I have learned if you rely on numbers to gauge whether you had a good hunt or not, you will most likely be disappointed quite a bit. I had one of the better hunts this last Sunday and our take was only 4 birds. The weekend before that was awesome with two limits of greenheads and woodies. It was a fantastic hunt as well. You see I wasnt even supposed to be there at the duck lease. My Dr. said "No effin way, you need to rest". I replied to myself "Yes effin way, I am going". So I spent the morning drinking percolated coffee in my blind with two of my dogs and a friend of mine. He is on the deer lease side of things up there. The whole picture is what I went up there to see, not just a corner of it. When you get a little older and you get a ticker scare, the number of ducks on a strap won't matter near as much as the number of trips you got left.