Forgive me for forgetting myself....I obviously had a brainfart and had forgotten I was walking in the land of Barneyville. Resistance is futile....
Turbo, one thing--momma always said you can't fix stupid...you sir, are a great example
No one ever said anything about not helping fellers out in ANY way. Yes there are many good resources on the web that are very helpful and can cut a man's time down dramatically when trying to pinpoint an area of interest. However, you obviously missed my point...that being that todays new hunters are abusing the web forums for info that goes waaaaay beyond the parameters of looking for GENERAL help and info. Google earth, BING 3D, lakes/reservoir websites, state and local websites...it's all just a click away. However, we are seeing too many guys coming onto forums today and just blantantly asking "Where can I find ducks?" You strike me as the kind of person that will never admit it, but you know damn well it to be true.
Furthermore, what about all the other cats out there putting in that hard work just so that some "good samaritan" such as yourself
can just pipe up with " anyone can ask me where ducks are and I'll tell them" and stab those fellers right in the back. I'm sure the guys that hunt the lakes/rivers/etc where you do would completely agree with your stance, huh? They'd whoop your azz and you know it.
So don't come on here and try to make it look like you are the public land messiah and here to help everyone. It is guys like you that give public hunting a bad wrap with your loose lips that cause another man's hard work and scouting to go right down the toilet just because you wanna be a "little helper".
Here's something helpful for those looking for birds....get on the net, scout aerial imagery, check water levels on websites and network through PM's!! NOT just blantantly coming on a forum and asking "where are the birds?" or "Anyone know anything about Lake X?" Do your own homework and ask privately if you must. That will show guys that you are asking that you understand that the WHOLE WORLD is watching when you ask somethign publicly and they will respect you for trying to keep things on the down low. They'll also be more receptibe to share a little bit of good info with ya. After that, get yo azz in yo truck, hook up your boat iffin ya gots one and go look for yourself. Areas change season to season, what an area might look like and offer one year will sometimes be totally different the next. Keep a journal...Take notes, conditions, food resources, etc... Point is, put in yourleg work, it is all part of the waterfowling experience
See that is the whole point of my thread......Ask if you must, but do it privately. Guys remember, this is the WORLD wide web, and not a private forum. How would you feel if you put in some hard work in finding some really good areas and some bozo pops off with" just ask and I'll tell ya where" and it just so happens to be at a lake/river/WMA you frequent? Wouldn't like it would ya. Don't know about the rest of you cats but I personally don't like the areas I hunt crowded. I've watched area after area get blown out over the years because of loose lips on internet forums. If ya find birds and have great succes, good for you and and I hope ya do!! However, keep it to yourself unless you want company the next day.
Some of you fellers may not agree with me today, but rest assured the day WILL come, when you will finally realize and understand what I am trying to explain...
I'm done...can't ya beat a Barney cuz, well he's Barney and doesn't get it and never will
Happy scouting and hunting to you guys this season