Hey Duck Shooter...We Found Your Missing Birds On The ACWR,

Birdstrike

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I went out jump shooting the ACWR this evening with my buddy and his young chessie. It was a beautiful evening with a steady breeze. There were only a few high fliers passing. While walking near somebody's blind we were surprised to find a mallard belly up in very short grass on the edge of the pond. We were surprised somebody could have missed picking up such an obvious bird. As we checked out the blind (it sucks by the way) we were further surprised that you could have missed the two dead gwt's in the grass less than 10 feet in front of your blind. Thanks for leaving those. They made great training aids for the pup. We left them in your blind hoping they'd rot and make a huge, stinking mess awaiting your return. The pup is still learning to use her nose otherwise I'm sure we would have found more birds you left.



Yes, I'm assuming it was the blind builder's choice to just shoot birds and then leave them. It could have been somebody else, but I doubt it. That's why I'm calling him a duck shooter because somebody that considers himself a waterfowler would not engage in wanton waste of such tasty fair.

At least we shot...AND RECOVERED...a pintail on the way out which improved our attitude.:mad:
 

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What a waste.
I hate these kinds of people.
If they had them neatly piled in the blind I might "MIGHT" buy the argument that they had to run and were returning for them. But it doesn't make sense in this scenario.
My guess is after counting they were 3 birds over a limit they chucked them so they didn't risk getting busted.
 

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The truth is these birds were cold and stiff and were definitely from the day before.

Sure, anything could have happened...maybe bad food caught up with him/them and they did not have any tp and had to run home and on the way they got hit by the train and therefore could not make it back to pick up the birds they left laying around? Or maybe they were just jackarses that wanted to kill some birds and, without thinking, put the rights and resources of hunting access to the ACWR at risk for the rest of us? I select option 2! There are plenty of people who live on the bluffs that would love to have hunting out there banned. If you know these guys please explain to them what their actions could cost the rest of us.
 

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I agree. It is so important that we tread lightly but carry a big stick for motions.

Would really like to think there is a reasonable reason here. Sure looks like it could have been a bad choice. Regardless, just not a good thing overall to see or witness.
 

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Bad mojo for sure. The guy I know that is involved with that blind is core. He help reignite my fire for the flats. He has taken me hunting in Palmer for my first time there. He uses a dog most times and is very conscientious about downed or winged birds.

I will mention this to him for sure. However that blind was hunted by another group opening morning and probably again since.

I will talk to my buddy either way. See u guys out in the swamp.
 

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Icb12. Fly fishing must be slow if your lurkin in these parts!


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Come on guys.... with all the shootin' down there, I'm guessing those poor birds had heart attacks and just up-and-died. I hear the GM corn down in the Lower 48 is leading to a real uptick in avian heart disease and diabetes. Sad, really... -Gr
 

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