Early, very early, that's why I hate duck hunting. It's dark when you get to the blind, usually colder than a normal freezer. Then you wait for the sun to finally break and notice there's probably 100 other duck hunters around you and there's more decoys in the water than birds in the air. Plus the birds never fly close to shore so if you do get one you usually have to wade out into the Missouri River to retrieve them. A couple of years ago a big flock of Canada Geese flew overhead and one of the hunters I was with decided to try his luck, he hit one and it almost landed on me. Missed me by just a few inches and I hate to think what would have happened if it landed on me. But I do agree, these are very nice pens indeed.