2016 Spring Hearings- Waterfowl Question
Duxup - stupid is not a nice word.
Perm blinds are worse than skyblasters who think they just won the world duck calling comp. I have had some great spots ruined by the fact that a blind which sticks out something awful was built there in the first place. Then add on the spot "ownership" aspect.
Thankfully I mostly hunt areas now that blinds are few and used even less, but I still manage several heated confrontations a year. Banning perm blinds on public land will solve one of the many issues plaguing duck hunters in WI.
Igor, if you use a portable ground blind for deer hunting you must remove every day. If you put sticks in a pile, oh well.
There are many people who will not duck hunt because of the permanent blinds. I myself have went to spots with no blind because I am not up for fighting any longer.
A ice house is a private item legally left on public land. You may not use it. A duck blind is a private item legally left on public land. You may not use, however, the blind cannot restrict you from using the land in that area, the same as a ice house. Meaning, a duck blind can have a lock on it and if you break it or burn it, you will be liable for it. This is not the wild west guys. You can drive next to it and use the side of it as part of your cover if you like, cause they owner does not own the land it is attached to. You can drill holes next to a shanty if you like, they cannot say a word.
Time is passing, and things need to be adjusted. I have pushed for this rule for years and am glad to see that it is finally being brought up.
I will vote to remove the use of permanent blinds on public lands for waterfowl hunting. What ever you take in you must take out every day at the end of hunting hours. Furthermore, if you decide to put a stake in the ground with your name on it as your spot, it should be turned over the local DNR officer for littering citation.