rm85 wrote:I am a guide just so you all know an im a ratty guide because i help out new hunters with info yep thats it. Just remember to bak n the day when you were first starting out! A vetran duck hunter had to show you the ropes
Yes, I was very fortunate to have my dad, (who was a veteran ...and a veteran hunter) show me 'the ropes'.
And, I am all for helping new guys out. I love getting new people involved and helping them.
You make my point, actually. Help them out. I agree. Do it by talking to them face-to-face, via phone call, or via PM. I do it all the time. I love sharing my 50 years of experience in a 'personal' way.
But to post up specific
detail on the internet doesn't seem to fit for me, If they contact me privately, I have helped everyone that has asked. And that has been since 2000 - when I first started on these various forums. And yes, I have shared very detailed information
Doesn't make me elite, nor do I feel that because I have hunted so long that I am any different than the next guy. We all love to hunt ducks. Saying specifics about a public land hunt on an open public forum gives information to anyone. Those I would hunt with if given a chance, but also others that may not share my same views as I do on hunting.
I believe I hold myself to a very high standard of following hunting rules and regulations (even when I don’t agree), don't crowd others that beat me to a pond, take ethical shots that are clearly makeable, etc. Not everyone that can turn on a computer is like that. We have many that crowds into ponds. We all complain about those shooting high and crippling birds - and even stories of watching them not attempt a retrieve on a long sailed bird.
Because of that - for ME - I chose to share everything I know with those I can speak to on the phone, via PM or meet face-to-face.
And, I will continue to share general knowledge and basics on areas, phone numbers, and season details, how ressie and lotteries work, what you can expect when you get to a check station (which are vastly different
from Wister to Sac and beyond).
I love these forums and love to share our love for the sport. And, for specific details, I will be happy to answer via the methods I described.
Seems fair to ME.
Your results may vary.............. Good Luck and best wishes for your guide service
. Today was my first 'skunk' of the season. Never shouldered my gun. 6 hours of watching blue sky. But....I will be after them again this weekend. God, I love this sport.
And, with that...I am done with this thread. Cheers