"Each license issued to a nonlandowner applies to 250 yards of shoreline, with the blind site located in the middle. All blind sites must be at least 125 yards from previously licensed shoreline. Therefore, there has to be a stretch of shoreline of at least 250 yards that has not been previously licensed (to either a landowner or a resident nonlandowner) available at the time that you apply. Licenses expire on June 30, in the year after the license was issued"
When you go to the court house on the 2nd Tuesday in August, the DNR guy will have maps and a stencil kit that are scaled so his little stencil circle is scaled to 250 yds on the map. If your circle overlaps someone elses circle, or your circle doesnt cover enough unlicensed shoreline, you cant license it. Or you can license it, pay your money, and then show up and find out youve licensed a site too close to a house on shore and youve wasted your time and money licensing a unhuntable stake(happens all the time, and NRP will fine you the first time they come out and range finder you from the complaining residence, even when you sit there with the map in hand. The license maps do not show houses, you need to bring your own device with aerial maps that show houses). Licensing a "point" is common practice, and "points" usually go quick since guys want to be out in the water and get noticed by birds. But someone can booger up a point by licensing a cove on one side or another to use that point as a wind block, but it also blocks someone else from hunting that point. Its a chess game on maps in the courthouse of blocking other hunters from your area so you have more shoreline that hasnt been hunted. Im still learning this chess game they call blind licensing.
does having multiple screen names on a forum and having a conversation with yourself make you an extra special rock star hunter?