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#5445368 - 11/26/14 10:35 PM First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf
Fishuhalik Offline
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Registered: 03/10/14
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Loc: Katy, TX
Finally got a full day off & got out. Picked a spot that looked good on my Navionics map & started walking. It was almost a mile out but it was only thigh-deep at most with a nice sandy bottom. Saw more birds than I thought I would. Mostly pins. Whiffed on a flock of reds. Here was my take for the day.

Hooked up with a local buddy that had been fishing earlier & he took me gigging for drum. Man was that a ball!! Here was our total for the day, plus the fish he caught. I only got 1 & had 1 shake my spear.

I just moved down to Texas this year & I think I'm loving it!! It was 8 degrees back home yesterday & buddies were posting ice fishing pics. They can have it!!
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#5445954 - 11/27/14 10:50 AM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Fishuhalik]
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Good time there!!!

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#5445963 - 11/27/14 10:55 AM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Fishuhalik]
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#5446466 - 11/27/14 06:07 PM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Fishuhalik]
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Soooo you just walked out and hunted someone else's blind that they built?
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#5446487 - 11/27/14 06:15 PM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Txcatman1]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Txcatman1
Soooo you just walked out and hunted someone else's blind that they built?


public water - public blind. Perfectly fine

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#5446516 - 11/27/14 06:31 PM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Fishuhalik]
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That's the problem with "duck hunters" today. No respect, If I'm gonna go walk out and hunt public somewhere I'm gonna sit in the grass not in someone's blind that they paid for material and time to build. Respect other peoples hard work. Go build your own blind If you wanna hunt a box, don't sit in someone else's built blind. Didn't say it was illegal, I said it's unethical and unsportsmanlike, prob would of had a better hunt anyway away from the blind. That Kinda stuff don't go over too well down here
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#5446539 - 11/27/14 06:43 PM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Fishuhalik]
FowledUp Offline
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If you have a problem with folks hunting a blind you built on public land, then dont build a blind on public. Nothing unethical or unsportsman at all about it.

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#5446552 - 11/27/14 06:50 PM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Fishuhalik]
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If you don't want people to hunt in your blind on public land, then don't build it. If there is a blind it is open to whoever gets there first. I don't see it as unsportsmanlike like or disrespectful. If you want to hunt it just wake up early and get there first
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#5446579 - 11/27/14 07:06 PM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Txcatman1]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Txcatman1
That's the problem with "duck hunters" today. No respect, If I'm gonna go walk out and hunt public somewhere I'm gonna sit in the grass not in someone's blind that they paid for material and time to build. Respect other peoples hard work. Go build your own blind If you wanna hunt a box, don't sit in someone else's built blind. Didn't say it was illegal, I said it's unethical and unsportsmanlike, prob would of had a better hunt anyway away from the blind. That Kinda stuff don't go over too well down here


No you're the problem with duck hunters today, thinking you can own a spot on PUBLIC land. Why should you get to claim a spot all to your own?

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#5446583 - 11/27/14 07:09 PM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Fishuhalik]
Fishuhalik Offline
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I hate to stir the pot since i'm new to this site & this awesone state, but you're right, sportsmen do lack ethics. The fact that people think they can put some poles in the sand, put some chicken wire & palm leaves on it & claim that as their personal property is extremely unethical. I have at least 3 dozen deer stands built on public land back home. Up there, the unspoken rule is if you sit in someone else's stand, it's common courtesy to move on if they come to sit in it. Some guys are good about it, some aren't. If they're being dbags, I'll just return the next day & tear the stand down. Had the builders of this blind come along, I would have asked if they wanted to hunt with me & if they said no, I woulda moved on. I see absolutely nothing unethical or unsportsmanlike about that at all
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#5446586 - 11/27/14 07:11 PM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Fishuhalik]
Erichugh22 Offline
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That's the biggest problem with the coast. People build a blind and think they own the entire shoreline or cove that it sits in. That's great if you build a blind but if you want to hunt your spot you better wake up earlier than me, if there's birds there then I'm hunting there. I've got into good arguments with guides on the coast, not even hunting their blinds just hunting close to them. They shoe up 30 minutes before legal throwing a cry baby fit that I'm in their spot. Sorry bud, public land is public land.

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#5446589 - 11/27/14 07:12 PM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Fishuhalik]
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Doesn't anything built on public land or water, like a duck blind or crappie brush pile, become public property, free to whomever arrives first?
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#5446594 - 11/27/14 07:15 PM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Fishuhalik]
Fishuhalik Offline
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Registered: 03/10/14
Posts: 400
Loc: Katy, TX
Not to mention, what difference does it make if I did hunt their blind? I picked up some trash that had washed into it, picked up all my hulls, filled in some holes in the blind material & left the blind in better shape than it had been in when I got there. It's different deer hunting since you're usually hunting a specific deer or two and killing a deer can ruin that stand. Pretty sure there's more than a few ducks in that part of the ocean
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#5446616 - 11/27/14 07:29 PM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Fishuhalik]
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Registered: 10/02/13
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Loc: S texas
lol your all goobers, I haven't wasted my time shooting at garbage divers in over 3 years, burned out, For the record I've never built a box blind and never will, for you weekend warrior duck hunters that think it's ok to say hey who cares who built that let's just get there first an go shoot some redheads are the product of what this sport has evolved into. I learned my lesson wen I was real young to respect others hard work. To all of you who say it's public first come first serve, do you have 2 or 3 boxes out there built for everyone else to hunt too when you go sit in there blinds
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#5446628 - 11/27/14 07:35 PM Re: First coastal hunt...success!! Surf & turf [Re: Fishuhalik]
Txcatman1 Offline
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I'm not saying there's anything illegal about it but there is an unwritten code among duck hunters that you should respect. And I know all of you who say it's first come first serve don't have blinds built because you would feel the same. I don't mooch off the work of others, I earn my success through my own scouting and work ethic, you wanna hunt someone's spot that scouted that area before you, realized it was a good spot and built a blind, that's just not right in my opinion.
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