Alright I am going to admit it. I have not been hunting for a long time. My dad started taking me as soon as I was old enough to keep up. 17 yrs later I'm stationed here in VA and I am trying to learn an aspect of duck hunting I have never encountered before. I got my license and made it to ragged island a couple of times. I have seen a lot of ducks, but, I have always lived by the rules my father taught me empty game bag or not. on that note I have passed up shots at quite a few birds because I am not 100% on what they are. I would like to go out with someone who knows whats going on with this whole sea duck scene ( pretty much all of you I'm guessing). Ragged Island is pretty much the only area that is relatively close ( w/in an hr of home) that is open to the public I have found without the lottery system. Any help would be appreciated with insight or suggestions.