My dad, my buddy, and I were out duck hunting on opening day in the swamps of placer river. We were set up by 5:30 and then moved around for a little bit and notices hunters about 240 yards away. They were flashing their lights to warn us that they were there. 250 yards isnít bad so we just stayed there after setting up 2 dozen decoys. It was still very dark so I can not tell how much closer they moved or actually were when they flashed their lights. But when light came they were 150 yards away set up on another pond. That was fine as long as we all watched our fire. After a few ducks to our and their credit, they decided to walk towards us and a duck jumps in-between us and them. The dumbass pulls up on the duck and I sat there anticipating gunfire, 75 yards away with a fool behind the trigger had a shotgun pointed right at me. BAM... I was splashed with the water from the shotgun blast it was so close. Less than 3 feet away. I yelled at them out of anger and jacked 3 slugs into my gun. After cooling my head and them having not even pointed their shotgun near us again I felt a lot better. They soon packed up their stuff and left. Not before one of the retards from their group fell in the swamp and got soaked 3 times. It was great watching that and seeing them miss a bunch of ducks.
I know I am a little bit bitter about the situation... But ****, if you are so stupid as to shoot towards someone you should not be hunting. That is just plain stupid and violates the cardinal rule. My group passed on several ducks because we would have been shooting in their general direction. Sorry if I yelled and there were kids.... But shooting at someone is not a good idea at all.... Yelling was the least I was capable of doing.
Other than that my group had a great time as we shot a good amount of mallards as we passed on gadwalls and widgeons. No pintails this time around though.
Hope everyone had a great opening day!