flint4045 wrote: A blind tag nailed to a Cyprus tree is BS.
Sitndux3294 wrote:The chick in my opinion is now one of the most overrated rivers in the state for duck hunting. IMHO.
Born in Williamsburg, live right on the water (chick) my entire life, still do. I am an avid duck hunter, hunt 45 plus days a year.
I am fortunate to own and have access to some of the best true marshes on the river.
Due to the hunting pressure and fisherman running the creeks year round the hunting is average to poor at best most years until the last 2-3 weeks of Jan. The ducks have no where to rest/roost on the chick, you can hunt the entire river.
Hydrilla is good for ducks, they love it, especially divers.
We spend a fortune building and tagging blinds each year but I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE VA BLIND LAWS, SIMPLY PUT.
I personally think all citizens of the state should have equal access to hunt all waters and creeks within the state. Just my .02 cents.
We however are forced to play the blind tag game but we don't have one "ghost blind" to our names. We actually hunt our blinds.
One last observation on the chick. I believe the chick has more opportunity to be hunted now than it ever has. You have to spend time looking and observing what marshes are hunted, tagged, etc... SEVERAL MARSHES ON THIS RIVER ARE NOT TAGGED OR HUNTED.. PERIOD. You just have to put the field time in to find them, own a range finder.
A tag on a stick won't work, makes a great place to tie the bow of your floating blind up to.
I now hunt Arkansas with friends. I shoot more quality ducks in Arkansas in 3 days than I do on the chick all year anymore.
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