For many years, I have taken part in the "rush" to find a spot to hunt on opening day. Many in the camp I hunted out of left for "their spots" before midnight. And Pool 19 on the Mississippi River is fascinating most of the time. However, this year will be different. My boat won't leave the garage for opening week and I no longer have a trailer at "duck camp" on the backwaters of the big river. Frankly, it is kind of refreshing. Pounce and I will be hunting out of this blind.......five minutes from the house.