If the cattails are not to dense and there are paths through (deer, human, water/ice) ... hunting with pointers is really fun. It may take some time getting them to run close, but once everything falls into place. No greater thrill than having a rooster flush 3 steps away from you under point. They have to press pretty hard to get up and over the cattails which makes for in your face flushes. Plenty of people (including me) have missed those - so easy birds.