• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
HUNTER2

Never fails

Recommended Posts

HUNTER2

Every time I go hunting, there are people that cant tell time. It doesn't matter if it is ducks or deer they are always shooting before legal shooting time. On opener there were people shooting at 8:40.

------------------
Hunt&Fish tell you drop!
I.B.O.T's 250 & 249

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
duckbill

I heard from my cousin that hunted on Swan someone opened up way early on opener but the CO was at the landing and paid them a visit and issued tickets to the premature trigger pullers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Roosterslayer05

It amazes me how early or late people start shooting at ducks at Carlos Avery. Its also funny because most are caught, there are 2 Co's that drive around the area we hunt and hand out ticket after ticket to these *****s, Its so widespread that the Co after shooting hours last year would just take the guys drivers liscenses and then drive away to catch more people, then come back later to ticket the other hunters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
whitewolf6647

I was out on Wednesday, 10-6-04, morning on a piece of public land. There were 3-4 four guys set up behind us about 150-200 yards on another slough. Mind you shooting time was 0701 these *****s start opening up at 0644, I checked my watch!!! Then they also must have had a very non disciplined dog becasue it was like every 5-10 minutes he was calling for his dog. It wasn't bad for about the first hour or so but after that it got kind of sickening. If it doesn't listen that well put a leash on it until it has to make a retrive. Then we couldn't figure out why these mallards kept coming towards our spread and then make a 90 degree turn a make a straight bead line for theirs. We found out when we left that they were using a spinning sing decoy. Now it was my understanding that you couldn't use those on public water until the 10th right?? That's why I haven't brought mine out yet. Then to make matters worse we called them in after we left to the local CO and found out that the state, in all of it's infinate wisedom, had decided to send our one and only CO in the area down to Florida for a week to do a study on alligators???? Right in the middle of waterfowl season?? Go figure. Anyway I'm done complaining now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ole #1

6:48 was legal shooting time on Wednesday 10/6, 6:44 is pretty close.

Spining wing decoys are legal now and have been since the opener, you just can't use a motorized decoy.

[This message has been edited by Ole #1 (edited 10-09-2004).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
whitewolf6647

In that area you have to add 12 minutes to the synopsis guide so shooting time here was 0701 I am very particular about that and it was a motorized spinning wing decoy because there was almost no wind that day and the little wind there was any was not over 5 mph and those wings were moving way to fast for it to be a wind operated decoy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Last Saturday we too had a group down from us using a robo-duck. We were wondering why they were sucking all the birds in and when we drove by on our way out the lake, we found out why. The one time I diddnt bring my cell phone......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JP Z

Have you guys really found that the robos work that well? We've used them before and it didn't really seem to suck the birds in as people suggest.

------------------
Tight Lines,
JP Z
My Sponsors

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Borch

Yeah we heard one shot Sunday morning at 6:32 am while we were finishing up putting our decoys out.

Sure was slow for us. Not to mention that the few birds that were flying acted very decoy shy andeither skirted the decoys or land sort. They all landed out in the middle even staying away from live birds already on the water.

Oh well this next front should move some fresh birds down.

Borch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

JP,
Sometimes they work, sometimes they scare them away. If you are hunting new birds, fresh from Canada, they do everything they are talked up to be. If the birds have been pressured, good luck.

It just all depends.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CRAPPIEBAIT

You CAN use motorized dekes if it is over mud or cattails or land.NOT water.

------------------
Greg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JP Z

I see, yeah we used them last year and it really didn't seem to work. They seemed to scare birds. Oh well, there's plenty of hunting left.

------------------
Tight Lines,
JP Z
My Sponsors

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishkid

you could not use battery powered spinner wing decoys until october 10th. there are other kinds of spinner wing decoys that are attached to a cable that attach to the duck and on the other end is a fishing reel you turn to make the wings spin. those are legal from the start of opener. To my understanding the only way you can use spinner wing decoys before opener are on private land.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
simcox282

This has torn at me for awhile. I shot early once this year. Two weeks ago I am not proud of it and regret doing so. I shot 3 minutes early and was unaware that my watch was wrong. Two hunters started swearing at me and calling me names. They than procedded to shoot at us. I apologize for shooting early. Now if those could step forward and pay for the vet bill that I got from having to remove BB's from my dog.

[This message has been edited by simcox282 (edited 10-13-2004).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
duckbill

That is horrible to shoot someones dog. That is about as low as I have ever heard. I hope that they get what is coming to them.
A question that has to be raised is how could they shoot your dog? If they were there first and setup how close did you setup from them? My general rule is about 100 yards away from someone. If they did shoot my dog I would have confronted them right away.
What a sad situation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
simcox282

when we arrived we say them in the back of the bay. so we set up where we normally do as this wuld have been more than a hundred yards. When they started shooting we saw they were directly across from us. Once they started to shoot we picked up our stuff and moved. It was than when we were moving they shot and hit my dog.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sartell Angler

3 minutes? what a bunch of d-bags. Who died and made them in charge of the lake...I don't care how mad you get, you don't bust shots at someone, let alone an innocent dog.
If I were you I would have confronted these morons at the landing after the hunt and fisted up with them if it came to that. People like that should not be hunting / around guns.

Sartell Angler aka Woodduckwizard

ps- hope your dog didn't go through too much pain.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Perch Jerker

1) I always carry my cell phone, give me a reason not to?

2) Someone shoots at me, I call the local heet on them.

3) Someone shoots at me and hits us / my dog and there are injuries, I get to a safe distance and dial 911 for police & ambulance/vet.

THAT IS B/S WHAT THEY DID.

I've been EXTREMELY peeved off at other people during confrontations while hunting, but I never thought of threatening with my firearm or try to remove theirs from them. Call the cops, it brings things to civility right quick.

PJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JP Z

HOLY COW!!! that's all I can say..............


Seriously, I'd have found where their vehicle was parked and made sure the local authorities were there to "say hi."

------------------
Tight Lines,
JP Z
My Sponsors

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 :)

    • mrpike1973
      Did real good on cats today got 4 wife 4 and I got a huge sucker that was fun. Horseshoe sure opened up today.
    • eyeguy 54
      Sure glad you had some help moose and all turned out well ! 
    • Rick
      Impressive, both Tom and Jeremy
    • eyeguy 54
      Almost time but maybe not quite... Although I did get the yak out of the backyard today, on to the trailer and up front to spend some time prepping it for time on the water soon.  Indeed it was fun getting out with you and the gang a few times this winter and looking forward to the next outings whenever they may be. WIll share what worked for me and look forward to reading some more info from others. Panfish is what I love going after and I had great fishing with gold jigs almost all winter. Did use a few other colors that worked also but that gold was hard to not use. Tear drop style tungsten in and 4 mm from Widowmaker Lures. Tried some from sportsmens direct also the last couple outings and liked them also. For plastics, the wishbone was good and also impulse mayflies and slug bugs. Tried and bought too many different things to try... LOL. Fished with shrimp for the first time ever this winter and that was a challenge and fun to try something different.  Started out with my good old ultralight gander mountain rods with the frabil titanium spring bobber and then bought a couple of the TUCR Inferno with the orange tip. I really like them for the 4mm and prefer the old ganders with a 3mm. Won a custom 32 inch power noodle from Kichler Custom Rods in Elk River at an event in Wisconsin and used it a few times yesterday. Very nice and looking forward to playing with it more. CGI inline reels still doing their job fine and I did grab one of the new Descent inlines and it worked sweet also. Nice that it now has a pop off spool instead of the gold screw off knob. 10 1/4 was my biggest gill and 14 for the crappie. Even went after catfish 3 times. Saw my first catfish tornado on the vex and iced a lot of fish after being taught how to use a bobber right for those super light biters. thx RickG   My highlight of the winter was getting a PB northern on a tip up up on Mille Lacs with stick in the mud. Fun City! My good old FL 18 is still working dandy and although I am tempted to upgrade, not sure if I will. Nills 6 inch saved my back from the hassles of the gas and when I put the Milwaukee on it life got even better. All in all a fantastic winter fishing with great guys and learning how to be a better fisherman.   Fish On! 
    • monstermoose78
      Well monstermoose78 is done ice fishing around here for the year. Why you ask I fell through yes there was 28-30 inches of ice on the lake, but the shoreline nope. Went fishing with @Cret Jigs and we had fun fishing. I cut lots of holes and we got some good ones for the knife. Cret jigs brought a plank for the way out but on the way in I did not make it to the plank. Cret jigs helped me get my stuff the shore and out. I worry about the guy on the wheeler and they guy who used the plank to get out too. Thanks Cret jigs for a fun day. 
    • redlabguy
      To all you guys who’ve been keeping us posted, thank you. I’m an islander so I don’t have much hope for the opener, but I’ve been reading all the posts (read them year around), including entertaining posts on new gear, and, again, thanks for letting a lot of guys know what’s going on there. The current weather, forecast and web cams, give me hope! I’m thinking I may get back home in three weeks, maybe four. Keep the sun shining, Dick
    • jkrash
      What a difference a day makes, yesterday the dam was locked up tight and today it's roaring. Walleye should be running this week...
    • IceHawk
      Well this morning was officially the end of the ice season for me.   Its been a lot of days on the ice this winter and I have to admit I'm  a little burnt out.   It wasn't easy but it was time to end it.  Have to admit It was a sad moment putting the gear away but it was time as needed space today to put the boat in the garage   Learned a lot of new water and reacquainted myself with some old standbys. Fished 10 different counties this winter so definitely fished a lot of different areas.  Fished many species on the ice this winter so there never was a dull moment. Didn't take a ton of pics just a few need to take more just have never been a pic type of guy LOL.   Iced 7 walleyes between 26-28 3/4 all on local lakes.  So just a tip if you dedicate some time locally big eyes can be found. Fished panfish everywhere in the state highlight area for big fish being Becker and Ottertail Douglas counties. Biggest gill this winter was 10 3/4    many 10's came topside but couldn't break 11 this winter. Craps 15 inchers were tops. Good fish but had goals set at a 16.  Some things learned this ice season where number one lure for the eyes was a old school hammered silver Swedish pimple. It far out produced anything else.   Kenders tungsten where my mainstay for gills and crappies. The plastics of choice were power bait wishbones,  chigger frys, and Northland impulse mayfly's.  The catfish were a hoot and a  change of pace did well on Maynards slammers Glow red. The equipment and gear I was running and never failed me all season were Thorne Bros Rods- For eyes Perch sweethearts. For the Panfish I was running  Power Noodles, panfish sweethearts,  and my favorite the Tripwire. Reels Pflueger Presidents, Prestige ,and Supremes.. Did use some inlines also from 13 fishing The free falls where worth every penny. Ran a K-Drill 8 inch early and late and During the thick ice Ran my strikemaste Lazer.  Vexilar Electronics the old trusty FL18 my eyes underwater, Please Don't  think that I'm pushing these products because I'm sponsored by them, I'm Not. Just want to give a thumbs up and honest opinion on  some top notch equipment that has worked and weathered the storm of a good hardwater season. Realize we all work hard for our dollars and I can honestly say these products where worth every penny and never let me down!  Well Off to the Garage to start getting the boat ready for the Next season  By the Way big Shout out to some of the best Anglers I had the chance to share the ice with this season from FM.  Thanks  Borch,  Bass Thumb,  Moose,  Eyeguy, Rick G , Tom Sawyer for shareing some ice time with me.  Hopefully I get to meet and fish with a few other FMer's this summer or next hardwater.  We had some great Times great laughs and managed to even ice a few fish   Looking forward to having a few summer outings in the future.  BYE BYE Ice Hello open water 
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Thank for the update and photo Dave and Diane! Cliff
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I was out on Vermilion fishing today again. Big bay still has about the same amount of ice but the ice is a lot softer now! Small patches of 4" to 6" deep slush pockets on it. Pike bay seemed solid when we went out but when we returned almost the entire bay had about 6" of very soft slushy ice on top! That will be my last trip out this winter. Talked to one Native that I saw checking a  net that he had  out under the ice in Pike Bay. He had caught around 15 walleyes and a pike today and 8 or so walleyes yesterday. Tough way to catch fish! Cliff