u know 870, i can relate to that story because i have been one of those guys that totally pissed a non hunter off. not intentionally. myself and a buddy of mine had left the south end of owasco lake after a very non productive hunt. on the way home, we passed his parents camp along the lake. he yelled at me to stop because there were birds on the water in front of his camp. we stopped and hid behind his shed until the birds came within range. we jumped out and the birds just sat there, 10 yards away on the water. we walked towards them and started yelling at them. finally, they began to lift off. we both doubled. we went out and got the birds and much to our surprise, they were enormous 5 pound drake mallards. as we were wading back to land, a woman in her mid 70's started screaming obscenities at us and telling us she was calling the cops.we took off thinking we had done something wrong, as any sixteen yr olds would do. the lady called my buddys parents, and it turns out that they had purchased those ducks as easter presents for their young grandchildren. they had been hand fed bread and caged kept for two years prior. thats why they were so big!!!!! that was 10 yrs ago. we now laugh about it and refer to it as "THE EASTER DUCK SLAYING" oh, did i forget to mention that they had their wings clipped?
"Robins don't screw blackbirds......"