Can finally claim full credit for shooting a duck today...a Widgeon. Shot it about 10 feet up as it passed the decoys (finally figured out the lead). Relocatedduckhunter got me hooked during the early season and has given me credit for a duck I didnt kill , now I am hooked for life.

Met a couple of other hunters out there today and they invited me to hunt with them. Good conversation and new friends.

Breaking the ice today was interesting...busted the decoys loose and opened the water with a stick (and learned how to move an ice sheet), then had to use the butt of my 870 to get to my duck.