View Full Version : bird hunting rant and rave

11-18-2006, 02:42 PM
Day started off with me getting muscled out of getting to my area.
I know the EPO's got to be busy, but the guys that start hunting before shooting time really gets me mad.
Number Two rant. My dog is working a bird a guy comes up 15 feet behind me the bird goes up and the guy shoots the bird we were working, Grrr the clown missed anyway.
Now the rave, we go off hunting the dog gets birdy, real birdy out of the bush she comes with a cock bird in her mouth. well ok great job.
We move off to another area not 100 feet into the field she gets birdy up comes a hen 10 feet from me I don't shoot would be nothing left if I did. well the bird hits the ground must be wounded dog retrieves it . ok two birds have and have not fired a shot.
We continue on in the same field out she comes with another cock bird.
What a day three birds and I never fired a shot.
All the birds were given away and I never had more then two in my possession.
People got to do a better job of looking for downed birds.
Overall was a great day for watching my Lab work:happy:

11-18-2006, 03:02 PM
Good Dog.

11-18-2006, 03:13 PM
Bigcat .My dog caught 3 today .I hate when that happens, and I shot 1 ,If you don't have a dog its hard to get them birds moving they been sitting tight. Someguys will stay close to you when you have a dog. Yah there is alot of idiots out there, Got rained on by some guys last week it was a little to close...........Were you in Rhody................

11-18-2006, 06:39 PM
JHabs, no I hunt down on the Cape, but I was thinking of Getting a RI licence to extend my season some.
Does RI stock WMA'S? I would have to find a few to hunt, must be some info on the web somewere?

11-19-2006, 07:17 AM
I don't know how you guys can stand hunting up this way. I gave it up. Let me tell you why. I lived in Texas for 5 years and they way it si done down there is the way to go. Most hunters go in on a lease. What happens is that you lease hunting rights for a particular area from a rancher or farmer for X amount. I use to pay 475 a year for 2,500 acres that held deer, turkey, quail and dove. I paid another 175 per year to hunt duck at another lease. The leases were shared by the members of your group only. They were gated with 2 locks one for the farmer one for us. If we left the gate opened and a steer got killed it was on us. We had a cabin on one site and slept outsied on the other. Some weekends I was the only guy at the lease.

When I moved back up here about 10 years ago. I went with a buddy and my dog Chester to a spot in Arcadia park in RI that was stocked with pheasants. It was opening day, what a specticle. A sea of dogs and oragned hats. It was crazy. guys fighting for postion and dogs sniffing each other. I left my gun and dog in the truck and sat down on a rock to watch the action. Kind of like sitting at a boat ramp to wacth the Googans. The birds were slaughtered in short order and "hunters" were arguing over who's kill it was. I left and went to the Maples for breakfast. I got home oiled the guns and put them away, sadly where they sit today 10 years later. :( .

Like my friend Brent for West Texas tells me "There's too many people and too little room up there".

11-26-2006, 12:02 AM
I am a young man I have been hunting with my father since I can remember and this year was by far the worst year for hunter edicate ever. People I talk says they cant believe how bad it has gotten over the past few years. Is it me or are people getting that damn greedy for a bird. Nothing pisses me off more then someone hunting over my pointers, what you going to do fight them all. Can only imagine how deer season is going to go.