The problem with the blind laws as they are written is that they are now the machinations for shutting down areas to hunting.
Let's face it, all of the good spots are tagged.
There are damm few spots that exist in the tidewater that a) hold birds and b) don't have a tag on a stick. The ones that do exist are hula hoop in size and allow a blind to be wedged in where someone left a 5 yard area open.
So, you go in and tag that spot. Hunt it. One of two things happens. 1) The adjacent landowner gets angry and eventually tags it and poof 2) Adjacent blind owners lie, cheat, steal, burn their way into squeezing you out.
So, what happens is the new hunters put blinds in places that either hold damm few birds or are in "gray" areas (see Potomac River thread). What happens when people build blinds in marginal areas? They get pizzed and start skybusting traffic birds. Or they shoot ducks and geese and then chase them under boat docks or unload 3 gun salvos in front of Mcmansions.
Then, the blind laws are used to close another area to hunters, probably permanently.
The poster in this thread claims to have closed several miles of river to hunting by others without owning an acre and then complains about "poachers". I guarantee if I found a chink in his blind armour and found a spot in "his" river he would be out there next summer working very hard to push me out. Been there done that.
Swift Creek, Appamattox, James, Rappahannock, Potomac....all but the York. Duck hunters are the same all over.
Build a blind somewhere, and hunt every Saturday and never fire a shot or blow a call. They don't get too upset. Kill a couple of limits while they eat BBQ chips.....fur gonna fly.
Non-Rip Blind laws are a crutch. If you can't hang, it's OK I get it.
NOW WITH MORE 100% MORE VITRIOLIC SARCASM!!!