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Etiquette #7659694 11/12/19 05:48 PM
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What are some things you consider proper etiquette when duck hunting? I’m just trying to get a feel for the consensus, or maybe someone will point out something others don’t think about, but can impact fellow hunters in a big way.

I’ll start: proper distance between groups of other hunters. For example, if you pull up to the spot you wanted to hunt and someone beat you there, find a new spot or go home. Don’t setup 60 yards down the bank from the other group.


Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


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Learn your distance and stop shooting at 40,000 feet in the air.

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Originally Posted by Hopedale
Learn you distance and stop shooting at 40,000 feet in the air.

roflmao roflmao roflmao


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When asked about where you hunt always lie always. And only name lakes on the internet if you don't hunt them.

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Originally Posted by kdub
When asked about where you hunt always lie always. And only name lakes on the internet if you don't hunt them.



You been catching any of those lake Ray Hubbard crappie this year?

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Originally Posted by kdub
When asked about where you hunt always lie always. And only name lakes on the internet if you don't hunt them.

That or just don't answer, which is what I normally do. I *may* say why I'm not telling them. All it takes is one big mouth to screw up a spot.

It seems lots of folks talk about places they don't hunt. I usually don't do that, but on the flip side I'm never gonna chime in when one of the lakes I hunt come up.

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Pick up your trash! But, I've found some good spots thanks to slobs, so maybe I don't care.


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If you're gonna boom scout me, at least wait till I got my limit before you get bored and start poking around.


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When I'm back at the ramp I could have four limits, but all I'm gonna say is that we shot a few. If you ask, I was up north. Just don't ask.


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If your dumass silver lab is trying to retrieve ducks I took over my spread, you setup too close and you need to learn how to control your mutt.


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Originally Posted by LarryCopper
If you're gonna boom scout me, at least wait till I got my limit before you get bored and start poking around.



This ^^^ happened opening day to us with birds working.

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Learn to tell a water turkey from a giant wood duck. I don't want my dog finding that nasty thing the next day.


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If I take you to a spot, don't let me see you load up Google Maps on your phone and take a screen shot. Even if there is no malicious intent, I will take it that way. You won't be invited again.


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Originally Posted by Hopedale
Learn you distance and stop shooting at 40,000 feet in the air.


This is a good one, and ties into mine in the OP. Groups setting up too close together confuses birds, or confuses hunters who don’t know what a working bird looks like. Let the bird choose the spread, don’t skyblast 90 yards overhead.


Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


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Originally Posted by LarryCopper
When I'm back at the ramp I could have four limits, but all I'm gonna say is that we shot a few. If you ask, I was up north. Just don't ask.



Years ago we launched at an emprovised ramp it was just us and one old guy. We licked em pretty good and had.the birds under some camo netting.

Old man- y'all shot em good huh
Nope think those shots were on private.
Old man was insistant and kept after us. We doubled down. Old dude reached in boat and starting shuffling decoys looking for birds. He got told pretty quick to get out of our boat. He looked mad. roflmao

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Hunting etiquette is not what it used to be, Ok I am old but age has let watch a lot of hunts. I will look at a couple of issue, public land is getting hard to find that has space to hunt. I understand that and deal with it. I had a young man ask to hunt with me after arriving at a hole, His manners for asking was the reason we hunted together for years.
I took the grand kids to hunt on a small easy to get to point, Grand kids are young, so one with a 28 gauge and the other a 20 gauge. Both 2 3/4, I even shot my 20 gauge. I watch 7 groups of odd species ducks flare from gun shots, I know people kill duck out to 70 yards plus with 3 1/2 shells 12 gauge loads and need to try to shot them out past 100 with new faster harder hitting expensive loads. I could hear the repeat shots and wonder how many times one has to miss, if I can not reach him on the first shot, how can I reach him on the third. I at first thought the Feds where crazy for limiting hunters to 25 shells, but if you run out sky busting at least your done messing it up for ever one else. But to me it makes smarter ducks on public lands and I just hunt with the grand kids on farm ponds.

last one boating: I kayak to a lot of hunting spots, I have put lights on the yak and stay off the open water for most parts. Is there a need to go full throttle on a motor boat as you pass lights on the water? I realize that there is no sound or slower that most boats in the dark. If I was not a good person while duck hunting, the boaters that wake me in the day light, I have bad thoughts about you. I was turned over last year on lake Whitney form a speeding boat crappie fishing. I know that the driver was wearing a Baylor ball cap, he was that close.

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whats your take on sharing a spot with a solo or pairing up groups


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I normally try to talk to people at the ramp before heading out. Normally just a few kind words, or might ask the area they are hunting so I can stay away if it's a smaller area. Being an [censored] never gets you far, and you never know when you will need someones help. Most duck hunters are good folks, just can't let the bad ones ruin hunting for you.

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Originally Posted by LarryCopper
If I take you to a spot, don't let me see you load up Google Maps on your phone and take a screen shot. Even if there is no malicious intent, I will take it that way. You won't be invited again.

I just don’t believe in this. Don’t ever take me to a spot you don’t want me to hunt, and that cuts both ways.

LC I have taken you to a few spots and told you you can hunt it all you want, that’s how I roll. If I don’t want someone to hunt my spot, I don’t take anyone there. The key for me is to be picky with the friends I hunt with, I hunt with people that aren’t lazy and like scouting and share back info....this circle of friends is very small for me. I have other friends I take hunting, but the only time they duck hunt is when I take them lol.

I had a friend I wanted to take to a lake, and he said “I can’t hunt that lake”. I ask why, he said a friend took him to that lake once so he could not hunt the lake without this guy. That is just stupid. I would rather not hunt with someone if it means that lake/spot will be off limits, it’s a big reason why I don’t like hunting with others because of this mentality.

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If you show up late to hunt with me and arrive eating a breakfast burrito you took the time to stop and pick up on the way, you better have one for me.

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Originally Posted by Guy
Originally Posted by LarryCopper
If I take you to a spot, don't let me see you load up Google Maps on your phone and take a screen shot. Even if there is no malicious intent, I will take it that way. You won't be invited again.

I just don’t believe in this. Don’t ever take me to a spot you don’t want me to hunt, and that cuts both ways.

LC I have taken you to a few spots and told you you can hunt it all you want, that’s how I roll. If I don’t want someone to hunt my spot, I don’t take anyone there. The key for me is to be picky with the friends I hunt with, I hunt with people that aren’t lazy and like scouting and share back info....this circle of friends is very small for me. I have other friends I take hunting, but the only time they duck hunt is when I take them lol.

I had a friend I wanted to take to a lake, and he said “I can’t hunt that lake”. I ask why, he said a friend took him to that lake once so he could not hunt the lake without this guy. That is just stupid. I would rather not hunt with someone if it means that lake/spot will be off limits, it’s a big reason why I don’t like hunting with others because of this mentality.




I learned a lesson years ago with a friend fishing. He took me to a fishing spot he knew I'd eventually find. He said hey you can't fish this hole in a tournament and you can't bring your fishing partner here at all. So I've never been back there. Because of that I'd say I'm pickier on who I would take an invite from than who I'd invite. Though I don't do much of either.

My issue is this. If I have a hole that I've never seen a hunter or seen sign of a hunter in and I bring a guy there then randomly two weeks later someone finds it. (Which is inevitable) then in the back of my mind I'm like did he tell someone. It's just easier for me to keep my circle tight.

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If I take you to a spot on private bordering public, don’t name it.
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Originally Posted by ducknbass

Because of that I'd say I'm pickier on who I would take an invite from than who I'd invite. Though I don't do much of either.

Exactly, I’m the same way. I would much rather take some to my spot then go to a spot someone else found.

Originally Posted by ducknbass

My issue is this. If I have a hole that I've never seen a hunter or seen sign of a hunter in and I bring a guy there then randomly two weeks later someone finds it. (Which is inevitable) then in the back of my mind I'm like did he tell someone.

It natural to think that, but your next thought should be “get over it”. grin

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I won't shoot birds working another spread. Even if they are in range. But if they worked your spread and are cupping on mine their my ducks.

If your set blocks my only exit, don't get mad at 11 am when I leave.

Don't call ducks working my spread. If they've circled once leave them alone. If they peel off have at it.


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