recker wrote:15 yards apart on a firing line? That is just plain crazy. I get what your saying about the shell limits it just always seemed to me that skybusting hurts the overall hunting of an area.send the dog wrote:recker wrote:Yeah they look like real class acts. If they actually let the ducks work they could probably do pretty well. I see so many videos like this and they are usually playing some sort of heavy metal killer music and they all give the group some sort of name. It usually has something to do with killing. Unreal.
I remember reading back a few years ago they were trying to put some limits on shells and spacing at the barrels blinds in lacrosse but hunters shot it down like a rock. I mean seems they were trying to improve the hunting but hunters wanted no part of it. I dont get it.
I went to those meetings and was very vocal about shooting it down like a rock. I looked at it like this: we will always have
d-bags in this sport, if we start to restrict where and how they hunt, then they will be forced to move further and further back into the marsh, next thing you know, the d-bags are next to those of us that actually understand this sport. Let them have their area up front and easy to get to. I just don't want them forced back to where i'm at. And, to the OP, this is a crazy marsh around here, and depending where you go, different rules apply. On the firing lines around LaCrosse county i believe the ethical distance to the next group of hunters is 15 yards, but i'm not positive. The last time I hunted a line and some DB came in 40 yrds away, I packed up and left,that was 15 yrs ago. Now, if you end up being where the birds like to work, then 260yrds could be acceptable as long as you DO NOT start calling to your neighbors working birds and he not call on yours.
Here is a story that will churn your butter. 15 years ago was the last time i hunted a line, and some DB's came in and set up 40 yards away from me (which seems like 15 yrds, might as well be). I figured it's the line and i should expect that. I did hunt for about an hour that morning, and had some shooting. I had a hen mallard come in and i was calling to her, i circled her around 5,6, maybe 7 times, i had her land in the decoys twice, had her 10 yrds away from me a few times. I wasn't going to shoot her, i was just having a conversation with her. We got bored with one another and she flew off, you guessed it!!!!!!!! 40 yrds away and got dusted!!!!! thats when i packed up and left and haven't been back there since. They wern't skybusting, they were/are
D-bags who shouldn't be out there in the first place, but if they are out, keep them the heck away from me.