Interesting article talking about hunter numbers are declining. What's yalls thoughts?
Do y’all gave the same problem in Georgia as we gave here in Fl with every bit of hydrilla being constantly sprayed?
Imagine if individuals put the effort into waterfowl management that they do into deer. Everyone is quick to blame dnr for not managing public, but there always other options.
Of course there has to be participants to do so.
Lol I was going to post this. It got INSANE around here during that time. These people weren’t duck hunting to duck hunt they were duck hunting to “be In” for the most part IMO.We had a HUGE surge of young hunters start duck hunting after that Duck Dynasty show. Hopefully some of them are starting to give up and go back to running dogs.
If I lived in a duck state I’d probably duck hunt. But it’s hard to get excited about going through all that effort, time and money to see two wood ducks and then go home.There is also less public habitat and less flyway activity than at any time in my memory. Hard to get a kid hooked on empty skies.
I've got a son that has gotten into it. He doesn't care, we ran across a pair last year on a small hole and he spent the rest of the day talking about them and wanting to go after them the next morning. So I got up early, got dressed, drove 45 minutes, they ended up on another hole, spooked them when we left, loaded up, drove another 45 minutes home, and then was tired and lazy the rest of the day.If I lived in a duck state I’d probably duck hunt. But it’s hard to get excited about going through all that effort, time and money to see two wood ducks and then go home.
With that said—my long term plan for our farm includes waterfowl habitat management but no waterfowl hunting. I want them to have a safe space. My pond at the house is a no hunt pond. I’ve gotten old and into bird watching rather than bird hunting.