2016 Spring Hearings- Waterfowl Question
Just because it is legal doesn't make it right. You call it a blind ... Your claim to a spot ... I call it littering!
I do spend lots of time in the marsh and have learned that guys with perm blinds feel entitled to their spot. This is always true without exception in my exprience. Some guys ask and do just move on but seriously why ask??? Why make me tell you that you got beat now shove off somewhere else.... You feel entitled to your spot...some still set in the blind when I am set 30 yards away because they feel entitled. Just because everyone can build blinds doesn't mean we should. I for one love that we as sportsmen have a process to outlaw perm blinds on public lands.
Try and spin it how you want but dumping a wooden box out on public land does not make it your spot....
Everything don't need to be a fight. Say your peace and then let it go. Lastly respect other hunters. Have a good weekend!
I can't wait until all the entitled blind builders are gone.
Additionally, Most locals don't leave the state 24 hours after opener. They just move to somewhere else usually not too far away. Since all spots aren't equal, this where scouting plays a large role.
Last point for all you blind builders out there who think they own public lands...
If I am first out and get my spot and it has no blind then no one is going to pull up and ask me to move.
take a breathe, ok?
Obviously some are better. My point is that people think that because that person is shooting ducks that they are in the best spot which is far from true. If they have better/more decoys, better calling, better concealment, etc they will kill more ducks. If you don't agree, than so be it.
It is still your right to turn people away 2 hours before however if the lake has no other hunters on it why not? People fail to realize that on average most spots are equal. Not to say on certain days 1 might be better than another but I am talking an average. The difference lies in decoys, concealment, calling, shooting ability, etc.
If you guys are satisfied with the amount of birds you see then keep everything as is. What is funny though is come every season I see the same people saying they don't see many birds except for migration days. Sure there are gonna be days where birds go straight through but taking some pressure off of them cannot hurt. As far as birds being shot in wisconsin being produced in wisconsin, I have never asked a bird I shot where he grew up. I do know that a very limited number of GWT, Gadwall, Widgeon, Shovelors, Canvasback, Redhead, Bluebill, Ringbill, Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Pintail, etc nest in Wisconsin. In addition many BWT and Mallards come from out of state. Most local birds are burned out in a few days but that is when the majority of hunters are in the field.
And please do not analyze every word I say. I am sharing my educated feelings the same as you all.