If you went to the opener in the duck club in which I'm a member, you planned on leaving around 8:30 to 9:30 AM. The hunting was generally over by then. You meet at the Big Chicken for breakfast early in the morning and visit with other club members you have hunted with over the years. Then out to the blind(s) in the dark filling at least one with hunters and maybe two. You can hunt comfortably with 8 people in each blind. The club has three all in a row buried in the Missouri River black dirt. A word about that dirt later.
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For me, it was a sad day. Lying at home in bed with a fever, cold and sore throat caused me to miss one of the most exciting days our club has ever had. With all the ducks and wetlands in our area, there will be some great shooting and great dining to follow.