Of course you are. You have posted a total of 17 times.
I know for me a good day of scouting takes about 4 hours and 30 bucks worth of gas, not to mention 1000 mosquito bites.
Dude get off your donkey and get some fresh air.[/quote]
So I guess I have to be a web site junkie writing a lot of post to prove my duck hunting ability. I'll put my days a field up against anyones. When the weather is so nasty that no one is around and 0 degrees and 30 mile an hour winds, I'll be there. When there are no birds in the area but locals I'll be there. When it's 90 out, I'll be there.
If you want I can provide you with the exact dates that I've missed in the last 40+ years of duck hunting (9). How many have you missed? I don't miss any days during the season unless there is a family emergency. Never had to miss a day hunting because of my worked, my hours were from 9 PM until 5Am for 30+ years. I have gone hunting right after the birth of my oldest daughter and still got back to hospitial in time for visiting hours. The only days that I'm not near water watching and scouting are Sundays. So I guess those 250+ days a year out and about is just sitting around.
Can you tell me that you go out in below 0 weather and hang duck boxes in the swamps or clear the snow off fields so the birds can get to the feed when the weather gets bad. Or getting in a boat in sub freezing temps to free birds that got stuck in the ice over night, breaking 5 inches of ice all the way. Or providing straw for nests during the spring nesting periods. I do a lot of stuff for the birds.
If people want to know when and where the birds are they can call me anytime. I've given many spots to people I don't know. I can only hunt one spot at a time. They're not just one persons birds, they belong to everyone. If I can provide someone with a chance to get a few birds I will. Someone who has never hunted an area I hunt and wants some info I'll give it them.
The local game commission guys are always asking me about the birds, why, because I spend more time in the field watching the birds than they do. If your ever in my neck of the wood look for a red Dodge with the tail gate missing and you'll find me and I'll put you on birds. Oh and by the way the geese were on the field near the outflow and near launches 2 and 3 this morning. Saw 53 and no bands, many young ones around just getting into the flying bit. The woodies were flying out last night right after dusk heading to Ohio.