Ok, the youth waterfowl hunt has always been 2 weeks before the regular opener. This gives the birds a chance to settle down before the regular opener. As far as pure laziness, I am a mentor for the youth waterfowl hunt and have been for many years. I helped select blind sites last week, found another great mentor. I have lined up a retriever demo for the youths, and we do a BBQ and a duck call giveaway from Cabellas. My apologies for being a slacker.