I snuck out last Thursday with my buddy Brian of Platte River Goose Control for a quick waterfowl recon mission. It was our first hunt of the season, and we wanted to work out the kinks before the geese arrive en masse. We also hoped to introduce ourselves to a few of the local Canadas via some 3-inch No. 2s, but all we did was get cold and wet thanks to a heavy snow. We did see plenty of ducks, however, and managed to scratch one drake mallard apiece as they swarmed into the cornfield.