Duckmansmoon wrote:To me it is all about perspective. I was born and raised in Georgia (1969-1987) so I had plenty of critters to hunt. I have a job that allows me to afford the hunt, a wife who supports my choice in hunting, and the good Lord's blessings to be able to hunt. If I had any issues I figured the guide, Blake, would handle it. I didn't but from hanging out with him and hearing the stories, good and bad, makes me believe he is not a man to put up with that nonsense. I am not sure who was more excited me or my pit mates when I got my first geese.
Because of my experience I will book one or two more hunts in 2014 with Blake. Will it be better or worse? Who knows but that is the dance.
duckman, i hope you did not interpret my post as a shot at you. I am stoked that you had a great time. Anytime someone is out there having a good time chasing birds I am happy for them . I only meant to show that everyone on here has a different idea about what a quality hunt it. I get to hunt almost every day, at a minimum i go 4 times a week. my blind is on my way home from work and i get out of work early. many times i even get to grab my kids as they get out of school and take them with me. I hit the last hour of light a lot. some times I am completely blanked. More often than not though i shoot my two sprig and a speck or two and it s it is my bliss. yes I am spoiled rotten when it comes to hunting. I wish everyone got to have the little sportsmans dream i live.
We hear the stories about Blakes hunting trips and many of them are not expressed with the joy you described. To me it sounds like something i would never want to participate in though i absolutely understand why others do, and it sounds like he has modified things to be a more consistent positive experience. Hope you get many more great hunts in
“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” Aldo Leopold