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#6544638 - 11/15/16 11:30 AM Skyblasters
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Registered: 10/29/15
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Loc: N Texas
Went and hunted one of our coves Saturday morning, left the boat ramp at 0400, got all set up and hidden by 0500. 30 minutes before LST, another boat rolls in and after shining them off with every light we had, they proceeded to set up less than 100 yds from our spot. 15 minutes before LST, they were blasting away, scaring off the 15 wood ducks already in our spread. As the morning progressed they continued to skyblast birds WAAY out of range and had their dekes packed up and leaving the cove by 0800. We continued hunting and scratched out 2 teal and a greenhead. The most crucial time for our spot right during the first hour or so was wrecked. I love duck hunting and love the challenge of the weather/ water/ other people but GEEZ! Anybody else have similar trouble last weekend?
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#6544679 - 11/15/16 11:45 AM Re: Skyblasters [Re: ntxaviator]
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Sunday my hunting buddy sky busted all morning, it's ok, I enjoyed giving him crap.

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#6544685 - 11/15/16 11:49 AM Re: Skyblasters [Re: ntxaviator]
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Yep, Got to the ramp right before shooting time. No place to park so we just left the truck on the ramp. Running down the lake we had some guys in a cove signal us. Looked like they were pointing their lights at a point right by them. We thought this was nice of them so we set up. We had ducks in the decoys early and smoked them. Had a great shoot. Burned lots of shells. At Cracker Barrel by 8:45 for breakfast. Not having to back the truck down the ramp saved us a bunch of time. Think we will hit it again next weekend.


Edited by Centurion (11/15/16 11:50 AM)

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#6544692 - 11/15/16 11:55 AM Re: Skyblasters [Re: Centurion]
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Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 165
Originally Posted By: Centurion
Yep, Got to the ramp right before shooting time. No place to park so we just left the truck on the ramp. Running down the lake we had some guys in a cove signal us. Looked like they were pointing their lights at a point right by them. We thought this was nice of them so we set up. We had ducks in the decoys early and smoked them. Had a great shoot. Burned lots of shells. At Cracker Barrel by 8:45 for breakfast. Not having to back the truck down the ramp saved us a bunch of time. Think we will hit it again next weekend.


haha roflmao

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#6544701 - 11/15/16 12:04 PM Re: Skyblasters [Re: ntxaviator]
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Thats the reason I dont hunt public

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#6544744 - 11/15/16 12:34 PM Re: Skyblasters [Re: ntxaviator]
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Setup two hunting spots and they will have go further down. As as you see them heading your way everyone split up with lights flashing like crazy. grin banana

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#6544839 - 11/15/16 01:24 PM Re: Skyblasters [Re: ntxaviator]
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We were in the mix. Lots of wayyyyy early shooting too.
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#6544873 - 11/15/16 01:43 PM Re: Skyblasters [Re: ntxaviator]
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If they're blasting before LST, I call the local Game Warden immediately. I'll guarantee he will respond. But yes, I've had many a public duck hunt ruined by skyblasters who haven't a clue.

Called on a group shooting doves after sundown several years ago. They kept shooting 'til dark, about 10 minutes AFTER the GW arrived at my location roflmao . Turned into a really good call as multiple citations were issued plus a couple arrested for drugs and outstanding warrants.

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#6544888 - 11/15/16 01:51 PM Re: Skyblasters [Re: Centurion]
ZachW Offline
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Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 216
Loc: Texas, TX
Originally Posted By: Centurion
Yep, Got to the ramp right before shooting time. No place to park so we just left the truck on the ramp. Running down the lake we had some guys in a cove signal us. Looked like they were pointing their lights at a point right by them. We thought this was nice of them so we set up. We had ducks in the decoys early and smoked them. Had a great shoot. Burned lots of shells. At Cracker Barrel by 8:45 for breakfast. Not having to back the truck down the ramp saved us a bunch of time. Think we will hit it again next weekend.



underrated post.


Edited by ZachW (11/15/16 01:51 PM)

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#6544940 - 11/15/16 02:24 PM Re: Skyblasters [Re: ntxaviator]
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Just buy some land with a small lake on it....problem solved.

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#6545010 - 11/15/16 03:09 PM Re: Skyblasters [Re: Centurion]
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Originally Posted By: Centurion
Yep, Got to the ramp right before shooting time. No place to park so we just left the truck on the ramp. Running down the lake we had some guys in a cove signal us. Looked like they were pointing their lights at a point right by them. We thought this was nice of them so we set up. We had ducks in the decoys early and smoked them. Had a great shoot. Burned lots of shells. At Cracker Barrel by 8:45 for breakfast. Not having to back the truck down the ramp saved us a bunch of time. Think we will hit it again next weekend.
roflmao
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#6545134 - 11/15/16 04:41 PM Re: Skyblasters [Re: Centurion]
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Originally Posted By: Centurion
Yep, Got to the ramp right before shooting time. No place to park so we just left the truck on the ramp. Running down the lake we had some guys in a cove signal us. Looked like they were pointing their lights at a point right by them. We thought this was nice of them so we set up. We had ducks in the decoys early and smoked them. Had a great shoot. Burned lots of shells. At Cracker Barrel by 8:45 for breakfast. Not having to back the truck down the ramp saved us a bunch of time. Think we will hit it again next weekend.



you win the internet today, roflmao

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#6545253 - 11/15/16 05:51 PM Re: Skyblasters [Re: ntxaviator]
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Registered: 09/26/06
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Meh...

First morning below 40 degrees will start shaking out the barneys so the rest of us can get it on.

I've had people setup 25-30 yards from me before within 15 minutes of LST after I had 3 dozen blocks out. Upwind from me with 6 hot buy mallard. Challenge me at the boat ramp afterwards for shooting ducks heading to their spread.

Takes all kinds.
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#6545323 - 11/15/16 06:34 PM Re: Skyblasters [Re: ntxaviator]
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Yep, had the same experience this weekend..

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#6545534 - 11/15/16 08:30 PM Re: Skyblasters [Re: Windrider]
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Registered: 10/18/06
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Originally Posted By: Windrider
Meh...

First morning below 40 degrees will start shaking out the barneys so the rest of us can get it on.

I've had people setup 25-30 yards from me before within 15 minutes of LST after I had 3 dozen blocks out. Upwind from me with 6 hot buy mallard. Challenge me at the boat ramp afterwards for shooting ducks heading to their spread.

Takes all kinds.


A boat launch challenge? Screw that Ida had that one settled way before we headed in


Edited by ducknbass (11/15/16 08:34 PM)

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