Czar4181 wrote:As a waterfowler in the tally area for 20 plus years i could see this coming 10 years ago. 2 things have happened. First this is the generation of computers , video games , ipads , ipods that give hem instant gratification. Secondly the implimentation of QDM and trophy management in the deer hunting world has pushed these young people into duck hunting. The choice for the kid is "hey do i go sit in a deer stand for hours or days or 20 days and maybe get to shoot once or do i go duck hunting and burn between 1 and 2 boxes of shells everytime i go". Its a no brAiner for them in their instant gratification world.
These young guys dont respect the resource as a whole- they sky bust , set up on top of you, leave trash, make no effort to retrieve cripples , shoot over limits and have no regard or respect for others.
My point is it didnt just start with duck dynasty , its been coming way before that. For the record i have not hunted seminole , jackson or miccosucci in over 10 years. I prefer to travel to the other states and kill quality ducks and a lot of them.
You say young guys as in grouping the younger population. I don't disagree with you, that definitely the younger crowd is probably up in numbers. But I can tell you the hand full of guys I saw this season being hooligans, I guarantee not one of them were under 35.... Breaking laws, throwing birds away because they didn't want to clean em, and I know one case where they were shooting over a locals house and busted his wife's cars window out.