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I have been hunting the same blind for 17 years, this year has been the worst for the Cicero's. Everyone knows someone else can hunt your blind if you are not in it, because this is a public lake, but people do not have any respect for anyone else anymore. It is bad when you work your --- off putting up a blind and setting up decoys, only to get there at daylight and some one is already in it. It seems like it is always young boys with no respect for anyone else's property (The reason I know it is young boys is I have seen them along with the others hunting around me seeing them). Got there again the other morning, all brushing broken to fit their needs and 1/2 dozen decoys full of holes (some with the whole load in them, so you know this was no accident). Maybe these young boys need to be sent to IRAQ with a gun in their hand to shoot at something that shoots back. The individual in the blind next to me went this morning only to find four dozen of his new decoys borrowed along with some of my canvasback decoys. Remember there are a lot of eyes out there, you will slip up one day like the ones that I caught picking up my State Trooper friends decoys. Won't be pretty for you........
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Callahona
well looks like you need to pay for a lease.
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young guns
As a "young" hunter myslef I would never purposefully or intentionally shoot anyone else's decoys. However, I would never expect to be able to leave decoys out without them being stolen or shot up. I think that one is on you. Also, I would never climb into someone else's blind that said, if I'm there first I'll set up in natural brush as close to it as I like.

P.S. I've never been to Catahoula Lake
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Catahoula
I knew this would be a touchy subject, but it is for the people of Cenla that knows the situation out there. Speaking of a lease, I could get in plenty of them, but I have always hunted Catahoula and ask the people that hunt on the South Delta, paid $3,000.00 and had all their decoys and shells taken from them?????????????????????
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HEY LAWD
Hey Hose I dont know who is more lazy the guy who doesnt build a blind or you for not picking ur SH_T up.
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Apparently Duckslayer you don't know anything I am expressing. I am like everyone else that has blinds on the lake. Ever try to pick up 400 dekes and put them out everytime you hunt????????????????????
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Decoys
Pick you decoys up...It only take about 5 minutes to throw them out and about 15 minutes to pick them up. I hunt in venice and know for a face that if I left decoys out on private or public land that they wouldnt make it one week.
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400 decoys?????
Nevermind, if you have the money to buy 400 dekes, you got the money to replace a dozen or so every year. My suggestion is find somewhere that you dont need 400 dekes to kill ducks. I use 2 dozen or less every time i hunt.
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Catahoula
If you've never been to Catahoula, you will never understand. I've had the same problems too Bubba, but I'm afraid there's not much we can do. I don't mind as long as they do not tear my blind & decoys up - which is not much to ask.

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No Offense
No Offense, but I would never disrespect anyones property but if you hunt a public place you have to expect people to mess with your stuff. I was always taught to take of my stuff. You a very lucky that no one took your 400 decoys. No one is going to take care of your stuff like you will. Good luck...
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disagree
I wanna feel sorry for you. I do on one hand. No one should steal in the first place. By the way ur lucky to have a place to hunt without being rich. I am from baton rouge and wanna go hunt Catahoula Lake, but there alot of locals who frown on outsiders. Come here and pay ur 6000 for a blind and noone will touch your decoys. If you tell me where your blind is. I will hunt it the whole christmas week and make sure no one steals anything or shoots decoys.
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Dead Horse
Some free advice, pick up your decoys after you hunt. Stop building blinds and be mobile and scout often( a good boat blind or not in the boat). A little more work involved, but you don't have to put up with the bull sh--! I hunt a lease on weekends and the delta during the week to have a change of scenery and to avoid crowds. I have heard the history behind Cat Lake. Alot of public land hunting requires dedication or being smarter than other hunters! It is a shame people do these things. 17 years hunting the same blind or a 100 years in the same blind the lake is still not your lease! IT'S PUBLIC !!!
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Agreed
I agree with numbedup...I find scouting for ducks, picking proper blind placement, and proper decoy placement to be much more effective and rewarding. I like knowing that i am outsmarting the ducks by going to where they want to go rather than letting them come to me. But, like yall said i have never hunted the lake and your right, i dont get it.
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Times are different now
Ask anyone that used to hunt in the 40s-50s and they'll argue all day, that if you were in their blind when they showed up, you'd get your butt thrown out. My old man used to hunt Lake Long in Bourg, a public lake, and litterally threw people in the water that refused to get out of his blind that he put blood and sweat into.

Bottom line is, times have changed. Either get a lease, or do the work knowing full-well that your stuff may get torn up and possibly stolen. Either that, or leave 400 jugs out there like most of the blinds and throw out 2 dozen deeks and pick em up each time.

It definitely sucks, but that's the way things are now-a-days.
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Marrerduckman
First, half of you guys commenting on this thread don't know anything about Catahoula Lake. It's a different animal than any other "public" land you've ever hunted. You have to be out there to understand it. Its not a WMA, its not state land...its a federal lake. So its not PUBLIC!!! The Govt allows people to hunt on it, and they allow the "grandfathered" in duck blinds that have been out there since the 40's and 50's. So YES, you can leave a permanent blind out there. It is LEGAL!! Don't complain on this site. That's life. Some people's grandfather's had foresight. Some didn't. Life's not fair. Sorry. So stop popping off like you know the laws when you don't. Second, If they(GOVT)decide tomorrow to stop the hunting out there, its not a dang thing anybody can do about it. So we better all start learning how to get along or they will one day. You don't just go find a "spot" on this lake. There is about a 3 month window to build a blind while the lake bed is dry. 3/4 of the hunting area of this lake is flooded every fall. The average depth of this area is 1-1.5 ft filled with willow stumps, cukka burs, and elem trees. Good luck running your go devil through that without knowing the trails..oh I forgot...there are none. Also, you can't just go "build" a blind the day you hunt. The water is just high enough to make it miserable. You can't just drive your four wheeler out in the lake and throw up a temp blind...you forgot about the hog roots. Bye bye nice Honda in 3 foot deep of water. So don't try it if you haven't scouted it. Most of you guys are thinking of the coast when you wanna compare the duck hunting situations. Sure you can pull up and throw out some decoys down there. But what works down there, doesn't work up here. Your dealing with hundreds of miles of marsh on the coast. Catahoula might have 10 total. The area is so much smaller. The bottom line is this, Catahoula is what it is. A federal lake with private duck blinds. Just like you guys get to duck hunt in the Delta til dark. All other WMA's have to close duck hunting at 2pm. Is that fair?? No. Can I change it?? NO. So I deal with it. If you want to go hunt a blind in Catahoula, you can. Nobody can stop you. Everybody knows people hunt their blinds when they are not there. That is totally cool. All they ask is you respect their stuff and leave when you see them coming. I did, and I formed a friendship with a guy. I get to hunt his blind whenever I want. I agree with Bubba, I have noticed alot of "kids" tearing people's stuff up latly, but the Cicero activty has been down alot since the lake is not as open as it used to be. Less pulldo=less cicero's..hahahaha. They don't even know what a Cicero is BUBBA. That's a catahoula thang ain't it. Anyway, Good luck everbody in the second split. I got my spots, I hope you get yours. Just don't get too close or there might be a weenie roast. hehehehehe...ahhh, the smell of burning pine at midnight.
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Killer LLC....Where is it on the FED laws....
Where does it state that your are grandfathered in on Federal land. Yes maybe you can keep a blind but I am sure it does not mean this blind is your and yours only. I guess I can what I will do is start to fish a certin part of a lake and since I go there all the time I will be grandfathered in that this part of the lake is mine and mine only. Are you sure it is not in YOUR BY-LAWS.....I may be wrong but I never heard that on Federal land if you hunted for so long that it automatically became your and your right only to have first use....
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a little too far
bubba I understand frustration of others not respecting someone else's hard work and also agree that times have changed, but I am gonna say the comment about sending them to Iraq is going a bit overboard. i have 2 very close friends over there and I don't think they or the men and women that they serve with would appreciate that comment, instead of Iraq maybe sent back to hunter's education or even have a warden speak with them not send them to a place where roadside bombs kill everyday
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CATAHOULA LAKE OWNER
CATAHOULA LAKE IS OWNED BY THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND MANAGED BY 3 PARTIES, THE U.S.ARMY CORPS, THE U.S.FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE AND THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES. I KNOW ITS NOT A WMA, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE PUBLIC LAND TO ME. THE THREE AGENCIES USES EVERYONES TAX DOLLARS TO MANAGE THAT LAKE, NOT JUST THE PEOPLE THAT BEEN HUNTING THERE FOR YEARS. THE PROBLEM IS MOST PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN HUNTING CATAHOULA LAKE OR ANY WMA FOR YEARS THINK THEY OWN THE LAND.
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you guys are funny
you know every time i read a post about some guy complaining about someone stealing "his" blind i laugh. i grew up hunting lake long in bourg and i have had blinds burned and destroyed, but i never had dekes stolen cause i was never stupid enough to leave my stuff out. i knew the risk i was taking by building my blind on public land and there were some mornings i was back at the launch before sunrise cause all the blinds including "mine", were taken. not once did i get on this or any other site and complain and whine about it. i went out and got in a lease. and i dont pay anywhere near the amounts people talk about on this site. so be a man and quit your b*tching, pick up after yourself and have a safe second split. good luck fellas
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marreoduckman
You are correct. Partly..Great job getting your info from the internet. What the site forgot to tell you was there are 2 big units of land owned by the feds. One of which is the Refuge that holds most of the ducks. Its called a NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. Or Catahoula NWR. Go out there when you get a chance and read the little badges on their uniforms. The have real nice boats too. Anyway, I never said I owned anything. I agree with you. You have the right to hunt any blind you want. If you are man enough to go get in somebody's duck blind this weekend..GO. Just make sure you stop posting bogus comments saying its agaisnt the law to have a blind on Catahoula lake. Why don't we take a survey of how many people have been sited tickets for having duck blinds on Catahoula Lake. NONE!!!! Thats because it is LEGAL. What I meant by the "granfathered" comment was that the feds never made anyone burn down their duck blinds. They and the state allowed them to stay. If you knew anything about catahoula lake, you would know who hunts out in "the middle" of the lake. So its safe to say nothing will be changing out there for a while. Welcome to Louisiana. Thats how it works. Sucks dont it. See you Saturday.
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also
Great job removing your post where you copied and pasted the info from the LDWF website. I never noticed it was gone..:)
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"the middle"
I was gonna go but your post scared me. Maybe one day I will be able to hunt or even just pass by the "THE MIDDLE"....I guess the president must hunt in "THE MIDDLE" of the lake. Send me your GPS coordinates so I can stop by while you are hunting on SAT...

Just becasue the game wardens have not written tickets do not mean it is illegal for blinds. If you go 60 in a 55 this is speeding correct...however... 99 out of 100 times the police do not write you a ticket!!!!
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CATAHOULA LAKE
I NEVER SAID YOU COULD NOT HAVE A BLIND. I SAID YOU CANT BUILD A BLIND AND EXPECT IT TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON PUBLIC LAND. I BUILD BLINDS ON WMAS AND IF SOMEONE IS IN IT I JUST GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS I HAVE HAD PEOPLE SAY THEY BUILT THE BLIND I WAS IN AND I WAS THE ONE WHO BUILT IT. I BUILT THE BLINDS KNOWING THAT IT DOES NOT MEAN I WOULD GET TO HUNT IT ALL THE TIME. AND AS FAR AS LEAVING THE DECOYS OUT ON PUBLIC LAND, THATS ASKING FOR THEM TO GET SHOT UP OR STOLEN
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express
even worse..HILLERY..hehehe
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No disrespect
wwhite, no disrespect but some, not all of our young generation needs to learn some respect. Maybe the military would help them. I know about IRAQ, I have been there, I will have 18 years active duty in the military with 2 to go.......
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catahoula lake issue
all that is said by all the comments absolutely solves nothing. public hunting means exactly what it says, "public" anger doesn't work, it only causes more anger. find a spot, load up and start calling, you'll enjoy the hunt much more
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Das Real Good...
My Dad always told me if you left it you didn't want it. Maybe you can spray paint coke bottles and if someone shoots them or takes them NO BIG DEAL... Just food for thought.
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Food for thought
Do you leave you Lab in the blind with the decoys too?
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Food for thought
Do you leave your wheeler on the BLUFF, with your lab and decoys in the blind????
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Bubba1
I know the problems you are facing..I hunt in a lake close to my home that I have family property the goes into it , It is leased to the state now and the public can hunt it..My grandfather hunted and built blinds in there before it was leased and passed the blind locations on to me and my brothers. We have on occation kicked people out of our blinds.. that is easy. Its the trash that you dont see hunting your blind and/or taking your decoys. Why do people think it is ok to just jump into someone elses blind and hunt...would it be ok to pull next to someones boatblind while they are hunting on a public lake and just jump in....(well its a public lake)..why should MY Blind be accessable to anyone but Your boat is not.... I feel for you but what can we do ...this world is full of lazy a..holes...
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PUBLIC LAND
WHY CANT YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND THAT NOTHING YOU BUILD IS ( YOURS ) ON PUBLIC LAND?
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MARRERODUCKMAN
MARRERODUCKMAN if you park your truck in a public parking lot ,do I have the right to get in it...Its in a Public parking lot.....If the state builds it than I see your point, but if I build it legally than its mine not yours...If you want to hunt take your time and money and build you own......
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From the regulation handbook
I hate to sound rude, and i don't mean to be but,

I think you are lucky you go back to any decoys at all.

I looks like WLF agents can take you decoys if you are not there.

"Unattended decoys will be confiscated and forfeited to the department of wildlife and fisheries and disposed of by the department. This action is necessary to prevent pre-emption of hunting space." pg 33
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Takatase
By the way, you can not legally build a blind on public property. There is no such thing as legaly building a blind on public property unless you remove it when you are done hunting that day. It is stated that building blinds on public property is prohibited!
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The Lake
blooddeep, I think those rules are for a WMA which Catahoula Lake is not. Most of the responses I'm reading do not apply to Catahoula. If you have not hunted Catahoula Lake, you will not understand. Most blinds are not permanent - they are floating blinds. Everyone on the lake leaves their decoys out for the season...that's the way the lake works. It's sad to see anyone steal or destroy another man's stuff..no matter the situation.
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TAKATASE & BUBBA 1
EVEN IF SOMEONE PUT IN THEIR TIME, SCOUTED & FOUND BIRDS WERE WORKING THE AREA WHERE YOUR BLIND WAS & THEY WERE NOT IN YOUR BLIND, BUT SET UP 20 YARDS FROM IT, THEN YOU SHOWED UP LATE YOU WOULD STILL BE CRYING THEY ARE TO CLOSE TO YOUR BLIND. PUBLIC LAND IS PUBLIC LAND AND THE SOONER YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE BETTER OFF YOU WILL BE. JUST BECAUSE YOU HUNTED THERE FOR YEARS AND BUILT A BLIND DOES NOT GIVE YOU EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO THAT PART OF THE LAKE. SO STOP CRYING & MAKING STUPID COMMENTS ABOUT A TRUCK IN A PARKING LOT. OH YEAH! I THINK THE STORE OWNS THE PARKING LOT?
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Ok
Hey Hunter,
Well, I wasn't aware that the wma and state land regulations were differnt. I will have to say this though, I live in lafayette and near by we have a lake called lake martin. I go there to shoot woody's along the levee. There are about 10 perminant blinds out there and they all have a bunch of decoys out all through the season. I talked with a game warden out there and he said that if they really wanted to they could remove them. He said he could remove them for littering!
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Hey
I just want to say that I do feel for you guys who have there stuff messed up by other lame hunters. I personaly do not hunt public land for ducks, therfore I wouldn't know what it is like. As a person, I live by high morals and I would never steal or shoot anyone elses decoys even if it was on public land. I wouldn't sit in someone elses blind on public land even though technically i could. The thing that people should realize is that more than half of the hunters out there do not have the same morals and standards that I live my life by. Some people just really don't give a dang about other people. You have to assume the risk and prepare for the worst if you want to hunt in those high risk areas. I hesitate to leave my decoys on private property much less public!
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Catahoula
I used to hunt this lake but prefer to hunt standing against natural cover in the water over a small diver spread. Stealing and or destroying property is wrong, regardless of who owns it but at the same time you know it is a possibillity. I have come across many that believe they own the lake simply because they are allowed to maintain a blind on public propery. The reality is public land is first come - first serve even if it is rude in your view if someone beat you to it. If you don't like it, then leave or get up earlier. I thoroughly enjoy all the hard working blind hunters that show up at 6:30AM and drive through my spread on the way to breakfast and bourbon in the bread box.

My favorite time was the old guy that built a blind in front of one of our fav spots over the split, arrived after shooting time (we set up at 4:30AM) and proceeded to tell us he warned us last split about hunting in front of his non-existent blind. Funny, we hunted that spot every weekend of the first split. When confronted by the truth, he said it didn't matter cause he's "... been huntin here for twelve years!" Needless to say he threatened to do alot of things to us but never climbed out of his comfy box blind to man up. Shinying example for us younger guys. Maybe the old-timers should be sent to Iraq to learn a thing or two?

Food for thought...

FWIW, I've found better places to hunt since then, all on public land. Keep your sea of bread boxes.
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Catahoula
Catahoula Lake is a "special" place, where folks build permanent blinds, on spots that have been passed down by their grandfathers. There are so many blinds on the lake that everyone puts out hundreds of decoys, from good ones to painted 2 liter bottles. While free, the difficulties in dealing with theives, ciceros and people who think they own a spot make it not worth hunting. It has an impressive number of ducks, but they are all blind shy by now, and until a front pushes some new birds down here, the hunting will suck out there. I used to go on the opener just to see the madness and pass shoot, but I gave up and have not been in 2 years.
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Marreroduckman
I was wondering what kind of response i would get from you and to say the store owns the parking lot is the best response you can give just proves that you don't see the whole picture... The point is to stress that just because it is built on public land and I have the right to do it without breaking any laws than the blind is MINE..Not yours just like your car parked in a PUBLIC parking lot....And as far as the Game Wardens saying that leaving my decoys out in Lake Martin is against the law and littering thats BULL.... If they could have given tickets for it they would have already .... Bloodeep you say you don't hunt public landfor ducks, but you hunt the levees around Lake Martin....If you ever talk to that Game Warden again please tell him to get his facts straight I'm sure he was just a little confused...
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Parking Lot
The truck in the parking lot is a bad analogy. For starters, in LA, your vehicle is an extension of your home (special rights) and also assumed temporarily occupying space. That said, if you leave it there long enough, it will get towed, jusk ask the wal-mart manager next time you're there. Also, if you left it there with the keys in it, would you be surprised to find it missing? Your insurance company sure wouldn't as they reject your claim.

The closet thing I can use to describe permanent blinds on public land is a capital improvement on a lease. This is familiar to alot of people that lease land for a camp they build. When your lease is ended/given up, you forfeit the improvement to said property. Since you never paid for the use of said public land, you have no legal monetary investment or ownership. If this were not the case, you could sell your improvement (read permanent blind) to another prospective lease holder wanting the land (read spot) it sits on. None of that would hold up under the eyes of the law. Not withstanding, I am sure this probably occurs...
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My opinion
I have an opinion on this one. Yeah I know, I have an opinion on everything.

I think if you put a blind up and work on it, people should stay out of it. Now, we all realize it is on public land and anyone has a right to be there. We all get that. But, do you want to go and sit yourself in someone elses blind and chance having them walk up and put a load of steel shot in your behind? I don't. Respect is respect. I hunted state land(deer) for years and always respected the other guys. When I started scouting and ran into someone in the vicinity, I would ask them where they were hunting so I could stay out of their way. I use to hunt in the Kisatchie forest and I watched people put up stands and leave em. I never once put myself in one of those stands. It just ain't right.

What I would do if I found someone in my blind (if I didn't shoot em) is climb in the blind with them and make sure they don't get a shot or even a chance to shoot. I would shoot in the air, fart, whatever it takes to run them out. Then I would follow them out and get a plate number and let them know that I can find out where they live if something happens to my blind.

But then again, some people have told me that I'm crazy so I would probably get shot.

The issues that you are having is why I don't duck hunt anymore.
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Marreroduckman
Marrero, you probably one of them Jack holes that climb in other peoples blinds and think you have a right to do that. You probably one of them out laws that will shoot a deer on the highway at night. I've run across Jack holes like you on our deer lease. They were members actually who would hunt our stands when we were there. They just didn't see the camera in the tree next to my stand. They got their behind beat down for that. Respect is respect and you evidently don't have any.
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Hey Dog Tired
Cal-A-Hona, is a PUBLIC LAKE. Therefore if you make a blind it is also PUBLICCCCC. My advise is GET THERE EARLY!!!! I am going Saturday morning. I will leave MY HOUSE @ 2:00AM and I will look for unmaned blinds. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!!!
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Violence
"What I would do if I found someone in my blind (if I didn't shoot em) is climb in the blind with them and make sure they don't get a shot or even a chance to shoot. I would shoot in the air, fart, whatever it takes to run them out. Then I would follow them out and get a plate number and let them know that I can find out where they live if something happens to my blind."

Certainly worked out well for the LEO that pistol whipped another hunter at the Catahoula boat launch a couple years ago. If you feel you are justified in harming someone over a boat blind, I am sure they can find a spot for you in prison right next to him...
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Furduckn
Furduckn, man that sounds like what I ate for Thanksgiving. Haha. Just kiddin.

It's all about respect. If you go out and build a blind, I wouldn't dare go in it. I know what kind of work goes into that and it's disrespectful to go sit in it.

I quit hunting public land many years ago for that reason. I quit so I wouldn't hurt someone or get myself hurt. I found someone in my blind. When I approached them and said it was my blind, they told me it was on public property and that I should leave before something bad happened to me. I went get a game warden and told him what he told me. The GW told me that he had a right to be there. He was right. I asked about the threat and the GW asked if he made a direct specific threat to me. That was on Lake Martin. I went back out there (GW followed me to make sure I didn't do anything stupid) and told the guy that I was pulling up anchor on my blind and pulling it out. Told him he should leave unless he wanted to get drug across the lake. He left, I pulled my anchors and pulled it to shore and never went back.

The guy cussed me all the way back to the landing and cussed me somemore when we go there. He kept saying I messed his hunt up.

Go figure!!! He kinda messed my season up.
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People
Point taken...

If we prejudge, sterotype, misunderstand, or assume the behavior of the individual defines an entire class, then we ourselves have failed as sportsman.

I would never occupy a blind that was obviously being used and maintained. Partly because I do better without and partly because of respect however no law dictates this behavior. Unfortunately, my style of duck hunting does not allow me to "own" a spot since I do not build permanent structures, so I moved on to greener pastures.

Take care,
Fur

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stupid
i would hunt any blind and dare any dumb a$$ to try and kick my butt or what ever else you dummies think yall would do. so stupid
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and
the people who want to shoot people for hunting a blind do you think that they will not shoot at you, i am sure yall are all way too bad a$$ to get shot at because my grandpa passed the blind down to me... so stupid old people need to grow up...
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blinds
i would never hunt another persons blind, stand, etc. but i will say for a person to shoot someone over a duck or blind evidently enjoys a pounding sensation in the butt. cause that's what you will feel in prison.
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instigator
1bigdeer

wut are you doing dude, going from one post to the other just trying to start fights? come on man, how old are you? you keep it going and they will band your a** from here and then maybe you can go back to playing your playstation.

come one dude, grow up!
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popo
what u know about pounding butts??
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big bear
it is public i can do what the hell i want
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fights
grow up its the internet does it hurt your feelings?
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Your not hurting anyone's feelings. Its just pathetic
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what
the fact that yall think public is yours?? whats pathetic mr cool
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Your comments
Your comments about nothing are pathetic, not everyone else's about the topic at hand.
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no
i said that people who think public land is theres are dummies so that has subject
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DOGTIRED
I'D NEVER HUNT IN ANYONES BLIND, EVEN THOUGH ITS NOT THEIRS. I'M NOT AN OUTLAW, I DONT EVEN HUNT DEER. I'M TRYING TO MAKE A POINT THAT IF SOMEONE IS IN ( YOUR ) BLIND THEY ARE NOT BREAKING THE LAW, YOU ARE FOR THINKING THAT THE BLIND YOU BUILT RESERVES YOU THE RIGHT TO THAT SPOT. SO BEFORE YOU START CALLING PEOPLE NAMES YOU NEED TO CHECK YOURSELF!
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DOGTIRED
OH YEAH! ABOUT YOUR COMMENT THAT PEOPLE THINK THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO JUMP IN SOMEONE ELSES BLIND ON PUBLIC LAND. GUESS WHAT? THEY DO. EVEN THOUGH THEY SHOULDNT THEY DO HAVE THE RIGHT.
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engelmung
You are correct in everything you say. Also, duckslayer1980. You are just tryin to stir crap up. You aren't gonna go sit in sombody else's blind. Thats asking to get shot out there. I wouldn't personaly shoot anybody over a blind spot. I'll just call my game warden friend on speed dial, and let him escort you out. And he will. We've done it before with someone who thought it was a "PUBLIC BLIND." Im getting to old to fight..or to smart. I got too much to lose over a loser like you.
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Yep
Marrero, you right. My apologies for being childish. It just frustrates when people hunt my stands. If they wanted to come and help me set up and do some of the work then I wouldn't mind but they just wait til opening day and show up. That's why I don't duck hunt no more. Because of sorry people.
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Takatase
Hey bro, I hope you have a good season. Don't get offended by my posts! Its all good bro! My posts are just opinions and things i was told. I hope everyone has good luck the rest of the season. Hopefully I will be posting pics of a good hunt after this weekend!
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1bigdeer
dude have you ever heard that saying that " fighting over the internet is like winning the special olympics, even if you win your still retarted"? well thats you my friend. and for the guy that said he can jump in my truck in a public parking lot, im gonna advise you to hold on cause im a bad driver
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Just curious...
Let me preface this comment witht he fact that I have NEVER hunted public land and therefore have NEVER hunted Cat Lake. (Actually I lied...I just remembered one time I did hunt in Sherburne at the Farm. Went with a friend and when we got drawn, asked another guy and his son if they wanted to hunt with us since 4 can hunt a blind. Sorry, I forgot about that. My intention wasnt to mislead.)I understand the feelings and emotions that are involved but does it make me a bad person if I dont have anywhere else to hunt and if I was to drive up there and if I was to hunt a blind????? I wouldnt by the way...Not bc its against the law bc its not. I wouldnt because of something my dad called "raising". He taught me better than that... Better question for all the guys that hunt there...If I was a guy that came up there to hunt, how many of yall would ask me to hunt with you out of your blind (that is public)? How many of you are sportsmen enough to invite or ask or show some one the ropes of the hunting up there? I would say based off of the posts on here not many. Maybe I am prejudging but it seems to me that the people that hunt up there seem to make fun of us that arent from there and are shunned as "leppers". NO I wouldnt hunt your blind but I also have no where else to duck hunt really. Deer hunting is a different story as I am in a lease but being a rookie duck hunter, I dont know HOW to scout, WHERE to build a blind and it just seems to me that alot of "sportsmen" are no longer intrested in preserving or passing along our traditions. They have become more concerned with what they consider THERES...Just my thoughts. I am sure I will get slammed but frankly dont care...

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meathunter
you bring a great point to the discussion. most hunters are too busy or just flat out dont want to help others out. i would love to hunt a couple of different WMA and some state owned land but i work six days a week and dont have time to scout out a new place that could be an hour or two away. i have had a couple of people come up to my blind when i used to hunt lake long and ask if they could hunt with us cause they didnt have a blind and i always made room no matter what cause i know that could be me one day. i even had a guy that was from morgan city who was hunting the pac come up to me on my lease and ask to hunt with us cause he was lost and didnt have a blind. how many other people would let you in there blind on a private lease???
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dekes
do me a favor and come leave your dekes in my pond.
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meathunter
I've let guys hunt with me before that were in "MY" blind when I got there. If I had room I would ask them to stay. If not, ask them move on. Most of the time these guys were idiots. They would sky bust. Almost shoot my gun barrel off by swinging on my side. Calling to much, and simply not having enough edicate to let the man who built the blind call the shots. I realized I was putting myself in a dangerous situation by hunting with people I didn't know. A duck blind is not a place to be hunting with someone who wasn't taught to check his safety, shot his line, and not shoot over the top of people. I'd rather be safe than sorry. Its a shame we have to be that way. As far as the guy who wants to go build blinds all over the place to claim his spots..have at it. I love to watch those puffs of smoke go across the lake. Remember, you don't live there...they do. I know every mans name and number that has a blind in "my" area. We all watch each others stuff, and get along. Our grandfathers hunted together and claimed our spots. We don't own anything. We don't care who hunts ours blinds when we aren't there. You have the right to do what ever you want. Go ahead. Spend that hard earned time and money building them blinds..again...they live there, you don't. We've made it this long, we'll make it another 50 yrs. Good luck to everybody this weekend. I hope we can all act like sportsman and respect other people's stuff. I also hope the guy who got all his stuff stolen from his shed is able to find out who did it...open up a can on somebody bro.
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killer
no man it look like im SOL. we called the cops and they seemed as if they could have cared less.i hope i can throw together some stuff cause my podna is on leave frome the cost guard for a couple of days and all he wants to do is shoot some ducks. but if i do find the SOB that took my stuff make a fund raiser for me cause im gonna need a lawyer.
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Haha...
Is a cicero the same thing as a chivo?
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ha
you would think so after reading this ha
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