Slidellduckhunter wrote:But then...right about sunrise walking along the south bank about 100 meters away from me were 2 teenagers who talked or yelled at each other at the top of their lungs (teens by their voices and cursing). Not wanting to leave a bad hunting experience half-done they then proceeded to shot at any birds overhead even if said birds were wiping cloud out of their eyes. When they missed they yelled at each other. That lasted a good hour. They left and then about 3 hours later I hear 2 voices again (same ones? - don't know but I think so). Right after a boat had passed by I hear shots on the water in my direction and then I actually see them...and get this, their shooting at poule d'eau (oh sorry...coots) from the bank with no chance of being able to retrieve any of them and one of them is wearing an orange safety vest. I can handle the crowds but not the Junior Skybusters Club Members or the idiot fathers who let their sons go off hunting unsupervised and poorly trained. Okay...I feel better now.
Just want to say that not all 16 and 17 year olds out there are unethical idiots! I'm 16 and try my chances at some ducks or geese with my buddies every chance I get! I'm fairly new to it but I do my best to follow good ethics. There are a lot of disrespectful teens out there that have no common courtesy for other people whether they are another hunter or not! I definitely agree with you on that. However, I happen to know a lot of people my age that have a lot of respect for the outdoors! I spend a lot of time scouting birds whenever I'm not in school and just today I had people set up 100 yards down river from me who skybusted every bird that circled my spread and were yelling at the top of their lungs in between shots! Frustrating! I've been raised to be an ethical hunter but I see a lot of people that apparently haven't(people of all ages). Just thought I'd let you guys know that not all teens are the way you described above!