thank you Jeff I was thinking about going outside of the whistler and ty a string of decoys to my skiff and drift along in a current breakWhen I was Commercial Lobster Fishing off Mission Beach in the late 70s and early 80s I would bring my 870 along and blast the Black brant that would fly low just outside the kelp line and I would occasionally see Scaup Flocks fly by but I never shot any. I got checked by the DFG one day with my shotgun loaded near the gunnel; he asked me about it and if he saw me shooting from a moving boat he would have no problem writing me up. He didn't think it was a good idea. That was then and this is now; its too populated to be shooting that close to shore these days and probably not a good idea. I believe the Coast Guard requires a 1-1/2 mile buffer from other craft/land when shooting a firearm.