jdnid, does your "handle" mean you are from North Idaho?jdinid wrote:Found hundreds of birds yesterday...all sitting comfortable behind "No Trespassing" signs. I did pick up a nice rooster though.
HaydenHunter wrote:jdnid, does your "handle" mean you are from North Idaho?jdinid wrote:Found hundreds of birds yesterday...all sitting comfortable behind "No Trespassing" signs. I did pick up a nice rooster though.
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.
goosepond wrote: then this most likely will become reduced as they will be going with an outfitter for the day and if you think the average joe out there who is jump shooting etc is a problem, just wait until the outfitter is sitting on your spot on the river or in a field.
mtbaughs wrote:I did see something that burned my ass the other day. One guy jump shooting the snake with truck in tow. They jumped a group of ducks but killed only one. No waders on, no dog, no boat. The moron was throwing rocks just past the duck floating down the river trying to get the wave action from the rocks to push the dead duck to shore. After watching the idiot do this for 60 yards, I sent my dog out to retrieve his duck.
I can see possibly hunting over decoy's without a dog or boat if there is a long shallow stretch of river and the hunter has waders on to retrieve the birds though I think its still unethical as some ass in waders won't catch a wounded duck. AS a hunter you must provide your best effort to retrieve game. Hunting moving water without a boat or dog is bullshit.
I'd really like to see a law passed that won't let hunters pursue ducks in moving water without a boat or dog. It seems like there really should be a law on the books to this effect.
Stupidest crap I've seen and such a waste of a ducks life. I did see the fish and game warden earlier in the day and got his personal cell number. He'll be looking for your plates
mtbaughs wrote:Some may think that there are a few situations where hunting without a dog or boat might work if the river is shallow and the hunter has waders though in that situation a wounded duck will almost always be lost unless its next to dead. A broken wing and its highly unlikely you'll ever catch it though I'd like to watch someone try. I don't see a hunter searching through bank brush for a wounded duck for very long. Of course dogs will miss some retrieves but the % of loss is WAY less unless the dog has an owner who hasn't spent the time. In killing an animal, we should honor it by doing everything possible to harvest it. The above scenario I think may increase chances but still leaves the door too open for wounded birds to get away.
HaydenHunter wrote:I sit up here in the Panhandle after we get frozen up and it is really hard (but certainly not impossible) to set yourself up for a productive hunt. I look at you guys down in the Snake River Plain with your warmer temps and higher bird counts and get jealous from time to time. And then I see a thread like this.
Fact is, although our birds are fewer and farther between up here in the Panhandle, there is so many places and so fewer people competing for them, that if you find yourself in a combat hunt you've probably been lazy in your spot selection.
I have said it before and I will say it again. I will take three birds on the strap from hunting at a spot I can enjoy in solitude any day versus going shoulder to shoulder with jackwagons for the chance to pass shoot a limit of scared birds boogeying through a shooting gallery.
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