So be anal about everything else, but not the stakes (and legs & feet I also assume). For decades I never was as particular as other waterfowlers, but have decided waterfowling will now be my top activity, so I am now more detailed about it. Otherwise is there any recommended sources of mallard silouettes, either commercially made or home made, new or used?
About the farmers, agree, hunters and trappers must not cause them troubles. More of that should be stressed in hunter ed particularly for the city people who are unaware of the "bussiness" of agriculture. I think if a little time was given to show the landowners perspective there would be less problems. While you got me going, its the anglers who need to clean up thier act, much more than the hunter, trapper, and dogmen. They litter, both deliberatly and also by not collecting used mono etc. they tresspass much more freq. And I estimate more than 50% of anglers dont buy licenses. In contrast hunters & trappers rarely are unlicensed. I have lived in several states, and have found this the case everywhere, except perhaps in South Dakota, were most people who fish also hunt (and farm as well) Anyway, what about the decoy inquiry?