Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sportsmen at their Finest

There are few things in this world that aggravate me quite as much as sportsmen that practice unethical or inconsiderate hunting practices. Opening day of duck season Duckman (DEDH) and I had a boat carrying two hunters set-up in relative close proximity to our hunting location (despite our spotlight warnings). These hooligans arrived about 15 minutes before legal and proceeded to make a ton of noise. If this insult wasn't bad enough (as I explain in the video below) their "sky busting" was some of the worst I have ever seen. HUNTERS WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME TEAM so lets act like one and help each other out rather than tearing each other down.

On a positive note, I want to thank those of you out there on the opener that helped me carry my decoys to the truck, moved quickly and efficiently out of the boat launch area and took a wide berth around our decoy set-up as you are each true Sportsmen.

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4 comments:

  1. Yeah on the same note you have to love the guys in the 40,000$ bass boats that come by a little jon boat at mach 5 and don't slow down wave or even acknowledge your existence.I can always see them coming and there is nothing you can do to avoid the situation.The waterways are mostly public so they look at it like they have just as much right to do what they want as you do.They must leave there manners at home though!

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  2. They do the same thing up here while I am paddling along in my kayak. Even in my brothers 16 foot Lund we are sometimes "raced" to the landing so said speed racer can be first to load. I think as a species we need to slowdown . . .

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  3. Rabid,
    Manners, ethics and just old fashion common sense are becoming a thing of the past. We have the same issue down here in CT and as you can imagine being in CT there are a ton of city folk in the woods and waters. All I can say is we have to do our best to mentor and teach our youth and the hunters/boaters we encounter to do the right thing. Love your posts, keep up the great work! And yes, we all could push in the clutch and down shift in life.

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    1. I agree, we are all in one huge hurry . . . often to go nowhere. It is unfortunate but all it takes is a few bad apples to really put a negative face on the tradition of hunting, we always seem to remember the bad and forget the good as a a societal practice . . . truly unfortunate.

      Thanks a ton for the positive comments they really are much appreciated. As you are well aware the blog is a ton of work but if I can help someone with a suggestion, make someone laugh or perhaps even encourage one more person to enter the ranks of "sportsman" it is all worth it!

      I note you enter your comments as Anon. but be sure to drop me an e-mail sometime and introduce yourself AND certainly do so if your ever up visiting Maine.

      Take care!

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