About this long if you're lucky ! OFH Elite Refuge Member Messages: 2,290 Joined: Dec 31, 2004 Location: California New Well, I got bit by the duck bug when I was 13, and that will be 80 years ago this fall. In that period I can remember only four years that I did not duck hunt here in the U S at least part of every season, and that was while spending one year in Panama and four years in Ecuador. One of those Ecuador years I managed to sneak back for one hunt with my two brothers. But the bug has loosened the fierceness of its bite, and I may have done my last stint in the blind. I don't like the idea, but when ya gotta face reality, that is what you have to do. But there are great times to look back on!