kris brantner wrote:
kitasdad wrote:KBrantner, I agree with the fact that a lot of guys just hunt where they see people. It is unfortunate, but that is the way it is on public land. We all need to realize we are public land and understand that that will happen. No need to flip out on a another guy because he got up ridiculously early (not saying you do).
oh i do! just venting, i know there is nothing i can do about it. i havent and will never do this to another guy. i think we got off topic on this post, is it legal, yes! is it right, no. im not agreeing with the fact that if someone shows up with their name on their blind you should leave, hell no. i build all my blinds out of natural cover.
i will NEVER hunt out of a boat. lazy people use boat blinds than almost never blend in. im saying what pisses me off is when people come looking when they hear shooting, see where you are and then game hog your spot the next day. is it legal, yes, is it right? i dont think so. maybe i should just start tearing down all my blinds and rebuidling them the next day, all they are is a big giant "HUNT HERE" sign anyways
i dont build permanent blinds. i build blinds out of sticks and grass. hardly permanent. i do this in every spot i hunt. you can be just as mobile doing this as hunting a boat blind, only you will be hid 10x better. trust me, i am out there more in one season than most of you probably are in 5. i see everything. people are lazy and stupid. you name it ive seen it this year. heres one for ya. little pond i like to hunt, public of course. there was a cpl hundred birds on it. all on the shallow crappy mucky end. for 3 days in a row these two guys sat on the south end, with a north wind blowing in their face, not shooting anything while the ducks landed on the other end. the next day i drive by, their boat is sitting plum in the middle of the pond on the north end while these same two idiots are on the south end with the wind in their face. there thinking must have been hmmmmm lets park the boat down there so the ducks wont land down there. the thought never crossed their minds that hey, maybe we should hunt that end? needless to say there hasnt been enough huntable ducks in there to make me want to hunt it again.
ive been down winded at least 10 times this year, most of the time 75 yards or less. im always the first one at the landing yet these people who show up 20 min before shooting time think they can park their boatblinds wherever they want no matter how close to someone else they are.
ive had my blinds trashed before, which is techinally hunter harassment in the rulebooks.
i even got shot as this year when i had to drive through someones spread because they set up and took up the whole travel corridor. needless to say there were a few f bombs thrown around.
case in point. we are all out there to have fun, not to cut each others throat. do some scouting, find some birds and shoot some crap. if someone beats you to a spot, go somewhere else, dont set up 40 yards away. the feds have us all crammed in on top of each other but we can still get away from people if you are willing to do a little work.
sorry, rant over