texan68 wrote:Who cares if it’s legal or not. If ya want to take the easy way out and smack em on the water, fine. I know I have never done it, or even considered doing it. I guess we all have our own ideas of what hunting is.
I care if it is illegal or not. If you're going to state things as fact provide a legitimate source to back your statement up.
That's all fine and dandy that you won't water/ground swat a bird. Good for you. It's no skin off my back whether you do or don't. Just don't come onto a public forum and type opinions and try to pass them as fact UNLESS you can back them up.
I do have my own idea of what hunting is passed down to me through 3 generations of hardcore duck hunters not sunrise watchers. If I happen to water swat 2 or 3 ducks a season what does it matter? Flushing them, allowing them to get 6" off the water and then filling them full of steel isn't very sporting either just like pass shooting or shooting a mallard at 15 yards hovering 10 feet over the water.