I know that this topic has been brought up frequently, but since this forum has been a bit slow lately, I shall bring it up again
So my morning started out by meeting at our spot at 5am and bringing all the gear out to the X. We go and park our trucks a few hundred yards away from our spot ( hidden by a trailer on one side and standing corn on the other) . We walk back and set up 20 full bodies and a few silhouettes . Its now 5:25 and we are getting ansy. 5:45 rolls around and were getting a little jacked up, then out of no where we see a few sets of headlights. Now we are hunting a huge farm ( 800-1000 tillable acres) and are on a little 3-4 acres piece of grass land. So, a few hunters show up, and park about 100 yards away. We had already set up in the middle of the field, that gave us the best chance possible to do a little shooting. So a buddy and I walked over to the hunters and asked them how they planned on setting up (we were extremely nice, I even invited them to hunt WITH us) he stated that they were going to shoot the east west, which, if they had gotten the opportunity, would have been directly at their vehicles (which the brain surgeons parked about 70 yards from where they set up, IN PLAIN SIGHT, IN THE FIELD!!!) and also directly at the farmers barns approximately 120-140 yards out. So being the nice guy that I was I didn't put up a big fight about it, just got his name and license plate number. Anyways, long story short, they set up about 60 yards from us, aiming their guns at the barn and vehicles. Well, this has happened to us before, Arseholes show up at or after legal hunting time, and have no problem setting up right on top of us! Well luckily, we ended up putting a little show on for them!
We had one flock come in, and dropped 5! ( I was expecting to see more, but some group within a mile or so was doing a lot of shooting ( starting at 5:30)...I have a sneaking suspicion they didn't get the memo on when duck hunting starts, however, maybe they were just in the place to be?
So my questions are... 1. What are these people thinking? Do they have no conscience? Is there anyone on here that thinks that showing up at legal hunting time and setting up on top of someone is legit? Or am I just over thinking this?
How do you guys deal with these types of people?
And the worse part about this whole thing for me is that one of the gentleman had their kid with him, maybe 13-15 years old, and essentially is making him believe that that is how duck/goose hunting works...just set up on top of people, aim at cars and barns.... it really "grinds my gears"
Just figured I would share my morning.. still had a great time, epic sunrise, good friends, and put a few birds on the ground to boot!