved in on the upwind side of them and we listened to a yelling and cussing match that was actually quite entertaining. It was clear on Saturday so ducks started flying pretty early. We were having big wads of teal and gadwall fall into the decoys as early as 6:15 with shooting time about 6:45. At 6:25 the "topwaters" started volleying on teal and were completely out of shells by legal shooting time. We know this because being downwind you could hear every word they said. When it got to be 6:45 we shot our 2 trash ducks apiece and hung the guns back up waiting on mallards. We heard one of the "topwaters" crank up and take off back towards the ramp. This was pretty odd seeing as the rest of them were still over by all of their flip flappers and other circus decoys. Anyhow we sit around and kill a few mallards during a spell of about 30 minutes and then the lone ranger returns to the rest of his group with about a case of shells. When they all got some more shells from the truck they went right back to shooting at anything within 75 yards (swing ducks, wood ducks, and maybe even blackbirds for all I know). This made it impossible to work a duck as they also deemed it necessary to blow their little duck calls that sounded like a mixture of a backwater mallard/duck commander/crow call at any duck they saw wether it was trying to fall into our decoys or not (no common courtesy). We sit around until about 10:30 and realize that it wasn't going to be possible to kill our mallards with the circus beside us so we just started shooting all of the trash that we had swimming around in and buzzing the decoys and finished up our 6 man limit a little before 12:00. It was a funny looking limit with 30 teal and 6 mallards but it was about all we could do with those circumstances. I'm usually one to mind my own business about a lot of things but if I would have had a warden on speed dial I would have certainly given him a call. The "topwaters" were out of shells before shooting hours and rolled out to get even more. If you can't kill 6 ducks with a box of shells you don't need to be duck hunting you need to be shooting skeet somewhere. I'm sure this type of stuff happens a lot but I don't suppose I've ever watched it from less than a 100 yards. This morning they got beat to every hole anywhere in that area as we had a man with a Q-beam and a single decoy standing in every one of them by the time they got their little mud motors up there...:fit: Anyhow I just wanted to have my little rant on here because I usually enjoy reading other folks rants about different things.