From Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee, I'm hearing mixed reviews. Some blinds on the big shallow lake are producing here and there for guys willing to spend the time in them. The blizzards that swept through the Upper Midwest the week of 17 December understandably sent birds packing from north to south. Some stopped at Tony Vandemore's Habitat Flats in central Missouri, and provided excellent hunting up through the close on Christmas Day. Others, and apparently a good number, continued on down the Mississippi, and took up residency on Reelfoot. But things have slowed, and the question is this: Are there still ducks north to go south? Either way, Tennessee's Reelfoot Zone stays open until 27 January, and that's plenty of time for good things to happen. Likewise, both Mississippi and Arkansas finish up on the 27th, with parts of Louisiana closing on either the 20th or 27th, depending upon the zone.