FowlPwrcat wrote:I met a guide for them... He was on public ground walking around, water swatting ducks and coots on a day were only us 2 were on the marsh. Even after he shot a cripple and pointed his gun DIRECTLY at my direction ( the bird was about 50 yards out in the middle of us) we talked a bit. He began to talk about how a huge flock of pintails, also known as teal..., was working my spread pretty good. Maybe I'm blind... He also informed me that full chokes are the only way to hunt out there.
Other than that, I have not heard much.
I believe your speaking of me? you were the one on your own hunting over maybe 1.5 dozen mixed species decoys? About 10 oclock, you failed to mention me and my hunting partner were hunting snipe not duck hunting and we were also wearing ORANGE! When we came over the dike we were approximately 70 yards from that raft of ruddy ducks, so we sat and waited, you seemed fairly new at the sport and if you have ever tried to shoo up ruddy ducks it is a lost cause they will simply swim away from you or dive. Oh and btw we never shot a coot that day! I do not shoot coots for they have an extremely greasy texture and bad flavor. As for my "pointing my gun directly at you" I never have done such a stupid thing, I watched a good friend of mine almost get shot, if the gun would have not gone click my friend would have lost his life and my cousin would have been a murderer (just to the fact of neither of them paying attention to where each other were) so I pride myself on safety. And as for the "teal" you are mistaken, it was a flock of wigeon and pintails, you know how I could tell from 200 yards away? because they decoyed vertically, not horizontally like teal do zipping in and out. They would cup, turn, and descend slowly, and also they were flying approximately 1/2 the speed of a teal, they were not one and done like a flock of teal and they also came straight over my head giving me a clear view of them, you need to work on your duck ID. As for the chokes, I use a long range Patternmaster and am very pleased with it, I informed you it is a good thing to have on public land for later in the morning when the skyblasting of the weekend warriors commences you are well prepared for when you must take long shots. I personally shot 19 limits of ducks and over 150 ducks altogether and 45 geese (5 banded) and I am 17, how many did you harvest this season? Also I did not say I was an Outfitter for them, I have hunted with one of the guides many times and have been to the lodge a few times is what I said. But as for the question of if CKO is worth it? In my book they certainly are, I have never heard unsatisfactory things of them, all the hunters that have booked a hunt with them have been very pleased. Sorry but I had to set the record straight, I don't like to be portrayed as a uneducated, unsafe marsh hunter.