Since I first came here from Missouri I was astonished at the lack of cooperation and unwillingness of waterfowlers to extend their arms out to fellow waterfowlers. Waterfowlers in missouri were more than willing to take up arms with newcomers for several reasons: higher bag limit meant more shooting for everyone, more calling made a spread seem more realistic, gas money, camaraderie, and finally- they were once in need of a helping hand as well. I leave alaska soon, thank god, because the waterfowling is very disappointing. As I look through the countless post of individuals asking to tag along with someone who knows this state for waterfowl; I consistently see a bunch of views yet no replies, the viewers are either piggy backers hoping to nab a prospective lender or some ******* that has the means to lend yet feels he cant give up his "secret spot"... news for you if your the latter, EVERYONE hunts the same friggin spot anyway!
I own 80 acres of prime duck hunting property NW missouri smack dab in the heart of the central flyway. The ducks that that 80 holds all year long, not to mention migration, makes the flats look far and few between. Yet I constantly visit the public land in missouri to meet new waterfowlers and make friends who enjoy the same passion as i. I am not naive, and yes I have been refused by guys to join their party even in missouri, but what a surprise it is to those who are generous and offer a morning seat to me in their boat when I give them permission to my private slew on my property and they sleigh ducks.
Moral of the story; It doesnt pay to be stingy and you never know what kind of friend you may make by offering something as simple as an open spot on a boat.
I had to title it this way to get viewers, this needs to be said