have hunted a fair amount in the area....and yes there are enough ducks in the general area to mess with. But, it does vary from pond to pond as it does anywhere else. You have ponds with food, you will have ducks. As said above, when the local creeks and rivers get out, it scatters them pretty bad. That happens anywhere though. Based on what youre telling us, you should be able to have a good duck shoot or two throughout the season!