January 25, 2021 at 11:26am
duckbuster2013,Right on regarding the wonderful situation we have been experiencing at least since Katrina-era duck seasons,plain and simple.There may be a few exceptions,but for the most part,sub-par seasons for the vast majority.Lucky me as I hunt about exclusively the Public/Federal options on NShore and have seen a few Surface Drives where we hunt,always politely advise folks using them that they are BANNED in Federal Refuges,plain and simple no bs about using electric trolling motors on them the SUPPPOSEDLY skirt the law.Gimme a break,the mud boat jockeys you are referring to most definitely are the newer generation who did NOT grow up de ole-school way and I do have a Medicare Client who does it the right way,has a surface drive and even he complains about the shear volume of 'mudboat jockeys' constantly running those loud motors constantly,chasing up ducks and making it very difficult for the rest of the diehard hunters.He took another one of my Medicare Clients not that long ago,they were all set up and they heard a mudboat probably closer than 100 yards away,this fellow insisted on setting up WAY too close to them,ruining their chances at half-way decent hunt!!!Where Bayoubob and I typically have been hunting,we do have some competition but for the most part,these have been hunters considerate of others.There was one instance,guess guys witnessing me down fine mottled duck that I most definitely called in,decided they needed to either head elsewhere or head home and I have no idea which it was just know dat right after I downed fine mottled duck they picked up and were gone!!!Get used to MT skies and gear up for fishing,crawfishing,turkey season,etc as duck migrations seem to have been permanently altered/shifted/done completely away with!!!Sad,sad,sad guess my soon-to-be 4 year old grandson might be fortunate to get chance to maybe hunt teal in about 6 years,IF we still have teal migrating!!!Too bad there appears to be little-to-no correlation between teal season hunting success and regular duck season success(other than possibly first few days of regular duck season,IF they teal stick around long enough)!!!