Each year I reluctantly agree to spend Thanksgiving Holiday with my wife's family in Sacramento, as long as she agrees to not complain if I get lucky enough to draw a reservation for one of the North Sacramento Valley Refuges.This are refuges that I would not normally be able to hunt because of the distance. Last year I drew Sutter NWR and the year before it was LDC. Thanks to the help from many of you, both hunts were very successful.Well this year I was lucky again and I drew Colusa for Sat. Nov. 24. What information I found on my own tells me this is a free roam area like Sutter. The past week results indicate that hunting has been poor is that typical for this area this time of year or might it improve by Thanksgiving. I also need some help as to the type of hunting conditions I might expect(tules,short grass,or open water).How is Colusa for geese and should I consider halling out my floaters or are geese just incidental to duck hunting.I noticed by the map that the closed area is at the north end of the refuge by abel road.I would imagine that most people crowd that area trying to catch the birds leaving the closed zone? How is hunting in the southern portion of the refuge and how would you rate Colusa over all as refuge. I am very thankful for any help anyone could offer and if I could return the favor if you are ever hunting either Mendota or Kern refuges I will be more then glad to help out. Good and safe hunting to all.