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Joe T

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While hunting for geese, at a blind at a sod farm resulted in my first kill, and I had a great time with my friends and awesome guides, it was my least favorite hunting experience.  Hunting in the marsh or hiking through the Upland has been a much more satisfying connection with nature than sitting in a metal hole, popping up now and then to shoot.  Does anyone feel the same way?

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Still an experience, but a different experience. At least you got your first kill. And you figured out that you don't like this type of hunting or you're at least not fond of it. So you tried it. And you know you're probably not going to want to do it again unless you have the itch to get out. Either way, It's still a day out. Congratulations!

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Totally agree. I’ve done hunts on the east end near the Elite guys. Some pits allow the hunters to see reasonably well before the top gets thrown open to shoot. Other pits only allow the guide to see- hunters are completely in the dark until it’s time to shoot. I’m not a fan of either. Much rather be sitting in a marsh or creek edge. 

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I’ve never done it but I hate hunting out of blinds for deer and turkey so I imagine I wouldn’t like that either. I’ve done very little waterfowl hunting I think the couple times I hunted Arkansas ruined it for me but do enjoy a canoe hunt or 2 every year. I have a few slow flows in the Adirondacks that make for some fun shooting and a lazy morning. 

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1 hour ago, Buckmaster7600 said:

I’ve never done it but I hate hunting out of blinds for deer and turkey so I imagine I wouldn’t like that either. I’ve done very little waterfowl hunting I think the couple times I hunted Arkansas ruined it for me but do enjoy a canoe hunt or 2 every year. I have a few slow flows in the Adirondacks that make for some fun shooting and a lazy morning. 

Waterfowl hunting out of a blind like this is much different than turkey or deer hunting from any kind of hut/blind.   This is more “social”.   You can shoot the breeze, laugh and enjoy food & drink with ease.    No worries about being quiet.    Also, having a dog adds another dimension to the experience.  

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Joe,

It's not cold enough this year for you to appreciate a ground blind. When it's below zero with wind chill and it's blowing 20mph while you're in an open field, the ground blind is a pleasure to be in. We used to cook breakfast in ours. Great times. We had good visibility though. That makes a big difference.

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3 hours ago, Breaking Point said:

Joe,

It's not cold enough this year for you to appreciate a ground blind. When it's below zero with wind chill and it's blowing 20mph while you're in an open field, the ground blind is a pleasure to be in. We used to cook breakfast in ours. Great times. We had good visibility though. That makes a big difference.

 

9 minutes ago, Breaking Point said:

I wrote ground blind, I meant to say pit blind.

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