It seems like every year a couple of weeks before the season people find their way back to this board and we pick up a few new guys. We also do a roll call to see who is out there. This year, I would especially like to invite the people who watch this board but have never registered or posted to do so. I'll start: Hayden Hunter Just shy of 50 years old. Been hunting 10 years. I only hunt birds, both waterfowl and upland. I live in the North Idaho Panhandle. Married with two kids. I am in construction equipment sales. I hunt 35-40 days a year. I shoot a 12 ga. semi-auto with pump backup. My main hunting partners are grnwng, BigBand and sometiimes hoochbart and Blue Duck. We are equal opportunity waterfowlers; we enjoy bagging ducks AND geese., I have 4 doz G&H mallard dekes and now some Greenhead Gear widgeon and teal blocks. I now own about 40 goose floaters. Put all of these dekes together with BB and grnwng's and we can throw out quite a spread if necessary. My major equipment upgrade for '04 is my 18' x 54 Gator Trax custom boat with 31 HP Vanguard MudBuddy Hyperdrive (soon upgrading to a 35) and blind. Looking forward to greatly expanding our hunting reach this year. I am also a Refuge Sponsor and one half of MudBuddy Northwest. I will hunt Idaho, Oregon and maybe Washington this year. Like Blue Duck, I am counting the days until our opener.