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Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby Glades hunter » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:28 pm

I've been hunting the sta's for a while now and really like it because of all the ducks and diversity of ducks. What I don't like is all the sky busters. What are your thoughts?
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby tmclaimerFL » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:15 pm

Glades hunter wrote:I've been hunting the sta's for a while now and really like it because of all the ducks and diversity of ducks. What I don't like is all the sky busters. What are your thoughts?

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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby RPerez » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:11 pm

I have been hunting the STA's for about seven years, and I couldn't agree with you more. I cant understand skybusters especially at the STA's with the amount of ducks, but as already commented its part of duck hunting.
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby Ichabod97 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:23 pm

The skybusters are everywhere, and i mean everywhere...even VA where i spent a lot of last season. It all comes with the new breed of duck hunters we are seeing today. They think because they read a forum post, watched a few videos, that they can now go out an kill ducks out of a bright orange kayak. They sure as heck can't judge distance because they all think a 12 guage can kill ducks at 90 yards.

Where they are failing is to have that seasoned veteran show them how it is all done properly. But with today's attitude of youth all thinking they are entitled to everything and that there isn't a thing in the world they don't already know, it is only going to get worse.
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby Broken Paddle » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:57 am

Ichabod97 wrote:The skybusters are everywhere, and i mean everywhere...even VA where i spent a lot of last season. It all comes with the new breed of duck hunters we are seeing today. They think because they read a forum post, watched a few videos, that they can now go out an kill ducks out of a bright orange kayak. They sure as heck can't judge distance because they all think a 12 guage can kill ducks at 90 yards.

Where they are failing is to have that seasoned veteran show them how it is all done properly. But with today's attitude of youth all thinking they are entitled to everything and that there isn't a thing in the world they don't already know, it is only going to get worse.


Sky blasting is not new, it was going on when I started duck hunting over 50 yrs. ago. My father, grandfather & other club members b!tched about it then too.
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby Coonrod » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:17 am

I'd bet the first person to ever shoot at a flying bird
was skyblasting.
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby QuacknStrut » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:31 am

STAs are duck shooting, not duck hunting. Skyblasters love pass shooting. Try hunting open areas and getting away from the crowds. When you get a limit, you will have earned it (like when u hunt the glades).
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby MiccosukeeMeatDog » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:48 am

Ichabod hit the nail on the head. They just haven't been shown the right way to do things. The best way to fix it, as painful as it might seem, is to take a skyblaster with you and show him how to be patient and let the ducks work your decoys and come in for a good shot. Show them that it is gonna be ok if you have to let a bird move on to another hunter because he just stayed right out of range because it's better for everybody and you won't just be sitting out there educating the ducks. Maybe after you show him the right way, he'll show all his buddies. If everybody took one skyblaster a season, we could really bring down the number of skyblasters and crippled and educated birds.
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby seminole_sigmanu » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:52 pm

I've tried that and now I no longer hunt with them.
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby Glades hunter » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:46 pm

Like previously said their are so many ducks in the STAs that their is no need to sky blast. If you wait and be patient you will almost always get your limit... If your a good shot on those fast little blue wings lol.
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby MiccosukeeMeatDog » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:29 am

seminole_sigmanu wrote:I've tried that and now I no longer hunt with them.


Did they seem to learn anything and put it into practice?
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby seminole_sigmanu » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:59 am

MiccosukeeMeatDog wrote:
seminole_sigmanu wrote:I've tried that and now I no longer hunt with them.


Did they seem to learn anything and put it into practice?


Yes....where to hunt on my public land spots and tell everyone else they know.
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby MiccosukeeMeatDog » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:10 am

seminole_sigmanu wrote:
MiccosukeeMeatDog wrote:
seminole_sigmanu wrote:I've tried that and now I no longer hunt with them.


Did they seem to learn anything and put it into practice?


Yes....where to hunt on my public land spots and tell everyone else they know.


dang that sucks. live and learn i reckon.
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby Lake O Hunter » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:29 pm

I have asked FWC several times to think about putting in a shell limit like merritt and I have addressed the issue with UWF to take up that cause and the response from both parties was it would detract from the user experience or push people away from duck hunting.
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby TooheyBirdie14 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:06 pm

I would LOVE if there was a one box limit in the STA's. As many ducks as there are there, if you have unlimited shells, you'll limit out every time... give the ducks a sporting chance!!! Teach people to choose their shots a little more wisely. And it would detract people from duck hunting?.. Hell.. I wouldn't mind not having 100+ people trying to walk in at STA 1W!!
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Re: Thoughts on STA duck hunting

Postby marshnole11 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:11 pm

they should make you pay to apply for the permits and then make you pay for the permit if you get awarded one. That will eliminate ALOT of people from applying...

Most other states waterfowl draw hunts are run this way
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