StuStiltman wrote:I'm sure this won't make me popular but ive got experience busting roosts. Here's what I've learned. If you bust a roost pond there gone and definitely won't be back anytime soon. If you bust a roost on a lake they usually come back in a day or two, usually not the same spot but on the same lake. I'm not sure if that applies to rivers like the st. Croix. And just to keep from offending field hunters I'll say I only bust roost ponds at freeze up or when the owner asks me to, I certainly don't want to mess up a hot field for a guy.
chasing the GREEN wrote:If you do find the birds on the river, all you will do is get maybe one good shoot on them. you shoot them in their save zone on the river and you burn that whole group from the area. so you may get one shoot if you can, but you also will ruin a big number of field hunts in the area. find the water, get there before they fly and go get permission from the fields they are hitting. that way you can get many more hunts out of it and not screw over the other field hunters in the area that put scouting time in.
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