flint4045 wrote: A blind tag nailed to a Cyprus tree is BS.
A blind tag nailed to a tree with no blind is a Ghost Blind and is a float blind hunters best friend, IMO . I'm sorry but I don't believe that a landowner nailed that tag to the tree , I think it was done by a float blind hunter trying to secure a good spot on public water .
Put yourself in the shoes of a landowner that is mad about someone hunting waterfowl in front of the house at 6 AM on a Saturday . You the landowner have posted signs all around the border of the land but the one border that the house is the closes to has nothing that can deaden the sound of gunfire . Looking for a way to end it they find DGIF and our good laws .
OK at this point it's all in black and white and you can bet that a landowner that reads "must have a blind built by Nov. 1ST to be legal" will have something more then a tag nailed to a tree .
IMO DGIF can add the name and contact info to the blind stamp that must be on the tag nailed to a stick or tree or blind by such and such date without changing any law at all . We are talking public waters and someone is paying rent to do something others wouldn't be able to do in that same area . To me that sounds just like my oyster grounds I rent from the state for I can take oysters off the bottom but no one else can but I can't stop no one from taking fish or crabs off of the same waters .
Anyway what I'm getting at is it should be public information who is renting blind locations on public waters . I think it would lead to less Dummy blinds b/c maybe you the landowner has a weekend getaway house on the water and could care less if someone hunts out front during the week .