JustinNH wrote:(last time I will ever go there)
Don't write it off too soon. These things are very cyclical. One year its good, then it gets pounded for 3 years, next thing you know, you are alone in the swamp. This place I hunt, when I started hunting it, there were a bunch of abondanded blinds. I never wanted to use them or fix them up because I didn't know what the proper etiquette for hunting an abandoned blind was. So I went there, and hunted next to old blinds, or down the bank from them. The next year, one of them totally caved in over the off season. I waited until the day before the season opened, and went there and cleaned it all up figuring no body had checked it out, nobody was going to use it. I hunted it for a few years, next thing I know, every old blind is full, the place is a cluster F ever weekend. I start hunting just weekdays, then all of a sudden they get crappy too. Then I see a guy hunting in my blind one day. Then another guy another day.
And this is after I fixed it all up and brushed it in for the season, it obviously wasn't empty. Two years ago there were far fewer ducks, last year, fewer ducks still , and fewer people. I'm sticking it out for another crappy year or two of hunting, then I figure everyone else will have moved on.