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Thread: Illegal Rival Duck Hunters... Just Need a Quick Rant

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    Default Illegal Rival Duck Hunters... Just Need a Quick Rant

    Hey all! I haven't posted in quite a while, but I have a question for fellow duck hunters. My buddy and I leased a private spot this season and did a thorough scouting of the area upon signing the lease. The ducks rested in the creek just to the west of our blind spot (maybe 300 yards or so), so we figured we'd be able to set enough decoys and call them near enough to get some shots off. After half a season of hunting, we're yet to shoot a limit of ducks and have a hard time getting them to take a look at us. We've changed decoy spreads, added motion, everything we could think of.

    Then just today, I got the call. Another buddy of mine got permission to hunt another bit of land about a half-mile up the creek and went to check it out today. On the way, he found another blind between ours and where he will be hunting. At low tide, he was able to see (using his words) "a sh%*-ton of corn" spread out in front of the blind, along with 200-300 mallards just sitting in the water and resting on the bank of the creek around it.

    Starting to see why those ducks won't take a look at us.

    Not quite sure how to proceed as I've never had a situation like this. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    Call the game warden, baiting is illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Robinson View Post
    Call the game warden, baiting is illegal.
    I'll second that.

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    and don't hunt your blind until it's resolved cause you may be illegal too.
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    Call the game warden and if you have the resources set up a couple of game cameras see if you can get pics of the culprits. I be pissed off if I spent the money to lease property just to be able to harvest waterfowl and then have some non law abiding dipstick come in and take advantage by using illegal feed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrinGreene View Post
    and don't hunt your blind until it's resolved cause you may be illegal too.
    Very true.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrinGreene View Post
    and don't hunt your blind until it's resolved cause you may be illegal too.
    I didn't think of that, but it might be right. You'll need to check with the warden.

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    All that shooting so close to your lease didn't make ya ask any questions prior to now?? USF&G regs say it is illegal to hunt over bait, if he is yet to kill a limit I seriously doubt he would be in violation of the baiting laws. Call operation game thief and give them coordinates to baited area and they'll do the rest. I'm damn glad I live in Louisiana where such illegal activity never occurs.
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    I'm sure he's just feeding his cows in front of the duck blind right? Or, baiting deer?

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