9/30/15 @ 6:45 AM
10/8/15 @ 8:31 AM
I am not saying wardens to not issue tickets for it but early and late shooting I suppose is really hard to enforce with so few wardens. Plus i dont think the fines are really stiff enough derail people from doing it again. As far as I am concerned those people are not hunters but simply game hogs.
10/8/15 @ 6:51 AM
We talked to the warden and first thing he asked us is "did you hear anyone shot at around 6:05 am?" We hadn't, he said that he had reports of that early of shooting. After a convo he just said if a guy sets up close shooting early sky busting etc don't be afraid to call the hot line.
10/7/15 @ 2:46 PM
10/6/15 @ 6:45 AM
10/5/15 @ 2:19 PM
Yep it is pretty amazing how late after shooting time people will still be shooting. I have found anywhere were you have alot of hunters this tends to happen. Especially where you have a refuage and ducks start to come out after legal shooting time. I wish the wardens would just sit at the launch and tag these clowns as they came in. The fines also need to be alot higher to ever get these slob hunters to quite the practice of shooting early or late. Unless you make it very painful on them they will never learn their lesson and remain slobs.
10/5/15 @ 6:50 AM
Three guns day one and two, day one, 7 bwt 9 woodies. Day 2 (only an evening hunt, we slept in.) 5 woodies 3 bwt 9 coot. A few things i noticed there is 10x the amount of birds here compared to central wi. Another thing which isn't a very good thing, hunters here really like to start early and end late. Day one they started 12 min before legal shooting and ended 17 min after legal shooting. Only ran into one guy setting up close, he was about 70 yards from us and 30 yards from our boat. But it is what it is and it was a fun experience that you don't get all around the state. I'll be back in a few weeks
10/4/15 @ 8:33 AM
10/2/15 @ 5:26 AM
LOL I doubt it will be that bad. With the MISS zone opening the same day as the southern I'm willing to hedge a pack of milwaukees best light that finding a spot will not be a challenge. Keep in mind the past few years the openers were set up differently and the MISS zone was flooded with southern zone hunters too.
10/2/15 @ 4:30 AM
10/1/15 @ 8:46 PM
Based on everything Ive ever read (never hunted here)....Pool 9 is very popular...My suggestion, assuming your diehard, get there Friday night. Take a sleeping bags and some food and camp in your boat. You can go in during light and get a feel. Chances are youre there before most..No sense in dicking around and trying to find a place in the dark. Guessing a lot of guys who have hunted this for year know exactly where to go...then I again, the marsh I hunt clears out around 11. Not the big flights you see at first light but you can only shoot a limit. I never have issues getting there when guys are done for the day.