Went out with Frenchy this morning. Had a pair of mallards come in at first light. I killed the drake, and Frenchy didn't have his safety off so the hen got away. The water was starting to freeze around the decoys so we got up to break it and my waders got a hole in them at the boot so it filled with water. I tried toughing it out with a frozen foot and as soon as we start getting decoys we see a flock so back to the blind. We saw 2 or 3 more flocks but they wouldn't commit. Figuring this waterfowling out one hunt at a time.