Hi all-- Just completed opening weekend here on the Illinois River. Had a very nice 2 days. Saturday, 3 friends and myself shot 5 mallards, 7 woodies, 2 blue wings, and 1 green wing teal. Throughout the Illinois Valley word had it that good shooting was spotty at best on Saturday.
Sunday, as usual, the ducks seem to have already gained a college education. However, we managed 4 woodies, 2 mallards, and a big Canada Goose. Not bad as compared to alot of other reports from fellow hunters around the area.
Stay tuned for more reports in the future.