Mallyard wrote:LOL... Truck+Gas+Basic Knowledge of Waterfowl habits = chance at sucess!
rmb79 wrote:Any bets on the over/under for amount of hunters there this weekend.
The line will be set at 165...
radfordc wrote:Should have taken the under...110 hunters this morning.
radfordc wrote:So if I hunt two days I'm two hunters? Anyway, so far it's been good.
2bd wrote:Anyone hear any info in the 2 shots that rang out on saturday about 6:30am? I heard a dog barking like crazy and shot, a guy yelling and another shot. Talked to the warden, he hinted the guy "took care of" the barking dog.
EcatMagoo wrote:2bd wrote:Anyone hear any info in the 2 shots that rang out on saturday about 6:30am? I heard a dog barking like crazy and shot, a guy yelling and another shot. Talked to the warden, he hinted the guy "took care of" the barking dog.
I heard Dog barking for about 10 minutes straight with no stop. 1 shot.....silence.....2nd shot.....silence
If that guy did shoot his dog he needs to be in jail.
radfordc wrote:What a great weekend of hunting. Saturday afternoon the teal were everywhere and they were flying good again this morning. Not many big ducks yet...my buddy did kill a widgeon.
TBS wrote:I don't think we are too far removed from having a draw system in KS. As hunter numbers continue to rise and public water access continues to decline, I see no other solution for the long term.
mudpack wrote:Hmmmmmm..... If the guy had taken his barking dog out of the marsh, straight to his vet, and had the dog put to sleep, would you still be all forming up in a lynch mob? His dog, his property. He has some rights of ownership, does he not?
If he'd broken the law, wouldn't the warden have arrested him instead of just saying "the man took care of the dog"?
I know how we all feel about our hunting dogs, but a dog is an animal just like a steer or chicken....and we eat them!
Granted, there were other, more politically correct, ways of dealing with a barking dog issue, but he had the right to choose which one to utilize. Have a great day!
mudpack wrote:TBS wrote:I don't think we are too far removed from having a draw system in KS. As hunter numbers continue to rise and public water access continues to decline, I see no other solution for the long term.
The other solution is wait until next season.
Keep in mind that this year is a VERY unusual year: no water in many of the other Early Zone refuges means abnormally-concentrated hunters in the few areas that are holding water/ducks. Hunter numbers are not rising appreciably, and public water has declined at the whim of Mother Nature; next year we may have TOO MUCH water!
No, this situation is not caused by increased Kansas hunter numbers and declining access (you could have gone to Cheyenne Bottoms and had all the room you wanted, anywhere on the refuge; no lack of access there), it was caused by the naturally occuring weather cycle. Nothing the KDWP can do to change that....and they shouldn't be trying.
Suck it up. Last two years were phenominal, this year is a write-off. On average, I'd say, we're doing just fine. Not the time for knee-jerk reactions.
I dealt with the draw system in another state for many, many years. Believe me, you do NOT want that system here.
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