It's obvious Weather and lack thereof have played it's course. It's the “thing” we can't control, but continue to question and stress about. Some takeaways over the past several years have been: Social media tells us that pile picks and slaughter stories make the hunt. Does it? What happened to the heritage and tradition of waterfowl hunting? Has steel shot done more harm than good? Is limit hunting depleting the resource? Desperate times call for desperate measures, what does roost hunting accomplish other than a handful of good hunts? What can you do to make it better? Find time to reflect on what's important and what you can control, be humble because the duck gods are watching.