I didn't get to hunt Friday, but Saturday and Sunday were the worst teal opening weekend hunts in the last 13 years at my lease. High water, lack of food production, salvinia covering some ponds, and literally no wind didn't help, but despite the survey report I put out on Friday, there were clearly fewer birds in my particular area than in the past. We saw thousands of birds flying high to the south on Saturday and a fair number ignoring us in the marsh; but saw virtually none on Sunday, high or low. Some of our folks were collecting samples at picking houses and bag-check stations, and reported much lower than normal success, and worse, saw a relatively large proportion of adult females .... typically the last bluewings to migrate. I hope that wasn't widespread, but ???? LOTS of dissatisfaction with the season setting in some places. Funny, most everybody (except Eric Kirk, one of the few clear objectors) was really happy about it earlier this year, and even made the comments of some local articles .... https://www.vanishingparadise.org/b...ecast-what-local-louisiana-experts-predicting. And guess what? I'm going to recommend the exact same season next year when September 30 falls on a Sunday. And like always, there were some bang-up reports from Venice, Gueydan, Little Pecan, etc.