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I have a question I wanted to ask you guys. This is my second year duck hunting and I want to make sure I've learned one of the "unspoken rules" correctly.
What is an acceptable distance between hunters' spreads?
The reason I ask?
I arrived to the public area I hunt on very early. I was the first hunter to set up. About 30 mins after I was done setting up more hunters showed up and set up a little under 100 yards to my right and left. This seemed awfully close to me. Is there a distance hunter's should give each other or am I wrong about this?
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Hundred yards is real close. Not only from an ethical point but from a safety point of view. There is not much you can do though except move if you feel pressured. I have talked politely with a few guys after the hunt to let them know what impact their decision has on you. If the issue escalates a CO has always been a good arbitrator for disputes. Sorry to hear. Good luck
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I usually try and have at least a 200 yard min and preferably 300-400 yards. Depends on the pressure. If there are guys everywhere then it gets tighter but if not I try to make it where I can't see any other spreads.
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Depends on the circumstances.
I layout hunt. In popular places, 1/2 mile between spreads. In places that are not popular, I expect at least a mile.
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