.WalkinHunter wrote:OK now a comment about these _______ that keep yelling at folks to do their own "scouting"
Please explain why you seem to be so against people"Scouting"? Last I checked, scouting is an integral part of Hunting,
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verb (used with object)
to chase, search or scout for (game or other wild animals) for the purpose of catching or killing.
Bottom line, if you don't want to put in the time/effort required to consistently kill good numbers of birds, pay for a Guide. In addition to enabling the guys who are juuuuust ambitious enough to create an account here on DHC but too lazy to pound the pavement, you are feeding a countless number of lurkers who do nothing more than Google "Illinois Duck Hunting" and wait for guys like you to give up the location of their best hunting spots. Yes, that actually happens.... often.
WalkinHunter wrote:This forum is about exchange and informing. Not preaching some archaic male bullying crap. We come here to share. If you wanna help a guy, cool, but do NOT attack him or others for helping one get information.
Correct, this forum is about exchanging, informing, and sharing all sorts of information... which will hopefully lead to becoming a better duck Hunter. Internet scouting is completely contradictory to that end. I have helped, been helped by, and hunted with many a person on this site but guess what, those hunts were never free. They were earned, traded, or shared. With regards to the archaic male bullying.... It sounds like your manpon is starting to itch and you should probably change it soon. I don't know about you, but I have never in my life duck hunted with any group of guys that cant take or give crap with the best of em'...including my 6yr old son, so either grow a pair, get over it, or let me know if you would like to fill out an DHC official Hurt Feelings Report .
.WalkinHunter wrote:Cause in the real world, where the ducks are today, they wont be tomorrow or certainly the day after
You are just 100% plain ol' wrong about this. Ever hear of the term " Honey Hole"? Sure, the ducks may move from time to time, but there are some spots that I know of where ducks can be killed every single day of the season, period. That is unless I share that spot a bunch of non-calling, sky-busting, no-decoy-having internet scouters/lurkers who magically appear 10 mins after legal shooting time only to set up 100 yards from my spread, and shoot at anything that moves. Yes, in the "Real World" this happens too, and these are just a few of the reasons why internet scouting is pretty universally frowned upon.....Am I breaking through yet?
WalkinHunter wrote:So how bout a few of you growing up and acting more mature about the whole thing.
Part of growing up, and maturing requires being able to recognize the error of our ways ( internet scouting ), learning from our mistakes ( getting worked over for internet scouting ), then correcting those errors ( asking more productive questions, offering to help scout, or call a guide ), instead of looking for free handouts from everyone ( internet scouting, then whining when when your feelings get hurt).
WalkinHunter wrote:If we followed the dictates of some of you the mallard migration info and all that other stuff on the DU page would not be there. Sad huh
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