At the southernmost end of the flyway, Avery members John Gordon (Mississippi), Jay Hayter (Arkansas), and Shaun Housend (Louisiana) all used the words "fair," "hit or miss," and "slow" often during the course of the season. "The middle of November until late December saw the major portion of our migration this year," Gordon said. "January is typically our best migration month, but it was poor. I went on a few great hunts and a few poor ones; everything else was average at best." Hayter, from El Dorado, Arkansas, says his group saw "an early push in November, but not much after that. We had great mallard shooting from opening day until New Years, but it was really poor during the month of January." Housend agreed, saying "I saw very low numbers in my area; not much in the way of grey ducks, teal, or ringnecks. Few mallards. If you hunted at all, you had better have packed a lunch, because you were gonna be there for a while. Definitely hit or miss. You either had birds or you didn't."