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#5489425 - 12/20/14 02:06 PM Late Arrivals!!!
Bird-Dawg Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Fort Worth,TX
I got to the lake at 5:00 and was set up by 6. My son and I where the only ones in the cove. At 6:20 6 guys showed up and set up 75 yards downwind of us. As if that wasnt bad enough, they blew their calls none stop. These guy blew every bird out of the hole. And the ones we did get to work, they pass shot at them as they circled around to drop in. Still was able to get a couple of Gaddies in for my son to take. What is happening to the waterfowling? Just sad!

#5489446 - 12/20/14 02:16 PM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
Fowlman Offline

Registered: 08/14/13
Posts: 545
Loc: NTX
Public land hunting at its finest. hammer

#5489453 - 12/20/14 02:22 PM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
Bird-Dawg Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Fort Worth,TX
Yeah it sucks when you get out and scout and do the work to put kids on birds and a group of yahoos ruin it for them. Gotta get on some private property fast. Second time on this lake. I think they just drive from spot to spot looking for parked trucks and then walk in. bang

#5489467 - 12/20/14 02:43 PM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
beaversnipe Offline
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Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 17087
Loc: Uranus
too many hunters in texas and too little public places, and nobody who is doing a thing about it.

#5489491 - 12/20/14 03:08 PM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
Fooshman Online   content
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 13985
Loc: Black Dog, Texas
Gotta get that bird!

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#5489707 - 12/20/14 05:29 PM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
LarryCopper Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 4091
Loc: The Great State
Sounds like we might have been in the same cove except I was at our spot at 4:30 before anyone else. Big group of guys showed up late blowing the kazoo nonstop. And really... really... really badly calling.

We were far enough away though that they actually helped us, not 75 yards.

#5490198 - 12/20/14 11:01 PM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 83693
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
They are probably talking about how you hunted this morning, just like you are talking about them. clap

#5490275 - 12/21/14 12:04 AM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
SR025 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/01/10
Posts: 5779
Loc: DFW
Why get there so early if you can't shoot til 30 before sunrise? nidea grin

#5490293 - 12/21/14 12:50 AM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
Bird-Dawg Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Fort Worth,TX
I arrive early to secure the spot that i have scouted. But maybe i should just start showing up 20 min before LST and setup down wind of any heal lamp I see.

#5490311 - 12/21/14 02:11 AM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
_Scooter_ Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 1661
Loc: NoDux, Texas
My guess is they also scouted it at some point. Just sayin'... confused2
Wasn't born in Texas, but I got there as fast as I could.

#5490333 - 12/21/14 05:34 AM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
phat694 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 10/31/09
Posts: 3309
Loc: Little Elm, TX
No surprise. That's how public hunting is.

#5491354 - 12/21/14 05:39 PM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
brennansgrandpa Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/14/10
Posts: 33
This probably dates me quite a bit, but when I started out hunting with my Dad we arrived early set things up and had a cup of coffee, me hot chocolate, and waited for legal shooting time. If someone came by intending to hunt our spot, we gave them a few blinks on the flashlight, they would return in kind and move on. Sure were simpler times.

#5491367 - 12/21/14 05:45 PM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
coachmas Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 428
Loc: East Texas
75 yards away? I would have walked or boated over if they didn't move when I flashed a light. Option 3, and I have done this a few times before. Ask them if they are going to setup that close, they might as well hunt with me, no need to get all that gear out because I got here at 5:??? am so I could get the spot I wanted. Never had anyone hunt with me, but they did move farther away.


#5491580 - 12/21/14 07:18 PM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
BadLander Offline

Registered: 09/16/13
Posts: 505
Loc: 5150.867.53/09
Just spot light them from the minute you see them get to close! I mean even while they set up and throw their dekes out!!! They should get the point!!!!!!! I hunt public and have for years! If I see a light I go for plan B.I want a good hunt for both of us!!!! If we are far enough apart we can keep the birds moving!!!! I might be a different breed but I don't put up with that BS!

#5491933 - 12/21/14 09:38 PM Re: Late Arrivals!!! [Re: Bird-Dawg]
LRHead Offline

Registered: 12/18/09
Posts: 726
Loc: Alvarado, TX
It's happened to the wife and I a few times on public land. Kind of have to go with the flow. Best part, you get to listen how not to call ducks. Lol.
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