Chambo, I don't already know the answer to my question, that's why I am asking to hopefully better educate myself. I think you misunderstood my post or I did not explain myself well. I was not hunting the roost, nor was he. Unfortunately, it's not a loaf spot either. I was pass shooting birds that were headed to the roost probably 2 miles from us out on the lake.
Why would you set up right across from someone who is pass shooting? I have to leave my pass shooting spot because someone decides to decoy near me? I certainly would never intrude on someone who was already set up, but I had been there all day. He had also been there all day in the back corner and decided to move when he noticed that the birds were flying right over me. Then he gets upset because I take my shot. I guess that in your eyes I did the right thing by leaving, I just should have done so one shot earlier. His calling was flaring the birds anyway.
I think the problem here is that pass-shooting is a dirty word as stated in an article in Cabelas and other sites.
http://www.cabelas.com/community-inthef ... tail.shtml
"Today, however, just saying the word pass-shooter can get you into trouble in some places. In many locales, the phrases pass-shooter and sky-buster - Translation: A "hunter" unable to estimate distance and prone to shooting at ridiculous ranges - are used interchangeably. Pass-shooters, some say, are simply lazy, not wanting to go to the effort of scouting, putting out a decoy spread, nor learning the nuances of waterfowl vernacular. Are these criticisms deserved, or is the modern pass-shooter getting a bum rap?
I have set up here for several years now and chose this spot because there isn't real heavy pressure, there are good numbers of ducks, I don't need a boat, and in between ducks decoying I usually have the opportunity to pass-shoot some low flying geese. I did my scouting to find these qualities. I watched where the birds were consistently flying year after year as they came from the fields and adjusted accordingly. I have to give that up because some guy in a canoe comes out of the corner after unsuccessfully trying to decoy Geese all day and sets up his 6 dekes and a portable turkey blind; leaves his canoe exposed and shining for all to see and gets pissed because I take the shot I had been waiting for all day. Again, I guess I did the right thing by leaving and let him practice his goose calling.
I've been worried about shooting this spot up too much before duck season anyway. If anything, I will catch them from the field before they get to the tree line.
Maybe, I should just swear to never pass-shoot again and get off the subject.