Skybusters

Discussion in 'Washington Flyway Forum' started by kc kid, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. kc kid

    kc kid Senior Refuge Member

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    I was hunting on the farmed island segment of the Skagit on Saturday. There were lots of people hunting. One group of four hunters were continually skybusting. They were shooting at ducks that were on oxygen. It was very frustrating. I'm sure it happens to others as well. How do you deal with it? I find the enjoyment and challenge in duck hunting is seeing the birds work. I do not see anything sporting in skybusting. I suppose I will have to put up with this when hunting on public land.
     
  2. athomeruddy

    athomeruddy Elite Refuge Member

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    But im one to confront people.
    people say *let me alone, their armed.*
    well,,,, so am i!



    or...



    tell em your a warden! confisgate your new benelli:D
     
  3. T.T.

    T.T. Elite Refuge Member

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    The Farmed Island Segment is another 15 shell limit area...really works to discourage skybusting?...YAH, RIGHT!!!
     
  4. Coho

    Coho Moderator Emeritus Moderator

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    If they had enforcement it would help.:rolleyes: Some guys had a nice shoot inside the REFUGE today.:(
     
  5. PGA2B

    PGA2B Elite Refuge Member

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    Those birds were in good range!!!!! we just didn't have the right extended chokes in!!! and Bruce, what refuge:confused: ?????
     
  6. Coho

    Coho Moderator Emeritus Moderator

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    PGA2B, the refuge area by the Island section at Skagit HQ.
     
  7. PGA2B

    PGA2B Elite Refuge Member

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    Maybe thats why I shoot so many birds at Skagit:confused: :confused:LOL...I liked it better when Garrett had TEETH!!! haven't seen him check a hunter for 2 years now....
     
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    sully Elite Refuge Member

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    Wildlife area managers no longer have enforcement rights.:mad:
     
  9. steelheader

    steelheader Elite Refuge Member

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    It is something we all have to deal with at public hunting areas. All you can really do is grit your teeth, and hope they run out of shells. Me and a buddy got to a spot last year, and some other guy's got there after us so they sat on a hill about 75 yards behide us. We had some geese coming in to our decoys, but when they flew over the other guy's heads at about 80 yards they opened up on them. That was the only time I told somebody to get the F**K out of here out hunting. They were just ****ed off we were hunting the spot they wanted to hunt.:mad:
     
  10. dukbill

    dukbill Refuge Member

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    That's one reason I try to NOT hunt at Skagit. Some folks just like to shoot their gun.
     

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