ohioboy wrote:hunting public land is the same as other public land no matter where you are from my experience. early bird gets the worm. i scout, i do my hw, i scour maps and google earth. i drive and paddle and glass. regardless, if i dont get there first i am screwed. i have even been out there at 2:30 to have someone try to set up 80 yards away right at LST. i know that the whole blind thing can be great to eliminate these types of issues, but i honestly hunting a new spot if i have to or if want a change of pace. forces me to adapt and learn new areas.
i wish i had sympathy for those whose spots were taken away by a guide with cash-welcome to a capitalist country. that is how it works. know why i dont own 500 acres? cant afford it. why do i have a kayak? cant afford a boat.
look, no birds has everyone testy this year. i would love to see a DHC happy hour at the end of this season.
PSUbuzz wrote:I have to agree, public land is indeed public and anyone can use it whenever they please. I encourage guys to get out and try duck hunting, its a fun sport and I know I have killed birds because other hunters keep them moving. I actually bank on that as a tactic in some public areas. My purpose behind this post is I just wanted to encourage everyone on here to be more vague with locations, even on puclic land. I know on the bay more boat traffic keeps the ducks moving which is great. But as far as the smaller locations like towns or certain ponds or stretches of the upper potomac on public areas, you are letting the lazy guys get the fun. I take youth hunters out as often as I can but I stress to them the art of scouting. I'm not against new hunters getting out and getting on birds, that's not my intention with this post. I absolutely am against lazy hunters that will not go out and scout for themselves. If you can't get in your truck and put some miles on which is a simple task, what else are you being lazy about? Blind stubbling, putting time into learning to call, making good shots? I'm not saying I'm perfect, and I had to start somewhere just like everyone else, but being lazy or not at least trying on those items does nothing more than educate birds. Don't encourage lazyness by letting lazy hunters have information. Those sorts I will admit I would like to see leave the sport, they are making it harder on the guys that scout and work hard for our birds. I hope I don't get torn apart for this post but I hope you guys see where I'm coming from
akdiesel wrote:PG county? You must have never been there.
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