• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • Join In - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here

     
      You know what we all love...

      The same things you do!!!! Share what you love & enjoy in the outdoors as well as thank those whose posts you 'appreciate.'

      Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

bmc

A friend and I hunted Big White Oak lake this morning. We only got 1 hen mallard, that was the only shot we had. There were very few ducks flying, but some shooting. Anyways, we get back to the landing and talk to a couple guys who were out scouting. They showed us a hen mallard that someone must have pitched in the weeds and one of their dogs found. The eyes were all sunk in and we weren't sure on how long it had been there. Then my dog goes on a little run and comes back with a widgeon, same area as the hen mallard I guess. We were all very upset by this want and waste. I put my call in to the DNR, granted it'll be impossible to find out who did this. I hope this isn't common practice for this *****(s). I like eating a little duck, but find people to give most of what I shoot too. It's just a shame. This is a popular area for people walking their dog's. Just think what a non-hunting person would think when their dog brings them a duck some ***** shot and left. It just makes me sick!

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bassman222

Indeed it is a shame, and bad for the sport of hunting. Anti-Hunting organizations feed off unexcusable actions like you mentioned. What few bad apples there is out there do a lot to put down a truely great sport, and the sad part is that they don't even know what they are doing.

------------------
cut that sucka'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SCCO9803

If that is the case, discarded game, what a shame is right. Are you sure they might not have been coincidentally shot and just died in the area?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
decoy

Wow,
I can't tell you how many gimme shots I pass on Ducks when goose hunitng. I don't eat them... so I don't shoot them. To me it's common sense. Someone else can harvest ducks If they want to.
I like honkers! (... and h**ters) hee hee.

These guys will burn.
decoy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmc

Well, my buddy's dog found a a green wing teal by the landing today. 3 ducks in 2 days in the same area? I'm 99.999% sure some jerk is out there shooting and dumping them. It's just too much of a coincidence. By the way, my buddy had an awesome shoot this morning. A pair of wood ducks and 4 drake mallards. He was done in an hour. Pretty good for the bluebird day we had and morning temps around 50.

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmc

Well it looks like these same want and wasters were hunting Big Winnie out of the Tamarack landing yesterday. My buddy and I were up there scouting and found a drake blue bill pitched off to the side of the parking area. It must have been shot that morning as the eyes weren't sunk in at all and still had their color. We only saw 4 geese and 1 drake mallard up there. Lots of wind though too, so maybe the diver's were up on the north shore getting out of the white caps.

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • BrianF
      Down to 38 in Wake Em Up Narrows this afternoon...when we pulled the plug early in favor of sanity.  Did manage a 27.75”er this morning among a couple of others for our Herculean efforts. ha
    • Agronomist_at_IA
      That be cool to see
    • monstermoose78
      I caught a skinny 33 inch walleye out of red lake back during the crappie boom. I will get the photo as it hit a big airplane jig. I want to get a pike jigging.
    • bassbouncer
      City of Virginia is mandating conversions from steam to gas so all the contractors in town are swamped. Couple more local options Martys heating Malmstrom  
    • fishingstar
      new price 360
    • Agronomist_at_IA
      That makes sense.......I think eventually upper red could turn out some 10lb fish. I pretty much figured this was a joke.
    • Agronomist_at_IA
      Kelly come on....I live by the Iowa Great Lakes.......and can say the exact same thing you posted. While people may not directly make money from them....money is being spent and brought into the county which was not generated in the county helping the county and people in the county.    I get the "trash issue " no matter what is done people will litter. It will never stop. It needs to be managed, the situation isn't unquie to Upper Red, it's just not managed at upper red like it should be. 
    • kelly-p
      What you are forgetting about is that a very, very small percentage of the people living in Beltrami County make any money from the fishermen on URL. Many of the people making money off the fishermen on URL do not even live in Beltrami County. But ALL residents of Beltrami County have to pay to clean up the garbage left by the fishermen. If a person owns property on the shore of URL how do you suppose they feel about having to continually be picking garbage up off from the beach? If a person lives 10 miles from URL how do you suppose they feel about having to pick up the garbage from the highway ditch in front of their home?
    • kelly-p
      I never go to the south shore so I'm definitely not an expert but I think this is some type of "contest" where you draw a piece of paper out of a bowl or something like that and the "weight" of your "fish" is written on the paper. A few years back there were Illegal northerns listed in one of JR's "contests" and the CO's looked into it and found that it was just some type drawing.
    • leech~~
      The problem is they still need some ballast water on the Great lakes "When the winds of November come early..........."  😉