titleistpro2 wrote:Don't shoot the roosts, man. Keep our birds here. When it's really cold they want to be eating most of the day anyways, so find some dry fields.
Don't shoot the roosts.
I am not talking about shooting the roosts. These lakes are not little county lakes. Most of the time the roosts are in refuge areas a long way off. I am as hardcore as the next guy about not busting the roosts. Just because you hunt open water does not mean you are burning a roost. So my question. is everyone that hunts a marsh (cheyenne bottoms, quiveria, jamestown, etc.), pond, lake, or mud puddle shooting the roost? I have come to a conclusion that apparently people don't know what a roost is. I am planning on hunting open water in the general flight path, which is a loooooooooooooong ways from any roosting areas. It seams like anytime someone mentions hunting over water everyone assumes they are hunting a roost spot. I wander if anyone on here has ever heard the term "running traffic". Yes you can do it on water too!! I am not a dumbass. I have been hunting waterfowl for many years. I know what a roost is, and I know that you are better off not to hunt it, or be hunting in an area that may disturb it. I was just trying to get replies from those that are skilled enough waterfowlers to be able to traffic birds over water without busting a roost hole.