We shoot black ducks from late October all the way through late January here in Southeast PA and quite frankly it never gets old. Whether it be an NJ or MD salt marsh or a smaller creek system in PA, it is forever satisfying to decoy them after 5-10 minutes of circling. As someone mentioned they are prone to rice breast but I've had good eating Black Ducks from just about everywhere up and down the coast. Last year we had a terrible duck season in our part of the Atlantic Flyway, if it wasn't for prolific black duck numbers and the increase to 2 per day we wouldn't have had much a season at all. Late season red legged drakes are beautiful, especially contrasted against a backdrop of snow or clear and cold blue skies. This drake came straight through the timber like a mallard during early season last year, banded in New Brunswick 5 years prior.