Unfortunate this happened. why people do this kind of stuff. baffles my mind.ilovesprig said:Here's another for the internet........If you send a PM...... State your name, not just your handle...... Getting PM's from unknowns just doesn't cut it.
I get a lot of PM's......Got one once from a guy that went by Newbie.......Come to find out he was an outfitter in Canada and we hunted the same area. Got his name (ip) and knew exactly who he was. He did some really terrible things trying to ruin our hunts.
That is my fav trick for getting blind numbers for Winster from you sprig. use my shill accounts and say something like, Newbie needs help and advice. Works every timeilovesprig said:Here's another for the internet........If you send a PM...... State your name, not just your handle...... Getting PM's from unknowns just doesn't cut it.
Bill,Aeon said:That is my fav trick for getting blind numbers for Winster from you sprig. use my shill accounts and say something like, Newbie needs help and advice. Works every timeilovesprig said:Here's another for the internet........If you send a PM...... State your name, not just your handle...... Getting PM's from unknowns just doesn't cut it.
With a lot of new hunters (& fisherman) on the site. And with hunting season right around the corner. I thought maybe it was a good time to mention a few codes & ethics I've been taught over my close to 60 years of hunting and fishing. There's a lot of guys looking for hunting partners. Here's a few things that may get you a partner and have a hunting buddy for life.
1)......If someone takes you to a spot (fishing or hunting). You do NOT go back to this spot without him or his permission (or tell others).....Be it public or private....... Also try and return the favor, if you can. One sided relationships rarely last long......This has been a code of the hunter or fisherman since I can remember.
2).....Show up on time.....Set your alarm to be early. Nothing more frustrating than waiting for someone when your excited about going.....Get your gear together the night before and be packed and ready to go......5 minutes early is always a good thing.
3)......Be prepared.....Being prepared means, bring enough stuff for two. Water, food, ammo, etc.....Mooching and borrowing stuff is not a good thing, especially early on......Try to own all your own equipment......When you get invited, tell the person what you have and don't have.......Be honest and sincere.
4)......Always offer to drive or pay for gas, if your not driving...... Pay for lunch, if he won't except gas money.....If your fishing. Help pay for the bait, pay for the launch fees and permits, if it's not your boat.....Don't be cheap!
5)......Don't be a game hog......If your the guest. Your partner has 1st shot unless he says otherwise (which in most cases is agreed upon beforehand)......For example, if a duck or goose is coming in. Don't start shooting while it's still out 60 yds, just so you get the 1st shot......Let your partner call the shot......Another example, if your partner has a dog and it flushes a bird in front of him..... It's his shot..... Even though you may have a shot from the side as well.....If your getting all the shots. Offer to change spots with him......We all try to get our limits, but don't do it at the risk of losing a good hunting partner......Think passive aggressive.
6)......Work hard.....Help put out and pick up the decoys.....If your partner shoots a deer. Help him look for it and pack it out. Always help clean birds or animals.....Pick up trash....Offer to clean boat or partners truck.....Don't be lazy.
7)......Internet stuff......The internet is a wonderful thing, but it can have it's drawbacks......Don't post pictures of spots with telling info, unless you don't care about others using it (refer to #1). Don't post or say what particular blind site or location your hunting, despite being a public hunting area.....For example, don't say your hunting San Jacinto WA and shot a limit in W12......Type in generalities and use the PM key.
8......Don't drink while hunting......Not only is it illegal, but I can tell you. I won't hunt with guys that drink and get obnoxious.....Just use good judgment after the hunt.
9)......Lastly, and probably the most important......Think safety 1st at all times......Don't shoot over your blind partners head. Don't load your gun and start running into the field because you saw a rooster. Don't shoot at low flying doves at dark-thirty. Don't run or walk in front of your hunting partner. Always watch the direction of your muzzle. That includes partners dog or dogs. Don't click your safety off as birds are coming in. It goes off in the same motion as you put your gun to your shoulder (my pet peeve). There's many more scenarios, but I think you get the picture........Safety 1st.
Anyway, these are just a few things that I'm learned (I'm sure there's more). It has resulted in being asked to hunt with many and trusted to hunt spots, I would've never known.
Good luck to all this season.
Your quite welcome.......Finding a good hunting partner isn't as easy as one would think.Thank you for taking the time to write this out. I was looking through to find what is expected if you're accompanying someone on a hunt, as I want to make sure I'm a respectful hunting partner. This answered some questions that some people may be too polite to say upfront when they invite you on a hunt. Thank you for this!
So I've heard. I figured if someone is taking the time to go out and help you be successful, the least you could do is return the favor by having some tact. What you wrote out is awesome to see in writing and really helped me out in understanding what is and isn't acceptable on co-op hunts.Your quite welcome.......Finding a good hunting partner isn't as easy as one would think.
Thanks for the response. So AO gets to hunt the D16 and A22 dates basically then?D 16. There is an archery season and a General season check the dates. Buck only.
A22 Is archery only either sex. ( no spikes )
Again check the dates, as it’s a split season.
AO. Is archery only in any A, B, or D zones archery or general. buck only
D 16 and A 22 have different boundaries.
thanks for that. I am hoping to get d16 and a22 this year. I’d like to focus mostly on archery but it’s nice to have the d16 if I have a chance at a rifle hunt. I guess the only benefit to an AO tag would be to have some flexibility to hunt in A, B or D zone?No. AO and A22 are unrelated. Do not mix those up. AO is only related to the open seasons in A, B, or D.
Yes plus AO is readily available.thanks for that. I am hoping to get d16 and a22 this year. I’d like to focus mostly on archery but it’s nice to have the d16 if I have a chance at a rifle hunt. I guess the only benefit to an AO tag would be to have some flexibility to hunt in A, B or D zone?