LBeinhaur wrote:Had a group hunting about 300 yards from me yesterday and they were constantly , constantly calling on a duck call. And not well at that, High pitched extremly fast calls. This was going on ALL day. And when a goose or flock of geese were nearby they started on the goose call, AND they were the worst sky busters I have ever seen. I saw then shoot at a flock of geese that were probably 125 yards away! I notice as I was leaving that they had a kid with them about 12 or 13.
Now I am all for taking a kid hunting and do so my self. But don't you think the father should have enough common sense to try and teach him or even the group how to use a call and NOT to sky bust????
Along with that they were set up oly about 100 yards from the access road and I would imagine that was unnerving for anyone passing by!!!
OK, I'm done with my rant!! I wish I could say something to them but I doubt it would do any good, maybe they won't be there today!!
pete/pmr wrote:This is why it is so hard to hunt on public areas for me! I do understand new people to duck and goose hunting,that they tend to go crazy with calls and sound horrible,but if they do not have someone educated in the sport mentoring them,well what other choice do they have other than going out there and giving it a shot on thier own?
For me this becomes a chance to talk with them after the hunt,(basically when I pack up because I cannot take it any longer),and stop by thier set up or on the boat landing,and strike up a conversation with them. As politely as possible I try to explain the way to do things that works for me! Calling,setting up,waiting for the birds to respond to the calling and coming into shooting range,and things like that! If we do not try to help new hunters learn how to hunt properly and ethically,we are as much as fault as they are, because at one time or another we were all new to the sport! Some of us more fortunate than others to have had a mentor who showed or taught us the right way to do things! So it is our responsibility to do our best to try to educate people we see doing it all wrong,because until someone does, they will continue to go about it all wrong!
And that will just give us all a bad name, and they will continue to do things the way they are,and most of them are not trying to be disrespectful,because they just do not know! Most people are eager to learn and willing to except help from others that are more experienced than they are,because it only helps them to learn quicker! They all know they do not have a clue,but they are showing a desire to be out there,and if we help them, they will only become better hunters and more respectful! And isn't that what we want out there around us?
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