DUCK-DAWG wrote:Ok, seeing as how there's already one WMA that abides by that rule, let me ask you this...is there noticeably less skybusting at Merritt Island than at other places around the state?
Ichabod, not a personal attack, just genuinely curious...
SouthernWingsAssaultTeam wrote:I think a shell limit would do some good maybe not do away with it completely, I also think there should be a 4 am rule on sum of the north fla public lands. It's getting ridiculous at my home lake there are ppl out there two days in advance with decoys out and guns and ammo in their possession.I really think that anytime we as duck hunters talk to others about duck hunting or other duck hunters we need to really press the public land Ed. ,if everybody would be respectful enough to not set up on top of one another that would help a ton.
waterdogds wrote:This would only encourage people to start lining up trucks at the ramp.
DUCK-DAWG wrote:I understand that some guys have work and family issues that prevent them from getting out to the lake as early as some, but if I've been out scouting for weeks, found a spot that consistently holds birds, and want to be the first one in that spot, why should I have to wait until 4am to launch my boat and head out? Why is it ridiculous that someone would want to camp out on the lake to better their odds of getting a certain spot?
DUCK-DAWG wrote:This isn't the same territorial issue that did away with permanent blinds. If someone is willing to spend the night on the lake in order to secure a spot to hunt, or got there an hour before anyone else, then I feel like they've pretty much earned that spot...the early bird gets the worm.
DUCK-DAWG wrote:What doesn't earn you the right to hunt a particular area, IMO, is to shove some bamboo in the mud the day, week, or month before, get a full night's sleep, and then cruise out to your blind 30 minutes before LST with the expectation of that area being "yours". That was the type of territorial issue that got permanent blinds outlawed.
Botiz630 wrote:Finally, I can compensate for my tiny wiener without breaking the bank.
waterdogds wrote:DUCK-DAWG wrote:This isn't the same territorial issue that did away with permanent blinds. If someone is willing to spend the night on the lake in order to secure a spot to hunt, or got there an hour before anyone else, then I feel like they've pretty much earned that spot...the early bird gets the worm.
So, how pissed would you be after all the scouting and getting there super early, if 30 minutes before LST some jack legs come pulling up and set up. Then they tell you they've been scouting this same spot for weeks and refuse to leave. What's your next move? I can assure you this, because I've heard and seen it and undoubtedly you have as well. There's gonna be some cussing going on and two parties armed with shotguns will have tempers flare. Then the warden will be called. Pretty soon, they get tired of all the calls and complaints.....just like the blinds.DUCK-DAWG wrote:What doesn't earn you the right to hunt a particular area, IMO, is to shove some bamboo in the mud the day, week, or month before, get a full night's sleep, and then cruise out to your blind 30 minutes before LST with the expectation of that area being "yours". That was the type of territorial issue that got permanent blinds outlawed.
Why not?.Someone made an individual effort to conceal a spot to hunt from, while others go further and build platforms with boat hides. Only to have someone set up or burn down (my personal favorite....not really). I'd be super pissed also.
It's the same DUCK-DAWG, only it's what's happening now. I said it in a thread earlier this year. We need limited quotas for certain lakes.
SouthernWingsAssaultTeam wrote:its not so much putting in the effort to stay all night on a spot ive done that myself and i respect anyone that does that bc they have a love for this sport.but wut i have a problem with is the openers where everybody and there brother are all hunting in one area and everybody is there two days bf season,who would wanna hunt like that? thats not reasonable to me.i avoid these areas on the openers, but how many good hunts have you had within a 100 yards of another boat? chances are very few.im with waterdog i love duck hunting more than anything and i go everyday but if sumbody is remotely close to where i wanna be a go on to a completely differernt area.I know arkansas does the 4 am rule and it does cause other problems such as boating accidents but we as duck hunters need to really uphold a respect for one another.some ppl may disagree. we try to respect every hunter we can bc we share a passion.If someone tells me where they found or killed ducks even if its public land ,i want go to that area or speak of it unless im invited , if someone is set up where i planned to go like i said i go to a completely differnt area.And also if sumbody comes in and sets up right on top of you just ask them to hunt with you hopefully you can steer them in the right way for that point on.To me if ppl would respect just those things it would make for better huntin for everybody.
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