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#5444537 - 11/26/14 12:45 PM Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas...
Guy Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 25721
Loc: Lake X
Do you do it?

Hunted the same area for 3 days strait (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday), it was packed with hunters every day. This area is best with only 2 groups, but it will pack in 6 groups or so. Sunday was the worse, especially one group, they were highballing all morning long, nonstop.. Man these boys had some air I guess, I mean it was like they were having a duck calling competition, I can just see them all bobbing up and down whaling on the call, spit flying everywhere, slobber running down their face... I felt like yelling STFU!! Really I looked at the time when they took their first breather, it was 45 minutes after legal, then 10 minutes later they are back on it again, round 2 competition started, bobbing up and down again... lol.

Monday, place packed again, but amazingly, no calling this time, and double amazing everyone let the birds work and no sky blasting for the most part. Amazing you can have all these hunters packed in an area, everyone gets to enjoy the peaceful morning and watch the birds work.

So my points:

1) Put away your stupide call, don't make everyone have to listen to you, kinda like the guy that wears too much cologne and stinks up the whole room. I have seen someone post on this forum that he purposely calls to keep the ducks from landing in someone else's spread. I guess some people are self center jerks.

2) No sky blasting. Seen someone say it is not sky blasting if you make the shot. Well that is just stupid too. Normally when birds are working, they fly into an area, and if there are a lot of hunting groups, birds are going to check out all the spreads. If you are going to sky blast every time they check out your spread, this just forces everyone else to sky blast and that is just stupide. Let the birds finish.

I have to do a poll on this one... popcorn

Do you call birds away from other hunters?
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 11/26/14 12:45 PM
You must vote before you can view the results of this poll.

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#5444553 - 11/26/14 12:54 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: Guy]
QuackShack Offline
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Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 236
Hunted yesterday and the same thing happened exept the sky blasting, but that was just because there were not any birds. Not a duck in the sky and all i heard was feed chuckle after feed chuckle for an hour. They were hunting out of a boat blind that was on a bare bank but all they did is walk @ behind it and blow the call. confused2

7:30 rolled @ and thankfully they left.

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#5444699 - 11/26/14 02:23 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: Guy]
BarneyWho Offline
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Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2792
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Why is it when people hunt public and don't kill birds their excuse is everyone around them is hailcalling and skybusting birds? confused2
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#5444701 - 11/26/14 02:23 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: Guy]
Greekangler Offline
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Registered: 09/05/04
Posts: 1492
Loc: North Tejas
Haven't used hail call in years. Actually use whistle most of the time. Use mallard call to turn other species. Only use lonely hen or feeding chuckle on mallards
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#5444707 - 11/26/14 02:29 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: Guy]
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25903
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Keep calling if its working... if not let them send the birds to you
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#5444740 - 11/26/14 02:52 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: Guy]
beaversnipe Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 14775
Loc: Terlingua,TX
I have enough stress at work, last thing I want is duckstress

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#5444752 - 11/26/14 03:00 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: BarneyWho]
Guy Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 25721
Loc: Lake X
Originally Posted By: BarneyWho
Why is it when people hunt public and don't kill birds their excuse is everyone around them is hailcalling and skybusting birds? confused2

Who said I didn't kill birds? You must be one of those highballers...

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#5444763 - 11/26/14 03:09 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: Guy]
beaversnipe Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 14775
Loc: Terlingua,TX
They should ban calls

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#5444775 - 11/26/14 03:17 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: Guy]
BarneyWho Offline
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Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2792
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Originally Posted By: Guy
Originally Posted By: BarneyWho
Why is it when people hunt public and don't kill birds their excuse is everyone around them is hailcalling and skybusting birds? confused2

Who said I didn't kill birds? You must be one of those highballers...


I was. Just curious why you are hunting near me with all your super secret ninja public spots???????
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#5444784 - 11/26/14 03:21 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: BarneyWho]
Guy Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Loc: Lake X
Originally Posted By: BarneyWho
Originally Posted By: Guy
Originally Posted By: BarneyWho
Why is it when people hunt public and don't kill birds their excuse is everyone around them is hailcalling and skybusting birds? confused2

Who said I didn't kill birds? You must be one of those highballers...


I was. Just curious why you are hunting near me with all your super secret ninja public spots???????

Not much of a secrete when packed full of barneys.

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#5444814 - 11/26/14 03:54 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: Guy]
aerangis Offline
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Registered: 09/05/08
Posts: 715
Loc: Nunya
Barneys.....lol!

I hunt public at times and yes, the calling and skybustin can get ridiculous. What makes it worse are jackassasauruses that have the "If I can't shoot that duck NOBODY is gonna shoot it" attitude. They bust ducks a mile away to scare'em off. They usually learn real quick that it works both ways. I'll up the jackass ante if need be.

This is a relatively recent observation. An observation that, sadly, is indicative of the type and quality of hunters these days.

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#5444834 - 11/26/14 04:12 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: Guy]
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Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 3727
Loc: The Great State
I do NOT try to break dux working somebody else's spread, but if they are in my comfort zone and just flying by taking a look I'm gonna kill em (aka skyblasting to some). I don't see the harm if I can make the shot consistently. Just blasting away and missing so it screws everyone else up would be another thing.

Note that my comfort zone is realistic. Inside 35 yards, not 60 like I've seen some jackwagons try.
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#5444840 - 11/26/14 04:17 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: Guy]
bodydub Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/12/13
Posts: 201
Loc: VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER.......
It's bound to happen every time when you're on public land.....


Edited by bodydub (11/26/14 10:50 PM)

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#5444848 - 11/26/14 04:20 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: Guy]
beaversnipe Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 14775
Loc: Terlingua,TX
Beyond 50 yards is when I start pulling the trigger.
Tired of them 15 yards park duck shots, they ain't fun anymore

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#5444879 - 11/26/14 04:48 PM Re: Hail calling and skyblasting in high pressure hunting areas... [Re: Guy]
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2293
Loc: North Texas
Hunting a spot last year during the week. Guy pulls up in his brand new z71 and ask if we can hunt together since its obvious were headed to same spot. I oblige. Puts on his brand new waders, pulls out his brand new shotgun, we walk to the spot. He proceeds to randomly throw out his brand new deeks right along shoreline (with price tag stuck to some), backs up 10 ft and sits down up against a tree. By this time I was considering leaving but figured I would stay for the show. We exchanged pleasantries and I ask him what he does, to which he replies "I work the gun counter at Academy". Took everything I had not to shite my waders from laughing my arse off. Anyhow, we sat for an hour while he worked that call like a cheap hooker, nothing was exempt from his squawking, cardinals, mockingbirds, made no difference. As fate would have it, a lone jack came buzzing through low and fast. He emptied, I dropped it. He decided he had enough, no amount of calling was helping. He steps down to the bank, picks up the decoys he can reach without getting in the water and leaves. One of the most entertaining hunts Ive been on and got some free decoys to boot.

If I am hunting public, I rarely call.

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