Could be age ( 67) but seems really good shoots are becoming rare in my area. I keep hearing about the " good old days are now"....hmmmm...please tell the ducks that. We raise far fewer local birds than in my youth and middle age, we have far fewer " honey holes" with consistent water and far fewer acceptable shoreline areas on the lakes...islands are gone....cornfields immediately chisel plowed....gets a bit frustrating. Deer hunters controlling areas once productive for ducks....makes for real challenges for a non great lakes hunter. Thank goodness I can travel for some quality hunting a few times a year. Meanwhile there is always hope for the "next" good hunt wherever it may be...