I was at a SW Idaho reservation scouting on Sunday morning and I saw something I couldn't quite explain and was wondering if I am missing out on something....
Right at shooting light, a boat showed up at the ramp and after loading up, they took off across the res headed for the opposite shoreline. Once they got there, we could see through our binocs and spotting scope that they threw out a few decoys (in a pretty nice looking place actually) and a spinner.
There was a fair amount of brush on the shoreline and I assumed that they would hide themselves in the brush and then run the boat a ways away and walk back. However, they proceeded to anchor the boat 30 yrds away and cover the boat with a BRIGHT WHITE boat cover. This thing was bright, so bright that we could see it with our naked eye and previously we couldn't even find it in the binoculars. It was possibly a white, king sized bed sheet.
I'm wondering if this is a case of newbie or is there some sort of "hide in plain sight" movement going through the duck hunting community? My wife and I were laughing but now I'm interested. We didn't get a chance to stick around and see if they starting shooting a bunch but I thought I would see if I'm missing somehting.
My first instinct was to leave them a note on their windshield with some friendly advice and an invitation to hunt with a veteran but then I was wondering if the joke was on me.
Internet Scouting Pro Staff