Are you kidding me!! So you allow the bully to drive your behavior!! That is chicken crap my buddy, shame on you and them.
We are hunters and should support each other so the ANTI's do not get one more inch further in thier cause against us!!
I might get upset, but would never burn a blind, cut a guys tires, etc.
Deal with the issue, like be a bully and do crap like that behind a guys back.
waterfowlhunter wrote: You can Call it what you want but I call it SMART.
waterfowlhunter wrote: Where we hunt there are several blinds but there is also MILES of coastline so I can get 300 to 400 yards away and set my spread (and may the best spread win).
patrick.carrington wrote: I am still confused as to why a "private" blind on public land is ok. They don't pay taxes on it, but they can claim that patch of earth whenever they want throughtout the season. That really blows my mind . You wouldn't let someone build something on your hunting land so why does the state allow people to build on theres?
waterfowlhunter wrote:patrick.carrington wrote: I am still confused as to why a "private" blind on public land is ok. They don't pay taxes on it, but they can claim that patch of earth whenever they want throughtout the season. That really blows my mind . You wouldn't let someone build something on your hunting land so why does the state allow people to build on theres?
to me I look at it the same way as camping on public land (not in campgrounds but in open areas). You just fill out the camp permit, Park your 5th wheel or set your tent in the woods where you want it and that is your piece of land for a set amount of time. and if you want to stay longer you just move for 24 hours and then move back. during the time you have "claimed" that property as your camp you can leave for the day and no one can just move into your tent or camper while your away. I know it is not EXACTLY the same as building a little blind in the marsh but you are still claiming a piece of public land as yours. you are not paying taxes or fees to stay there and you are actually Living on the property for a couple of weeks. We do this all the time and if all of the sudden someone wanted to change the law and tell us that we can set up camp but if we leave for a hike anyone can move in because we were not currently in the camp and it is public land, That would not be acceptable at all.
Ice shantys are tha same way. Houghton lake for example there are sometimes so many out there all winter long that is is hard to find a good hole. But you can not fish out of another mans shanty either. My suggestion would be to contact the local DNR everytime you find an unmarked blind or if you think it will be left there take a pic of the owners info for future reference and report them if they leave it up past the removal date.
waterfowlhunter wrote:more good points and if you are hunting on different days it could work out that everyone pitches in on the blind building work and maintenance. you are probably a special case though because most hunters I know hunt the weekends. I usually hunt every day the opening week and then most of the second week. from there it is dependent on the weather if I hunt or not. so the sharing of a blind would be hard to schedule. PC sounds like he is in an area of only a couple of good spots with lots of hunters and everyone wants the good spot so someone builds a blind in the middle to basically reserve the entire marsh. I do not think it is right for anyone to try and take over an entire pothole just by placing a blind in the middle. We had one small Pothole and there were about 3 blinds around it. everyone had to be VERY careful as you could easily shoot and badly hurt the guy across the hole. but every one "shared" the ducks and only shot when the ducks were in thier own decoys.
patrick.carrington wrote:Thank God I am in the navy.
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