Last year was walk-in public for me. Sometimes a long ways. As a result (and the dearth of “big ducks”) it was almost exclusively pass- and jump-shooting. But on those few occasions I had enough time to make long treks off the lake hauling decoys and setting them off the bank, we’d have divers hover in unannounced. Flared a pair of cans coming in because my buddy was standing up glassing and upon realizing they were coming, tried to duck back into cover, and the second time I somehow shot under, then behind a little bufflehead. Those experiences, on the downwind side of the lake that day, got me craving more than just pass-shooting. This season having a boat will redefine possibilities for me. Can’t wait to really begin hunting with dekes and calling. Going to be fun figuring out what “my way” is.