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#6027217 - 11/13/15 08:43 AM What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie"
Creek2Creek Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 272
Loc: NTX Bottomland
It's obvious that I hunt 90% private, but I do have buddies that cannot afford to hunt where I do and hunt public. I enjoy their company and go out with them from time to time.

I remember as a kid waiting at the launch with my dad and grandpa for everyone to show up. People used to talk about where they were going, how they did the day before in location A, and where they were eating breakfast afterwards. All this was done over a thermos cup of coffee before we went on our way. I understand that there are a lot of hunters that weren't raised as traditional waterfowlers, but there is still enough of us out there to steer them in the right direction.

Stop making everyday a boat race. Slow down and enjoy this sport for more than a nice strap. There's more too it. The more we complain about "Barnie," the worse this sport is going to get. If you primarily hunt certain lake A, you could get to know the majority of the hunters if you really wanted too. Work it out, make it more enjoyable and make it a team effort.

I hunt a WMA called Otter Slough in SE Missouri from time to time. I go alone and get myself into a group of 5 or 6 every time I go. The comradery in those parts are out of this world as duck hunting is a way of life, not the next photo op.

It is just sad to hear about the entitlement of a certain spot. If you don't get it today, build and show some respect, get to know someone, and get it tomorrow.

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#6027235 - 11/13/15 08:49 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: Creek2Creek]
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#6027294 - 11/13/15 09:07 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: Creek2Creek]
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I went to a state last year with a group of guys on this forum. Our trip was targeting Canada geese. I loved the trip as I got to see a part of the world completely different than mine. On a particular moment, I felt as if we traveled back 40 years. While seated in a restaurant an elderly couple approached and asked if that was our rig parked out back with all the goose decoys. They just pulled up a chair and acted as if we were long lost friends. By the time that little visit was over, the man said he owned a piece of property and described an easy way to find it. He said if there are geese there, go and hunt them. Now I knocked a bunch of doors in my lifetime but never did a complete stranger offer me to come kill his geese. I really like that part of the country. Everybody there was nice like that couple.
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#6027310 - 11/13/15 09:13 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: Creek2Creek]
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In illinois where i go next week, all public hunters meet and greet at the boatramp with some coffee and donuts prior to the hunt. They all know each other and respect each orher. Much more enjoyable. Overhere you have to deal with some yahoos and skybustas. But of course there you deal with small town mid west good old boys.

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#6027313 - 11/13/15 09:14 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: Creek2Creek]
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Know exactly what you are talking about.

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#6027316 - 11/13/15 09:15 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: beaversnipe]
Creek2Creek Offline
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Originally Posted By: beaversnipe
In illinois where i go next week, all public hunters meet and greet at the boatramp with some coffee and donuts prior to the hunt. They all know each other and respect each orher. Much more enjoyable. Overhere you have to deal with some yahoos and skybustas. But of course there you deal with small town mid west good old boys.


We all gotta help fix it. They probably don't know any better, were never taught, and think they are right. Invite some of em out and show em the ropes.

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#6027323 - 11/13/15 09:19 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: Creek2Creek]
Creek2Creek Offline
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For that very reason, we work with TPWD and take under privileged kids hunting every year to get them exposed to the outdoors because daddy is no longer in the picture. Most of the kids we take out are found through churches and foster families. Creek2Creek gives 5 kids a year their first deer and about 20 kids a year their first duck. Take out a newby when you see him doing wrong. They may not thank ya, but trust me, they thank ya!

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#6027331 - 11/13/15 09:22 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: Creek2Creek]
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There seems to be an attitude in a portion of the public duck hunting population that anyone who got in to the hobby in the last 5 years did it because they saw it on Duck Dynasty and are a bunch of yahoos. Sad to see that when most of the hunting community and outdoorsman in general usually accept newbies with open arms.

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#6027337 - 11/13/15 09:25 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: Exbellicus]
Creek2Creek Offline
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Originally Posted By: Exbellicus
There seems to be an attitude in a portion of the public duck hunting population that anyone who got in to the hobby in the last 5 years did it because they saw it on Duck Dynasty and are a bunch of yahoos. Sad to see that when most of the hunting community and outdoorsman in general usually accept newbies with open arms.


You don't accept newbies? Or am I reading this wrong?

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#6027343 - 11/13/15 09:27 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: Creek2Creek]
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Registered: 12/16/11
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I don't like enough people I don't guess. I know lots of guys that hunt that aren't really friends but acquaintances. I never offer to take them and when they find out I've been hunting without them they get upset. Funny really, in the world of social media if I go hunting without you, I meant to.

I hunt with very few friends, my kids, and wife. I like it that way. I will go home before I hunt with 6 strangers.

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#6027363 - 11/13/15 09:37 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: Creek2Creek]
ndhunter Offline
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State namer!....just kidding

It is a vicious cycle no doubt

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#6027372 - 11/13/15 09:40 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: Creek2Creek]
Exbellicus Offline
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Originally Posted By: Creek2Creek

You don't accept newbies? Or am I reading this wrong?


Saying it's sad that some people don't want new people to join the hobby.

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#6027378 - 11/13/15 09:45 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: Exbellicus]
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Registered: 11/09/15
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Originally Posted By: Exbellicus
Originally Posted By: Creek2Creek

You don't accept newbies? Or am I reading this wrong?


Saying it's sad that some people don't want new people to join the hobby.


Gotcha...

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#6027387 - 11/13/15 09:48 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: ndhunter]
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Originally Posted By: ndhunter
State namer!....just kidding

It is a vicious cycle no doubt


lol... Trust me, in the Missouri Bootheel, we couldn't get enough hunters up there to matter. I'm an Arkansas Timber guy through and through, but the Bootheel is just as good! Super glad my in laws live there!

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#6027400 - 11/13/15 09:53 AM Re: What is going on? Hate the term "Barnie" [Re: Creek2Creek]
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Very nice thread OP.


I've noticed Texas does not have a generally friendly or welcoming hunting community nowadays.
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