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Just wondering what ticks you guys off while hunting and fishing?

Mine is when your sitting in the boat trying to fish in peace and you have the jet skis and water skiers flying right past you. Now I know that there is nothing that I can do about this and it may not bother any of you but it can sure get to me after awhile.

Another thing is while out duckhunting you have the whole lake to hunt from but there is always that one person who has to set up 20 yards away form you and then you sit there and get sprayed with pellets all morning long.

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Catmaster,

I don't frequent this forum much, actually at all, but I hope to change that after my experience at the FM gathering in Crookston last weekend. You guys are probably looking at a new Cat addict.

Anyway, what ticks me off? I've got a short, good story. Duck hunting (sorry its not about fishing frown.gif ), We had our decoys set out on a lake around the area we hunt. We were hunting for a couple hours after the sun came up and a boat came running up and pulled in right in front of our decoys... What??? They started casting lures withing feet of the decoys!! Not quite sure what they were thinking, or if they had an agenda but my brother & I sat there on shore in full camo looking at each other wondering if they were going to catch on. We didn't do anything, they didn't catch any fish, and they finally left, but to this day, I wonder if those anglers knew they were close to a couple hunters with loaded shotguns within 20-30 yards of there boat! (Not that we were going to do anything but alot of people in a situation close to hunters wouldn't be comfortable. Would have been nice to seen their reaction if they knew!)

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Wow did they not realize that there were decoys right in fron of there face.

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i have a few beefs, one is people who complain about catch at realease or keeping fish. if a person stays within the legal limit you have no right to complain about it whether or not it goes against what you believe. second-lucky fishermen i always seem to go out with people who have no idea what they are doing and then pull up a wall hanger while i sit there and catch little 10 inch walleyes. maybe one day someone will complain about me being lucky....i doubt it though

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I agree riverrat56, seems the latest bandwagon going by is the C&R Express and some people feel the need to jump on. Thats great if thats their thing. But if I catch a few I don't have seconds thoughts about eating them.

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Couple of things I've noticed lately are the people pushing C&R and the people pushing replica mounts rather than skin mounts.

Obviously, both are good ideas to help preserve our limited resources. I think times might just be changing. In 5 years, there might not be taxidermists doing skin mounts... Who knows???

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when i do finally land a 30"+ eye i will get a skin mount done and not feel bad about killing that fish because it may be a once in a lifetime fish and even though the big females lay lots of eggs the eggs have a high mortality rate, 18" fish are more productive spawners. I know this will probally tick some people off that i keep that big fish but they probally dont even fish where i caught it and that fish wouldnt have lived much longer so i may have been the last person that would have caught it. but none of this even matters unless i finally get a big one

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