Howdy fellas/ and
to the site NYTUGS!
I diskappeered from the site for a while, but i am glad to be back with the only guys who are as koo koo about duck hunting as i am. so many people get annoyed over the fact that every other sentace that comes out of my mouth has something to do with ducks, shooting ducks, eating ducks, and again, ducks. but back to the subject, fly buster- i agree 110% about scouting. i usually dont even hunt unless i know that that the birds will be around. and that dosent mean hearin it from the guys at the coffee house. i like most of us, put in the time and money to find my birds before i hunt. and i know this has been said several times, but nothing burns my butt more than taking someone you think is trustworthy out for a hard scouted hunt, pound the birds, and then to take a swing by the spot before work on the following monday morning, just to find that "pond Scum" as 870 would say, sitting on that very rock you hunted
. i know, nothing new. but still, its a "manlaw", not to do that.
and duckbum, im the same way-very small group that hunts with me. most have hunted with me for years. and the messed up part, is that the one that has been hunting with me the longest, is the one that did it
. his excuse was "i thought it was OUR spot". i told him yes exactly, it is OUR spot. that means ME and YOU. not YOU and the douche nozzle neighboor of yours and his buddy. needless to say he is done hunting with me. One of my first hunts was with an extrmely knowlegeable veteran of the bigwater, at the age of 14. his name was 870, and the first words that came out of his mouth before we even launched the rig, was "you tell anyone where we hunt, you wont be hunting with me anymore". and sice that day i have taken those very words quite seriously.
Sorry for the superlong post Fellas
, but its good to be home