Fisherman and Duck Hunters
If you don’t fish in the fall very often, you may not have had a run in with any duck hunters. But the diehards that are still out there fishing, chances are you’ve seen hunters…sometimes by accident.
When the temperature starts dropping, the ducks start migrating and this can lead to some awkward confrontations with fisherman stopping at their favorite fishing holes only to find decoys and a duck blind filled with pissed off duck hunters.
Keep in mind that the water is their for everyone’s enjoyment. Neither person owns the water, so share it peacefully.
As a fisherman, we can fish anywhere. If you find yourself inside a set of decoys, the best thing you can do is quietly leave the area and politely nod or apologize. Move on and try somewhere else. It will do no good to argue. Nobody wins.
The next time you are out hunting on water or fishing, keep in mind that sometimes sportsmen of both groups cross paths and that IT IS OKAY! It happens.
Duck Boat image is the MOmarsh DP Fatboy Combo
My name is Brad Bolton, a husband and father of four. I live in Minnesota and I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and also spending time with my family. If there is water nearby, I want to fish it.