They should be smiling. They had first pick at the Kankakee River State Park drawing for waterfowl blinds.
Tim Bradley and the Schore brothers, Mark and Matt, were happy after (CORRECTION THAT WAS MARK NOT MATT) drew the first call for a blind on Saturday.
I was glad to go through the experience of a blind draw for the first time, but had been hoping to draw a blind in this the year with a very good duck forecast. My Wednesday column in the Sun-Times focused on that and other stuff.