kahunna wrote:scruggs12 = Good luck with your internet police crusade against sarcasm on the forum. I for one, do not respect newbies who come here first, without the necessary preliminary research having been done. Carry on.
scruggs12 wrote:flint4045 wrote:scruggs12 wrote:Mudgun,
I have no reason to doubt you. I just think its stupid to bash every and all newcomers. How is the sport supposed to grow and peak more interest if you are getting bashed publicly on your first post. People need to sit back and understand that just because you are new or inexperienced doesn't mean you are something less than a "veteran" of the sport. It's just stupid. My point is, everyone has to start something to become experienced at something, except for demi-gods. Why knock them down so early on? Probably fear.
Grow and peak new interest is one thing. I see a whole bunch of pretty boy wanna bees running around my neck of the woods.
A store bought duck band 550 cord necklace and a duck commander tee shirt does not make one a duck hunter.
Just a passing fad for most of them I think. Couple of cold icy mornings should thin the herd .
Your neck of the woods??? Just because someone lives outside of your woods, they automatically become a duck dynasty wanna-be??? My first VHS was "The Art of Commanding Ducks", by Phil Robertson, pre Duck Dynasty days. This was 14-15 years ago. I, personally, think the show is funny as hell in a weird, stupid kind of way. I don't want to duck hunt any more or less because of the show. They don't even hunt on it. If this is a fad, good it will pass. Less people in the water in the long run. Once the work begins, they cap their waders, drop a call into ice water, said call freezes up, they may move on. I live in NOVA because I moved here with my parents before I could choose. I rock a ZZ Top ish goatee, think camo should be a primary color, love cold mornings and mud, is that your idea of a pretty boy? Maybe a different way of life up here, but love the hunt just as much as you.
LEWDOG wrote:Hunting forums are a tool that hunters at all skill levels can use , some post like they are the blind boss while others just want to find a legal spot to play the part of a duck hunter . Most never post or just on a subject they have a good idea how it works , yes then there are the few that signs up as the "New To Hunting" user name which almost never makes it pass the first thread posted .
Now I don't know about the rest of you but I would much rather read about someone looking for a public place to get their boots muddy then how mister Great Right killed a limit before the first cup of coffee . Funny thing is Great Right is quick to blame someone that names a location in a off the wall post when someone new comes into that area . When in reality it was the bragging of Great Right that set off flares on the tool side of these forums . I mean some put where they live / hunt under there avatar where others leave it blank and make other to search it out . Rarely do I talk about kills and for good reasons but the number of dead per hunt has nothing to do with how good of a hunter one is IMO . Yes thanks to blind laws there are haves and have not-s but there is no such thing as a have not that can't become a Have if they want to . Someone new could very well have duck city in there back pocket an which forum member will find that out , the put downer or the helper ? Again a tool that can be used a lot of ways by a lot of different forum members .
I'll end with do onto others as you would want others do onto you .
hnt300 wrote:The problem with new duck hunters is:
#1 they have never pushed a boat several hundred yards in the marsh to kill 1 teal
#2 spent countless hours and lots of money building blinds to have them taken from you , due to stupid blind laws.
#3 breaking ice for hours with leaking waders freezing your azz off for 2 Blue Bills
#3questioning why the hell you are hunting in the worst weather possible and wondering if you will make it back!
#4 they have never prayed for high tide to get the boat out of the mud.
#5 They bring a friend that you want to drown the first 15 min of a hunt.
Lets face it Duck hunters lie to wive's, bosses, other duck hunters to enjoy the short season we have.
Duck hunters i know are tough men and take this obsession very seriously.
So dont be thin skinned and half azz this sport!