KA: You can have 300 birds coming to a field, but that doesn't mean you can shoot them. If you're not hidden well, you're only going to pull birds out of a flock, instead of setting up where everything is perfect, getting your limit, and getting out before you educate a bunch. So I'm scoping out the whole hunting site: Where can I hide, what's the wind doing, what's the sun look like? I look at all these factors so I can plan. Taking notes is a good idea, too. I scout a lot of different fields and keep track as I go, so I know ahead of time how I'm going to hunt a location. I keep notes and draw sketches on a notepad to detail out the wind directions, the bird patterns, and the best hides.