Wondering WHY...

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Wondering WHY...

Postby Tim Terrell » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:57 pm

none of you guys that post here ever post on any of the the General Forums here at DHC?
I've often thought it might be a question of feeling somewhat intimidated, but hey! Most of those guys out there don't bite-- and you guys have teeth too.
Both here and at the Refuge sites... the State forums seem polarized by region. Refuge guys posting-up seem to be mostly Northern hunters. I see a little more of a Central/Southern slant here. (Yes, that's my region.) Course there's so little activity here it's getting harder to tell.
I'll talk firearms, gear, dogs, tactics and marsh management. Here or out there on the General Forums. Join in eh?
--Tim
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Re: Wondering WHY...

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Tue May 28, 2019 6:23 pm

Alright Tim,
I may not be an Indiana hunter jumping into your thread, but....
There are topics that are common to everyone on any thread. I'll chime in because our sport is not just about pulling the trigger on a wad of ducks or gaggle of geese.
I extend my season by months just by keeping a finger on the cycle of the seasons. I live in farm country at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, and I take note of local fields and what is being grown in them, and that allows me to make contact with local farmers about possible hunts when the hunts actually start. I want to be the first to approach them as soon as a crop cracks the surface far enough to identify. I may take notice of the first batch of Wood Ducks seen hatching, or geese starting to show up after fledging and taking to wing. I may take note of the old master magazine writers of a bygone era. I may even venture to celebrate the arrival of the State Fair when it comes to town because it coincides with the weekend of the first opening of the Fall bird seasons with the Dove hunt.
All these things are worthy of celebrating in any kind of relationship to our sport. I can take a fellow reading a thread here and transport him body and soul into a windswept marsh just as a November storm sweeps thru the cattails at shooting time, or put him in a rock blind on a gravel point in a river as a wad of Canadas are winging into the sheltered lee of that point locked on to the decoys.
There are a million facets to wildfowling and the day's bag is seldom the highlight of any tale. No reason at all to let a good thread go stale just because it's only the start of June.
So the words Fall and Autumn are not to be capitalized?
They are in my world.
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Re: Wondering WHY...

Postby mikebenghp » Thu May 30, 2019 7:21 am

I can’t speak for others but for me- I don’t care about any of the other nonsense aside from value-added duck hunting info. A lot of the refuge forums and general topics here devolve in to pissing matches between Neanderthals with closed minds. That’s not a conversation or adding value to anyone or anything. I’ll post here and in a few other areas but I don’t come here for water cooler gossip and all the extra BS that dominates boards nowadays. I come to talk or learn about gear, tactics, weather, general bird activity or to ask for help or a draw partner but that’s about it. I don’t wanna listen to people bitch about how corn and cooling ponds have ruined hunting, how you’re not a hunter if you don’t do it the way they do it, or any of the political BS that inevitably gets dragged in to it. I’m here for the ducks, screw everything else.
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Re: Wondering WHY...

Postby handyandy » Thu May 30, 2019 1:37 pm

I'm on the other forums some, but I'm really only on dhc when things are slow and I'm passing time. So sometimes I'm on and I'll read through things and post anywhere, then I may not be on a while. I enjoy the other forums when I've got nothing else, but I can see mike's point.
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