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We had a bad experience this weekend ; While hunting geese in a field, a friend of ours was set-up in a nearby field from us. We had an east wind so he had to set up with his back to the road. Some guy (he didn't confront him) sneaked up on him from behind thinking these were real birds and shot in his spread. The decoys were hit bad and about 8' from buddy's head. I've had this happen to me and my father as well in the past. Just a reminder to all of you out there enjoying the camo and the reality of these decoys we are using ; Beware of the "amateurs" out there ; they have the same guns and amo we do, but don't have the experience and some don't have the brains to make the difference between real-life and decoy.
Our good morning could have gone real bad.
Be carefull and look twice...
 

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That's dangerous stuff....I once had 22 bullets whizzing buy me while sitting in my tree stand...I couldn't see the moron who was doing the shooting but after I let a yell out of me the shooting stoped.....there are some very poor (so called) hunters out there!!
 

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I think I would have totally confronted the guy, but either way, that is pretty intense. On the bright side, your buddy must be very good at setting up a decoy rig
 

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Holy $#!^........I would have made a mess in my pants.
 

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I don't get why you guys don't put up a little corroplast sign in the middle of your spread indicating a hunt is under way, with arrows pointing to the location of blinds mayble?

Geese can't read.....

This would be an easy precaution to take, as far as I know, this guy didn't break any rule, just never made sure of his target,,,,and beyond....

Pretty stupid to shoot a spread, but than again,,,pretty stupid folks abound...


Good thing no one was injured...
 

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I knew a fellow who quit hunting after being fired upon. He was having lunch and was sitting up against a blow down and all of a sudden, he could hear bullets hitting around him. He yelled to quit and once he felt safe to stand up, the guys took off.

Pretty scary stuff!
 

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Few years ago while goose hunting around Fredericton a beater old Lumina pulled into the field we were hunting in real slow. We knew what they were doing right away. We had binocs so one of the guys was already checking the car out. We jumped up and waved our arms to let them know what was up. There were already two rifles out the windows already pointed at us and our spread. No shots were fired luckily. You could have had a sign, but unless you have a billboard some guys will still look at you through their scope. Idiots.
 

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Holy **** must have been scary.

How many rounds did they fire before they realized the geese werent real?
One shot and buddy stood up right away but it seems the fella was ready for a second round. We finally found who it was: an experienced hunter and outdoorsman. He felt very sory for the incident and regrets the whole deal (obviously). Only repectfull words were spoken.

As I named the topic, Watch your backs fellow hunters and even if some of you have been out there a long time, don't take chances on any shots and make double sure of your decisions. Leave the risk taking for the casinos...!!! There's always something new out there and the equipment just keeps getting better all the time.
 

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I was doing some hollywood hunting on some whistlers last year (first hunting season) anyway's they didnt want to come into the dekes that day so me and a friend took to walking the road along the river. Had great success walking up on about 2 dozen of them. Got the guns up and was like they havent dove in the entire 2 minutes we seen them. Then we heard a cough. Talk about feeling stupid, glad it was nothing more than feeling stupid though.
 

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I don't get why you guys don't put up a little corroplast sign in the middle of your spread indicating a hunt is under way, with arrows pointing to the location of blinds mayble?

Geese can't read.....

This would be an easy precaution to take, as far as I know, this guy didn't break any rule, just never made sure of his target,,,,and beyond....

Pretty stupid to shoot a spread, but than again,,,pretty stupid folks abound...


Good thing no one was injured...
Thats seems genius, but I think some people are still too ignorant.
If they shot you're friends decoys that were on the ground, isn't that illegal as it is??? (I don't hunt migratory bird yet, but I'm hoping to)
 
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