KillerKowalski wrote: know two members at each club one being my Uncle and the next being my neighbor.
There are 3 clubs that duck hunt. Not two, but one is much smaller as I understand.
KillerKowalski wrote:Yes, memberships are sold as profit.
Nobody is trading memberships as a business. You will likely sell it for more than you paid, but not even close after you factor in annual dues and required work time. It's valuable if you use. Nobody is making a net profit on these, but my point was that I was not selling something. I'm keeping mine until I die or leave the area.
For me, I hunt far more days and it is far more enjoyable because of the lack of hassles and all the people you get to know. I got a place near Braidwood I can hunt any time I want because of connection I made. It's what happens when you hang out and get to know other duck hunters like yourself.
It's not right for everybody, but for me, if I hadn't hurt myself a couple weeks ago I would be in a duck blind right now. Something that I could not do if I didn't live less than 10 minutes from the club. I leave my boat and since I have a blind I like this week I wouldn't even pick up decoys so I can hunt a little later before heading to work.
My problem was you ripping on something you know nothing about. I don't fish much, but there are hog bass, some big pike, walleye, stocked trout, etc. I shot a 50 lb grass carp bowfishing the other year. I'm not aware of anywhere that is better. Not saying it is spectacular, just as good as anywhere else I have heard of. And that's just bonus on top of the duck hunting.
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