I have hunted ducks all up and down the Mississippi & Central Flyways. It is a lot of fun to try new things and hunt new places. However hunting the marsh of South LA, Reservoirs in OK, dry peanuts in the TX Panhandle, Playa Lakes of West TX, Potholes in ND/SD, dry fields in Canada, a rice/bean/corn field or a sandbar on the Arkansas River in front of my house..........is not even close to the same as wading the flooded woods of East Arkansas. This is not a fact but my personal opinion of course. I don't duck hunt out of state any more......I have experienced the way others hunt and I prefer to hunt the woods I've hunted my entire life. Usually I'll pass on opportunities to hunt a field unless it is an unusually dry. Too Cooksey's point, We had great hunts, killed piles of ducks and geese at the places listed; but I would be completely satisfied with 1/3 as many hanging from my strap if theyed been killt up in da woods.