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    Thumbs down GDG Come On Man!! GDG

    So today I am running errands and drive over the sandbar bridge from Milton (the T is silent) Vermont over to South Hero. This is the main (only) road from the south onto the islands. Traveled every day by hundreds or thousands of drivers. Is passes the sand bar wild life management area. Map below. I parked at the labeled boat launch you can see marked next to the blue binocular symbol and the sand bar state park. These is a line of buoys in the water that marks the separation refuge area and open hunting area. This line is clearly visible with binoculars from the viewing area. I had to stop and take a photo.

    So this is the WMA state map



    This is the photo I took
    How many duck blinds can you count?



    and in this one I circled the duck blinds. I got 11 all stacked on top of one another and all visible from the main road.



    Come On Man!!!
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    Is that the ONLY square .25 mile in VT that can be hunted?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckquilizer View Post
    Is that the ONLY square .25 mile in VT that can be hunted?????
    is setting up in a cluster of 10 other duck blinds, within sight of the boat ramp, hunting?
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

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    No Thank You - going the extra mile to avoid THAT. I hate crowds. Then again I may not see the # of birds that others do but I can generally work them better when I see them. I couldn't hunt there.

    Then you get somebody's fido checking out all the blinds and Joe Bob yelling and screaming and running his fool butt off to get fido ruining most everyone's hunt, then you get....., the list could go on. I detest those spots....

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    Sure it's hunting. Especially, if you wait until the ducks land on the water.
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    looks like a shooting gallery to me .. one I would like no part of. What happens when 9 shots go off and ducks hits the pond ... he with the fastest dog wins?? We have spots like this up our way ... not pretty or fun ...

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    I whine if someone's within a 1/4 mile of us. This would be scary!

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    The only real difference between that and hunting public land around here is that 10 of them would show up about 2 minutes before shooting time and set up right on top of you.

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    So, maybe it's this. If I wanted to hunt a place like that, how would I keep folks from setting up right on top of me...

    Simple, build 10 blinds in that small area, put automatic lights in each of them so they turn on opening day morning at 3AM. Then go into the one I want and let the veritable plethora of blinds keep the meek away.

    That's probably not the story though...

    Doesn't look like that would be much fun - lots of stress.

    Doublehaul, I hate it when that happens. Or when some deaf fisherman decides to fish in the cove you're set up in and then casts in and amongst your decoys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Farrar View Post
    Sure it's hunting. Especially, if you wait until the ducks land on the water.
    a duck would need to fly like a poor little lamb that had lost it's way, to land on that water.
    places and "hunters" like this make the masses think all duck hunters are like.....
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