Well this is not a huge surprise. I own a cottage in the area and stopped hunting Croton last year. On the special two day hunt in JAN, there was three groups of hunters hunting the only open water. One was UNDER THE BRIDGE/CAUSEWAY (unreal) one was in a layout boat that was between the boat ramp and the gas station- Croton Trading Post, and last one near the portage area. I drove down when I heard the shots and spoke to two of the groups (standing at the boat ramp...) and advised them that they were to close to occupied buildings and that township was getting pissed about it.
Also, the groups hunting there (not all) during the season have become very nasty and rude. I dont go hunting to have this crap, I would rather sit on a small pond and knock one bird down then to deal with it.
Let me ask you, was it the Chicago Church with the canoes as they hold quite a bit of outings now that they purchased the old deer farm?
I came back over the causeway around 2pm on Saturday and never saw anything out of sorts.
It's not just a duck boat, it is a tatical platform for opportunity- weedwacker 101
Preserve game and hunt with a trained dog- NAVHDA.