There is no early teal season here. Being the northern plains are breeding grounds it has never taken hold up here-thank God. Heck most can not tell the difference between a Mallard or a BWteal:rolleyes:
Reason I say this is because the effects of Youth Waterfowl Day has around here--it is 1 week before the regular opener. The kids scare the crap out of all the ducks
literally 2 boxes of shells shot and 1 bird bagged? :pissed: For Gods sake take them clay pigeon shooting a few times first! Anyway the local farmer said there was MORE shooting on YWD than on the regular season opener this year...
There has not been a good reg season opener since the YWD has started up here. Do not get me wrong-I like kids to hunt, but why aren't the guys taking the kids with all fall? Studies up here are showing YWD is having a minor effect on the kids continuing to hunt because the adults do not take the kids during reg season.
I did not go with my Dad all the time when I was a under 15, but went at least 1/2 the time. So I'm not sure why the adults are not taking the kids 1/2 the time during the reg season???