People keep telling me this was a poor waterfowl season and the migration was "messed-up". We hunted well in excess of 50 times during the season and found birds on every hunt. Alternating between river hunts, field hunts and pond hunts was a must, also, constant scouting was a key ingredient to success this year. We often found birds in areas where just a few days prior we had not seen them. They seemed to do a lot of bouncing around, whereas in years past they would stay in one area until forced out by hunting pressure or ice.