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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2023, 07:23:30 AM »
Yeah, my 55 years of hunting experience says there are really no "our spot" or 'secret spot' that no one knows about. Worse now with all the aps and better maps.
People hunt area's, stop using them, new people start using them. Then becomes "Our spot" to them.
Get over it, move on, or blame your buddy if you want to and hold it against him. Maybe he did, maybe he did not. Either way, the cycle continues.
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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2023, 05:02:19 PM »
My conscience gave an inch and lost a mile in the long run because my father died in the middle of the season that year. Hunters between hunters are not family or even friends for sure.  I definitely moved on but not with a hunting license or stamp because public is over hunted, developed, and duck populations way down these days. Just sharing my experiences only like how he gave up on that spot and could have kept it a secret from him but chose not to keep it for only me. But now Iím out for no real reasons given other than some facts of todayís challenges for hunting I posted on this forum were viewed negatively such as high gas prices.  So you want to be a waterfowler? Lol
« Last Edit: May 25, 2023, 05:22:54 PM by hdshot »
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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2023, 05:23:47 PM »
So hard to understand you.

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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2023, 05:28:47 PM »
I hunt public land and have incredible hunts every season. I bring folks out every year just to show them the bounty. I very much miss my father who got me into the outdoor sports. Only serious complaining you'll get from me in waterfowling is that damn job taking up so much good time. I'd be happy to drag yer butt out for a stellar shoot if it would rekindle that lost intetest.

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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2023, 06:46:07 PM »
I hunt public land and have incredible hunts every season. I bring folks out every year just to show them the bounty. I very much miss my father who got me into the outdoor sports. Only serious complaining you'll get from me in waterfowling is that damn job taking up so much good time. I'd be happy to drag yer butt out for a stellar shoot if it would rekindle that lost intetest.

Iím on east side and if you come over send me a pm, maybe a beverage on my dadís deck I inherited? I asked my former partner to come over last week and he texted me to kick rocks.
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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2023, 07:07:45 PM »
Will do

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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2023, 08:59:44 AM »
My cousinís boy asked me about hunters ed and getting into duck hunting with me and my former partner which he doesnít know what has happened.  The kid is still a few years away but time flies because havenít hunted in two years and no license purchase last year.
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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2023, 10:54:04 AM »
My cousinís boy asked me about hunters ed and getting into duck hunting with me and my former partner which he doesnít know what has happened.  The kid is still a few years away but time flies because havenít hunted in two years and no license purchase last year.

I'd say buy a license and take the youngster out. Maybe it will help you rekindle your desire for hunting and if not, at least you will have the opportunity to help pass hunting onto the next generation. The spot your former partner posted pics of is not "his" spot as its public land, so just make sure to be there before him.  :twocents:
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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2023, 05:07:46 PM »
My cousinís boy asked me about hunters ed and getting into duck hunting with me and my former partner which he doesnít know what has happened.  The kid is still a few years away but time flies because havenít hunted in two years and no license purchase last year.

I'd say buy a license and take the youngster out. Maybe it will help you rekindle your desire for hunting and if not, at least you will have the opportunity to help pass hunting onto the next generation. The spot your former partner posted pics of is not "his" spot as its public land, so just make sure to be there before him.  :twocents:

Thanks man, the basic math of high gas prices as one example will make it nearly impossible for only one to pass on hunting in todayís environment.  Too bad many assume instead of educating themselves understanding if they donít play they donít pay.
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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2023, 06:31:58 PM »
Where are you and the youngster located? We hunt the eastside several times a year, so maybe we can work something out to get you guys out there too. Everything costs something, so look at it as though you got to pay to do what you enjoy. I spend way too much on playing outdoors and look at it as I can only do what I enjoy so often, but I can always make more money. Here's to hoping you get the kid out in the field and make some great memories.
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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2023, 05:35:23 PM »
Where are you and the youngster located? We hunt the eastside several times a year, so maybe we can work something out to get you guys out there too. Everything costs something, so look at it as though you got to pay to do what you enjoy. I spend way too much on playing outdoors and look at it as I can only do what I enjoy so often, but I can always make more money. Here's to hoping you get the kid out in the field and make some great memories.

That would be cool. The youngster is in the family who showed interest on the east side. Some basic barriers with his parents since they donít hunt. Was hoping to get them to a gathering with my former hunting partner for almost 10 years and his young hunting family.  I trusted him and could be more difficult for my young family member even taking hunters ed. 
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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2023, 03:45:31 PM »
My former hunting partner refuses to do his part to keep others involved in hunting if they talk about the challenges we face pointed out in this article.  Will probably be my 3rd year without a license since no one to hunt with due to his poor decisions of (his way or the highway) treatment towards other hunters.

https://deltawaterfowl.org/waterfowl-hunter-numbers-continue-to-decline/
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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2023, 05:27:52 PM »
Really confused here. You won't hunt because of his poor decisions? Is he the only human you know? Sounds as though there is more going on here than just 'hunting partners'. Really, it does. Find some new areas and enjoy.

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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2023, 05:31:07 PM »
Really confused here. You won't hunt because of his poor decisions? Is he the only human you know? Sounds as though there is more going on here than just 'hunting partners'. Really, it does. Find some new areas and enjoy.

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Re: Duck and goose smack down!
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2023, 02:10:57 PM »
Really confused here. You won't hunt because of his poor decisions? Is he the only human you know? Sounds as though there is more going on here than just 'hunting partners'. Really, it does. Find some new areas and enjoy.

Like the article said cost is a big reason people are not staying with the sport. Too expensive to pay 100% cost scouting and round trips over 200 miles to the blind as the average person.  Plus hunting alone is dangerous and boring. Kicking people out of groups with no reason explained to work things out only complicates to the problems the article points out is all. Also been about 3 years trying to find new.  Yes he was the only hunter that I know and getting into new groups is about impossible in the hunting world. Obviously there is more going on but I know nothing as well. 🤣 

Please donít be confused like my former hunting partner is, if our sport hunting keeps losing popularity at this rate could cause us to lose it forever.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2023, 02:58:02 PM by hdshot »
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