D Comeaux wrote:
lsu_engr wrote:Can't become an experienced duck hunter if you don't start out as a beginner.
This is true, but I think he's referring more to his obeservation of the NUMBER of new people duck hunting this year. I would imagine that on public hunting areas, this increase would be a bit on an inconvenience.
This year was the worst I have ever seen. Yea its good that the sport is getting new hunters. That means more money toward conservation programs and what not. We problem is that they have no respect for the sport or other hunters. Leaving trash, shooting non-waterfowl birds, and just being plain ignorant. I actually had 2 experiences with high school age kids if I had to guess that blew my mind.
1.) One group came in about 15min after LST and turned their motor off about 150-200yrds from us but they could not see us. Wind blowing towards us we heard "man do you know where we are going? yea we are going towards the shooting." we had just shot as they pulled up.
2.) A group walked in about 200yrds from us, no wind so we could hear every word they said. Cussing each other and hollering and carrying on. They could not see us but continued to come closer. Eventually their converstation went like this: "I wonder how far we are from those guys? who cares im gona sky blast everything that comes close so they better not let anything circle this way!"