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This year marks 5 years straight I had a blind in Catahoula taken down. I have hunted this area for 20 years. It's a lot of hard work and time to get this blind ready . I don't hunt close to anyone and don't hunt anyone's blind. I am at the point that if my blind gets taken down again and I don't have a place to hunt for opening day . The people in the area will watch me run my boat all day long. No one will kill birds in the area! Tired of people thinking Public land is there land to choose who hunts and where.

I understand its a public lake and don't mind if someone is in there before me . It's just sad to see people in Louisiana not have hunters courtesy.
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Did you ever think that what you said is the exact reason people pull down your blind. I hunt on WMA's all the time and have had many come up on me and say I was hunting in their spot. Amazing the entitlement people think they have on public resources.
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That has to be the worst hunters in the world. I could give 2 f***s less if your great, great, great grandpaw hunted the lake in a damn dugout it's PUBLIC. If I'm new to the area and being respectful of other hunters I can hunt it just like you
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Alspanky, you are 100% correct but you might want to edit your post before it is deleted.
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Got it Bud Light.....just pisses me off all this MY AREA crap
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Untill LWLF steps in and do away with permanent blinds nothing will change. I hunted there last season for the first time in 30 years and not much has changed.
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What are the GPS Coordinates to your spot? Is it holding any birds? What days do you work?
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And after you hunt it tear it down!!
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Perhaps a couple heaps of fecal material in your blind would help you determine you put up a blind on PUBLIC PROPERTY. AYFKM??? Give me a break !
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I will be happy to remove my blind after a hunt as long as everyone else does .Also when I'm at work anyone is welcome to hunt the blind I built I don't have a problem with it.
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What end of the lake is this happening
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So I guess when your not at work that public land becomes your private hunting area because you decided to build a blind there. I would like to know what would happen if you show up to hunt your blind on that public land and someone else is in it?
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Everyone that is familiar with this lake knows building blinds on it is the norm. He isn't doing anything else hundreds of other people aren't doing.

The point is, its wrong to go mess with something that doesn't belong to you. It's also wrong to think someone else won't be out there hunting your blind when you aren't there. It's part of the deal when you decide to hunt Catahoula.
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once you build a permanent blind on public property that blind becomes public, so nobody took down your blind they took down a public blind that you built, i have taken down several deer stands on public property because of the my stand my spot mentality, they make boat blinds and portable stands
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so you destroyed the deer stand or just took it down and set it aside?

What the original poster is doing is common practice on the lake. If he isn't encroaching on anyone else's space then why doesn't he have the same right to build a blind like the hundreds of others that are built?
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Standing blinds are allowed on Catahoula lake respect each others work.
Its wrong to tear his property down when the state allows the structures to be built, blame ldwf not the hunter.
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i have done both whodat, i do not touch anything that is legal, i do not mess with duck blinds, i do not touch a portable stand that isn't mine, i have drug several ladder stands out of the woods to the trail or water, you ever seen what buckshot or a high brass #6 out of a full choke does to plywood and 2x4s
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I'm sure the hunting community rests a little easier at night knowing you have appointed yourself the Barney Fife of the deer woods.
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haha good one whodat, no barney fife he only carried one bullet, i would be more like a vigilante, possum cops can't be everywhere and they are short handed, and a lott don't give a $h!#, so might as well help them out, you don't think i am doing a good job helping the possum cops?
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I just put the most permanent ladder stand up in the history of the world in your favorite deer woods. Otis is sitting in it consuming illegal booze. You have work to do!
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black and gold maybe not maybe so, i am the guy that will pull your ford up the ramp when you realize that empty trailer is too heavy, i am the guy at the boat ramp that helps if help is needed, i am the guy at the boat ramp that gets everything set and ready before i launch, i am the guy that launches his boat and gets the he!! out the way, i am the guy that will pull you back to the landing even if it messes up my plans, i am the guy that will help you drag your deer out of the woods, you don't even have to ask me for help
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It's all in good fun you might be the guy I need help from one day I'd certainly appreciate it.
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definitely, we all need help sooner or later, it is awesome when we get it, it sucks when you break down and can't get help
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Crazycajun1 I am going to go out on a limb and say that i think the person who hit you the pass 5 years is the same person. Are you sure you didn't pi## off a local person 5 years ago. Where i come from which is the lake maurepas/manchac area and this happens to you it means you have done something to someone. I hate that you are experiencing this but with that attitude of ruining everybody else's hunt might be the reason your in this postition in the first place. I would suggest building a blind close to shore and set up a deer cam to see if your 5 year admirer shows up.
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Every year this subject comes up. The thing I notice is most of the ones that claim a blind built on public land is public. The thing is, those saying they can hunt where they want are the newbies that were raised with no respect for others by parents that could give a rat's behind about raising a good kid. They figure if they can't have their way, no one else will either. It doesn't matter to them that somebody had put sweat equity in building these blinds. So they do the easy thing: bitch, whine and complain that they can hunt anywhere they please. They are tool lazy and hungover from the night before. These people are not true hunters. They are imitators of the shows they watch on TV.
PS This is from an old bird that knows the true hunter's etiquette.
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Intrnational harvester, I find most out-dated and misplaced sentiments of entitlement and property come from 'old birds' who can't spell international correctly for a screen name... So true hunter etiquette is putting out a blind and claiming the adjacent waters as your own property? Raising a good kid is about teaching them how to take ans steal public property for their own and try and defend it as if they have greater rights than another citizen? I find that a load of bull$&!#. It is public land, and the blinds on the lake are legally just as much the property of every licensed hunter in this state. Take your old bird etiquette and be a grump somewhere else. Last time I checked my tax payer dollars go to managing that lake just as everyone else here. Neither you or any other jackass on that lake has any legal grounds to claim a blind as personal property. As long as permanent blinds are allowed to be constructed at Catahoula this entitlement will persist. But don't claim that your etiquette is some pure form when what you are defending is your misplaced perception that any part of that lake belongs more to you than anyone else. If I build a blind out there, I build it knowing that if someone arrives at the blind before myself they have every right in the world to hunt it. It can be frustrating, but I will not harass or threaten someone who has equal rights under the law to be there. If I go out to build or rebuild a blind and someone has constructed a blind near the location I want to hunt I won't burn it down because once again that is their right to do so. That is 'true hunter etiquette' when it comes to public land and part of the risks you take hunting there.
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You hit the nail on the head International Harvester and I'm sure your comment will bring out the keyboard ninjas. But, don't worry they would never approach you in the marsh and speak their minds, just set up 100 yards away from you to mess up your hunt.

I'm 36 years old and agree with you 100%. As a public land hunter (mostly WMA's) I've experienced more than my fair share of these people in the marsh. Especially since duck dynasty went mainstream years ago.

Sadly, in this everybody is a winner society, there's not much you can do anymore Sir. Everybody wants to reap the benefits of your efforts. I guess it's the same as me going to work and putting in 50-60 hours a weeks while my neighbor gets to sleep in, collect food stamps, receive section 8, subsidized health care and a free govn't phone.
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Sorry it took me a while to respond.
I have medical issues that will probably keep me from hunting this year for the first time since I'm a teenager back i the 60's. And no, I can spell, after all I went to college when they actually would teach. You see, when you get older, your abilities will suffer a little; like sight without reading glasses. The things you gain with age are special attributes. Such things are respect for a fellow hunter, respect for the game you hunt, appreciation of long time hunting buddies, and most of all the great memories of being able to enjoy the outdoors. A great experience can be destroyed by some yahoo skybusting birds because they don't know which end of a call to blow. But it's not his fault; the ducks are pouring into my spot because it's the location drawing 'em in. At least that's how mister 'don't know how to hunt sees it'. And no I don't even hunt Catahoula. I have been hunting public since the 60's. I've seen my share of yahoos, and know of what I speak. They come and go, but I persevere. I too have had blinds burnt and destroyed. My greatest joy comes from wacking my share right next to a blind floating hundreds of blocks compared to my measly 8 dozen. It's more often what's on your lips and knowing when to call that's the difference. I always took pride in getting them in my face to offer the best chance for me and my podnas to make clean kills. Public hunting tries one's patience; especially when someone next to you skybust birds they can't decoy so you don't have a chance on them. It's things like this I'm talking about. Never mind, there still might be hope for you; wisdom comes with age. I leave wishing you hot barrels and birds on de water. Later 'dude'.
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Intrnational hunter, we are not talking about a lack of respect for the birds, not putting in effort scouting, hunting too close to another person, or sky blasting at ducks no one has business flinging pellets at... In no way do I or anyone else here think those are signs of a good hunter or appropriate actions. Literally nothing you just brought up has anything to do with the subject. We are talking about, and my criticisms of your post were, based on people claiming public land as personal or private property. In other words building a blind on public land and then claiming it as though no one else has the right to use it. I'm not sure how you think what you just brought up is in any way connected or what argument you are making.
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' everybody is a winner society'.... LOL! I'll pass out the participation trophies!!
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isn't this place public land ?, j.s.
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