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Just takes one person to ruin it for everyone #5310649 09/17/14 02:00 AM
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Well today I lost my favorite duck spot. I have been hunting this place for a few years now and every year when I head out to find new places and check on old places I make sure to stop and check on this place and chat up the old man whether it has water on it or not. Three weeks ago I payed him a visit and he once again gave me permission to hunt his place. I decided not to hunt it for the opener because of heavy rains and I didnt want to make a mess of the roads leading in and out of the place.

Since I had some free time this afternoon I figured Id go for an afternoon hunt. As I pull up to the entrance I see a "no hunting, no tresspassing" sign that I have never seen. Not sure of what was going on i went and knocked on his door to see what was up and sure enough he had changed his mind about allowing anyone but family to hunt. Apparently someone had driven in the back entrance and made a mess of the place this past weekend after the heavy rains and had also driven a four wheeler places they shouldnt have. He said he wasnt sure who it was but he had changed his mind. I assured him it wasnt me, that I dont have a four wheeler, and that I had yet to hunt the place this year but his mind was made up. So all i could do was thank him for having allowing me to hunt in previous years and told him that regardless of his decision that I would like to stop by and visit him again if he didnt mind.

Just hate that some people do not realize how generous people like him are when they allow complete strangers on their property. Guess Ill have to find me a new favorite spot. Its just becoming harder and harder to find people like him willing to allow hunters on their property.

Re: Just takes one person to ruin it for everyone [Re: LuckyDucker_TTU] #5310664 09/17/14 02:05 AM
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Re: Just takes one person to ruin it for everyone [Re: LuckyDucker_TTU] #5310755 09/17/14 02:41 AM
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That sucks. Sorry to hear. I no what u mean I've had it happen to me before. And u are correct people just don't let strangers on there places to hunt anymore. I grew up door knockin with my dad for dove and deer huntin spots. Nowadays I don't waste much time trying anymore. It's been 10 years since I had someone say yes u can hunt my place.


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Re: Just takes one person to ruin it for everyone [Re: Anytimeoutdoors1] #5310785 09/17/14 02:58 AM
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Have you offered him money? That might change his mind.

Re: Just takes one person to ruin it for everyone [Re: LuckyDucker_TTU] #5310825 09/17/14 03:29 AM
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Beaversnipe, thanks. It sucks but just have to go knock on some more doors.

Anytime, I've had pretty decent luck over the years. I definitely get turned away more than I get permission but I usually get a few people to grant me permission each year. It's just more difficult each year. Especially with the lack of rain out here in the lubbock area.

Guy, no I didn't offer him money. Not sure if it would change his mind but it's possible. I'm gonna pay him a visit again though.

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Re: Just takes one person to ruin it for everyone [Re: LuckyDucker_TTU] #5310941 09/17/14 10:38 AM
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You might want offer help if you can to fix some of the damage. Just because he had let you hunt there in the past.


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Re: Just takes one person to ruin it for everyone [Re: LuckyDucker_TTU] #5310961 09/17/14 11:22 AM
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The minute we.find a spot, the clock starts ticking. Every road ends, every finger goes.throught the toilet paper amd every freat honey hole vets screwed up. These rules are written somewhere in the big book of rules.


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Re: Just takes one person to ruin it for everyone [Re: LuckyDucker_TTU] #5310968 09/17/14 11:35 AM
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He is done- not about money- get that map out and start knocking on doors- plenty out there. I may know of good lease available pm me- they just got it back



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I like the suggestion about offering to help repair the damage. Perhaps if he sees you are willing to invest the time in his land he may change his mind about you. Even if he says no hunting still I would offer the time as a courtesy to his past hunts. Maybe by the time the day is over he will change his mind. If not, you still did the right thing.


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Re: Just takes one person to ruin it for everyone [Re: LuckyDucker_TTU] #5311095 09/17/14 01:21 PM
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Unfortunately as Greekangler said I do believe he is done. I will definitely be getting back out there soon enough to find some more places. As I said I will be stopping by to visit him again at some point. He just wasnt too happy when I talked to him so I figured i better let him cool off about the situation before I go bothering him again.

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Originally Posted By: wal1809
The minute we.find a spot, the clock starts ticking. Every road ends, every finger goes.throught the toilet paper amd every freat honey hole vets screwed up. These rules are written somewhere in the big book of rules.


You nailed it.


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Originally Posted By: LuckyDucker_TTU
Beaversnipe, thanks. It sucks but just have to go knock on some more doors.

Anytime, I've had pretty decent luck over the years. I definitely get turned away more than I get permission but I usually get a few people to grant me permission each year. It's just more difficult each year. Especially with the lack of rain out here in the lubbock area.

Guy, no I didn't offer him money. Not sure if it would change his mind but it's possible. I'm gonna pay him a visit again though.


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20 years ago, different story in north tejas. Old farmers passing away, kids selling properties to developers, gas boom didn't help, way more duckhunters, more outfitters with deeper pockets.
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