I see what you are saying and agree , I would change what I said to "own land in the county of the blind" . But really the blind laws work here in Mathews and anywhere where there is a coast , it's when you take these laws in a river or lake that they start to break down .LEWDOG - to your point about residing in the county in the which the blind is situated, I offer the following. At issue would be the limitation of "public" water throughout the state, whereby taxes, licenses, and other paid monies by sportsman could not be enjoyed due to the boundaries of their residential jurisdiction. Further, some boundary areas would need clarification - considering that waterways are often used as the definition of boundary lines for localities - which would mean money spent by the state to exactly define the "middle" or "channel" of particular waters.
cut_un wrote:Soooooo, seems to be more wrongs that rights on this topic, is there anyway we as waterfowlers can "right" some of these "wrongs" and (try) to bring both sides together???? After all, we should try to leave this world better than we found it :cool:
If you had of said they protect the rights of the owner of the hunting rights holder it would have been 100% . I say this b/c of a fixed blind knowed as a Water blind , for a waterblind has rights over a property owner after the cut off date , as well a float blind owner .The stationary blind laws however, are fair and enforceable. Partuiclarly, they protect the rights of the property holder.
LEWDOG wrote:Now I have a question no two questions , (1) Does one have to have a blind tag and license on a Stationary blind on land that they own the hunting rights to if they don't care if other hunters hunt within the 500 yards of said blind ? (2) To read the law as writen a boat that has anything other then paint must have a floating blind license . But if a floater doesn't care about the 500 yards that comes with the tag & license why can't they hunt it without the tag and license ?
LEWDOG wrote:I have 6 stationary blinds and 5 floating blinds , every year I pay my money to get the license for each of the fixed and I buy two for the floaters (move the tag to the one being use)
LEWDOG wrote:One more thing , where does PIT BLINDS fall into this mix ? I had a idea of taking a old fiberglass boat out to a sandy island and digging a hole and putting it in the sand , then using plywood make a top so the whole thing would be under the sand . I then could take a pump to get the water out of it before I hunt it .
Botton Line - the State of Va. is going to get its money , all of this blind money is going into the GP funds and will be use anywhere anyway that they want to use it and all us little people can do is pay the man :pissed: .
(although a federal warden may take the citation to federal court, depending on the circumstances)
LEWDOG wrote:I'm sorry but there is no way for the man to know now many floaters a floating blind tag is use on , IMHO a hunter would be a dang fool to buy 10 $35. license if he has 10 floaters unless they all are going to be use at the same time .
LEWDOG wrote:Just where does one find all of these "§ 29.1-340 , § 29.1-342 , § 29.1-346 , § 29.1-341.1. dang number laws and why would one want to find them in the first place ?
LEWDOG wrote:I go to a sporting store to buy my license , I fill out the paper work and they give me the metal plates and stamps and a book title Virginia Migratory Waterfowl 200* - 200@ seasons and bag limits and in that book I find all the laws and such that I will need to hunt .
LEWDOG wrote:That crap that you put up on here is for GW's and lawyers and as long as I stay in the blinds on the hunt I should never need to know about such things .
LEWDOG wrote:OK now that we are pass all of that let's go back to the pit blind deal , I see where a boat is a boat and if something is added (under sand with a plywood top) it would need a license , but what if it was just dirt ( a hole in the earth) ? wouldn't that be like a hollow tree , a natural blind ?
LEWDOG wrote: BS not sure what to say about that first line b/c I can't form a opinion on there job being that I have only seen them doing there job out where our sport takes place twice in 20 years .
LEWDOG wrote:I disagree with you on the natural blinds , for no one is going to buy a blind license for a low spot on a sandy beach or a hollow tree in a woods next to a pond nor would a GW would look for one on those spots .
LEWDOG wrote: But hey if we all agreed all the time we wouldn't have anything to talk about on the forums , Right .
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