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#1 BJJ223

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:58 PM

Last year sucked bad. This year seems to be worse. We have a receding sea in Wister and a future major shipping center in SJ.

Half bird averages at Wister and similar at SJ after Thanksgiving when it used to be a prime time.

I hate this communist blue infested state more than can be put into words. Duck hunting was one of the few joys of my captivity here.

Has the fat lady sang for So. CA?

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:33 PM

I know the Commies have screwed up Kalifornia beyond repair, but, they messed up the quacker hunting also?


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:37 PM

Does the sanctuary state include birds? Ed F



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 06:41 AM

Statewide averages are pretty horrible, not just SoCal. But yes, this state sucks and I think the ducks know it too!

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:44 AM

I know the Commies have screwed up Kalifornia beyond repair, but, they messed up the quacker hunting also?

 

You missed the point.  The state did not screw up duck hunting in So CA.  It is that duck hunting has some bad trends.  San Jacinto's days are numbered.  The trends of the Salton Sea are not good for duck hunting. 

 

I think the glory days of duck hunting in So. Kali are behind us. 

 

Just another way that this God forsaken state sucks. 


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:58 AM

 

I know the Commies have screwed up Kalifornia beyond repair, but, they messed up the quacker hunting also?

 

You missed the point.  The state did not screw up duck hunting in So CA.  It is that duck hunting has some bad trends.  San Jacinto's days are numbered.  The trends of the Salton Sea are not good for duck hunting. 

 

I think the glory days of duck hunting in So. Kali are behind us. 

 

Just another way that this God forsaken state sucks. 

 

You missed his point, sarcasm...



#7 Rick Y.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:26 AM

Brutal Season so far, " Turn out the lights the party's over "



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:27 AM

The fix for SJ is simple:

 

- half day hunts (like is used to be)

- no 3" or 3.5" shells (eliminates 90% sky busting)

- 2-3/4 shells only (reduces sky busting, easier on the wallet)



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:06 AM

With the health of the Salton Sea declining and Rick contrinuing to ###### the bed at wister, and Tom trying to be mister nice guy at SJ and cramming 4 shooters in every blind it’s hard not to see the problem. Pay attention to moon phases though it could have something to do with part of it. That being said it’s one of the reasons I moved. It’s not as slow up here as some think

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 10:06 AM


Has the fat lady sang for So. CA?

In a word, yes.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:28 PM

We hunted SJ Saturday.  In my opinion, the layout of SJ will always foster skybusting.  The blinds are too close together.  Very few people will risk letting a bird work because they know the bird will fly in range of another blind that could decide to sky bust.  So, people take their "one and only" chance while they have it even if the bird is too high.  I don't do this.  But, we saw it plenty on Saturday.  

 

Blinds that are too close to each other + flawed human nature = sky busting

 

I'm not saying it is right.  I am saying it is the way it is. 



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:47 PM

SJ needs about 1/3 of the blinds removed, and 2 people only in all of the blinds.   Like it used to be before Tom decided to try to win the popularity contest.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:27 PM

4 people in a SJ blind is absurd. 

 

CA sucks. 



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:51 PM

4 people in a SJ blind is absurd. 

 

CA sucks. 

You're not the first one to say this but since I don't hunt there help me understand? I hunt a lot by myself, and also with 1 to 3 other friends. The distance of the birds we shoot doesn't change. If people skybust does it matter if it's a 12 shot volley or only 6?



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 01:54 PM

4 people in a SJ blind is absurd. 

 

CA sucks. 

I completely disagree. I think there is room for at least another dozen blinds and the # of people in the party should be entirely up to the card holder. Anything to keep SJ hunters at SJ lol.






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