The word going around the gossip pole is ducks, ducks and more ducks. The conditions in the nesting area have been the best in 30 years. What does this mean for us duck hunters on the upper Hatchie? Guess for me, it gets my expectations high or high hopes. No matter what the duck numbers are this year, I’ll bet there. “There” being the duck blind. To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.